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Ro-Clean Desmi A/S of Denmark has been officially awarded the Guinness World Record for developing the largest offshore oil containment boom in the world. Known as the R0- BOOM 3500 this boom has an overall height of 11.5 ft. (3.5 m). Traditionally offshore booms have only been around 6.
The Gulfwind, the first completely computer- designed offshore jackup drilling rig, is under construction for Chiles Drilling Company of Houston, Texas, at Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas, yard, Marathon announced from its Houston headquarters.
Genstar Limited, Montreal, Canada, has announced the appointment of James S. Byrn as president of Genstar Marine Limited, Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Byrn was formerly president and owner of Gulf of Georgia Towing Co. Ltd. of Vancouver, recently acquired
Venture Seals (OVS), a manufacturer of propeller shaft sealing systems, has developed the Eco-Seal - what it describes as a revolutionary new design in propeller shaft sealing technology, as it is designed to ensure there is no oil leakage to the
SOFEC, Inc. of Houston has received a contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command for the construction, testing, and sea trials of a rapid deployment single anchor leg mooring terminal known by the trade name RA-DE SALM™. The unit will moor and unload tankers of up to 70,
— L i t e r a t u r e Available A new line of towing and locking lines, identified as P/D 84 has been introduced by Columbian Rope, Guntown, Miss. Designed for the inland waterways system as a companion rope to Columbian's P/D 101 river rope,
Oceanic Contractors, Inc., a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott & Co., Inc., New Orleans, La., announced that its McDermott Scotland Division has been subcontracted by Taywood-Santa Fe Ltd. for a sum in excess of 10 million pounds sterling (approximately $23
E. Whitney Olson has been named president of Willamette Tug & Barge Co., a major Portland, Ore.-based ship assist, general towing and barging, and oilbarging firm which operates in the Ports of Portland, and Vancouver, Wash. He also serves as
Jack A. West has been elected an executive vice president of Genstar Corporation, of San Francisco, Calif. Based in the company's San Francisco executive office, he has assumed responsibility for its marine services group and heavy construction operations.
A total restructuring of Dillingham Corporation's West Coast maritime transportation operations and the appointment of several key executives was announced recently by J. Joseph Casey, company president and chief executive officer. The restructuring includes the formation of Foss Maritime,