Tug Fleet Owner And Operator Bart Turecamo Dies At Age Of 64

Bart Turecamo, who owned and operated a fleet of 22 tugs and barges along the East Coast, died recently on his boat in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 64 years old. Mr. Turecamo oversaw the growth of his family-owned business from a fleet of three boats to 19 tugs based in New York and Charleston,


Smit International Performs Tow Of Huge Production Platform

Five tugs of Smit International, i n c l u d i n g the 22,000-bhp Smit Rotterdam, and a Norwegian tug, h a v e towed the deck for the Statfjord B production platform (shown above) from Stavanger, Norway, to t h e Y r k e f j o r d , 36 miles north of Stavanger.

Two Smit Tak Tugs Tow Concrete Island Drilling System From Japan To Alaska's North Coast

Two 22,000-hp tugs, the Smit Rotterdam and Smit London of Smit Tak International Ocean Towage and Salvage Company (the Netherlands), recently towed a Concrete Island Drilling System (CIDS) from Nippon Kokan's Tsu Yard in Japan to the north coast of Alaska.

McAllister Brothers Acquires Independent Towing Of Philadelphia

McAllister Brothers, Inc., has acquired I n d e p e n d e n t Towing Company of Philadelphia, Pa., a major Delaware River tug operator, and will merge it into its organization. The announcement was made by Anthony J. McAllister Jr., president of the New York, N .

David Jackson Appointed Vice President For Sun State Marine

David Jackson has been appointed vice p r e s i d e n t of Sun State Marine Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., according to an announcement released by company president Frank V. Oliver Jr. Sun State Marine is the foremost hauler of petroleum products on the St.

Minneapolis Investors Acquire Grafton Boat

Nathaniel Robbins Jr. has been named president of the Grafton Boat Co., a company which was recently acquired by a group of Minneapolis investors. Grafton Boat Co. is a designer and builder of commercial and Government towboats and workboats. The

Updated Marine Survey Practice Compendium Now Available

Richard A. Cadv has prepared a new comprehensive reference and guide for marine surveyors, owner's representatives, ship repairers, underwriters, admiralty attorneys and others concerned with marine damage and condition surveys of seagoing vessels,

Captain McVay Named Vice President Of Moran Towing & Transportation

Capt. Russell G. McVay, harbor operations manager of the Moran Towing & T r a n s p o r t a t i o n Co., Inc., was elected vice president of the company by the board of directors, it was announced by Thomas E. Moran, president. A specialist in tug/barge operations,

NABRICO Completes 3 Barges For Binion

Three 195-foot by 35-foot by 11-foot 11-inch double-skin tank barges have been constructed by Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO), Nashville, Tenn., for Binion Marine Service of Houston, Texas. The barges are certified by the United States Coast

Title XI Approved For Manatee Integrated Tug-Barge Units

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs Samuel B. Nemirow has approved in principle the application by Manatee Towing Company, 2050 Coral Way, Miami, Fla., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of two integrated tug-barge units.

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