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
Walter Todd, president of Great American Boat Company, has announced the signing of a contract with Bender Ship Repair, Inc. of Mobile to do the re-powering work for the towboat Great America. "We are doing a tremendous amount of work on this vessel," said Mr.
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
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
Two semisubmersible offshore mobile drilling units worth about $150 million (Canadian) each have been ordered jointly by two Canadian companies. Bow Valley Industries and Husky Oil Operations announced recently that the rigs had been ordered from Canadian and Norwegian yards.
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.
The Marine Machinery Association (MMA), Washington, D.C., has announced that the organization has reluctantly accepted the resignation of Mr. Dan Marangiello, executive director. Mr. Marangiello is leaving MMA to devote full time to his own business interests.
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.
—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.