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Bruce Boat Rentals

Seeks Title XI For

Seven Crewboats

Bruce Boat Rentals, Inc., Gibson, La., has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing seven crewboats. Swiftships, Inc.,

Morgan City, La., is the shipbuilder for the project.

One of the boats, the Destiny, is a 120- foot (36.6-meter) vessel with four 535-horse- power diesel engines. Each of the other six boats will be 100 feet (30.5 meters) in length and have three of the 535-horsepower diesels.

Three of the vessels were delivered last year, and the other four are expected to be delivered by this August.

The estimated actual cost of the seven crewboats is $4,533,400. If approved, the

Title XI guarantee will cover 75 percent of that amount.

AAMS Names Vasquez

Administrative Assistant

All American Marine Slip (AAMS) has named Jerry Vasquez administrative assist- ant at its New York, N.Y., home office. Mr.

Vasquez is responsible for the underwriting of energy-related offshore exploration and production risks. He now also assumes ad- ministrative responsibilities as assistant to

AAMS president Robert G. Lowry. All

American Marine Slip is a syndicate of 31 insurance and reinsurance companies that insures high value, offshore energy risks, managed by Marine Office of America Cor- poration.

A senior underwriter since 1978, Mr.

Vasquez has 10 years' experience in insur- ance, six of those with the MOAC organi- zation.

American Manufacturing

Promotes Key Executives

American Manufacturing Company recent- ly announced, as a result of a plan for re- organization, the promotions of key execu- tives of the company, effective February 7, 1980.

Joseph A. Berthelot will be advanced to the position of vice president-sales, Frank

D. Vaughn to vice president and general manager of American's Lafayette, La., op- eration, Herbert S. Sneiderman to chief di- vision engineer, Nagui B. Badir to division controller, and Andrew J. Booths to man- ager, employee relations, payroll and insur- ance. Robert L. Stanton becomes president and will serve on the board of directors of the new corporation as cochairman of the board. Mr. Berthelot and Mr. Vaughn are also named directors of the new corporation.

American is one of the oldest and largest cordage operations in the United States.

Lockheed Offshore Systems

Opens Houston Branch Office

Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. announced that a branch office in Houston, Texas, has been opened for its Offshore Sy°+ems &

Services organization.

Named as manager of the new office at

North Belt Place Three, 340 North Belt

East, is James E. Lucas. Prior to assuming his new post, Mr. Lucas was with Lockheed

Petroleum Services as operations manager.

William A. Smith, manager of Lockheed

Offshore Systems & Services office in Sunny- vale, Calif., said the group is presently en- gaged in contracts with numerous major oil companies in the development of hardware, feasibility studies, innovative conceptual and preliminary design, and project management services. The Houston office will enable ex- perienced Lockheed engineers and offshore operations personnel to work closely with the petroleum industry to solve complex off- shore problems.

Lockheed Missiles & Space Company's

Ocean Systems organization, the parent or- ganization at Sunnyvale, has broad experi- ence on hardware systems in the ocean, Mr.

Smith said, including the initial development and operation of a unique one-atmosphere subsea completion and production system, design, fabrication and operation of a deep- ocean mining system capable of seafloor operations to 18,000 feet, Ocean Thermal

Energy Conversion, oil-spill cleanup equip- ment and several deep-diving submersibles, including the Deep Quest and U.S. Navy's

Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicles.

B.F. Goodrich Receives $4.8-Million Order For

Inflatable Lifeboats

The B.F. Goodrich Company, Akron, Ohio, is being awarded a $4,892,988 firm fixed price contract for MK6, 25-min inflatable lifeboats as a result of formal advertising. Work will be performed in Union, W.Va. The Navy

Ships Parts Control Center, Mechanicsburg,

Pa., is the contracting activity. (N00104-80-



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