The tug-fireboats M.L. Walker and H. Burgess were christened recently at Thunderbolt Marine Industries, Thunderbolt, Ga. They are the first of a new generation of shiphandling and firefighting tugs specifically designed for work in the Panama Canal.
Halifax Industries Ltd. and National Sea Products Ltd. recently christened the stern trawler Cape Brier, and both launched and christened a sister ship — Cape Ballard — at the Halifax Shipyards. The Cape Brier was launched at Halifax Shipyards on December 20,
Marshall Hatch, president (standing), and Jack Kirk, executive vice president of Hatch & Kirk Inc., Seattle, Wash., has announced the purchase of the assets of the Cleveland Diesel Engine Division from the Electro- Motive Division of General Motors Corporation.
The appointment of A1 Spaete to the position of manager of the newly established engine repair division was announced by Edward Renshaw, president of St. Louis Ship. At the same time, Mr. Renshaw announced the appointment of James V. Bishop as administrative manager of the division.
Penske GM Power, Inc. of Lodi, N.J., has announced the appointment of Richard J. Paine as marine marketing manager. Mr. Paine will assume the responsibility for the coordination of sales and promotion of Penske's line of high performance marine diesel propulsion units ranging from 135 to 1,
UNIPAR, Inc., a division of National Marine Service, Inc., has made available literature that highlights the 40,000-square-foot facility the company has in St. Louis, Mo., to provide the diesel engine power packs, parts and components that industry requires.
A contract was signed recently between Krupp MaK Diesel, Inc. and Automated Marine Propulsion Systems, Inc. of La Porte, Texas, making AMPS an authorized service facility for MaK—the world's largest manufacturer of medium-speed diesel engines capable of operating on heavy fuels.
The Shipyard Division, National Marine Service Incorporated, will open a new division location, E.E. Ahlemeyer, president of the division has announced. The new facility will be in the New Orleans, La., area on the Harvey Canal. Located at 540 Destrehan Avenue in Harvey,
Friede Goldman Halter Inc. announced that Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines had exercised an option with Halter Marine FGH's vessel construction division, for the construction of a second 579-ft. car carrier. The vessel is designed to transport more than 4,300 vehicles between the U.
The Navy has entered a new era of ship construction in Bath, Maine. The introduction of an innovative construction and launching platform brings some of the most modern warship building methods in the world to Bath Iron Works and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).