Many people, in shipyards and the Navy alike, consider the ship's Halon fire-control system to be among the most critical piping systems on any vessel. Important because in case of a ship fire, the survivability of everything onboard will ultimately
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
Inslee M. Rigdon, vice president of Tampa Barge and Ship Repair Services of Tampa, Fla., has announced the appointments of Arthur Benson as executive assistant to the president, Bill Basse as supervisor of steel erection planning and layout, and
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.
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,
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,
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.
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,
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 Department of Defense has announced that the Navy's Military Sealift Command, Atlantic, Bayonne, N.J., has awarded a $4,776,000 fixed-price contract to Savannah Machine and Shipyard Company, Savannah, Ga. The contract is for drydocking, a