Capt. James E. Grabb, USCG (ret.) has assumed the position of technical director on the staff of the American Society of Naval Engineers, in Alexandria, Va. This new position was created to provide the leadership necessary to implement the technical
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,
The maritime industry has an image problem. Perceived to be an aging industry, many players in the maritime niche deal daily with the very real problem of replenishing its employment ranks, from desk jobs designing and operating vessels, to those at sea and in the construction yards.
Donald M. Surgenor has been appointed vice president and general manager of Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Seattle, with the retirement of Harry Hofmann, according to Philip F. Spaulding, president. The appointment is step one in an internal reorganization plan
Bender Shipbuilding and Repair Co., Mobile, Ala., has begun construction of a large floating drydock which will expand the yard's ship repair capabilities. The drydock will be able to handle ships up to 700 feet long and 20,000 deadweight tons.
Unidynamics/St. Louis, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of UMC Industries, Inc., is offering a 24-page color brochure that gives an overview of the company, its growing facilities, capabilities, products, and organization. The publication first presents a message from its president,
A contract valued at about $79 million for construction of a jackup type drilling rig has been awarded to Hitachi Zosen's Osaka yard by the Dutch shipping group Royal Nedlloyd. Nedlloyd claims that the rig, which will have four legs for extra stability instead of the usual three,
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. and its subsidiary, Marinette Marine Corporation, will partner with Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. to develop and construct a prototype Response Boat Medium (RB-M) for the U.S. Coast Guard. Kvichak. located in Seattle with full-service waterfront facilities,
As we enter 1985, marine power plant designers continue the general practice that became common in the 1970's, that is the practice of designing power plants for high thermal efficiency. Low fuel consumption, over a wide range of operating powers,
—Literature Offered Fibergrate Corp. of Dallas, Texas, is offering literature on the innovative new Fibertred stair-step panels that are produced by the company. According to the manufacturer, eight of industry's most popularsize stair treads