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.
Michael J. Ucci has been appointed a vice president of AMCA International C o r p o r a t i o n . Mr. Ucci will concentrate on selective sales and marketing activities for the newly formed Marine Division which includes the products and services of its IMODCO and Wiley Manufacturing units.
Technical Symposium-October 3-4, Norfolk, Va. A technical symposium, Naval Ship Maintenance & Modernization/ Affordability, sponsored by the Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, and the American Society of Naval Engineers, Tidewater Section,
Since worldwide cruise ship construction is at an all-time high, with more than 20 new cruise liners being built, on order, or in the planning stage, and U.S. yards are busy building a number of cruise boats and ferries, the editors of Maritime
Bird-Johnson Company, Walpole, Mass., recently appointed Peter J. Gwyn to the position of president and chief operating officer. Mr. Gwyn brings over 30 years of marine industry experience to his new position and is joining Bird- Johnson from the Massachusetts Shipbuilders Corporation,
The U.S. Navy ship Capable was recently christened and launched at Halter Marine, Inc., Moss Point, Miss. She is the fourth of six identical ocean surveillance ships under construction at Halter for the Navy, with a total contract value of approximately $85 million.
One of the more difficult tasks facing both marine engineers and vessel owners contemplating new construction or the reengining of an existing vessel is keeping up with the latest developments in diesel engines for both main propulsion and auxiliary power.
Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., has completed the all-steel, 105-foot harbor tug, Paz, to the Panama Canal Commission, Republic of Panama. Original construction was begun by another shipyard which did not complete the vessel due to inclement
The Philadelphia section of the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) recently met with the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) to hear a paper entitled, "The Maritime Industry at the Crossroads.
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., signed a contract, pursuant to approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, to acquire the assets and operations of Halter Marine from Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. If approved, Bollinger contemplates acquiring substantially all of Halter's operating assets,