W.J. Amoss Jr., prominent New Orleans steamship executive, has been named Louisiana's Maritime Man of the Year by the Past President's Council of The Propeller Club of New Orleans, it was announced by Roy J. Dupre, chairman of the selection committee.
Todd Shipyards Corporation and Santa Fe International Corp. jointly announced the award of a contract to Todd for the construction of the first self-propelled pipelaying reel ship. According to E.L. Shannon Jr., Santa Fe president, the vessel will cost approximately $28,
HITCO, West Coast firm specializing in advanced material technology, has received a followon contract in excess of $3.9 million from the Naval Sea Systems Command for manufacture of submersible bow section components. The contract runs through the first half of 1981.
—Literature Offered InterTrade Industries, Ltd. of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Washington, D.C. area, one of the world's largest suppliers of marine fenders, has been selected by the U.S. Navy to protect their ships and piers at the U.S. Naval Base in Norfolk, Va.
Rep. Don Young (R-Ark.) has taken over the helm of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, after chairing the Resources Committee for the past six years. In one of his first acts as Chairman, on January 31, 2001, Chairman Young announced
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has authorized the award of a contract to Bender Welding and Machine Co., Inc., Mobile, Ala., for the construction of a fisheries research vessel for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
—Literature Available Taylor Diving, Inc., Belle Chasse, La., a Halliburton Company subsidiary, announced the award of two new contracts and the completion of its first Gulf of Mexico underwater project for 1986. Norman Chambers, president of Taylor,