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Moore McCormack Names
Three To Key Positions
Robert E. O'Brien, president and chief executive officer of
Moore McCormack Lines, Incor- porated, New York, N.Y., recent- ly announced three key appoint- ments of that water transporta- tion subsidiary of Moore McCor- mack Resources, Inc.
Henry W. Born was appointed inward traffic manager, A. Charles
Hidalgo, manager of rates and conferences, and James E. Durick, assistant traffic manager, effec- tive December 1, 1979.
Mr. Born joined Moore McCor- mack in 1938, after attending
New York University. Following a tour of the company's South
American east coast port facil- ities, he returned to the New
York office, and was appointed assistant traffic manager. Mr.
Born will exercise responsibility for all inward traffic matters of the company's services from the east coast of South America,
South and East Africa, and the
Malagasy Republic to the U.S.
Atlantic Coast ports.
Mr. Hidalgo, a veteran of nearly 40 years in the maritime indus- try, joined Moore McCormack in 1940. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in the
Bill of Lading and Traffic De- partments, except for two peri- ods of active duty with the U.S.
Prior to his appointment in 1969 as assistant traffic manager of the Robin Line Service from
South and East Africa, he served as assistant traffic manager in the company's American Scantic
Mr. Hidalgo in his new assign- ment will continue to be respon- sible for all matters concerning rates, and represent the company in its conference memberships.
Mr. Durick as assistant traffic manager will help direct the traf- fic activities of the company's
Tidewater Marine's Ramey Tide, a 190-foot, 4,300-horsepower tow- ing supply vessel, has started an 11,000-mile tow from the Houston
Ship Channel to the Seychelles
Islands in the Indian Ocean.
The Ramey Tide is towing the
Wareship II, a former U.S. Navy
LSD converted by Amoco Drill- ing Services Inc., for remote area operations as a mobile supply base. The tow will transit the dis- tance at an average speed of from 7 to 8 knots over a 72-day period, and upon arrival the vessel will support a new drilling program by Amoco Seychelles Petroleum
Company in the Indian Ocean.
The Wareship II contains all of liner services from the east coast of South America and from South and East Africa and the islands in the Indian Ocean.
Mr. Durick brings to his new position a diversified shipping background in marketing-sales, rates and conferences. Prior to joining Moore McCormack Lines, he had been affiliated since 1973 in various traffic posts with the
South African Marine Corpora- tion. He most recently served as inward sales manager. Mr. Durick attended the State University of
Contract To Todd For $3-Million Navy Overhaul
Todd Shipyards Corporation,
Brooklyn, N.Y., is being awarded a $3,092,842 fixed price contract for drydocking, upgrading elec- tronic equipment and overhaul of the USNS Gen. Hoyt S. Vanden- berg, a government-owned missile range instrumentation ship. The
Navy's Military Sealift Command,
Atlantic, Bayonne, N.J., is the contracting activity. (N62381-80-
B-0002) the materials, tools and supplies required to support a one- or two- well exploratory drilling program.
The Ramey Tide is one of 16 new vessels completed for Tide- water Inc. last year as part of the company's fleet modernization and expansion program. It was built by Avondale Shipyards, Inc. at its New Orleans, La., facility.
The vessel is powered by two
EMD 12-645 E7A diesel engines and has a 40-foot beam, 14-foot draft, and 125,000-gallon fuel ca- pacity.
This year, Tidewater will take delivery of 15 additional vessels costing $31 million.
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Tidewater Marine Tows Mobile Supply Vessel
Eleven Thousand Miles
Amoco's mobile supply base, Wareship II, en route to the Indian Ocean. Tidewater
Marine's Ramey Tide is towing the vessel to the Seychelles Islands. 6 ZIDELL Maritime Reporter/Engineering News