Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO) recently delivered two integrated, threebarge double-skin petroleum tows to Coastal Towing Inc., Texas, of Houston. Each of the tows consists of a 297-foot 6-inch by 54-foot by 12-foot lead rake barge, a 290-foot by 54-foot by 12-foot mid-box barge,
Murphy Pacific Marine Salvage Company, One World Trade Center, Suite 8833 New York, N.Y. 10048, has announced the promotion of Joseph F. Madeo Jr. to the position of general manager of its Merritt Division. This is the former Marine Salvage Division
16th Vessel Joins The Fleet The Gulf Island V, a giant selfelevating, self-propelled lift boat capable of servicing rigs in deep water, was christened recently in New Orleans by its operator, Blue Streak- Gulf Island Operations of Belle Chasse, La.
The role of towage, salvage and heavy-lift within the shipping industry is not large, but its importance far outweighs its size and it embraces an impressive and diverse range of expertise. The individual markets have undergone major upheavals
Two international maritime treaties that address oil pollution preparation and response and ship salvage operations are being pushed by the Bush Administration. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Richard J.
Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Maritime Affairs, has announced the award of a $394,000, 16-month research and development contract to study the port facilities and waterborne commodity flows of 17 states in the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf Coast area.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Samuel B. Nemirow, U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, has approved in principle the application by Allied Barge, Inc., P.O. Box 717, Norfolk, Va., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the reconstruction of two flat-deck barges.
Since January 2000 there has been a decrease in the total number of inland tank barges listed for sale. Prices for inland tank barges have increased an average of 10 percent over last year for barges under 10,000 bbl capacity. Barges over 10,000 bbl have increased about 14 percent.
The Marine Section, National Safety Council—largest group in the United States maritime industry promoting company efforts to reduce employee accidents — will hold its 61st annual convention and seminar on October 2-4, 1978 at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, 111.
Loan guarantees totaling nearly $82 million were approved by Maritime Administrator Warren Leback for six financing and refinancing applications under the agency's Title XI program. With only one guarantee approved since 1987, the program had been virtually dormant.