The second in a series of six fleet oilers of the Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO- 187) Class under a contract with the U.S. Navy by the Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc., was christened the Joshua Humphreys (T-AO-188) in recent ceremonies at the yard.
Advanced Marine Enterprises, Inc. is a newly established corporation in the Washington, D.C., area, formed by Simon Glatz as president, together with Otto Jons as vice president of engineering, John T. Drewry, vice president of operations, and Jay Dor, director of management sciences.
The USNS Guadalupe (T-AO- 200), the 11th in a series of 16 fleet oilers under construction at the Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, was recently christened during ceremonies held at the yard in New Orleans, La. The Guadalupe and her sister ships
The 57,000-dwt Exxon Baytown was christened in recent ceremonies at Avondale Shipyards, Inc. near New Orleans. The crude oil carrier was built for Exxon Shipping Company of Houston, and will transport cargoes between U.S. West and East Coast ports and will also trade in the Caribbean area.
David John Sparkuhl has been named operations manager for Western Cruise Lines, San Pedro, Calif., it was recently announced by Alex Currie, senior vice president and general manager. In addition to being in charge of all technical and mechanical operations of Western's Azure Seas, Mr.
The centennial observance of the founding of the naval architecture and marine engineering programs at the University of Michigan was linked with the recently held fall meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Rivers section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
Lester Rosenblatt, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, recently announced the following committee chairmen for 1980: Vice president—Advisory Public Service Committee—Donald P. Courtsal, vice president and general manager,