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Swiftships To Build Two
Fire/Rescue Boats For
Swiftships, Inc., of Morgan
City, La., has been awarded a contract to build two 50-foot aluminum fire/rescue boats for the Plaquemines Parish Commis- sion Council.
The all-aluminum vessels are designed for fire-fighting, para- medic, and rescue work. They will operate in Plaquemines Par- ish at various points along the
Mississippi. They are scheduled for delivery to the council in early June of 1983.
The vessels will be 50 feet long overall with a beam of 16 feet and a draft of 3 feet. Each vessel will be powered by a GM 8V-92 turbocharged diesel engine pro- ducing a 26-knot speed. Fire- fighting capability includes carry- ing 300 gallons of foam and a pumping capacity of 1,500 gpm at 150 psi. The full load displace- ment of each vessel is 42,000 pounds.
New Shipbuilders Council
M. Lee Rice
Edward J. Campbell, chairman, executive committee of the Ship- builders Council of America, the national industry association of shipbuilders, ship repairers and ship component manufacturers, has announced selection of M.
Lee Rice to succeed Edwin M.
Hood as president of the council.
Mr. Rice, 58, is president and chief executive officer of Ogden
Transportation Corporation, New
York, N.Y., subsidiary of Ogden
Corporation, and is well-known in the American maritime com- munity. His selection was unani- mously approved by the council's executive committee.
In making this announcement,
Mr. Campbell, who is also presi- dent of Newport News Shipbuild- ing, said: "The Shipbuilders
Council of America is very for- tunate to obtain the services of
Lee Rice. He is a corporate ex- ecutive with vast experience in shipbuilding, shipping and ship financing matters as well as in government and public affairs. "Since 1979, he has represented
Avondale Shipyards, Inc., a unit of Ogden Transportation, on the council's board of directors. In that capacity, he has taken an active role in pursuing the coun- cil's objectives, and has, in fact, been chairman of a subcommittee on future directions. "Lee Rice knows the ins and outs of the American shipyard environment, as it pertains to both commercial and naval ship- building and repairing, and is eminently qualified to serve as president of the council."
Mr. Rice has been a senior of- ficial, board member and execu- tive committee member of multi- faceted Ogden Corporation since 1967. From 1950 to 1967, he was an executive with Atlantic Re- search Corporation, Alexandria,
Va., an advanced technology com- pany, and served as president from 1962 to 1967. He gradu- ated summa cum laude from
Western Maryland College, West- minster, Md., in 1948 with a
B.A. degree in mathematics and physics.
Mr. Rice will join the Ship- builders Council as president- elect on June 1 and will take over full responsibilities when Mr.
Hood retires on June 30. There- after, 'Mr. Hood will have the title of president emeritus and for a period of one year will un- dertake special assignments on behalf of the council's board of directors. Mr. Hood is retiring, under the council's policy of man- datory retirement, at age 65, af- ter nearly 24 years' service, al- most 22 years as president.
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