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.
I.T.C. Holland B.V., Haarlem, Holland, the Netherlands, recently contracted the dry transport of two Rowan rigs from Seward, Alaska to Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Rowan Middletown was loaded aboard the Sibig Venture in Seward, Alaska. The vessel then proceeded to Long Beach,
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.
The following promotions were announced by Jerry L. Hoffpauir, president of Swift Group. The Swift Group, commonly referred to as Swiftships, Inc., is comprised of Champion Swiftships, Swiftships Morgan City, Swiftships Lafitte, Swiftships Freeport, and Swiftships Maroil, Singapore.
—Literature Available Subscribers to Watercom are discovering a unique feature of the only direct dial, marine telecommunications system available. They're discovering that Watercom operates with facsimile (FAX) machines. Prior to the advent of Watercom,
Interesting literature that discusses the minimizing of overall operational costs in the shipping industry by judicious expenditure on maintenance is available without charge from Marine Safe Electronics, Concord, Ontario. Titled "Preventive Maintenance of
Manufacturers and suppliers of marine coatings and other corrosion- prevention measures continue to improve their products and services. In the important area of reducing fuel consumption, a new generation of self-polishing, antifouling hull coatings,
—Literature Available After two years of technological and marketing research, Hose- McCann Telephone Company of Englewood, N.J., has developed a completely new automatic dial telephone system. The modular, solidstate system has been developed exclusively for the maritime industries.
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
Maritime Administrator H.E. Shear has announced the appointment of Alpha H. Ames Jr. as director of the MarAd Great Lakes Region and Francis J. O'Donnell as director of the Eastern Region. Each has been serving in an acting capacity. Mr. Ames succeeds George Ryan,