Boat Repair

Dravo Corp. Names Hird And Farringer To Engineering Works Div.

Dravo Corporation has announced the appointments of Jack Hird as Eastern sales manager, marine, and Richard Farringer as contract manager of marine repair for its Engineering Works Division. Mr. Hird, formerly manager of marine repair, joined Dravo in 1939.



Despite recent concern about overcapacity in the cruise industry, new and refurbished luxury liners and cruise ferries continue to enter the market with more and more berths in an effort to attract firsttime and repeat cruisers. However, according

Hensley Named President, Fernandez Vice Chairman Of Service Machine

Thomas R. Hensley has been named president and chief operation officer of The Service Machine Group, Inc. The announcement was made by Julian E. Fernandez, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Morgan City, La., company. Beverly H.

E.C. Flint Promoted At Zidell's Marine Construction Division

Edward C. Flint has been promoted to production manager of the Marine Construction Division of Zidell Explorations, Inc., Portland, Ore. In his new position, Mr. Flint, who has 20 years of marine construction experience, will be responsible for all phases of Zidell barge construction,

London-To-Belgium Jetfoil Service Set

P and O Ferries of London, England, has announced that it will introduce the first Boeing Jetfoil hydrofoil boat service in Europe on June 1. The revenue charter service will link central London and Zeebrugge, Belgium, with times scheduled to allow direct rail connections to Brussels.

Calship Receives Loan To Finance Improvements

Ocean Science and Engineering, Inc., 1601 Water Street, Long Beach, Calif. 90802, has announced that it had completed arrangements for a $500,000 term loan from its parent, Berry Enterprises, Inc. The loan will be secured by a pledge of the stock of its subsidiary,

Marine Concrete Structures Relocates Headquarters

Marine Concrete Structures, Inc., has moved its corporate headquarters to 2030 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, La., Don Payne, president, announced. All administrative, accounting, engineering, purchasing and sales offices are housed in this facility.

Advanced Bow Thruster Efficiency Aided By Stator Screen From Shipwrights

An unusual new stator screen has been developed to significantly increase the efficiency and power in bow thrusters. Harnessing the power from the water moved by the thruster's twin props is an advancement in bow thruster technology, now exclusive

Saving the Castor: Critical Issues Must Be Addressed

While this edition of Maritime Reporter focuses on the quick and successful repair of vessels, an issue which is sure to spur changes in the marine repair market occurred earlier this year when the stricken tanker Castor was unable to find a safe harbor.

United Defense Receives Theater Surface Award

United Defense Industries, Inc. received the Theater Surface Combatants Award for Excellence, at its shipyard in Norfolk, Va. This award was presented to NORSHIPCO, a member of the United States Marine Repair (USMR) family of shipyards, during a ceremony at the yard in August.

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