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G.B. "Blue" Hogg Named

Sales Manager At

Southern Shipbuilding

G.B. "Blue" Hogg has been ap- pointed manager of sales at South- ern Shipbuilding Corporation at

Slidell, La. He will be responsible to the president for sales man- agement of repairs and new con- struction in the United States.

Southern Shipbuilding has pub- lished a full-color brochure out- lining its design and construction in eight repair operations. To ob- tain a copy, write to "Blue" at

Dept. MR, P.O. Box 1089, Slidell,

La. 70458.

Two Promotions In

Moran's Construction &

Repair Department

Francis D. Collins has been named manager, and W. Anthony

Watt assistant manager of the

Construction and Repair Depart- ment of the Moran Towing &

Transportation Company, Inc.,

New York, it was announced by

Thomas E. Moran, president.

Mr. Collins, a specialist in ma- rine engineering and marine elec- trical engineering, succeeds Rob- ert M. Loftus, who is now presi- dent of Ocean Salvors Company (OSC).

Following graduation from the

Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1963, Mr. Collins served in a wide variety of merchant and re- search vessels and tugs. He joined

Moran as chief engineer of the

Sheila Moran in 1975.

Mr. Watt, former executive of the Florida Towing Company, has assisted in the management of

Seaboard Shipping Company, a

Moran subsidiary, since 1978.

He has a strong background in harbor towing, sales, brokerage, and contract administration.

Two Executives Promoted

At The Offshore Company

George T. Richardson, president and chief operating officer of The

Offshore Company, has announced the election of Ronald Warren as treasurer of the company and

G. Layne Finlay as assistant treasurer.

Mr. Warren, formerly assistant treasurer, began his career with

Offshore in 1975 and will continue to serve as manager of the com- pany's Finance Department. Mr.

Finlay joined the company in 1979 as director of taxes, a position which he currently holds. $3.4-Million LCAC Design

Contract Awarded By

Navy To Rohr Marine

Rohr Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Rohr Industries, Inc., Chula

Vista, Calif., has announced re- ceipt of a $3.4-million U.S. Navy contract for the system design and specification phase of an ad- vanced technology Landing Craft,

Air Cushion (LCAC) Program.

The contract is expected to take approximately 17 months to com- plete and will involve more than 70 technical and management per- sonnel.

The LCAC is to be an amphib- ious craft designed to operate on a cushion of air contained by a flexible skirt. The craft will be ca- pable of traveling at high speeds over both the land and water.

This advanced high-speed craft will provide a ship-to-shore, over- the-beach amphibious capability necessary to support the trans- either conventional or airless equ port of vital equipment required by today's Marine amphibious force operations. The speed, ca- pacity and amphibious capability of this advanced landing craft are expected to provide greater oper- ational flexibility for our forces in meeting today's global respon- sibilities.

Rohr Marine is one of two con- tractors selected by the Navy to conduct this phase of the craft development. Upon completion of

Beaumont. Texas the System Design and Specifi- cation work, the Navy will select a single prime contractor who may expect to be awarded con- tracts for the subsequent Subsys- tem Design and Pilot Production

Phase of the Program. Current

Navy plans call for a buy of six craft in the pilot production phase prior to full production. The craft is being developed by the Navy's

Amphibious Ship Acquisition

Project Office.

Los Angeles area/Azusa. California



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