Taking a long hard look at the f u t u r e without resorting to crystal ball gazing of any kind, it's fair to say the offshore oil and gas support service industry in general and Tidewater Inc. in particular stand at the threshold of a m a g n i f i c a n t business environment.
Colonna's Shipyard, Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a $3-million con- tract for repairs to the frigate USS Pharris (FF-1094). This is the third "Knox" Class ship to be awarded to Colonna's in the past seven months for similar repairs. The contract calls for drydocking hull repairs,
Omnithruster Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., has introduced a new Omnitunnel Jet Module™ designed specifically for workboats, fishing vessels, barges, and dredge applications. The new model OJ-M450 is aimed at the conventional thruster market,
There has been much ado over the recent Supreme Court ruling that a commercial uninspected drilling vessel must comply with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards since the vessel was not regulated by under the USCG inspected vessel standards.
Dixie Carriers, Inc., a subsidiary of Kirby Exploration Company, Inc., has entered into a multiyear agreement with Odfjell Westfal- Larsen Tankers of Bergen, Norway, for the construction and operation of three specialty tank barges. The barges, to be constructed by Platzer Shipyard, Inc.
The Maritime Administration has approved in principle the applications of two companies for Title XI guarantees to aid in financing the following vesselconstruction projects: Radcliff Materials, Inc., 61 St. Joseph Street, Mobile, Ala., had applied
Equitable Shipyards, Inc. has launched the first of 39 coal-carrying hopper barges for the Indiana Michigan Power Company, Ft. Wayne, Inc., signifying the rebirth of the shipyard which had closed since 1985. The 195-foot by 35-foot by 12-foot barge is the first of 15 of its size,
Three limited partnerships located at 2701 Houma Boulevard, Metairie, La., have applied for Title XI guarantees to aid in financing a total of 50 hopper barges. All are to be 200 feet long, and are intended for operation in the Mississippi River.
The Port of Portland recently dedicated its $46-million Terminal 2 rehabilitation project as Oregon's State Treasurer Tony Meeker declared the project was "good news for every Oregonian." The rehabilitation project has transformed Terminal 2 into
Willcox North America, Inc., a manufacturer of composite flexible oil and chemical hoses used for loading/ unloading barges and tankers, recently opened a sales, service and distribution center in Houston, Texas. The new center, which is located at 9366 Wallisville Road,