W&D Completes Moran Series

Washburn & Doughty Assoc. recently delivered Surrie Moran, the last vessel in a six-boat contract, to Moran Services Corp. in Greenwich, Conn.. The Surrie Moran is a 92 x 32 x 14 ft. (28 x 9.7 x 4.2 m), 4,000 hp Z-Drive that will join the other members of the Marci Moran Class in Norfolk, Va.


Auxiliary Rescue Salvage Vessel Commissioned At Peterson Shipyard

Several hundred people gathered at the Sturgeon Bay, Wise., shipyard of Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI) recently for the commissioning ceremonies of the USS Salvor (ARS-52), one of the most versatile support ships in the U.S. fleet. She is the third

N e w York City's Big A p p l e Goes To Sea

The Big Apple, symbol of New York City's economic and entertainment life, was utilized by Jackson Engineering Shipyard recently in a most unusual ceremony. The company designed a flag with the New York City red apple symbol on a field of white.

Tracor Marine Awarded $6-Million Contract To Convert AT&T Cable Ship

Tracor Marine of Port Everglades, Fla., a subsidiary of Tracor, Inc., has received a contract that will bring the company $6 million over the next 12 months from Transoceanic Cable Ship Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&T. The award was announced by William C.

From E-Biz to E-Bust: Is Online Chartering and Sale and Purchase Possible?

The failure rate for new ventures in cyberspace is very high, and there is no reason to believe that maritime "dot corns" will fare differently. When e-biz companies fail, the reasons often given are lack of invest- ment ("the money ran out") or

Kerr Becomes U.S. Agent For Brazil's Nacional Line

Under a recently completed deal, Kerr Steamship Co. is to become the sole U.S. agent for the Brazilian ship line Companhia Maritima Nacional SA, replacing Norton Lilly International, which had served as Nacional Line's agent in the U.S. since 1983.

MorMac Appoints Marcelewski Philadelphia Office Manager —Edward J. Desher Retires

Robert E. O'Brien, president and chief executive officer of Moore McCormack Lines, Incorporated, New York, N.Y., recently announced the retirement of Edward J. Desher, manager of the company's Philadelphia, Pa., office, effective December 31, 1979, and the appointment of Peter B.

NDTA New York Chapter Elects Captain Fritzke

Capt. Herman E. Fritzke, Commander of the Atlantic Area Military Sealift Command based in Bayonne, N.J., has been elected president of the New York Chapter, National Defense Transportation Association, for the coming year. He succeeds Conrad H.

Sause Bros. Building 2,500-Ton Drydock For Pacific Marine

Unitek, a locally owned Honolulu, Hawaii, firm and Sause Bros., an Oregon transportation and shipyard company, announced recently that they are constructing a $2-million floating steel drydock for ship repair to be based in Honolulu. The 200-foot

Coritz Appointed New VP And GM At IMO Pump Division

Fred J. Coritz has been appointed vice president and general manager of IMO Pump Division of Imo Delaval Inc., succeeding J.K. (Ken) Lippincott, who is retiring later this year after 42 years of service with the company. Mr. Coritz, who had been

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