The following article is excerpted from a November 13, 1985 statement by Thomas B. Crowley, president, Crowley Maritime Corporation, before the Congressional Maritime Caucus, on behalf of the Inland and Coastal Tug and Barge Industry. Mr. Crowley
Making the transition from lighterage to towage, with the acquisition of his first tug R.W. Burke in 1876, marked a significant milestone for the company in that it was the company's first propeller driven vessel. (See story on page 31). The 75-ft.
Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Escatawpa, Miss., has converted the American Gulf I (shown), a former 520-foot T-2 tanker, into an oceangoing bulk grain barge for American Gulf Shipping of New Orleans. The extensive modification required the relocation
The addition of a fourth double- deck barge to its fleet has allowed Trailer Marine Transport Corporation to upgrade its service from Miami, Fla., to Puerto Rico by replacing smaller barges with double-deck barges, according to a recent announcement by Robert Homan,
National Marine Service Incorporated, St. Louis, Mo., recently announced that R.J. (Tex) Ritter has joined its Shipyard Division as a sales representative in its Houston offices. From this base, he will represent National Marine's shipyard, diesel engine rebuild/repair,
Phillip S. (Scott) Mangan has been named Service Manager of National Marine Service Incorporated's East Coast Operations. He will be headquartered at National Marine's new diesel engine repair and parts facility, 4580 Village Avenue, Norfolk, Va.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is facing a major effort from the inland waterway industry to have more funding from its operating budget diverted to low-cost lock renovations that would significantly reduce barge traffic delays. Within two years of being approved,
Westmont Industries, Los Angeles, Calif., has received a $24-million contract for the construction of five 100-ton floating cranes with options for two additional units. The floating cranes will be delivered to Mayport, Fla.; Norfolk, Va.; Port Jueneme, Calif.
It is estimated there are approximately 10,000 self propelled tugs, towboats and offshore service vessels in the U.S. fleet. Add to the above 10,000 tugs, towboats, and offshore support vessels, the balance of the United States shallow draft self propelled fleet consisting of 11,
Southern Shipbuilding Corporation recently delivered the hopper dredge Sandy Hook to McCormack Aggregates, South Amboy, N.J., after the vessel underwent conversion at the Slidell, La., yard. The 290-foot Sandy Hook was converted from the hopper barge Harold Smith,