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.
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
Bay Shipbuilding Corporation in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., entered saltwater shipbuilding when the 396-foot tank barge Marie Tilton, built for Turecamo Coastal & Harbor Towing Corporation, was christened and launched in a recent dual ceremony. The Marie Tilton is named in memory of Mrs.
The role of towage, salvage and heavy-lift within the shipping industry is not large, but its importance far outweighs its size and it embraces an impressive and diverse range of expertise. The individual markets have undergone major upheavals
Edward Renshaw, president of St. Louis Ship, was honored recently by the American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC), an organization founded in 1976 largely through his efforts. Under Mr. Renshaw's stewardship, the AWSC has grown into a representative national body,
Alcoa Marine Corporation has announced the formation of a new division, Alcoa Marine Offshore Services Co., to offer geotechnical and geophysical marine field services, primarily to the oil industry. The new division, to be headquartered in Houston,
Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., Post Office Box 19264, New Orleans, La. 70179, will charter seven vessels to Tragosa (a Mexican marine company), which equipment is to be used in the extensive offshore drilling program recently announced by Pemex, Mexico's national oil company.
—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
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,
Lake Shore, Inc., Iron Mountain/ Kingsford, Mich., prominent manufacturer of marine cranes, winches, windlasses and mooring systems, has opened a Gulf Coast sales office to expand its services to the offshore oil industry. The facility is located at Lake View of Cypress Station,