Moran Towing Appoints Kenneth S. Johnson Chief Harbor Dispatcher

Russell G. McVay, vice president of Moran Towing and Transportation Co., Inc., has appointed Kenneth S. Johnson as chief harbor dispatcher for the Port of New York and New Jersey.

Mr. Johnson is a veteran of 40 years' experience, ashore and afloat, in the tugboat industry in New York Harbor. He started his career in 1946 as a deckhand on the tugs of the Olson Towing Company. When Olson became part of the Moran organization in 1953, he continued on as an ablebodied seaman, crewing on the harbor tugs.

In 1964 Mr. Johnson came ashore as a harbor dispatcher at the company's headquarters in Manhattan.

Born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Mr. Johnson comes from a harbor craft family. His father, John S.

Johnson, was a captain in the Moran fleet and his son Eric carries on the tradition today as a mate on the Judy Moran.

Kenneth S. Johnson served overseas in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 18,  May 1986

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