Rear Admiral (RADM) Paul Pluta, the man in charge of ensuring the security of the 361 ports and 95,000 miles of coastline in the U.S., had to quickly shift gears in the hours following September 11. Hired initially to beef up environmental protection and passenger vessel safety,
The Northern California Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held the first meeting of its 1980- 81 season recently at the Engineers Club in San Francisco. During the business program a certificate was presented to Jonathan J.
Newport News Shipbuilding of Newport News, Va., made history recently when it successfully lifted an 890-metric-ton assembly onto the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 70), under construction at the shipyard. The assembly, weighing as much as 630 standard size American automobiles,
Several years ago, naval architect Peter W. Sachse, owner of PSO Marine Transport, Inc. of Houston, foresaw a need for faster, better-designed crew/supply boats to serve the growing offshore oil industry. In 1977 he introduced just such a vessel,
Johnson & Towers, Inc. diesel power specialist of Mt. Laurel, N.J. has developed an extensive line of remanufactured short blocks for all Detroit Diesel engines in the 8.2 liter, 53, 71 and 92 series up to the big 8V-92. Literature is offered on the blocks.
Charles F. Lehman has been elected a vice president of American Commercial Barge Line Company, according to an announcement made at ACBL's general offices in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Mr. Lehman previously served as director of public affairs for the barge line,
awarded to the Frederick, Md.- based Airflow Company by the Navy Regional Contracting Center. The contract, awarded to Airflow's IMP AC Division, calls for the manufacture and delivery of eleven 75- ton air conditioning units. Airflow Company's
The U.S. Navy has budgeted over $6 billion for ship repair and alteration in 1985. Between 30—40 percent of this budget will flow through commercial shipyards. This is an obviously interesting market. It offers many business opportunities to shipyards and equipment manufacturers.
"Military/Civil Maritime Partnership- Naval Engineering's Pathway to Future Progress" was the theme of this year's annual national meeting of The American Society of Naval Engineers. The meeting, ASNE Day 1977, was held at the Shoreham-Americana Hotel in Washington, D.
Todd S h i p y a r d s Corporation has been awarded a $276-million contract to build three more FFG- 7 class g u i d e d - m i s s i l e frigates (FFG-51, 52, and 54) for the U.S. Navy. Two will be constructed by the Los Angeles Division in San Pedro