Paul J. Staadeker has been elected vice president, Transportation Services for Agri-Trans Corporation in Long Grove, 111., reporting to R.A. Wilson, executive vice president and general manager. Mr. Staadeker will have responsibility for equipment dispatch,
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.
Smit Salvage has developed a new. patented wreck removal cutting system that is designed to be fast and cost effective, and was used during the successful recovery of the Russian submarine Kursk last year. The new system utilizes a special abrasive cutting
Two 22,000-hp tugs, the Smit Rotterdam and Smit London of Smit Tak International Ocean Towage and Salvage Company (the Netherlands), recently towed a Concrete Island Drilling System (CIDS) from Nippon Kokan's Tsu Yard in Japan to the north coast of Alaska.
Edward Renshaw, president of St. Louis Ship, was honored recently by the American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC), an organization founded in 1976 largely through his efforts. Under Mr. Renshaw's stewardship, the AWSC has grown into a representative national body,
Titan Maritime recently had its expertise put to the test with the wreck removal operation of a 426 x 105 x 28 ft. (130 x 32 x 8.5 m), 7,279 grt materials barge. The vessel was transiting the area of Mina Saqr Port in Ras A1 Khaimah, United Arab
Deputy Assistant Secretary- Samuel B. Nemirow, U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, has approved in principle the application by Offshore Logistics, Inc., 1001 Pinhook Road, Lafayette, La., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of four 210-foot,
Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., Post Office Box 19264, New Orleans, La. 70179, will charter seven vessels to Tragosa (a Mexican marine company), which equipment is to be used in the extensive offshore drilling program recently announced by Pemex, Mexico's national oil company.
—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
Additional user taxes on the barge industry would weaken the competitiveness of the barge mode and ultimately damage the whole economy, a barge industry leader said recently. He went on to warn against sacrificing the entire waterways system to "shortterm and short-sighted budgetary goals.