Christening ceremonies were held recently at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), San Diego, Calif., for the M/V Hunter Armistead, the second Ingram-Class tanker built for American Tankships, Inc., a subsidiary of Ingram Corporation, New Orleans.
Pei-Yen Wang has joined Lexington Transport (New York), Inc. as senior marine superintendent, it was announced by H. E. Engelbrecht, president. From 1948 to 1966, Mr. Wang served in all engineering officer capacities from 3rd assistant engineer to chief engineer.
Marine Transport Lines, Inc. recently announced the following promotions. Joseph G. Drescher to vice president-operations, where he will be responsible for MTL's fleet of 37 vessels with an aggregate deadweight approximating 1,690,028 long tons.
At a recent industry gathering in London, a series of presentations on passengership safety issues inevitably but rightly raised nightmare scenarios of mass evacuation. However, the tone set by the speakers and participants at the conference "Safety
Thomas B. Crowley Jr. has been appointed general manager of Red & White Fleet, a business unit of Crowley Maritime Corporation, according to an announcement by Ronald M. Duckhorn, vice president, harbor and passenger services, for Crowley's Pacific Division.
The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O) of London, and Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) of New York, recently announced that they have reached agreement to form a joint venture involving the acquisition by OSG of a 50-percent
Rolls-Royce has won two new contracts to supply podded propulsion systems and deck machinery for Queen Mary 2, the new luxury cruise liner to be built for Cunard Line at Alstom Chantiers de l'Atlantique in France. It has also won contracts to supply
The Marghera yard of Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani recently delivered the 135,000- dwt bulk carrier Ignazio to shipowner Fermar Company, Ferruzzi Group. The ship will be utilized to transport coal for the Italian thermoelectric power plants
Dixie Carriers, Inc., a subsidiary of Kirby Exploration Company, Inc., has entered into a multiyear agreement with Odfjell Westfal- Larsen Tankers of Bergen, Norway, for the construction and operation of three specialty tank barges. The barges, to be constructed by Platzer Shipyard, Inc.
The number of vessels in American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification has climbed to a record total, William N. Johnston, the chairman and president, reported at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society. ABS classed 388 new vessels of 3,