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ACBL Rechristens Three N e w l y Acquired River Towboats

American Commercial Barge Lines (ACBL), headquartered in Jeffersonville, Ind., recently christened three towboats that it purchased from other companies. The renaming ceremonies for two of the vessels—the MV Don Stephens (ex- Miss Rosie) and the

 

Bird-Johnson Company Appoints Alan Hanson

Alan E. Hanson has been appointed manager of Bird-Johnson Company's Parts Department. In this capacity, he will supervise and coordinate all production and related customer service activities for KaMeWa controllablepitch propeller and thruster spare parts.

Alco Power Inc. Names Richard Fuller

Richard Fuller was recently appointed manager of manufacturing for Alco Power Inc. of Auburn, N.Y. Mr. Fuller came to Alco from the Mixing Equipment Co., Inc. in Rochester, N.Y., where he held the position of manager of weld and fabrication departments.

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Ackerman's study also assumed electric pod drive in his analyses, which also maximized the revenue space made available in the former engine room. What he did not discuss was the difficulty that conventional electric drive or even direct diesel

M a r A d A w a r d s Contract For Sailing Ship Study

The Maritime Administration has commissioned a study to determine whether wind-powered ships could compete effectively with conventionally powered merchant ships, Assistant Secretary of Commerce Samuel B. Nemirow announced recently. MarAd, an agency of the U.

British Firm Sells Survey Technique To Maritime Administration

U.K.-based international shipyard consultants A and P Appled o r e ( A P A ) have sold t h e i r shipbuilding technology survey technique to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration. The survey technique is a system developed by

$28-Million Contract Awarded To Equitable

Secretary of Commerce Juanita M. Kreps has announced the award of a $28,542,000 contract to Equitable Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., to construct three breakbulk cargo ships for American Atlantic Shipping, Inc. of New York, N.Y. The Maritime Administration (MarAd), an agency of the U.

O'Sullivan Appointed President Of Fairbanks Morse Engine Division

Timothy V. O'Sullivan has been named president of the Fairbanks Morse Engine Division of Colt Industries, Beloit, Wise. He joined the Division in 1983 as vice president and general manager of parts and service, and later assumed the additional duties of vice president of marketing and sales.

Dravo Mechling Appoints McCormick M a n a g e r, Tiger Fleet Facility

Dravo Mechling Corporation, the barge line subsidiary of Dravo Corporation, has announced the appointment of Frank McCormick as manager of Dravo Mechling's Tiger Fleet facility in Baton Rouge, La. In his new position, Mr. McCormick will be responsible

AWO Testifies At USCG User Fee Hearing

The Coast Guard and Navigation Subcommittee of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, chaired by Congressman Billy Tauzin of Louisiana, recently held a hearing on the Coast Guard's proposed regulations concerning vessel inspection

 
 
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