The largest tugboat ever built in the United States to run on heavy fuel oil was completed and christened recently at McDermott Shipyards' Morgan City Division in Bayou Boeff, La. The 140-foot, twin-screw Valiant (shown above) was built for Houston-based Bulkfleet Marine Corporation.
The responsibility of melding, developing and profitably leading one of the world's most prolific high-technology marine companies is, to say the least, a daunting task. Assuming the post with no marine industry experience would seemingly make the job all the more difficult.
Designed for transport of logs, the 41,545-dwt bulk carrier Sanko Stork (shown below) was delivered recently by the Tamano yard of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company (MES) to the Jade Corporation of Liberia for charter to Sanko Line. She
A highly diversified maritime service company and owner of one of the world's largest privately-owned tug and barge fleets, Oakland, California- based Crowley Maritime Corporation is commemorating its centennial in 1992. Crowley Maritime began
Zapata Corporation of Houston recently announced that its board of directors and the board of directors of Trafalgar House Limited have approved an agreement for Zapata's U.K. subsidiary, Zapata Off-Shore Services Limited, to acquire Offshore Marine Limited,
Tideland Signal Corporation of Houston, Texas, manufacturer of high quality navigational aids and solar electric generators, has published a 30-page, full-color brochure on the company's products, and on the many projects around the world for which it has supplied equipment.
Shell U.K. Exploration and Production has contracted with Bardex Corporation, through its London office, for the rig-skidding system on the Shell Tern platform in the North Sea. The system will consist of a control console and four hydraulic gripper jacks.
The World's Largest Oil Spill Response Organization On March 24,1989, an oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, causing the biggest oil spill in the history of the United States. While thousands worked to clean up the spill,
Robin Towing Corporation, 440 Pailet Avenue, Harvey, La., has applied for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of two oceangoing tugboats and two aluminum crewboats, and in the refinancing of two oceangoing tugs. The two
Concurrent with the National Council Congress and Exposition in Chicago, 111., October 17-20, Todd Shipyards Corporation held its own Safety Conference at the Oxford House Hotel in Chicago. Attending the Todd Conference were safety engineers,