Reading tea leaves on a boat underway is an exercise in frustration because just as the leaves start to settle, another wave comes along and changes the picture. Similarly, trying to foresee trends in the marine industry. Just as you see things shaping up,
The MV Union Manta, operated hy the URS Towage & Salvage Union, Ltd., is designed to assist offshore lifting platforms in the construction of oil drilling rigs, oil and gas production plants, storage spars, and other related at-sea construction. The vessel was delivered on March 21,
The 55th Annual Convention of The Propeller Club of the United States, and the concurrent 1981 American Merchant Marine Conference, will be held in Baltimore, Md., on October 14, 15, and 16. Headquarters hotel for the event, which is being hosted by the Propeller Club Port of Baltimore,
The largest shipyard in the United States has signed a letter of intent which could lead to construction of the world's largest nuclear-powered commercial vessels. Tenneco's Newport News Shipbuilding and Ravi N. Tikkoo, chairman of the board of Globtik Tankers U.
In August 2000, Congress directed the President to appoint a group of experts to study the policy of the United States conwith respect to the oceans and make recommendations for changes. The legislative mandate was broad - covering protection of
David Watson, general manager of Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Sparrows Point yard, recently announced the receipt of a $1.9-million contract for work on the S.S. Cape Alava, a ship assigned to the Ready Reserve Force (RRF). Mr. Watson stated
Maritime business commerce has changed rapidly over the last decade. In order to stay competitive, companies are increasingly inventing more efficient ways to conduct business. The advent of the Internet has created new tools to negotiate and complete
—Literature Available Operators and owners of ships, tankers, mobile offshore drilling units, as well as uninspected commercial vessels, should be aware of the difference between an exposure suit and immersion suit. "Immersion" suit is the term
The Maritime Administration has awarded three contracts totaling some $2.7 million for repairs to three ships in the Ready Reserve Force (RRF). The RRF is a special component of the National Defense Reserve Fleet. Merchant vessels in this category are funded by the U.
Steven Wolgamot has been named executive vice president of Waterways Transportation and Trading Company and Maritime Transportation and Trading Company, Twin Cities, Minn.-based barge and marine equipment companies. Mr. Wolgamot was formerly assistant to the president of Twin City Barge,