Elmer W. Curfman has been named superintendent of the marine department of The Chesapeake Corporation of Virginia, West Point, Va. 23181, succeeding the late Milton A. Paul. The announcement was made by Thomas G. Harris, vice president- woodlands of the corporation.
John D. Geary, president, Midland Enterprises, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, was elected chairman of the board of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. (AWO), at the recent annual meeting of directors of the Association in Washington, D.C. James R.
The third ship in a new class of U.S. Navy guided missile destroyers, the most formidable surface ships of their size now joining the Navy, was commissioned recently at Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Miss. An additional ship of the class,
The newest guided-missile Aegis destroyer, Lassen (DDG 82) christened on November 6, 1999, was commissioned into the Fleet in Tampa Bay, Fla., on April 21, 2001. The technologically advanced Aegis warship carries the namesake of Commander Clyde Everett Lassen USN (Ret),
Eleven maritime executives from three countries were elected members of the American Bureau of Shipping at the annual meeting of the Society held in New York City on March 15. This brings to 380 the number of ABS members. The new members are: John Alioto,
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of the first constructiondifferential subsidy (CDS) contract ever placed for heavy-lift roll-on/roll-off cargo ships. The award covers two vessels to be built by Peterson Builders, Inc.
Fredeman Shipyard Inc. has appointed John W. Sansing general manager. The yard, which employs about 120 people, is located 17 miles north of Cameron, La., at the confluence of the Calcasieu River and the Intracoastal Canal. Mr. Sansing's shipyard
Advanced Marine Enterprises Inc. recently announced the appointment of John A. Malagraph as general manager of their newly opened New York office, located at 170 Broadway. Prior to joining Advanced Marine Enterprises Inc., Mr. Malagraph spent 12 years with Designers & Planners Inc.
Keyes Offshore, Inc. of Houston, Texas, and the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries recently announced an agreement for the construction of two offshore oil drilling rigs at Ingalls facilities in Pascagoula, Miss. Keyes Offshore
The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) feels that a public coal facility capable of exporting 25-million tons annually will be adequate to meet the immediate market demand, according to J. Robert Bray, VPA executive director. After discussions with engineers and