United States Lines Flying High Again

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


Port Weller Dry Docks Plans Shipyard On Lake Erie To Build And Repair Large Ships

Details of plans for a shipyard facility on Lake Erie to build and repair ships up to 1,100 feet (335 meters) in length have been announced by Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The plans, which require both provincial and federal government assistance,

Hartzman To Retire- Bossier Slated For Avondale Presidency

It was announced by M. Lee Rice, president, Ogden Transportation Corporation, that effective January 1, 1978 several senior executive changes will become effective at Avondale Shipyards, Inc., a principal subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, New York, N.

Airfilco Appoints Kevin McPherson

John Riley, vice president and general manager of Airfilco Engineering, Inc., has announced the appointment of Kevin McPherson as projects manager, with special responsibility for the commissioning and servicing of inert gas systems and generators.

Bellinger Delivers Ro/Ro Landing Vessel To West India Shipping

The Bellinger Shipyards, a division of Jacksonville Shipyards, Inc., recently delivered the M/V Inagua Island to West India Shipping Company, Inc. of West Palm Beach, Fla. The heavy-lift, roll-on/roll-off, landing vessel is 267 feet by 60 feet by 16 feet,

Propeller Club Convention Includes Shipyard Panel

John T. Gilbride, chairman of the board, Todd Shipyards Corporation, has accepted chairmanship of the 1977 American Merchant Marine Conference to be held in Galveston, Texas, October 12-14, in conjunction with the 51st Propeller Club Conven- tion.

$1.5-Million Tanker Contract Signed By Halifax Shipyards

H a l i f a x I n d u s t r i e s Limited, Nova Scotia, has signed its largest ever ship repair contract. The contract, worth over Canadian $1.5 million, is with Imperial Oil Ltd. for the modernization and repair of the 6,566- deadweight-ton tanker Imperial Quebec.

Northwest Marine Gets $1.4-Million Contract

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.

M a r t i n o N a m e d Assistant G e n e r a l M a n a g e r At Todd Galveston Yard

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.

Avondale Lays Keel For Fourth Navy Fleet Oiler

Avondale Shipyards, Inc. of New Orleans, a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation, recently laid the keel for the U.S. Navy auxiliary oiler Willamette (AO-I8O). She is the fourth in a series of five that Avondale is building for the Navy. Named for

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