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.
Seabury C. McGown has been appointed to the post of manager of contracts administration for Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer headquartered in Bellingham, Wash., with a second plant in Swansboro, N.C., according to John L. Thomas, president.
With a combined sum of two and half centuries of shipbuilding experience, the new Spanish shipbuilding conglomerate, IZAR — billed as shipbuilding's new one-stop shop — is hardly a neophyte entering the highly competitive world of international shipbuilding.
An offshore jacking system built by National Supply Company, Houston, will give "legs" to a cargo handling barge designed for shipping major marine components between New England shipyards. The jacking system will enable General Dynamics' Electric
J.J. Henry Co., Inc. of New York City, one of the leading naval architects in the U.S., recently announced the appointment of Roger C. Ffooks of London as the company's European representative. J.J. Henry Co. has engaged for many years in the
Flume Stabilization Systems, a division of John J. McMullen Associates, Inc., has announced the appointment of Peter C. Maschke as sales manager of the division. Mr. Maschke's responsibilities will include sales of the Flume and Elektrofin Roll Stabilization Systems,
Misener Industries, Inc., Tampa, Fla., has just published a new brochure describing its facilities. The four-color illustrated brochure gives a short background with photos of key personnel at the shipyard, along with a description of the various operations performed by the yard.
Controversy continues to plague the European fishing industry. Within days a so-called "tuna war" hit the headlines with ax-wielding Spanish fishermen boarding British drift netters and news broke of a spate of newbuild orders going to foreign
F. Steven Carlon has been employed by Savannah Machine and Shipyard Co. of Savannah, Ga., in the position of contracting sales engineer for the industrial steel fabrication division, as announced by David H. Green, executive vice president. Mr.
A call for papers has been issued for the Ship Production Symposium to be held in San Diego, Calif., September 4-6,1991. The event is sponsored by The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the Ship Production Committee, National Shipbuilding Research Program.