Issue advocacy is the heart and soul of what a trade association does. A good trade association effectively promotes policies and programs which are beneficial to its members' interests, and it protects and defends its members from governmental initiatives which are harmful or senseless.
In the process of enhancing homeland and maritime security in the United States, the federal government is substantially increasing the burden on the owners, operators, managers, and agents of foreign ships. The heaviest burden, though, is being felt by the individual crewmember.
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 board of directors of the State Boat Corporation, a rapidly growing operator of tug/supply, supply and utility vessels for the offshore oil industry has announced the election of Dave S. Miller as president. Since joining State Boat in 1973, Mr.
Edward J. Campbell, president and chief exceutive officer of Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., recently announced a significant restructuring of the shipyard's top management. William R. (Pat) Phillips Jr., a 39-year employee of the shipyard and executive vice president,
Thomas B. Crowley Jr. has been appointed general manager of Red & White Fleet, a business unit of Crowley Maritime Corporation, according to an announcement by Ronald M. Duckhorn, vice president, harbor and passenger services, for Crowley's Pacific Division.
ASEA STAL Inc. is the new corporate name of ASEA STALLAVAL, Inc. This name change is effective March 1 according to the company's president, P.R. Scordo, and is consistent with the name change made by its parent company in Sweden, ASEA STAL AB, (formerly STAL-LAVAL Turbin AB).
Ole Skaarup, chairman of Skaarup Shipping Corporation of Greenwich, Conn., has announced that William O. Gray has been appointed president of Skaarup Oil Corporation and that Capt. Lawrence Tzou has assumed full responsibility for ship operations
Enserch Corporation of Dallas, Texas, has sold its wholly owned subsidiary, Samson Ocean Systems, Inc., to the company's management group of Stephen Swiackey, president and chief operating officer; Charles E. Smith, vice president of sales and marketing; and Daniel Dally,
The vessel repair statute (Section 466 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. § 1466) requires the payment of a 50 percent ad valorem duty on the cost of foreign equipment purchased for, or expenses of repairs made to, U.S.-flag vessels in a foreign country.