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
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
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 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,
Three 195-foot by 35-foot by 11-foot 11-inch double-skin tank barges have been constructed by Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO), Nashville, Tenn., for Binion Marine Service of Houston, Texas. The barges are certified by the United States Coast
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.
The effects of a continued worldwide s h i p p i n g depression, rising ship repair costs, and the instability in international currency relationships have all played a part in stalling the long-awaited recovery of the world hull insurance markets.
Loan guarantees totaling nearly $82 million were approved by Maritime Administrator Warren Leback for six financing and refinancing applications under the agency's Title XI program. With only one guarantee approved since 1987, the program had been virtually dormant.
Capt. S. Fraser Sammis, president of the National Cargo Bureau, New York, N.Y., and a longtime leader in ship i n d u s t ry safety, has been elected general chairman of the Marine Section of the National Safety Council for the coming year. He succeeds Capt.
Electrologic Inc. of New Hyde Park, N.Y., was established recently by Gene Ossi, who has been associated with marine machinery f o r 40 years. The new company will provide turnkey electronic automation and annunciator console systems f o r diesel propulsion systems and diesel generators.