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"LOW AND DRY" in graving dock at Triple
A Shipyard in San Francisco, Matson Naviga- tion Company's container-RO/RO carrier
Lurline is undergoing extensive work that will improve her fuel efficiency and expand cargo capacity. During six-week shipyard stay, the 862-foot vessel's underwater hull exterior will get coats of International Paint Company's self-polishing copolymer bottom coating that repels marine growth and is another fuel sav- er.
Two Key Appointments
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Halifax Industries Limited of Nova Scotia, whose two shipyards are now managed by
AMCA International, recently announced two key appointments.
Tom Duncan, formerly general manager of the Burrard Yarrows Corporation, Vancouver, was appointed director of operations, and Mau- ritz Erhard, formerly sales manager of Wiley
Manufacturing in Maryland, was appointed marketing manager.
Mr. Duncan has almost 40 years' experience in the shipbuilding and repair industry. This is his second time at HIL—from 1967-1969 he held the position of ship repair manager and subse- quently operations manager. He is a graduate of
King's College University.
Mr. Erhard has 20 years' experience in marine engineering and new construction. He will be responsible for both the domestic and international marketing of ship repair, new con- struction and offshore fabrication. He has held marine marketing and engineering positions with Mobil Oil, National Marine Service, Nash- ville Bridge Company and AMCA Internation- al.
He obtained a B.S. in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA in Business Economics and Interna- tional Business from Columbia University.
Master Marine Yard Awarded
Contract To Refurbish
Corps Of Engineers Snagboat
Master Marine, Inc. of Bayou La Batre, Ala., has been awarded the repair and refurbishing job on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers snag- boat Montgomery. The 178-foot vessel, a steam- powered paddlewheel workboat built in 1926, worked at removing trees, sunken logs, and oth- er debris from rivers in the Deep South.
The Montgomery has a steel riveted hull with wooden superstructure. Repairs will consist of welding all hull rivets, renewing bottom plating and wood passageways, installation of new sprinkler, electrical, and communications sys- tems, and cleaning and painting of the entire vessel.
Sternwheeler Montgomery in drydock at Master Marine.
After the refurbishing has been completed, the Montgomery will be moved to Aliceville
Lock and Dam on the Tennessee-Tombigbee
River in Alabama, where she will be placed on public display.
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