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1987: A YEAR OF MAJOR THREATS AND IMPORTANT VICTORIES

Dena L. Wilson Vice President-Legislative Affairs The American Waterways Operators AWO's legislative activities serve two primary functions: the first, and most significant, revolve around active participation in the federal legislative process

 

COMPUTERIZED VESSEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

A Preview Of The Latest Offerings Designed To Help Operators Reduce Costs As in other areas, the computer is revolutionizing the maritime industry. Numerous new packages of hardware and software have become available for marine applications during the past year.

Maritime History

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.

Valmet Yard To Build Feeder Type Barge Carriers For Soviets

According to an agreement signed in Moscow recently, Valmet Oy Helsinki Shipyard will deliver two 8,700-dwt barge-carrying vessels of a new type (shown above) to the USSR in 1983. The vessels are of the feeder type, which will operate at the ends

New Brochure On Hoists, Winches And Mooring Systems Offered By Skagit

A complete overview of its capabilities in providing the offshore oil industry with needed winch /windlass power is contained in a new brochure now available from Skagit Division of Continental Emsco. The 16-page, full-color booklet describes the Sedro-Woolley, Wash.

Franklin Promoted To Vice President At McDermott Marine

Robert E. Howson, president and chief operating officer of McDermott Marine Construction, announced that James F. Franklin has been promoted to vice president and general manager, Fabrication and Shipyard Operations based at Bayou Boeuf and Amelia, La.

Zidell Receives Army Dredge Repair Contract

The Marine Repair Division of Zidell Explorations, Inc., was the successful bidder for the extensive repair and refitting of the seagoing hopper dredge Biddle, operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dredge contract involves one of the largest repair jobs ever bid by Zidell.

Sanborn Named President Of Sonat Marine Inc.

James H. Sanborn has been elected president of Sonat Marine Inc. of Philadelphia. The announcement was made by Ronald L. Kuehn Jr., chairman, president and chief executive officer of Sonat Inc., the parent company of Sonat Marine. Mr. Sanborn succeeds Stephen A.

McDermott Delivers First Jumboized Crowley Barge — Gets Contract To "Stretch" Three Additional Units

Crowley Maritime Corporation of San Francisco, which last year awarded McDermott Shipyards a contract to lengthen two roll-on/ roll-off barges, has ordered midbody extensions of three additional barges. Each barge, designed to transport wheeled vehicles and cargo containers,

Conferees A g r e e On Scheduling Of Tanker Double-Hull Phase-In

Although the legislation has yet to be approved, it appears that all oceangoing tankers operating within U.S. waters will have to be equipped with a double hull by 2015, according to a recent proposal by a joint House-Senate conferee committee.

 
 
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