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.
Jeffboat, Inc. of Jeffersonville, Indiana recently delivered the NSCO 63 deck barge (shown above) for Nugent Sand Company, Inc. of Louisville, Kentucky. This barge was one of a four-barge order placed by Nugent Sand Company. General dimensions
William J. Kearney has been named president and chief operating officer of the Ingalls Companies, P.O. Box 2527, Birmingham, Ala. 35202. The announcement was made by Mrs. Elesabeth Ingalls Gillet and Mrs. Barbara Ingalls Shook, co-chairmen of the Ingalls Companies.
— Literature Available The S/S President, one of two old-fashioned riverboats recently brought to Port Allen Marine Service, Inc. (PAMS) for repairs, makes regular sightseeing runs along the Mississippi River. The last sidewheel packet boat to be built in this country,
Washburn & Doughty Shipyard of East Boothbay, Maine is preparing to launch Tracy Moran, the fourth in a series of six Z-Drive Tugs under construction for the Moran Towing Corporation of Greenwich, Conn. Tracy Moran will join its sisterships in Norfolk, Va.
Robert E. O'Brien, president and chief executive officer of Moore McCormack Lines, Incorporated, New York, N.Y., recently announced three key appointments of that water transportation subsidiary of Moore McCormack Resources, Inc. Henry W. Born was appointed inward traffic manager, A.
Puerto Rico Marine Management Inc. (PRMMI), agent for Navieras de Puerto Rico, recently announced the appointmment of Chris Hayes as port manager in Baltimore. Mr. Hayes, who began his career in the maritime industry in 1963 with U.S. Lines and then with Sea- Land,
Shipco 2295, Inc. and Shipco 2296, Inc., 611 Wilmington Trust Building, 110 West 10th Street, Wilmington, Del. 19801, have filed applications for Title XI Federal Ship Financing Guarantees to aid in financing the construction of two (one for each applicant) 165,
Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas unit has been awarded a contract for the fabrication of a platform drilling rig by Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. of Tulsa, Okla.
Ocean Specialty Tankers Corporation (OST), a newly formed Houston- based company, recently announced an agreement in principal to long term charter three modern U.S.-flag parcel vessels from OMI Corporation and Hvide Shipping, Inc. The vessels,