Senesco Marine last month christened its new dry dock and celebrated the dry dock's receipt of a key certification that has already significantly increased the company's repair business. The certification bestowed upon the Leslie G by Heger Dry Dock, Inc, of Holliston, Mass.
Versatile Corporation Inc. of Vancouver, B.C., recently announced two major appointments within its marine and industrial group. Donald W. Challinor, president and chief executive officer of its Canadian West Coast shipyards, Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc.
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.
Nichols Bros. Boat Builders of Whidbey Island (Freeland), Wash., recently completed the 85-foot catamaran Catamarin (shown above) for Harbor Carriers of San Francisco, a subsidiary of Crowley Maritime. The 30-knot, 400-passenger vessel will operate
Joseph H. Le Blanc Jr., a nationally known figure in the shipbuilding industry for almost 25 years, recently retired from his post as sales manager of the Trinity Marine Group, which is owned by Trinity Industries, Inc. Mr. Le Blanc joined Halter Marine Services, Inc.
—Literature Available Ingersoll-Rand Company has purchased Fafnir Bearing Division of Textron, Inc., and has merged the ball bearing manufacturer with The Torrington Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. "This merger broadens the combined company's bearing product lines,
NKK (Nippon Kokan) has developed a new basic ship design promoting greater energy conservation, which will be applied to three vessels (two ore/coal carriers and a bulk carrier) being built for Showa Shipping Company and Nippon Yusen. Shinichi Hirayama, president of NKK America Inc.
An international group of major energy, shipping and IT companies have joined forces to set up an independent shipping exchange: Worldfixture.com with operations based in Oslo and offices in Stockholm and Amsterdam. The group consists of U.S.-based energy group Enron (www.
The first coal-fired ship to be built in the United States in modern maritime history will be powered by a General Electric Company 12,000-shp geared marine steam turbine. It is the second order for coalfired propulsion equipment received recently by General Electric (Lynn, Mass.
In a deal worth more than $100 million, a Norwegian partnership consisting of bulk and gas carrier specialist Havtor A/S and Oslobased shipbroker Steensland, has bought six Soviet-owned gas carriers. Previously operated by the Latvian Shipping Company under the Cyprus flag,