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
Six maritime industry leaders, including a top official of the International Longshoremen's Association (AFL-CIO), were honored by the National Safety Council for actions in behalf of worker safety. Five of the group were cited for outstanding
Kenneth E. Cochran Jr., president of Alliance Marine Services, New Orleans, has announced that Phillip J. Wright has joined the company as vice president of Sales and Marketing. He will be responsible for all marketing for the company, including
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
Robert B. Bittner has been named vice president and chief engineer for Riedel International, Inc., according to Robert E. Westermann, executive vice presidentconstruction /dredging group. In his new post, Mr. Bittner will supervise all engineering
A major spokesman for the nation's barge and towing industry said that recent government action to drastically reduce the federal deficit greatly increases the need to establish a government- industry "Users Board," consisting of representatives from
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.
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,
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,
Two international maritime treaties that address oil pollution preparation and response and ship salvage operations are being pushed by the Bush Administration. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Richard J.