Thomas V. Van Dawark, vice president and general manager of Foss Alaska Line, Seattle, Wash., has been named president, Dillingham Maritime-Ocean Transportation Services Division. The announcement was made by David B. Ballash, Dillingham group vice president-maritime.
Hudson Shipbuilders, Inc. (HUDSHIP) of Pascagoula, Miss., recently delivered its second vessel, the Graysearch, to Gray Mac- Kenzie Company, Ltd. of Bahrain. The new vessel will join the already sizable fleet now operated by Gray MacKenzie in the Arabian Gulf.
The American Independence, the second supertanker built by- Bethlehem Steel Corporation for Gulf Oil Corporation, was christened October 18, 1977, at the steel company's Sparrows Point Yard. Mrs. James E. Lee, wife of Gulf's president, christened
Halter Marine, Inc. recently completed a five-vessel contract with Pelham Marine, Inc., New Orleans, with the delivery of three supply boats within 33 days of each other. Two 163 by 38-foot supply boats, the Edith Pelham and Sydney Pelham, were delivered within four days of each other,
A $10.6-million expansion program by Bay-Houston Towing Company was announced by W.D. Haden II, chairman of the board, as he disclosed the signing of contracts for four new tugs and option on an additional two vessels. One tug, the 4,200-hp Captain W.
Mangone Shipbuilding Company recently delivered the Western Narrows, an ultramodern, geophysical research and survey vessel with SCR (silicon-controlled r e c t i f i e r ) diesel-electric propulsion, to Western Geophysical Company of Houston.
Twenty-seven maritime executives from six countries were elected Members of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society held in New York City on September 19. This brings to 406 the number of ABS Members.