The election of John F. Bandon to the position of vice president and general manager of Curtis Bay Towing Co. of Pennsylvania was recently announced by Malcolm W. MacLeod, president. Mr. Bandon succeeds the former manager of Curtis Bay's Philadelphia, Pa.
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,
Genstar Limited, Montreal, Canada, has announced the appointment of James S. Byrn as president of Genstar Marine Limited, Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Byrn was formerly president and owner of Gulf of Georgia Towing Co. Ltd. of Vancouver, recently acquired
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.
David Jackson has been appointed vice p r e s i d e n t of Sun State Marine Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., according to an announcement released by company president Frank V. Oliver Jr. Sun State Marine is the foremost hauler of petroleum products on the St.
Houston barge company Kirby Corp. recently announced that it signed an agreement to purchase the assets of Sabine Towing & Transportation Co. from Sequa Corp., New York-based parent of Sabine, for $37.25 million. Kirby plans to pay for the purchase with
Transport Minister Otto Lang "piloted" an icebreaker through a frozen channel recently to officially open ARCTEC Canada Limited's new Canadian headquarters. It was a simulated, yet extremely realistic "maiden voyage" in ARCTEC's new ice tank,
The board of directors of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. has elected William A. Creelman to serve as its chairman of the board. Mr. Creelman, who is president of National Marine Service Incorporated of St. Louis, Mo., will be completing the unexpired term of Archie L.
Additional user taxes on the barge industry would weaken the competitiveness of the barge mode and ultimately damage the whole economy, a barge industry leader said recently. He went on to warn against sacrificing the entire waterways system to "shortterm and short-sighted budgetary goals.
Nathaniel Robbins Jr. has been named president of the Grafton Boat Co., a company which was recently acquired by a group of Minneapolis investors. Grafton Boat Co. is a designer and builder of commercial and Government towboats and workboats. The