On March 7, 2002 the 19,520-dwt, 515 x 78 x 42 ft. (157 x 23.7 x 12.8 m) Maersk La Guaira, fully laden with containers, lost power and ran aground while entering Guayaquil Harbor in Ecuador. Titan Maritime immediately responded with a two-man survey team from Panama,
Robert M. Loftus has been named president of Ocean Salvors Company, a joint venture of the Moran Towing Corporation of New York, and Crowley Maritime Corporation of San Francisco. Mr. Loftus joined Moran Towing & Transportation in 1962 and served in various capacities.
Six maritime industry leaders, including a top official of the International Longshoremen's Association (AFL-CIO), were honored by the National Safety Council for actions in behalf of worker safety. Five of the group were cited for outstanding
Thomas E. Moran, president of Moran Towing & Transportation Company, Inc., has announced new areas of responsibility for vice president W. Anthony Watt. Mr. Watt took over the sales and marketing division of the company. Working with Mr. Watt will be sales representatives Karl B.
The Northwest Towboat Association recently held its 17th annual membership meeting in Seattle, Wash. During the meeting, Bill Epping, General Construction Company, was elected president for the ensuing year. The position of vice president was filled by Warner Nelson,
Gerald A. Plank has been appointed supervisor of operations and diving for Crowley Environmental Services Corporation, Seattle, Wash., according to an announcement by Barry Paulsen, CES Northwest Division general manager. Mr. Plank has nearly 10 years' experience in underwater construction,
The Marine Section, National Safety Council—largest group in the United States maritime industry promoting company efforts to reduce employee accidents — will hold its 61st annual convention and seminar on October 2-4, 1978 at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, 111.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs Samuel B. Nemirow has approved in principle the application by Manatee Towing Company, 2050 Coral Way, Miami, Fla., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of two integrated tug-barge units.
A report released by the Maritime Administration (MarAd) indicates that the greatest potential for maintaining the competitiveness of barge-towing operations on the inland waterways lies in improved river port operations. Titled "A Primer On Inland Waterways Ports,
Dillingham Corporation has announced the formation of Ocean Transportation Services, a new subsidiary of Honolulu-based Dillingham Corporation's maritime group, to be located in the Houston area. In making the announcement, David B. Ballash, D i l l i n g h am group vice president-maritime,