The U.S. Navy has awarded Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries an $822,042,026 increase to a previously awarded $140.9-million contract that will allow the shipyard to begin detail design and construction of the lead ship of a new class of multipurpose amphibious assault ships,
Setenave, the state-owned Portuguese shipyard, has acquired the right to use STEERBEAR HULL, the computer-based system developed by Kockums. Now in use at several other large international shipyards, the system is intended as a reinforcement of
James W. Steadman has joined Halter Marine, Inc., as vice president, special assignments, with overall responsibility f o r the Halter CATUG project at Chickasaw, Ala. Halter is building six of the giant propulsion units for an integrated tug/barge
Paul I. Beining, president of CDI Marine Company of Jacksonville, Fla., has announced the appointment of Donald W. Jett as vice president-contracts and administration. He joined the company in 1977 as chief engineer, and has been involved significantly in the overall operation of the firm.
NASSCO recently announced the realignment of its production management organization. Erwin Struss rejoined the new construction department as director, new construction-outfitting. Alongside Mr. Erwin is Duncan McNeill, director, new construction- steel.
—Literature Available A new firm, MCR Engineering Company, based in East Walpole, Mass., founded in July 1988 by Stuart Robinson and Tom Mack, now provides service and parts support for CP propellers, thrusters and control systems. Herb Reinert
MARCO Pacific Shipbuilding Corporation, a subsidiary of MARCO Seattle, has announced plans to build a new design tuna purse seiner. The vessel is 58 meters long, 11.5 meters wide, and 5 meters deep, with a carrying capacity of 700 metric tons of frozen tuna in 12 refrigerated brine wells.
Benjamin C. Martino has been appointed assistant general manager of Todd Shipyards Corporation's Galveston (Texas) Division, it was announced recently by Robert D. Hesley, general manager of that division. Mr. Martino has over 30 years' experience in shipbuilding and ship repair.
—Literature Available Butterworth, Inc., an Exxon affiliate, has announced a new station owned and operated by Seaward Marine Services, Inc. in Baton Rouge, La. to service the U.S. Gulf Coast. This division will be managed by Cecil Achord. Mr.
William A. Snell has joined the J.J. Henry Co., Inc., naval architects and marine engineers, as assistant marketing manager for the commercial sector, and will be based in the Moorestown, N.J. office. He will report to David F. McMullen, assistant vice president,