Tacoma Boatbuilding Company, Inc., a leading Northwest builder of commercial and military ships, has announced the new appointments of Kenneth L. Kesler as director of marketing and sales for the Southwest Region, and Charles A. Garman as director of marketing for the Northwest Region.
Tacoma Boatbuilding Company of Tacoma, Wash., recently launched its first tug/supply vessel for Tidewater Marine of New Orleans, La. The Sun Tide is the first of two being built under a $12-million contract. The 218-foot vessel has four engines supplying the oceangoing workboat with 7,
Thomas R. Hensley has been named president and chief operation officer of The Service Machine Group, Inc. The announcement was made by Julian E. Fernandez, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Morgan City, La., company. Beverly H.
Alva M. (Al) Hill has been elected senior vice president of Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer headquartered in Bellingham, Wash., with an Eastern plant at Swansboro, N.C., while Steve Harris has been promoted to national sales manager, and Timothy J.
Marine Concrete Structures, Inc., has moved its corporate headquarters to 2030 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, La., Don Payne, president, announced. All administrative, accounting, engineering, purchasing and sales offices are housed in this facility.
Halter Marine, Inc. has added the 10th shipyard to its rapidly expanding group with the opening of a new division at Chickasaw, Ala. The new shipyard is located on a fork of the Mobile River five miles north of the city of Mobile, on a site formerly occupied by the Gulf Shipyard.
Austal Ltd. has reported that its U.S. operation, Austal USA, has secured a two-vessel order for the construction of 150 ft. (45.7 m) aluminum crew supply vessels to operate in the Gulf of Mexico. The vessel pair, which has been ordered by Otto Candies of Des Allemands, La.
Abeking & Rasmussen introduced its SWATH vessel concept under the brand SWATH@A&R, a design which takes into account the effects of a vessel's motion on the crew's ability to maintain concentration, and thus the proper control. The vessel offers
Ocean Science and Engineering, Inc., 1601 Water Street, Long Beach, Calif. 90802, has announced that it had completed arrangements for a $500,000 term loan from its parent, Berry Enterprises, Inc. The loan will be secured by a pledge of the stock of its subsidiary,
The actual extent of European public funding to promote a modal shift from road to waterborne transportation has up until now — been far outweighed by political discourse on the subject — no doubt designed to appeal to the popular, environmentalist vote.