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
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.
The first call is made to the Marine Response Alliance (MRA) Dispatch Office on MRA's 24 hour emergency response line. The call is from V-Ships' Miami office informing the dispatcher that they had sustained a casualty. The M/T Sea Jackie, a 58,508 dwt single hull tanker,
David Ballash, president and chief executive officer of Dillingham Maritime, recently announced a restructuring of several companies into a new operating unit, and the appointment of Tom Van Dawark as its executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Andrew H. Greller and Rupert D. Belt have been promoted to new positions at Ashland Petroleum Company, the largest operating division of Ashland Oil, Inc., according to an announcement by Robert B. Keifer Jr., vice president, marine/surface transportation and facilities.
Anthony L. Kucera has been elected president of The American Waterways Operators, Inc., Arlington, Va., succeeding James B. Potter Jr., according to William A. Creelman, AWO chairman of the board. AWO represents the nation's barge and towing industry.
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,
The Northwest Towboat Association recently held its 17th annual membership meeting in Seattle, Wash. During the meeting, Bill Epping, General Construction Company, was elected president for the ensuing year. The position of vice president was filled by Warner Nelson,
North American Towing Company president Warren A. Jackman announced the appointment of Alfred R. Hudson as special representative for marketing. Mr. Hudson is a former vice president of Ceres Terminals, Inc., one of the largest stevedoring firms in the U.