Defnet Named Marketing Vice President For Manitowoc Engineering

Ralph Helm, president and chief operating officer of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. of Manitowoc, Wise., has announced the promotion of Dexter Defnet to vice president- marketing of the Manitowoc Engineering Company. Since joining the firm in 1983, he has served as director of marketing.


United States Lines Appoints Robert H. Splan

William J. Klauberg, vice president- Eastern Division of United States Lines, has announced the appointment of Robert H. Splan as general manager-South Atlantic Region. He will be based at the Lines' office in Atlanta, Ga., and will report directly

Louisiana Names Amoss Maritime Man Of The Year

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.

Crowley Maritime Appoints Richard Simpson And Alan Cavis To Caribbean Division Posts

Two key executive appointments have been made in the Caribbean Division of Crowley Maritime Corporation, according to a recent announcement by Robert Homan, general manager of CMC affiliate Trailer Marine Transport Corporation, Jacksonville, Fla.

$5.3-Million Navy Support Contract Awarded To Tracor

Tracor Inc. has received a $5.3- million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command for continued engineering and technical support for the U.S. Navy's strategic and attack submarine fleet. The contract work will be performed in the company's Applied Sciences Group operations in Rockville,

Santa Fe Reenters Onshore Drilling !n The United States

Santa Fe International Corporation, Orange, Calif., has reached an agreement in principle with A.W. Thompson, Inc., a prominent Texas drilling contractor, to purchase all the outstanding shares of A.W. Thompson, Inc., for $22 million in cash and notes.

McDermott Scotland Is Awarded $150 Million In Offshore Contracts

McDermott Scotland, a division of McDermott International, Inc., the major overseas marine construction subsidiary of McDermott Incorporated, has recently been awarded three contracts with a total value of more than $150 million. These contracts call for: • Fabrication of the 15,

Friedmann Will Head New Eclectech Office In Virginia Beach

Eclectech Associates, a subsidiary of Ship Analytics, has opened an office in Virginia Beach, Va., at 2697 International Parkway. The office is headed by Rod Friedj mann. The Virginia Beach office will serve as a contract development and support center for Eclectech's military,

Keel-Laying Ceremony For Double-Bottom Tanker Held At IHI's Aichi Yard

The Aichi Shipyard of Ishikawajima- Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (IHI), Tokyo, Japan, recently held a keel-laying ceremony for a double-bottom tanker (145,000 dwt) for delivery to the Greek owner Onassis. Last July, a contract was concluded for building two ordinary single-hull tankers,

Perry Oceanographies, Inc. Offers Services And Products Brochures

Perry Oceanographies, Inc. has recently published a series of single-page brochures describing engineering services and products offered by the firm. Perry has long been recognized as a leader in the design and fabrication of submersibles and dive systems.