The newly formed California Launch Service Corporation christened its first launch vessel on June 14, in ceremonies at the St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, Calif. Rees B. Williams Jr., president of the firm, headquartered in San Francisco,
The Gulfwind, the first completely computer- designed offshore jackup drilling rig, is under construction for Chiles Drilling Company of Houston, Texas, at Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas, yard, Marathon announced from its Houston headquarters.
Kenneth E. Cochran Jr., president of Alliance Marine Services, New Orleans, has announced that Phillip J. Wright has joined the company as vice president of Sales and Marketing. He will be responsible for all marketing for the company, including
Crowley Marine Services recently accepted the delivery of Alert — the first of a trio of new 140 ft. (42.6 m), 10,192-hp Prevention and Rescue Response Tugs (PRT's) under contract with the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company for use in both Valdez Harbor and Prince William Sound, Alaska.
Electrologic Inc. of New Hyde Park, N.Y., was established recently by Gene Ossi, who has been associated with marine machinery f o r 40 years. The new company will provide turnkey electronic automation and annunciator console systems f o r diesel propulsion systems and diesel generators.
Dillingham Corporation has announced the formation of Ocean Transportation Services, a new subsidiary of Honolulu-based Dillingham Corporation's maritime group, to be located in the Houston area. In making the announcement, David B. Ballash, D i l l i n g h am group vice president-maritime,
David Jackson has been appointed vice p r e s i d e n t of Sun State Marine Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., according to an announcement released by company president Frank V. Oliver Jr. Sun State Marine is the foremost hauler of petroleum products on the St.
Richard N. Weeks, president of Weeks Stevedoring Co., Inc., 216 North Avenue East, Cranford, N.J. 07016, has announced the recent acquisition of two barge-mounted cranes to complement their fleet of floating cranes now numbering 18. Formerly owned and operated by Prolerized Schiabo Neu Co.
Andrew H. Greller and Rupert D. Belt have been promoted to new positions at Ashland Petroleum Company, the largest operating division of Ashland Oil, Inc., according to an announcement by Robert B. Keifer Jr., vice president, marine/surface transportation and facilities.
E. Whitney Olson has been named president of Willamette Tug & Barge Co., a major Portland, Ore.-based ship assist, general towing and barging, and oilbarging firm which operates in the Ports of Portland, and Vancouver, Wash. He also serves as