A provocative paper was presented at a recent meeting of the Chesapeake Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Pramud Rawat of Vitro Laboratories Division, Automation Industries, Inc. presented a paper on "Propeller Geometry
James W. Steadman has been appointed vice president, production of Halter Marine, Inc., with responsibility for the production activities of all Halter shipyards and production centers. The announcement was made by Harold P. Halter, president
The Port of Portland (Ore.) Commission recently elected Joseph M. Edgar its president for 1980. Mr. Edgar has served on the commission since August 1973, and was president in 1977. Other officers for the nine-member board elected at the regular meeting were Alan Green Jr.
As far back to the early 1900's when the transatlantic crossing ruled the day, the motto of the cruise ship industry was to provide passengers with a vacation that was both relaxing and hospitable. For the most part, the majority of these passengers
—Free Literature O f f e r e d— SPD Technologies recently announced the signing of a letter of intent for the acquisition of the Navy Switchgear Division of Brown Boveri Power Equipment Inc., based in Montgomeryville, Pa. Final terms of the transaction were expected to be completed May 27.
John T. Gilbride, chairman of the board, Todd Shipyards Corporation, has accepted chairmanship of the 1977 American Merchant Marine Conference to be held in Galveston, Texas, October 12-14, in conjunction with the 51st Propeller Club Conven- tion.
Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa., announced it has acquired the Ryan-Walsh group of companies following approval by shareholders of the Mobile-based cargo-handling organization. The acquisition was made on the basis of 18.825 Dravo common shares for each of the 21,
Santa Fe Drilling Company has ordered a second $80-million allweather, semisubmersible drilling unit, bringing to $442 million the value of new drilling equipment on order. E.L. Shannon Jr., chairman of the parent Santa Fe International Corporation,
At the 55th Annual Meeting of the Shipbuilders Council of America, four Regional vice presidents were elected, as follows: for the Atlantic Coast—P. Takis Veliotis, president and general manager, Quincy Shipbuilding Division, General Dynamics Corporation; for the Great Lakes—Thomas J.
Falmouth Shiprepair Limited, an A&P Appledore and Bellway joint venture, recently unveiled one of the most progressive working agreements in the United Kingdom ship repair industry, in an effort to speed up vessel turnaround and provide superior repair service to shipowners.