"The problem is change and how to cope with it. I have learned that 90 percent of problem solving is realizing that you have a problem," stated Adm. James S. Gracey, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, at the 1983 Society of Naval Architects and Marine
Rear Adm. Charles P. Murphy, USCG (ret.), general manager, ship construction, Sea-Land Service, Inc., has been named recipient of the second annual Halert C. Shepheard Award for achievement in marine safety. The award was established by the American Institute
Maxon Marine Industries, Inc., Tell City, Ind., recently delivered the M/V Joe Al Jim II to J.L. Shiely Company, St. Paul, Minn. The towboat is 72 feet 6 inches by 19 feet by 7 feet 6 inches, and has an operating draft of 5 feet. It is equipped with two Caterpillar Model D353 T.
The appointment of Edwin (Eddie) Luquette to the position of sales manager of Offshore Express, Inc., has been announced jointly by Robert C. Schmidt, vice president and general manager of the Houma, La.-based marine t r a n s p o r t a t i o n firm,
Service Marine Industries of Amelia, La., recently announced the christening and delivery of the passenger/dining vessel Spirit of Norfolk to Spirit Cruises, Inc., of Norfolk, Va. The new boat is the largest of the four dinner boats that Service Marine has built for Spirit Cruises.
Marine Drive Systems of Edison, N.J., is offering literature describing its recently announced new private label type program with certain suppliers of mediumsized marine engines. Under this program, engine companies will have the capability of offering directly,
' C o m d e v M a r i n e 2 0 0 0 ' Autopilot A v a i l a b l e From C a n a d i a n F i r m— Free Full-Color Brochure O f f e r ed
CompuNav Systems Ltd. of Vancouver, Canada, has made available a color brochure on its marine autopilot. Since its introduction in 1982, the Comdev Marine 2000 Autopilot has gained a solid reputation in the commercial fishing industry for its unwaveringly reliable and trouble-free operations.
Chevron, USA, of San Francisco, Calif., is offering a free color brochure on their inland and coastal marine lubricants. This fold-out color brochure from Chevron contains information of Chevron Delo Marine and AW Machine Oils, NL Gear Compounds,
Astilleros Espanoles, S.A., with head offices in Madrid, Spain, has announced the appointment of Wesley D. Wheeler, president of Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd., international maritime consultants, 104 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016, as its exclusive U.
Howard H. Scott, president of Bird-Johnson Company, has been elected chairman of the board of directors and continues as chief e x e c u t i v e o f f i c e r . He replaces Frederick K. Becker, who is retiring. The board also announced the promotion of Charles A.