Blount-Barker Shipbuilding Corporation was recently formed and James A. Barker has been named the President and CEO. Blount-Barker, based in Warren, R.I., specializes in the design and shipbuilding of tugboats, cruise ships, high-speed ferries and dinner and passenger vessels.
Avondale S h i p y a r d s , Inc. of New Orleans, La., announced the appointment of James M. Temenak as marketing manager for new construction activities. The appointment supports the commitment that Avondale and their parent company, Ogden Corporation,
William T. Toutant and Wayne P. La- Grange have been elected vice presidents of Jeffboat, Inc., Jeffersonville, Ind. Mr. Toutant, who has served as director of engineering for the inland shipbuilding firm for the past two years, now will be vice president
McDermott Shipyards recently completed a specialized, twin-packaged drilling rig (shown above) for Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company, for contract use on Texaco's Harvest "A" platform in the Santa Maria Basin, Calif. The rig was disassembled at McDermott's New Iberia, La.
Seven major personnel changes were announced recently in the marine branch of Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, Okla. The new assignments are: Michel E. Dabbar, marine manager; Richard C. McFarland, director of fleet operations; C. Jeff Goodell,
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association has named George A. Uberti of San Diego, Calif., as its 1979 Marine Man of the Year. Mr. Uberti, a 1948 Academy graduate, c u r r e n t l y serves as chief marine engineer at the National Steel
The 333-passenger ferry W.L. Callahan was recently delivered by Hydraulic Fishing Supply, Inc., Anacortes, Wash., to the State of Washington. The vessel was designed, built and delivered in a specified contract period of 168 days. Naval architects
Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pa., has received a contract in excess of $4 million to design, engineer and build a continuous bucket-elevator barge unloader for Cajun Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. of New Roads, La. The new unloader, designed to unload 5,
During the past 15 to 20 years, the s h i p b u i l d i n g industry has placed increasing demands upon the manufacturers of main steam propulsion machinery to produce equipment of increasing reliability and efficiency. During this time period,
J.J. Henry Co., Inc., consulting naval architects and designers of many distinctive ships since its establishment in 1947, has opened a branch office in Houston, Texas, it was announced by Charles Zeien, president. Mr. Zeien stated that the Houston office,