A portfolio of the most important offshore and shallow draft vessels constructed during 1983 . . . selected because of unusual and superior characteristics of design, purpose or performance. ACTINIA Hitachi Zosen The semi-submersible offshore drilling
To remain competitive in the world of shipping, vessel operators must keep their port time for loading and unloading operations to a minimum. Fast, reliable, and efficient cargo-handling gear, deck machinery, and cargo access equipment— all invaluable
E.N. Bisso and Son, Inc., long a fixture in towing, heavy lift and marine contracting at the Port of New Orleans, has branched into ocean towing. The company announced that three of its powerful tugs, all cleared by the U.S. Coast Guard for offshore work,
0stensjo Rederi AS of Haugesund, Norway has received Ajax, one of the most powerful dedicated tanker escort tugs in the world, and the most powerful in Europe, for service on the west coast of Norway. Constructed by Astilleros Zamakona S.A. of Vizcaya/Bilbao,
William P. Muller has been appointed assistant vice president of operations of Moran Towing & Transportation Co., Inc., according to Thomas E. Moran, chairman and chief executive officer of the company. Mr. Muller, who will be based in company headquarters in Greenwich, Conn.
Russell G. McVay, vice president of Moran Towing and Transportation Co., Inc., has appointed Kenneth S. Johnson as chief harbor dispatcher for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Mr. Johnson is a veteran of 40 years' experience, ashore and afloat,
The Trinity Marine Group has been awarded a $20.9-million contract by the U.S. Navy to build a 263-foot oceanographic research ship. The 3,200-ton, diesel electric, dynamically positioned AGOR-23 will be operated by the University of Washington.
A newly named docking tugboat, described by its owners as the most powerful such craft in the port of New Orleans, has been commissioned by E.N. Bisso and Son, Inc., tug operators and marine contractors. The M/V J.A. Bisso II, formerly the Evelyn Edwards,
The American Waterways Operators (AWO) is the only association representing the national interests of the domestic inland and coastal tug and barge industry. Reflecting its national character, AWO's 300- plus member companies are located along the banks of all major U.
The fishing vessel Sea Wolf, originally built by Marco in 1979 as a 123-foot combination crabber has since undergone more than one major change to stay in the forefront of the changing fisheries. In 1982, the Sea Wolf underwent a trawl conversion that included winches,