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MarAd's Schubert: Building a Better U.S. Business

In part one of a two-part series, William G. Schubert, the new U.S. Maritime Administrator (MarAd) speaks with H. Clayton Cook, Jr. about the current standing and future direction of maritime activities in the United States. Mr. Administrator, this

 

First Guyed Tower Platform Installed In Gulf of Mexico

Exxon USA recently installed the world's first commercial guyed tower offshore platform in 1,000 feet of water in a new gas and oil field southeast of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico. Total development cost for the field is in excess of $750 million.

Benson Named Manager Of Peterson's Hazardous Materials Division

Courtney A. Benson, former manager of Peterson Maritime Services, Inc. in Houston, has been appointed manager of the company's newly organized Hazardous Materials Division in New Orleans. William L. Thomas, assistant to Mr. Benson, has been named

THE EXPANDING CRUISE INDUSTRY—STILL MORE ROOM FOR GROWTH

With nearly 3 million people taking a cruise during 1988 (4 million, including one-day cruises), the cruise industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the travel industry. With Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) reporting excellent bookings for its member cruise lines,

DOT Approves License For Deepwater Oil Port Offshore Texas

A license for Texas Offshore Port Inc. to construct and operate a deepwater port for oil supertankers in the Gulf of Mexico has been approved by the federal Department of Transportation. The port, to be located 12 miles south of Freeport, Texas,

Positive Outlook for Global Subsea Development, Deepwater Strengthening

There are 2,511 identified pending, probable and possible subsea production wells forecast (base case) worldwide over the next six years. Some 18 percent of these subsea completions will be installed in North America, 30 percent in Africa/Mediterranean,

Halliburton Brings Viking To GOM

Halliburton Subsea, a business unit of Halliburton's Energy Services Group, is deploying its ultra modern multi-purpose support vessel, MSV Subsea Viking, to the Gulf of Mexico on a longterm basis. The vessel, which arrived in U.S. waters in early February 2002,

McDermott Awarded Marathon Oil Contract

McDermott Marine Construction, a major operating unit of McDermott International Inc., has been awarded a contract from Marathon Oil Company for the fabrication and installation of an eight-skirt pile jacket, piles and deck. Fabrication of the jacket and piles,

Conrad Industries Delivers 650-Ton-Capacity Drydock To French West Indies

A drydock built by Conrad Industries, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has arrived for service in Pointe-APitre, Guadeloupe, French West Indies. Chief executive officer J. Parker Conrad said the 650-toncapacity structure contracted by Naval Drydock Guadeloupe

Astilleros Espanoles Yards Report Full Orderbooks Well Into 1989

The Andalucia yards of the Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Astilleros Espanoles SA (AESA) are assured of work orders well into 1989, according to the company. According to the company, its Cadiz yard has a full complement of orders, including

 
 
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