Nils Hellen, managing director of the Association of Finnish Metal, Engineering and Shipbuilding Industries, recently visited the United States by invitation of the Finnish American Chamber of 'Commerce. Mr. Hellen, in his address as guest speaker to
Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has acquired Mangone Shipbuilding Company of Houston from Stewart and Stevenson Services, Inc., representatives of the companies announced. Jerry Hoffpauir, president of Swiftships, and Ray Loden, vice president of
Joseph A. Farrell III has been selected as the next president of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. (AWO), the national trade association for the U.S. barge and towing industry. Mr. Farrell comes to AWO from Pullman Power Products Corporation, where he served as senior vice president.
Mid-Coast Marine, Inc. (formerly Nelson Log Bronc) of Coos Bay, Ore., recently delivered its first 65-foot, twin-screw tugboat, the Andy Head (shown right), to Alaska Timber Corporation. The new vessel will perform towing and ship-handling jobs for the ATC plant in Klawock, Alaska.
A unique cooperation agreement that covers the building and marketing of the highly successful Friendship type multi-purpose cargo vessel has been signed between two of the world's leading shipbuilding yards. The agreement, signed between Harland
Memphis-April 27-29 The Radio Technical Commission for Marine Services (RTCM) will hold its 1981 Assembly Meeting April 27-29 at the Rivermont Holiday Inn in Memphis, Tenn. The American River Pilots Association is scheduled to participate. The
In true Norwegian fashion, the Norwegian Shipowners' Association does not shy from the fact that its power base is shrinking. But, the organization does not concede defeat, and is a powerful lobbyist in helping to rouse political and industry support for
The Council of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has agreed to develop classification requirements that would augment the surveillance by the societies of items which recent investigations h^ve revealed to be potential sources of hazard or pollution.
The Fourth British Columbia Towboat Industry Conference will be held at the Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, March 21-22, 1980. The theme of the conference this year will be "The Tug and its Environment." The meeting will be sponsored by the Council of Marine Carriers and B.