San Antonio, Texas The eighth biennial Oil Spill Conference — sponsored jointly by the U.S. petroleum industry and the federal government — will be held February 28 - March 3, 1983, at the San Antonio Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas. More than 1,


Marathon LeTourneau Introduces New GulfKing Class Jackup For Gulf Of Mexico

—Brochure Available Marathon LeTourneau of Houston, Texas, recently introduced its new GulfKing™ class offshore jackup drilling rig, a rig designed for the Gulf of Mexico. The new GulfKing class jackup offers many of the proven features found in the popular LeTourneau 116 class jackup,

BRITAIN A Marine Industry Review

Merchant shipbuilding in Britain is going through a period of radical change and innovation aimed at overcoming the effects of falling demand for tonnage worldwide. Current strategy is concentrated on reducing head-on competition with the "price-leaders" of the Far East,

Owners... Start Counting The Cash

The much anticipated turnaround in the Gulf of Mexico Oil Patch is happening, and the companies that supply boats and services in the area are feeling the impact. Consolidation has touched every facet of the marine business — every facet of business — for nearly a decade.

OTC 91

A Preview Offshore Technology Conference And Show Set For May 6-9 In Houston, Texas One of the world's foremost international showcases for offshore services and equipment annually for the past 22 years, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

Austal USA Enters Repair Market

Following an accidental collision by a large OSV while in port, the Seba'an was taken to the Austal USA facilities in Mobile, Ala., for an extensive but quick repair. The damage was to the starboard side at window height breaking all of the windows

Tidewater Marine Acquires Three Vessels In Exchange For Common Stock

Tidewater Inc.'s marine division, Tidewater Marine Service, has completed an agreement to purchase three utility vessels from Bollinger Machine Shop & Shipyard, Inc. of Lockport, La., and two of its affiliated companies. The three 800-horsepower,

Hydranautics To Provide Skidding System For Perforadora Mexico S.A.

Hydranautics Hydraulic Systems, Goleta, Calif., recently announced receipt of a contract from National Supply Company, Houston, Texas, to provide a cantilever and drill floor skidding system for use on a Perforadora Mexico S.A. Class 1 11-C selfelevating drilling unit.

Supply Vessel Overhauled By Homeport Marine

Homeport Marine Services, Moss Point, Miss., formerly Quality Shipbuilders, Inc., has recently completed a rework project on the suppy vessel Hope Tide, according to the firm's president Jack Edwards. Homeport Marine performed extensive work on the 180-foot vessel's propellers,

Southwest Marine Awarded Cruise Ship Conversion Contract Worth $75 Million

Southwest Marine, Inc., San Diego, Calif., the West Coast's largest network of ship repair yards, has been awarded a $75-million contract for the conversion and overhaul of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's M.S. Viking Serenade. The work will take place at Southwest's San Diego facility,

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