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.
D r a v o M e c h l i n g A n n o u n c es M a n a g e m e n t C h a n g e s In S o u t h e r n O p e r a t i o ns
Dravo Mechling, the barge line subsidiary of Dravo Corporation, recently announced a series of management changes related to its operations in the New Orleans- Baton Rouge, La., area. Tom Terrell has been appointed manager, Southern operations.
The new supply vessel North Mariner is the first British-ordered vessel to be built to DNV's new environmental class. Companies, organizations and the public at large are now realizing the importance of limiting ships' emissions to the air and
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,
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,
The keel was laid recently for the first of four 6,000-bhp Friendship Class pushboats being manufactured by Dravo Corporation's Engineering Works Division for the People's Republic of China. The vessel will measure 45.7 meters by 12.8 meters by 3.
Three offshore service companies— Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation of New Orleans; Jackson Marine Corporation of Aransas Pass, Texas; and Zapata Marine Service of Houston—plan to merge into a new company that will have $600 million in assets and
Seabulk Offshore do Brasil, Ltda.. finalized an agreement with Promar Brazil (Estaleiro Promara I) to build a UT-755L platform supply vessel (PSV) for delivery in the fall of 2004, with an option for a second ship. To be named Seabulk Brasil, the 5,460-hp, 236-ft.
Three managers have been named to new positions with Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation's domestic operations, Larry T. Rigdon, vice president-North American operations, has announced. Based in the Harvey, La., office, B.B. Breland has been named manager-tugs and barges.
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.