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
Singapore, once revered for its seem- ingly insurmountable edge in the ship repair and conversion business, has fall en on harder times in recent years. The forces which have slowed the area's break-neck pace of expansion and dom- inance are not
The Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its final meeting of the 1976-77 season at the Officers Club of the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The meeting included election of officers for the next year,
A general meeting of the Southeast Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held recently at the Jacksonville Hilton, Jacksonville, Fla. The theme of the meeting was the conversion and repair of the cruise ship M/V Skyward, operated by Norwegian Caribbean Lines.
Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La. has added a 220 class offshore supply vessel (OSV) to the company's continually growing series of OSV's that provide cargo capacities of much larger vessels while lowering operating costs. Scott Theriot, executive vice president,
Hornbeck-Leevac Marine Services, Inc. has approved a new vessel construction program for its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC. This is the company's third such program since its inception five years ago — the first two were seven and six vessel programs, respectively.
Vincent R. Almerico Jr. has been named vice president, operations, of the Trinity Marine Group. He is now responsible for the overall operations and management of the Halter Marine, Inc. shipyard in Moss Point, Miss., and Moss Point Marine, Inc.
American Marine and Machinery Company, Inc. (AMMCO) of Nashville, Tenn., has announced the signing of an agreement with Damen Shipyards, Ltd. of Gorinchem, Holland, for the manufacture and marketing of selected models of the Damen line of vessels.
The commissioning of the Incat-built 315-ft. (96-m) Wave Piercing Sealift Catamaran contracted to the United States military for a deployment of two years, has taken place at Norfolk, Va. The vessel will serve to enhance mission capability in a