Lockheed Shipbuilding Company, Seattle, Wash, recently launched the U.S. Navy dock landing ship Germantown (LSD-42) five weeks ahead of schedule. The 609-foot amphibious assault ship was christened by Mrs. Barbara Kelley, wife of Gen. P.X. Kelley, Commandant of the U.
Watercraft America, Inc., located in Edgewater, Fla., is designing and building ad- vanced lifeboats and launch systems for installation on offshore drilling and production platforms and ships. Called the Watercraft Survival System, it includes a series of lifeboats,
—Free Literature Offered— Offshore oil and gas operations in deeper waters at greater distances from shore have led to the production of the world's largest crewboat. It is the 155-foot, all-aluminum giant, the Blair McCall, powered by five Cummins KTA-19M-680 HP diesels,
Mechanical engineer Till Braun of Germanischer Lloyd is passionate about precision. "If I was building a boat, any boat, I would want to have a classification society involved," he says. Till, Project Manager for the society's Diesel Engines and Emissions Department,
Devoe Marine Coatings Co., Division of Grow Group, Inc., has published a six-page color brochure that highlights the high-quality, technologically advanced marine and corrosion control coatings the company produces. Titled "Full Speed Ahead With Devoe Marine Coatings Co.
Capt. Perry W. Nelson, USN (Ret.), president of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a professional/technical organization for members of the mar rine industry, announced the following committee chairmen for 1986: STANDING AND SPECIAL
The Intersociety Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference and Exhibit, which will be held June 5-8, 1989 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Crystal City, Washington, D.C., is soliciting unclassified abstracts and papers on a wide range of topics related to advanced marine systems.
The president of Alexander Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., Arthur Seven, recently announced his firm's affiliation with Welin Lambie Limited of West Midlands, England. Alexander Industries and Welin Lambie have participated in joint ventures in the past.
Ferries and other ships operating in coastal waters can now benefit from a new 50-man reversible buoyant apparatus. It is a product of Viking, an internationally respected manufacturer of lifesaving equipment for commercial, and recreational craft.
Russell G. McVay, vice president of Moran Towing and Transportation Co., Inc., has appointed Kenneth S. Johnson as chief harbor dispatcher for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Johnson is a veteran of 40 years' experience, ashore and afloat,