J. Ron Brinson, former port director and now special projects coordinator of the Port of New Orleans, was elected chairman of the National Waterways Conference, Inc., at the organization's annual meeting. Brinson succeeds Craig E. Philip of Nashville, president and CEO of Ingram Barge Co., who had served as chairman for the last two years.
Brinson, who served as president and CEO of the Port of New Orleans from 1986, now heads the millennium port and other special projects. He previously served seven years as president of the American Association of Port Authorities.
He also worked for the South Carolina State Ports Authority and as a reporter and later associate editor of The Charleston News and Courier. H. Merritt Lane, III was named as the conference's vice chairman of New Orleans, president and CEO of Canal Barge Company. Harry N. Cook of Washington, D.C., was re-elected as the organization's president.
Fred C. Raskin of Andover, Mass., was named as first vice president. He was formerly president of Eastern Enterprises, Inc. Elected as vice presidents of the conference were W. Scott McGeorge, president of Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co.; Joseph L. Meibergen of Enid, Okla., chairman and CEO of Johnston Enterprises, Inc; J. Scott Robinson Muskogee, Okla., port director of the Port of Muskogee; and Michael J. Toohey of Washington, D.C., government relations director of Ashland Inc. William H. Satterfeld was named as secretary and counsel, and Glenn W. Vanselow was selected as treasurer.
Christopher J. Hresica, C. Barry Gipson, John W. Holt, Jr., Heather Hampton-Knodle and Emmett R.
Neal were all elected to the Executive Committee.
Newport News Shipbuilding recently delivered two jumboized commercial ships, the Charleston, and the Fredericksburg. The Charleston, ex Cities Service Norfolk, is owned by the Arieadne Corporation of Lake Success, N.Y., one of the Berger Group companies. The Fredericksburg was enlarged for affiliated
Fort Ripley, a new offshore emergency response craft entering service in Charleston, S.C., is reported to be the first commercial vessel in North America to be powered by triple Volvo Penta IPS drives. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, and
On a beautiful Autumn afternoon in Charleston, SC last month, MarineNews Editor Joseph Keefe had the good fortune to attend the christening on the nation’s first dual purpose, rapid response vessel and pilot launch. As the first vessel to be designed for offshore salvage and firefighting requirements
M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc., one of the nation's largest naval architecture and marine engineering firms, has expanded its Western Area operations with a recently added facility in Oxnard, Calif. The Oxnard office will be staffed initially with 60 engineers, technical writers, editors, and illustrators.
The Charleston Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers reports a productive winter and spring. The first meeting in January included the election of officers and a presentation by Joseph Schilling, American Bureau of Shipping, Savannah, Ga., on "Construction Techniques of Present Day
Paul I. Beining, president of CDI Marine Company, Jacksonville, Fla., recently announced major changes in the organizational structure of the company. Donald W. Jett has been promoted to executive vice president responsible for the operation of the firm's nationwide network of marine design offices.
Jack T. Day was elected the national president of the Naval Civilian Administrators Association at the annual convention, which was held recently in Bremerton, Wash. Mr. Day is the director of management engineering at the C h a r l e s t o n Naval Shipyard in Charleston, S.C. He has been employed b
Paul I. Beining, president of CDI Marine Company, has announced the appointment of several new managers in conjunction with a change in organizational structure. T.P. Reardon is appointed manager, Southeast Region, which consists of offices in Jacksonville, Fla., Charleston, S.C., and Pascagoula
Hydranautics' hydraulic Translift systems are now in operation moving 12-story-high LNG spheres at the General Dynamics tank fabrication facility located at Charleston, S.C. The Trans-lift systems, having a maximum capacity of 1,000 tons, move the massive tanks out of the fabrication building to
Lester Rosenblatt, president and chairman of the board of M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc., one of the nation's largest independent naval architectural and marine engineering firms, recently announced the appointment of four new branch managers. Amos Baki has been promoted to assistant vice president and
The National Security Cutter James (WMSL 754) sailed away from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division on Sunday, July 12, one month after being delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard, HII announced. The newbuild vessel James was commissioned on August 8 in Boston before heading to
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