Forty years ago, the American Waterways Operators, Inc., was founded for the purpose of representing the national interests of the inland and coastal marine transportation industry. AWO was incorporated in 1944. On March 3-4, this premier organization will
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Heavy Machinery Ltd. in Korea recently delivered a second semi-submersible drilling rig to Santa Fe Drilling Company of Orange, Calif. Both rigs constructed for Santa Fe Drilling, a subsidiary of Santa Fe International Corporation,
In November 2003 the Gorthon Lines AB vessel Margit Gorthon lost her rudder in the St. Lawrence River. The RoRo vessel features starboard side ramps and measures 463.9 x 73.1 ft. (141.4 x 22.3 m) and is 14,240 dwt. Halifax Shipyard visited the vessel
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.
The Maritime Administration has announced the recent award of a $4.2-million contract to Halter Marine, Inc, Gulfport, Miss., a member of the Trinity Marine Group. Under the terms of the contract, Halter will convert the Marsea Fourteen, an offshore
Red Fox Industries, Inc., New Iberia, La., is offering a free 20-page color brochure on the marine sanitation systems marketed by the company. The sewage treatment division of Red Fox Industries manufactures flow-through discharge-type sewage treatment units designed for use on wetlands,
Bailey Controls has formed a Marine Market Group that will concentrate on worldwide sales of process control systems and related equipment for use on marine vessels and offshore drilling platforms. The new group, based at the Bailey corporate headquarters
Three major energy-related companies have formed Sea Plex Corporation of Tulsa to provide the offshore industry with retrievable, bottom-supported drilling/ production/storage facilities specifically designed to exploit fields that had been considered marginal.
The number of vessels in American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification has climbed to a record total, William N. Johnston, the chairman and president, reported at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society. ABS classed 388 new vessels of 3,
Nippon Kokan (NKK) of Japan has signed a construction contract with the w o r l d ' s l a r g e st drilling contractor, Sedco, Inc. headquartered in Dallas, Texas, for two NKK/BMC 250 mat-supported type jackup rigs. Masato Hiraki, NKK New York general manager,