Nav-Com Names Franza Director Of Marketing

Gerald A. Gutman, president of Nav-Com Incorporated has announced the appointment of Gary J. Franza to the position of director of marketing. This announcement follows the recent acquisition of Nav-Com by Magnavox Government & Industrial Electronics


Nav-Com And Simrad Co-Host Navigation Seminar

A marine navigation seminar, jointly sponsored by Nav-Com Incorporated of North Lindenhurst, Long Island, N.Y., and Simrad, Incorporated of Armonk, N.Y., was attended by representatives of major shipping companies, tanker fleets, tug operations,

Second $81-Million Gulf Oil Supertanker Christened At Bethlehem Sparrows Point

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

Van Dawark Appointed President Of Dillingham Maritime Division

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.

Uniden® Offers Three New Electronic Aids

—Literature Available Uniden Company, Indianapolis, Ind., now has three new electronic aids available. The MC35 marine power hailer, the MC400 chart recorder and the MC300 digital depth indicator. The Uniden MC35 marine power hailer is a powerful,

Simrad, Inc. Opens U.S. East Coast Branch Office

Simrad, Inc., headquartered in Seattle, Wash., has announced the establishment of a branch office in the New York metropolitan area, which has been created in order to more efficiently promote Simrad products in the Eastern portion of the U.S.

Mangone Delivers Advanced Offshore Research Vessel

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.

Rockwell International Announces Key Top Management Promotions

The appointment of Hugh Gait to vice president and general manager of Rockwell International Corporation's Autonetics Marine Systems Division (AMSD) heads the list of key top management promotions within the division. Mr. Gait had served as director of

Lima Electric Introduces Line O f Single-Phase A l t e r n a t o r s

— L i t e r a t u r e O f f e r ed Lima Electric Company announced the availability of a new line of single phase alternators for marine and industrial service. Designed in the compact 282 frame, the new design provides superior single phase electrical

27 New Members Elected To American Bureau Of Shipping

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.

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