Deep-Sea Towage, Salvage And Heavy-Lift Markets

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


New Marine R&D Company Established In Canada

A company specializing in computer- assisted marine design and research and development opened recently at B.C.I.T., Discovery Park, Burnaby, British Columbia. Seatronics Technologies Ltd. has emerged from a long-established company, Seaspan Development Co.

Smit International Performs Tow Of Huge Production Platform

Five tugs of Smit International, i n c l u d i n g the 22,000-bhp Smit Rotterdam, and a Norwegian tug, h a v e towed the deck for the Statfjord B production platform (shown above) from Stavanger, Norway, to t h e Y r k e f j o r d , 36 miles north of Stavanger.

New Launch Vessel For San Francisco Area

The newly formed California Launch Service Corporation christened its first launch vessel on June 14, in ceremonies at the St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, Calif. Rees B. Williams Jr., president of the firm, headquartered in San Francisco,

Mar Ad Study Recommends Methods For Improving Inland Waterway Ports

A report released by the Maritime Administration (MarAd) indicates that the greatest potential for maintaining the competitiveness of barge-towing operations on the inland waterways lies in improved river port operations. Titled "A Primer On Inland Waterways Ports,

Hudson Joins North American Towing As Special Representative

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.

Falmouth Shiprepair Offers Free Color Brochure On Facilities And Services

Falmouth Shiprepair, Ltd., a joint venture of Bellway pic. and A&P Appledore Group pic., is offering a free color brochure on its yard services and facilities located at Falmouth, England. According to the brochure, Falmouth shipyard has a tradition

NICOR And Sonat Subsea Form Gulf Joint Venture

—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

Crowley Environmental Services Appoints Operations Supervisor

Gerald A. Plank has been appointed supervisor of operations and diving for Crowley Environmental Services Corporation, Seattle, Wash., according to an announcement by Barry Paulsen, CES Northwest Division general manager. Mr. Plank has nearly 10 years' experience in underwater construction,

TECO Transport Signs Export Coal Contract With Freeman United

James K. Taggart, president of Tampa-based TECO Transport & Trade Corporation, has announced the signing of a long-term agreement with Freeman United Coal Mining Company of Chicago to supply river transport, ground storage, and coal-loading services for two million tons of U.

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