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Southwest Marine Will Operate
Ship Repair Facility In Samoa
The American Samoa Govern- ment (ASG) recently announced that Southwest Marine, Inc., a lead- ing U.S. ship repair company that operates three full-service shipyards in California, has been chosen to lease and operate the ASG Marine
Railway and Ship Repair Facility in
Pago Pago, American Samoa.
For several months prior to the selection, the ASG had actively soli- cited U.S. ship repair companies to participate in the bidding for the lease and operation of the newly upgraded facility, which boasts a new 3,000-ton marine railway capa- ble of drydocking the increasing number of modern tuna purse sein- ers now using Pago Pago as a home port.
American Samoa Governor Pet- er Tali Coleman commented, "Southwest Marine brings a much- needed, full-service ship repair ca- pability to the South Pacific." He added that "Southwest Marine is committed to building that capabili- ty by the retraining and employ- ment of American Samoan work- ers."
The Source Selection Board in- volved in the review and evaluation of the contract decision included
Adm. Thomas B. Hay ward, USN (Ret.), former Chief of Naval Opera- tions; Eugene Reid, a prominent businessman from American Sa- moa; and Lyle Richmond, execu- tive assistant to the Governor of
American Samoa. The agreement between ASG and SMI calls for a 15-year lease of the Pago Pago facil- ity.
Governor-elect A.P. Lutali of
ASG expressed his support for this decision and noted that the pres- ence of a company with Southwest
Marine's reputation will help estab- lish American Samoa as a leading commercial shipping center in the
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Horner, Cass And Tullai
For Seaworthy Systems
Seaworthy Systems, Inc., head- quartered in Essex, Conn., has an- nounced promotions associated with its recent restructuring. These re- alignments are aimed at maintain- ing quality control as the company grows, as well as to recognize the capabilities of the individuals con- cerned, according to Thomas J.
Pakula, vice president and secre- tary.
Jack E. Horner has been pro- moted to manager, engine and com- ponent analysis; Reed W. Cass has been named manager, evaluation and test engineering; and John P.
Tullai has been appointed man- ager, naval architecture and product software.
Mr. Horner has been with Sea- worthy since 1975 and has more than 20 years of experience working with engines, components, and aux- iliary systems. He is a mechanical engineering graduate of the Univer- sity of Bridgeport, and has pre- viously been employed by United
Technology's Turbo Power and Ma- rine Systems, and at General Dy- namics' Electric Boat and Quincy divisions.
Mr. Cass has been involved with power plant surveys and design, and energy audits for Seaworthy for the past five years. He formerly worked for TRC Consultants and the Terry
Steam Turbine Company. He is an engineering graduate of Maine Mar- itime Academy, and earned an MS degree at the University of Massa- chusetts.
Mr. Tullai has been largely re- sponsible for the development of
Seaworthy's COMET plant per- formance systems and the Fuel Ac- quisition software, and has partici- pated in propeller design, lines
Marinette Gets $7-Million
Navy Contract To Build
Two Weapons Retrievers
Marinette Marine Corporation of
Marinette, Wise., has been awarded a $7,123,194 firm-fixed-price Navy contract for the construction of two 120-foot Torpedo Weapons Retriev- ers (TWR). Work will be performed in Marinette and is expected to be completed in June 1986. Contract funds would not have expired at the end of the current fiscal year. The
Naval Sea Systems Command,
Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-85-C-2108).
Brinlee Named General
Loffland Brothers work, and hull resistance work at the company's main office in Essex.
He is a graduate of Webb Institute of Naval Architecture.
Seaworthy Systems is a marine engineering firm specializing in the power plant, hull, and propeller areas, and operates out of offices in
Essex, New York City, Solomons,
Md., and Washington, D.C.
Foss Shipyard Appointed
Authorized Workshop For
Foss Shipyard in Seattle has been named an "Authorized and Recom- mended Workshop" for Stork-
Werkspoor marine diesel engines, and will provide service and spare parts throughout the Pacific North- west. The agreement between Foss
Launch & Tug Company, a Dil- lingham company of which Foss
Shipyard is a division, and Stork-
Werkspoor of the Netherlands, was announced recently by Chuck
Garman, Pacific Northwest sales manager for Stork.
