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.
U.S.-flag container feeder barge operator, Columbia Coastal Transport added Columbia Elizabeth — one of the largest container barges ever built — to its fleet. The 912 TEU barge, which was christened in Portland, Ore., is ready to transport empties,
The ability of ship repair yards to quickly, efficiently and effectively get ships in and out in the least possible amount of time is cornerstone to their very existence. Southwest Marine in San Diego has recently adopted an advanced, automated floating dry dock control system,
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
A $lS5.4-miIlion contract for c o n s t r u c t i o n of three FFG-7 class guided-missile frigates was awarded by the U.S. Navy recently to Bath Iron Works Corporation, a Congoleum company. The award raises to 16 the. number of the versatile ships currently under contract to the Bath,
The passing of David H. Green, president of Savannah Shipyard Company, Savannah, Ga., was reported recently by Robert F. Sherman, chairman of the board of the company. Mr. Green joined Savannah Shipyard in April 1974 and was promoted to president on January 1, 1979.
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
W.D. Kent of Houston, Texas, and Don Boling of Tulsa, Okla., have recently been elected to the board of directors of the National Ocean I n d u s t r i e s Association, headquartered in W a s h i n g t o n, D.C. Mr. Kent is the president of Reading and Bates Drilling Co.
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,