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.
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
Great Southern Derrick Barge Company has taken delivery of a $3-million 80-ton floating crane to enhance their operations in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area. Mounted on a 125 by 52-foot barge built by Bergeron Industries, Inc., St. Bernard, La., the
The Dravo Corporation's Neville Island Shipyard, Pa., recently launched a 195-foot by 35-foot covered hopper barge, W.B.L. 114 — one of two delivered by Dravo to C.G. Willis, Inc., of Paulsboro, N.J. Outfitted for both push and hawser towing, the
Three organizational changes and two new staff additions were announced recently in Jeffersonville, Ind., by American Commercial Barge Line Company (ACBL). Carl Olson, formerly director of dry bulk sales, has been promoted to sales manager for ACBL.
At the annual meeting; of the American Waterways Operators, Inc., Harold A. Reinauer (Reinauer Transportation Companies, Inc.) was elected to replace James P. Mc- Allister as regional vice president for 1974. Two new directors were elected. Robert M.
Dillingham Tug and Barge Corporation (DT&B), Honolulu, Hawaii, has been awarded a government contract by the Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., to provide tug and barge service between Honolulu, Johnston Island, and Eniwetok Atoll as
Deputy Assistant Secretary Samuel B. Nemirow, U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, has approved in principle the application by Allied Barge, Inc., P.O. Box 717, Norfolk, Va., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the reconstruction of two flat-deck barges.
Jack A. West has been elected an executive vice president of Genstar Corporation, of San Francisco, Calif. Based in the company's San Francisco executive office, he has assumed responsibility for its marine services group and heavy construction operations.
—Literature Available NICOR Marine Inc. and Sonat Subsea Services Inc. recently announced that they have entered into a cooperative agreement to offer underwater services in the Gulf of Mexico. A NICOR Marine vessel has been modified to accommodate Sonat