The Gulfwind, the first completely computer- designed offshore jackup drilling rig, is under construction for Chiles Drilling Company of Houston, Texas, at Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas, yard, Marathon announced from its Houston headquarters.
Venture Seals (OVS), a manufacturer of propeller shaft sealing systems, has developed the Eco-Seal - what it describes as a revolutionary new design in propeller shaft sealing technology, as it is designed to ensure there is no oil leakage to the
John M. Donnelly Jr., president of Ingram Barge Company, Nashville, Tenn., was elected chairman of the board of The American Waterways Operators, Inc., at the Association's annual board of directors meeting in Houston, Texas. AWO is the national
Crowley Marine Services recently accepted the delivery of Alert — the first of a trio of new 140 ft. (42.6 m), 10,192-hp Prevention and Rescue Response Tugs (PRT's) under contract with the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company for use in both Valdez Harbor and Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Ronald A. Rossway has been named vice president of Twin City Shipyard, Inc. (TCS), St. Paul, Minn., according to an announcement by the company's president John Buursema. Mr. Rossway formerly served as director of engineering for Twin City Shipyard
—Color Brochures Offered Asianlift, a specialized marine heavy-lift pool, has been formed by two widely experienced companies in this field—Far East Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) and Smit International South East Asia Ptd. Ltd. The Asianlift
Richard N. Weeks, president of Weeks Stevedoring Co., Inc., 216 North Avenue East, Cranford, N.J. 07016, has announced the recent acquisition of two barge-mounted cranes to complement their fleet of floating cranes now numbering 18. Formerly owned and operated by Prolerized Schiabo Neu Co.
Gerald A. Plank has been appointed supervisor of operations and diving for Crowley Environmental Services Corporation, Seattle, Wash., according to an announcement by Barry Paulsen, CES Northwest Division general manager. Mr. Plank has nearly 10 years' experience in underwater construction,
Loan guarantees totaling nearly $82 million were approved by Maritime Administrator Warren Leback for six financing and refinancing applications under the agency's Title XI program. With only one guarantee approved since 1987, the program had been virtually dormant.
Marco Seattle has signed a contract for the construction of a 64- foot twin-screw all-steel workboat to be built for Uaukewai Diving, Salvage and Fishing, Inc. of Honolulu, Hawaii. The vessel will be used primarily in assisting petroleum tankers at