David Johnson Appointed A Group Manager At Michigan Wheel Division

David A. Johnson has been named manager of the Propulsion Systems Group at Michigan Wheel Division, Dana Corporation. The announcement was made by H.L. VanderMey, p r e s i d e n t of the Grand Rapids, Mich., division. Mr. Johnson comes to his

 

W e s t e r n Oceanic Inc. To Build 300-Ft. W a t er Depth Jackup

Western Oceanic Inc. and Far East- Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. announced they have signed a contract for the construction of a mobile self-elevating drilling unit for operation in up to 300-foot water depths. The unit will be built in Singapore for delivery in March 1981.

Thomas B. Crowley Sr., Scholarships Presented

Continuing its tradition of supporting academic excellence, Crowley Maritime Corp. recently presented Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to two midshipmen from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. Mark Miller, director of corporate communications for Crowley,

Flying High Again

France Telecom is pushing hard to advance its position as a single source communications and IT services provider. Corporate consolidation and technological evolution in the maritime satcom domain continue to subdue pricing, helping to level the playing field among service providers.

Two Big Bulkfleet Barges Christened At Quincy Yard

General Dynamics' Quincy Shipbuilding Division recently christened two large oilcarrying barges during a colorful twin ceremony at the shipyard. The barges, Bulkfleet Pennsylvania and Bulkfleet Texas, were both built for Bulklfleet Marine Corporation of Houston.

Safety Not Optional

Regulations such as the new SOLAS and Fire Safety Systems Code (FSS Code) are not to be dismissed, as anything but full compliance can lead to myriad legal and financial troubles for ship owners. Fugro's new and unique geotechnical drill ship D/S Fugro Explorer; ABS-Classed,

Tano Receives Additional Coast Guard Contract Valued At $2.7 Million

Tano Corporation of New Orleans, a Rexnord company, has been awarded a $2.7-million contract addition by the U.S. Coast Guard to manufacture electronic control systems for five cutters. With this follow- on award for five shipsets, added to a

Brown Marine Requests Title XI For Two Barges To Cost $3.6 Million Total

Brown Marine Service, Inc., Pensacola, Fla., has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of one single-skin tank barge and one double-skin tank barge. The single- skin barge will have a 20,

F.L. Hamons A p p o i n t ed To H e a d M a r y l a nd Port Development

Maryland Port administrator W. Gregory Halpin has announced the appointment of Frank L. Hamons Jr. as project managerharbor development for the Maryland Port Administration, Baltimore. Mr. Hamons will be directing his energies toward the single

T. Yakushijin Named General Manager For NYK In San Francisco

Kunio Hashida, NYK Line's general manager in San Francisco for the past three years, has been appointed research commissioner in charge of special projects in the management coordination chamber at the company's Tokyo headquarters. Succeeding Mr.