The Tampa Shipyards Division of The American Ship Building Company recently christened the first of two U.S. Navy fleet oilers under construction in Tampa, Fla. Christened the USNS Benjamin Isherwood (T-AO-191) by Mrs. Ruth Marie Piotti, wife of Vice Adm.
Delivered recently by Stocznia Im. Komuny Paryskiej of Gdynia, Poland, was the Hoegh Banniere, the first of three similar, oceangoing roll-on/roll-off vessels being built f o r Leif Hoegh of Oslo. Intended for the North Europe-West Africa trade,
The S/S John B. Waterman is the first of three combination rollon /roll-off (ro/ro) container vessels being constructed by Sun Ship, Inc., Chester, Pa., for Waterman Steamship Corp. of New York. Delivery of the Waterman is scheduled for April 1981.
The first combined roll-on/rolloff mini-bulk carrier/inland motorship in Europe—the RoRo-Simmental— belonging to the Swiss company Rohr- und Saar-Kohle AG, was recently commissioned. The vessel is 95 meters long (approximately 312 feet), about 11 meters wide (36 feet),
Acadian Shipping Corp., a subsidiary of Apex Resources — an affiliate of the Berger Group, Lake Success, N.Y.—has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the purchase and reconstruction of the 17,525-dwt RO/RO vessel Atlantic Bear.
The Maritime Administration recently approved increases in the actual cost of two roll-on / roll-off containerships being built for Waterman Steamship Corp. by Penn Shipbuilding Co., Cheslocations ter. Pa. An increase of $2,027,000 was approved for hull 346, and $2,531,646 for hull 347.
Dock Express Shipping, BV, a Rotterdam-based, heavy-lift shipowner, has recently established a branch office in Houston. Warren R. Wheelock, vice president responsible for operations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, will be the senior manager at the Houston office.
Winthrop A. Wyman and J. Terrence Hammer have been appointed president and executive vice president-general manager, respectively, for American Heavy Lift Shipping Company (AHL), a jointly owned venture of Gulf Oil Corporation and Hansa Lines of Bremen, West Germany.
Singmarine Industries Limited (Singmarine), through its subsidiary Singmarine Dockyard & Engineering Ptd Ltd. (Singmarine Dockyard), has successfully launched a 120-TEU roll-on/roll-off container vessel, Searoad Mersey, for its owner ANL Limited.
Four key appointments have been made in Crowley Maritime Corporation's Caribbean Division, according to a recent announcement by Robert G. Homan, Jacksonville, Fla., Crowley senior vice president and general manager of the division. David N.