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Oil Mop Elects Smith Vice President

Frederick L. Smith has been elected vice president of Oil Mop, Inc., it was announced by Kelvin J. Smythe, president and chief executive officer of the Belle Chasse, La.-based manufacturer of pollution control equipment. Mr. Smith graduated from

 

$6 Billion Dollar Merger Tightens Cruise Industry

On Tuesday, November 20, a major announcement shocked the cruise and financial industries when Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and Peter Ratcliffe, CEO of P&O Princess held a press conference in London to report that

Grow Group, Inc. Announces Personnel Changes

Grow Group, Inc. of New York, N.Y., recently announced the retirement of J. Robert Desjardins as president of Devoe & Raynolds Division, and the appointment of Joseph M. Quinn to the position of president and chief executive officer, Devoe & Raynolds Co.

Demystifying Parametric Roll

An ABS research project deflates the mystique surrounding parametric roll, a rare but dangerous phenomenon particularly threatening to containers/lips. In October 1998, a large, post- Panamax containership limped into the port of Seattle, a victim

Coastal States Trading Announces Personnel Changes

Marianne C. Hughes, vice president of operations and administration for Coastal States Trading, Inc., the transportation and supply subsidiary of The Coastal Corporation, has assumed the additional responsibilities of marine operations following the retirement of Albin Smith,

Woodward Governor Forms International Operations Division

Woodward Governor Company's president, Mark Leum, announced that vice president Peter Gomm, former general manager of the company's Engine and Turbine Controls Division, has been appointed general manager of the company's newly formed International Operations Division.

Grand Bahama Shipyard Receives Quality Mark

Grand Bahama Shipyard has received ISO 9001 accreditation from the international certification body, Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Ltd. Mr. Graham Brown, Vice President of Lloyd's Register North America Inc. presented the certificate of approval

A Shipboard Gantry Crane History

The first open hatch vessel (12,000 dwt) with gantry cranes was delivered to Oestberg's Rederi, in Norway, December 1962. This revolutionary vessel and crane design was a result of cooperation between Oestberg, Crown Zellerbach Co. and the Munck Group in Bergen.

Houston Systems Reports Executive Realignment

The Board of Directors for Houston Systems Manufacturing Company, Houston, Texas, in an executive realignment, has announced the election of the following officers: Robert B. Taylor, executive vice president; John C.H. Chan, P.E. (Ca.), CMfgE.

Star Lines Names Ansari Vice Pres./lranian Sales

Jeffrey M. Driesen, vice president, marketing and sales of Star Lines Shipping Co., Inc., has announced the appointment of Hassan Ansari to the p o s i t i o n of vice president/Iranian sales. Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Driesen said, "Mr.

 
 
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