Passenger Vessels: What's in Store in 2004?

The passenger vessel market is a classic mature marine market. Segments of it are doing well, while other parts have literally died. For example, the overnight segment of the market saw one substantial vessel delivered in 2003 with none on the horizon for 2004.


Peterson Yard Launches Another Rescue/Salvage Vessel For Navy

Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI) of Sturgeon Bay, Wise., recently launched the fourth 255-foot, steelhulled rescue/salvage vessel for the U.S. Navy. Christened Grapple (ARS-53), she is the culmination of a three-year construction project supplying

Lerchbacker Puts Austal USA on the Fast Track

When Austal Ltd. of Henderson, Western Australia, started looking last year for a CEO to lead its U.S.-based operations, the job description must have been daunting. They wanted a leader to take the helm of their newly built shipyard in Mobile, Ala.


London June 19-20 Cruise 85, the first international conference and exhibition for people involved in the management, operation and services of cruise shipping, will take place at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London, on June 19-20. The two-day event is being organized by the U.

Sperry Opens New Facility In Panama City Beach, Fla.

Sperry Corporation, Great Neck, N.Y., has formally opened a new facility in Panama City Beach, Fla., to manage combat system integration support work for the U.S. Navy's mine countermeasures ships. The facility was built to house the work on the three-year, $6.


May 1-4, Houston, Texas The annual Offshore Technology Conference, OTC '89, will once again be held in the spacious Astrodomain Complex in Houston, Texas, on May 1-4,1989. The event, one of the largest of its kind in the world, will consist

New Sub Model Christened at NNS

Northrop Grumman Corporation's Newport News sector held a christening ceremony on Nov. 19 for its submarine model concept called Newport News Experimental Model 1 (NNemo 1). NNemo 1 is a scaled, radio-controlled model of Newport News' advanced hullform concept submarine design.

Currence Named President Of Tidewater Marine

Tidewater Inc. has announced the election of Richard M. Currence as president and chief executive officer of its subsidiary Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., and the promotion of three members of its staff—William C. Hightower, Paul J. Angelle, and Wayne D.

Burton Shipyard Inc. Names Three Officers

As a part of a complete reorganization, Burton Shipyard, Inc., Port Arthur, Texas, recently announced the following appointments: Gene M. Woodfin, chairman of the board and chief executive officer; Nathan M. Smythe, president and chief operating officer; and Ronnie Moerbe,

Miles Heads Barber Blue Sea Activities In North America

Raymond R. Miles, executive vice president of Barber Blue Sea (BBS), has moved to New York to assume the additional responsibility of the ocean carrier's North American activities. He had been working at the company's headquarters in Oslo. Announcing the appointment,

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