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.
After building a 12-year onshore success record, Du Pont has moved its cost-reducing Maintenance Painting Service (MPS) offshore to oil drilling and production platforms and other marine structures. In the past two years, Du Pont's Offshore MPS
Harry J. Ottaway, president of Francis A. Martin and Ottaway, Inc., 25 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10004, has announced that Norman C. Jensen has become a partner of the firm and will hold the position of vice president and director. Mr. Jensen is a graduate of the U.
Sun Shipbuilding, Chester, Pa., has named Albert M. Martinson Jr. program manager for the Matson containership (Sun Hull No. 678) construction program. In his new post, he will report to Robert Galloway, executive vice president, and will have
The U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, has awarded a $197,362 Research & Development contract to M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc., naval architects and marine engineers of New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, to assess future
James D. Palmer, executive vice president of J.J. Henry Company, has announced the elections of Robert B. McFadden to vice president-production, John H. Klose to vice president-project management, and T.K. Lawrence to assistant vice president-Hampton Roads Operation.
R a y m o n d International Inc., Houston, Texas, announced recently that its subsidiary, Kaiser Engineers, Inc. of Oakland, Calif., has been awarded a contract to provide i n d u s t r i a l engineering services for the East Coast Trident Refit Facility under development by the U.
Zakum Development Company, operating for the National Oil Company of Abu Dhabi, h a s awarded IMODCO of Los Angeles, a pioneer offshore marine terminal builder, a contract in excess of $14 million for the engineering, construction, and installation of two Single Point Mooring systems.
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
James J. Convy, executive vice president-Operations of Gibbs & Cox, Inc., one of the nation's leading independent naval architectural firms, has announced the opening of the Newport News Division, 6060 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, Va. The Newport News