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
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
The Australian Reefer, first of four 630,000-cubic-foot refrigerated cargo ships under construction for J. Lauritzen A/S of Copenhagen, was launched recently at the Ulsan Shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries Company, Ltd. in South Korea. These
Jaap van de Guchte Senior stands on the port side half way up the ship's 110- m length. With hand signals, two fingers pointing aft. he directs the helmsman to move the precise two meters for alignment of the tanker's cargo manifolds and those on the BP refinery dock.
When Olympic Tug & Barge was founded in 1987, owner Harley Franco had environmental responsibility on his mind. Early major oil tanker disasters southeast of Nantucket, Mass., near Galveston, Texas, and off the coasts of England and Mexico were influencing the
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,
Algoma Central Railway of Sault Ste. Marie, the third largest Canadian Great Lakes operator, recently christened the 13th vessel in its fleet in honor of the town of Collingwood with the launching there of the M/V Algowood. Mrs. Douglas A. Berlis,
Scott Watterworth has been named vice president-operations for General Steamship Corporation, Ltd. of San Francisco. His new responsibilities will encompass overall management direction of full cargo vessel operations handled by the company's offices in California, Oregon, and Washington.
The USSR has launched a nuclear merchant shipbuilding program which will, by the close of the 1980s, make the Soviet merchant marine the only one to have both nuclear-powered icebreakers and cargo vessels. According to a report in the journal "Soviet Shipping,
South Korean bulk transport company Pan Ocean Shipping Co. Ltd. has begun a life extension program of its Cape-size bulk carrier and OBO fleet in response to a growing concern over the number of losses of this type vessel in recent years. One of the company's vessels,