Operating from the shipyard lo- cated on the Lake Washington Ship
Canal, Foss personnel will be able to install, maintain, and repair Stork-
Werkspoor engines for commercial vessels operating in the Northwest and Alaska. Foss Shipyard engine repair specialists are factory-trained to handle all types of repairs includ- ing extensive overhauls. Foss will stock most frequently used Stork spare parts, which will be available through the firm's existing distribu- tion system.
In addition to Stork-Werkspoor,
Foss Shipyard is an authorized re- pair station for Cummins, Caterpil- lar, GM, EMD, and Wartsila marine diesels.
For further information on Foss
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Wayne Brinlee formerly divi- sion manager in Malaysia for Loff- land Brothers Company, has been appointed general manager of the company's operations in Venezuela, and will be stationed at the Mara- caibo office.
He joined Loffland as a rig super- intendent in Libya in 1968, and was promoted to senior rig superinten- dent in 1970. He transferred to Ni- geria later that year and was pro- moted to Nigeria operations man- ager in 1975. He was named Saudi
Arabia division manager in 1978, and was assigned to Malaysia in 1983.
Loffland Brothers, a Kendavis In- dustries company, is the world's largest and oldest drilling contrac- tor, and is headquartered in Tulsa,
Clancy And Sawyer Join
Jaegle As Area Managers
Jaegle Paint Company, Inc. of
Havertown, Pa., has announced the appointment of Chester E. Clan- cy as area manager in Mobile, and
Marsha Sawyer as area manager for Tampa. They will be responsible for marketing and warehouse man- agement in their respective loca- tions, and both bring years of ma- rine experience to the company.
Jaegle has been a manufacturer of marine and industrial coatings since 1935; it also distributes Ameron protective coatings to the marine industry.
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Continental Maritime Gets $10.6-Million Contract
To Overhaul Transport Ship
Continental Maritime of National
City, Calif., has been awarded a $10,608,365 firm-fixed-price Navy contract for the drydocking and overhaul of the amphibious trans- port dock USS Denver (LPD-9).
Work will be performed in National
City and is expected to be com- pleted by October 30, 1985. Con- tract funds would have expired at the end of the current fiscal year.
Seven bids were solicited and four offers were received. The Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and
Repair, San Diego, is the contract- ing activity (N62791-82-C-0002).
President of NAPVO
At the recent annual meeting of the National Association of Passen- ger Vessel Owners (NAPVO) in
Palm Beach, Fla., outgoing presi- dent John Lozier of Memphis
Queen Line announced the new offi- cers elected by the membership.
They include: president, Dr. Hugh
D. Claughton of Belle Carol of the
Cumberland, Nashville; vice presi- dent, Zack D'Alesandro of Gate- way Clipper Fleet, Pittsburgh; sec- retary/treasurer, James Cross of
Island Queen Excursions, Rivera
NAPVO, which experienced a 50- percent growth in membership dur- ing 1984, will hold its 1986 conven- tion at Lake Tahoe, Calif. For infor- mation about the association, con- tact Capt. Phil Danahy, executive director, P.O. Box 55186, Fort
Washington, Md. 20744; (202) 292- 0990.
Unitor Named Distributor Of
K.E.W. Cleaning Machines —Literature Available
K.E.W. has named Unitor its worldwide distributor to the marine and offshore markets for the compa- ny's line of hot and cold water, high- pressure cleaning machines and wet/dry vacuum cleaners that are enjoying impressive sales around the world. Their cleaning effect and technical quality are said to impress shipowners, who see the increased productivity resulting from a clean ship.
Henceforth, ships in world trade can enjoy the service of Unitor's network for these K.E.W products.
Technical service, accessories, and spares will also be provided by
Unitor, insuring continuous use of the machines and a clean and safe ship at all times.
Unitor sees the new agreement as a natural strengthening of its range of maintenance products, and
K.E.W. is pleased to be able to offer even better service to this important customer group.
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