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.
Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., has appointed Richard Schmitt as naval architect, Shipbuilding Administrative Division. Mr. Schmitt's responsibilities include the review and updating of ship repair cost estimating techniques and
According to Michael W. Brakey, chief engineer of the Duramax Marine Division, The Johnson Rubber Company, in times of climbing ship repair costs and expensive general maintenance, rubber fendering is proving itself to be a highly flexible, energy-absorbing friend to the marine industry.
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.
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.
David H. Klinges, vice president in charge of shipbuilding, Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Bethlehem, Pa., recently announced a reorganization of the department, effective December 1, 1979. Continuing to head the shipbuilding executive offices are Mr.
Northwest Marine Iron Works, Portland, Ore., ship repair firm, has been awarded a $1.4-million contract to link the forward and aft sections of a ship that now is undergoing major conversion at the Port of Portland's Swan Island Ship Repair Yard.
The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a major contract worth about $670,000 to Mid-Coast Marine Corporation, Coos Bay, Ore., for the drydocking of two buoy tenders. The Alaskan-based vessels, the USS Ironwood, from Cordova, and the USS Sweet Briar,
Commercial yards have performed more than 60 percent of maintenance availabilities over the past six years. Of the 1,261 scheduled maintenance availabilities performed between FY 1985 and 1990, 799 (63 percent) were contracted to commercial shipyards.
The Marine Section of the National Safety Council Business and Industry Division has scheduled technical sessions, meetings and an Open Workshop Seminar on Shipyard Safety Issues. This meeting of the Shipyard Group is in conjunction with the National Safety Congress in Orlando,