Murphy Pacific Marine Salvage Company, One World Trade Center, Suite 8833 New York, N.Y. 10048, has announced the promotion of Joseph F. Madeo Jr. to the position of general manager of its Merritt Division. This is the former Marine Salvage Division
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.
On March 7, 2002 the 19,520-dwt, 515 x 78 x 42 ft. (157 x 23.7 x 12.8 m) Maersk La Guaira, fully laden with containers, lost power and ran aground while entering Guayaquil Harbor in Ecuador. Titan Maritime immediately responded with a two-man survey team from Panama,
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.
Since January 2000 there has been a decrease in the total number of inland tank barges listed for sale. Prices for inland tank barges have increased an average of 10 percent over last year for barges under 10,000 bbl capacity. Barges over 10,000 bbl have increased about 14 percent.
Titan Maritime recently had its expertise put to the test with the wreck removal operation of a 426 x 105 x 28 ft. (130 x 32 x 8.5 m), 7,279 grt materials barge. The vessel was transiting the area of Mina Saqr Port in Ras A1 Khaimah, United Arab
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of a $394,000, 16-month research and development contract to study the port facilities and waterborne commodity flows of 17 states in the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf Coast area.
The consulting naval architectural firm Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, B.C. has been chosen by the City of Los Angeles, Calif, to design a replacement for the City's major fireboat the 75-yearold Ralph J. Scott. Currently celebrating their 70th consecutive year of operations,
Tom Opatz, president of Pacific Towboat & Salvage, Seattle, announced recently that Ray Tsuneyoshi has been promoted to the new position of vice president and manager of marketing and planning for Pacific Towboat & Salvage. According to Mr. Opatz,
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