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,
16th Vessel Joins The Fleet The Gulf Island V, a giant selfelevating, self-propelled lift boat capable of servicing rigs in deep water, was christened recently in New Orleans by its operator, Blue Streak- Gulf Island Operations of Belle Chasse, La.
Tillman Esteve, president of Bourg Dry Dock & Service Co., Inc., has announced two new appointments to the Bourg, La.-based shipyard. Allen A. Sandoz has been named chief engineer and designer. Mr. Sandoz has an extensive background in marine engineering,
Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. recently delivered Belle Watling, a 72-ft. (21.9 m) Z-drive tug to Dixie Towing of Jacksonville, Fla. The first azimuthing tug to be built at the Bayou La Batre shipyard, Belle Watling was delivered 30 days ahead of its contractual delivery date.
In a major expansion move intended to consolidate towing and barging operations under unified management, Mon River Towing, Inc. of Belle Vernon, Pa., has acquired Hillman T r a n s p o r t a t i o n Company's fleet of coal barges and its coal transportation contracts.
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
Newpark Resources, Inc., has announced their purchase of a 50 percent interest in Bulkfleet Marine Corporation for an undisclosed cash amount. Bulkfleet was organized to design, construct and operate Dedicated Deep Notch Tug Barge Units (DDNTBU) in charter service along the U.