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.
A key East Coast shipping executive, long active in U.S. maritime affairs, has been elected chairman of the board of the American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) for the next 12 months. He is Fred S. Sherman, chairman of the board, Marine Transport Lines, Inc.
The De Laval Separator Company has established a Marine/ Offshore Sales Department to provide increased service to this rapidly growing segment of the company's markets. Robert J. Wimmer has been named national sales manager for the new department.
Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates and Houston Natural Gas Corporation announced recently that Eastern's wholly owned marine subsidiary, Midland Affiliated Company, has agreed in principle to acquire Federal Barge Lines Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Houston Natural.
The Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, has approved in principle the application by Noble-National Joint Venture, 1924 South Utica, Suite 600, Tulsa, Okla., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing
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.
Stolt Parcel Tankers, Inc. selected Marine Management Systems' (MMS's) FleetWORKS, an inventory and maintenance software system, for six chemical tankers and shoreside at its Houston, Texas office. Subsequent installations are planned over the next
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.
BSM Joint Venture of Houston, Texas announced the contract signing between its client, Global Industries, Ltd. of Lafayette, La. and Aker Gulf Marine of Ingleside, Texas, for construction of a variable draft SWATH Diving Support Vessel (DSV) designed by BSM Joint Venture.