A study recently completed by NAV-COM Incorporated gives conclusive proof of the cost-benefits of using electronic mail for teletype message traffic ship and shore. A typical commercial ship can save $7,000-$ 11,000 per year in satellite calling charges,
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,
Oosterhuis Industries Supplies American Brons Diesel Engines To Five New Offshore Tugs Ship Buying Spree
Five new offshore tugs recently delivered by U.S. shipyards were equipped with American Brons diesel engines from Oosterhuis Industries, Inc. of New Orleans, La. Oosterhuis is the American distributor for Brons and American Brons diesel engines.
Jack Edwards, president of Halter Marine, Inc., has announced the recent launching (photo) at its Lockport, La., yard of a highly innovative 140-foot tugboat, first of two under construction for Otto Candies, Inc. of Des Allemands, La. This $5-million vessel,
British Petroleum and Stolt- Nielsen have signed a letter of intent which provides for British Petroleum acquiring an interest in Stolt Tankers and Terminals (Holdings) S.A., the chemicals shipping and related business of the Stolt-Nielsen Group.
James R. Farmer has been promoted to manager of worldwide operations for Sonat Offshore Drilling Inc., according to a recent announcement by company president W.C. O'Malley. Mr. Farmer joined Sonat Offshore in 1966 and was named ad- ministrative manager of operations in 1970.
Spurred by tax incentives and new government laws designed to promote its maritime industry, the shipping registry of the Isle of Man is growing. According to Capt. Geoffrey Davis, chief marine surveyor for the 1,000-year-old independent nation,
Tidewater Port Jackson Marine of Sydney, New South Wales, have placed an order with Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd., shipbuilders of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, to build a 197- foot offshore supply vessel. The vessel will be propelled
Lavalin Services, Inc. of Montreal (Quebec) Canada, and Solus Ocean Systems, Inc. of Houston, Texas, have agreed to form a jointly owned Canadian company to be called Lavalin Ocean Systems, Ltd. The company's headquarters will be located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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