Keel-laying ceremonies for the third 2,000- dwt breakbulk vessel in a series of three vessels for American Atlantic Shipping, Inc. were held recently by Equitable Shipyards, Inc., at its Madisonville, La., shipyard. The principals attending the
Crowley Maritime Corporation, One Market Plaza, San Francisco, Calif. 94105, has announced the appointment of Peter C. Smedes as a senior port engineer on the corporate engineering staff. As a member of the Hull Engineering Division of the worldwide tug and barge corporation, Mr.
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce, has announced the award of a $137,446,600 subsidized shipbuilding contract to Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Chester, Pa., for the construction of
Keel-laying ceremonies for the first 2,000- dwt breakbulk vessel in a series of three vessels for American Atlantic Shipping, Inc., was held recently by Equitable Shipyards, Inc. at its Madisonville La., shipyard. The principals attending the keel-laying ceremonies were Paul Hancock,
Astilleros Espanoles, S.A. recently held a special stockholders' meeting in the Assembly Room of the Spanish Industry Institute (I.N.I.), Madrid, to authorize the board-of directors to increase the capital stock of the company by 50 percent during the next few years.
The Melinda Brent (shown above), an 86-foot inland waterways towboat, was christened recently in New Orleans by her owners, Brent Towing of Greenville, Miss. Designed and built by Superior Boat Works of Greenville, the vessel is powered by Cummins