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Big Turecamo Barge Launched At Bay Shipbuilding Yard

Bay Shipbuilding Corporation in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., entered saltwater shipbuilding when the 396-foot tank barge Marie Tilton, built for Turecamo Coastal & Harbor Towing Corporation, was christened and launched in a recent dual ceremony. The Marie Tilton is named in memory of Mrs.

 

Marathon Utilizes Computer Graphics For First Computer-Designed Offshore Rig

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.

P.J. Wright Joins Alliance Marine As VP Sales-Marketing

Kenneth E. Cochran Jr., president of Alliance Marine Services, New Orleans, has announced that Phillip J. Wright has joined the company as vice president of Sales and Marketing. He will be responsible for all marketing for the company, including

Nashville Bridge Delivers Two Integrated Tows To Coastal

Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO) recently delivered two integrated, threebarge double-skin petroleum tows to Coastal Towing Inc., Texas, of Houston. Each of the tows consists of a 297-foot 6-inch by 54-foot by 12-foot lead rake barge, a 290-foot by 54-foot by 12-foot mid-box barge,

NICOR And Sonat Subsea Form Gulf Joint Venture

—Literature Available NICOR Marine Inc. and Sonat Subsea Services Inc. recently announced that they have entered into a cooperative agreement to offer underwater services in the Gulf of Mexico. A NICOR Marine vessel has been modified to accommodate Sonat

David Jackson Appointed Vice President For Sun State Marine

David Jackson has been appointed vice p r e s i d e n t of Sun State Marine Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., according to an announcement released by company president Frank V. Oliver Jr. Sun State Marine is the foremost hauler of petroleum products on the St.

Savannah Machine And Shipyard Awarded $2.6-Million Contract

Deputy Assistant Secretary Samuel B. Nemirow, U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, has approved in principle the application by Allied Barge, Inc., P.O. Box 717, Norfolk, Va., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the reconstruction of two flat-deck barges.

$23-Million Subcontract To Oceanic Contractors, Inc. For North Sea Modules

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

SOFEC Awarded NavSea Contract For Offshore Mooring Terminal

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 SALMâ„¢. The unit will moor and unload tankers of up to 70,

U.S. Tank Barge Market Report

Since January 2000 there has been a decrease in the total number of inland tank barges listed for sale. Prices for inland tank barges have increased an average of 10 percent over last year for barges under 10,000 bbl capacity. Barges over 10,000 bbl have increased about 14 percent.

 
 
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