A 3,250-ton-capacity floating drydock, built by Conrad Industries, Inc., Morgan City, La., has arrived for service in St. Louis, Mo. Conrad Industries' CEO, J. Parker Conrad, said the unit, which was contracted for by Missouri Drydock and Repair Company, Cape Giradeau, Mo.
Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., Tidewater Inc.'s marine subsidiary, has outfitted one of its supply vessels for special service off the coast of West Africa for Nigerian AGIP Oil Co., Ltd., a venture of the national oil companies of Nigeria and Italy.
The Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., Freeland, Wash., boatyard recently completed the M/V Tiny, a 70-foot long triplescrew shallow draft tug boat. The construction of this vessel was the result of a joint venture between Crowley Maritime
Thomas Marine, Inc. of Patchogue, N.Y., recently delivered two aluminum patrol and rescue boats to the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau, Great River, N.Y. The vessels are the first to be specifically designed and built for the police — previously, the department procured stock boats.
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.
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,
Tom Frazier I I I , formerly vice president of sales, has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing at American Commercial Barge Line Company (ACBL), a unit of the Inland Waterways Services division of Texas Gas Transmission Corporation.
George Shaver, president of Shaver Transportation Company, announced that Zidell Exploration, Inc. has launched the fourth of a continuing series of large grain barges built for Shaver. These barges, each of 3,750 tons capacity, have the largest
FOCUS ON THE STEADY GROWTH IN THE SMALL SHIP, BARGE & BOATBUILDING SECTOR IMA has just completed an indepth business assessment of the entire U.S. marine market. The study looks at 38 specific segments of the U.S. marine market—from large commercial ships through small municipal craft.
The marine electronics world lost a pioneer with the passing of Willy Simonsen on December 4, 2003. Simonsen, who was 90 years old, was the co-founder and driving force behind Simrad, a company that is today part of the Kongsberg Group, the world's largest manufacturer of marine electronics.