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SPD Technologies Expands Through New Acquisitions And Product Development

Since becoming an independent company as a result of a management buyout from Gould Inc. in the spring of 1987, SPD Technologies has experienced significant growth through new product development and important acquisitions under the guidance of George M.

 

Mechanical Problems, Late Deliveries Continue to Plague Industry

A stagnant economy, threat of overcapacity and canceled cruises due to repairs and late deliveries have conspired to slow the hyper-growth cruise industry has enjoyed for the past decade. Even last year's new Millennium, which hurst onto the cruise scene with its new gas turbine propulsion,

Alstom Has Innovative Spill Clean Up Concept

At press time, the news of the oil refinery explosion in MR/EN's neighboring borough of Staten Island, NY has rocked not only New York City and its environs, but once again proven the tenuous hold that is sometimes had in the process of delivering petroleum products by ship and barge.

Texaco VLCC Officers First In U.S. To Use Shiphandling Simulator

A computerized shiphandling simulator to train deck officers of supertankers and other ships began operations in February at LaGuardia Airport's Marine Air Terminal, New York City, with a group of marine officers of Texaco Inc. and subsidiary companies.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Christens Another Aegis Missile Cruiser

The first U.S. Navy surface warship to be named in commemoration of the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay in Alabama was christened at the Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries in Pascagoula, Miss., recently. The ship, officially named Mobile Bay (CG-53),

Omnithruster Waterjets Offer Maneuverability In Polar Regions

—Literature Available Omnithruster bow and stern thrusters installed aboard one of the Soviet Union's newest research vessels are providing excellent are ice management and maneuverability, according to the Santa Fe, California- based company.

Equitable Reopens Louisiana Shipyard To Build Coal Barges

Equitable Shipyards, Inc. has reopened its Madisonville, La., shipyard to begin construction on 39 coal-carrying hopper barges for the Indiana Michigan Power Company, Ft. Wayne, Ind. John Dane III, president of the Trinity Marine Group that includes Equitable,

Shipbuilders Council Elects New Board

At the Shipbuilders Council of America's 56th Annual Meeting, the following Board of Directors was elected to serve for a period of one year: Paul E. Atkinson, Sun Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.; Bernard J. Bannan, Western Gear Corporation; William C.

Gonsoulin Industries New Mother Company For LeBeouf Towing

LeBeouf Bros. Towing Co., one of the better-known marine transportation companies operating on the Mississippi River and the Gulf Coast, has evolved into one of the fastest growing, diversified organizations in the marine industry. As a result of this growth,

Retired Radm. Foley to Lead Gulfport Facility

Retired Rear Adm. John B. "Jay" Foley III, USN, one of the U.S. Navy's outstanding leaders during a 33-year career, has been named vice president of Northrop Grumman's shipbuilding operations in Gulfport, Miss. Foley, who recently retired from the Navy as commander, Naval Surface Force, U.

 
 
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