On March 7, 2002 the 19,520-dwt, 515 x 78 x 42 ft. (157 x 23.7 x 12.8 m) Maersk La Guaira, fully laden with containers, lost power and ran aground while entering Guayaquil Harbor in Ecuador. Titan Maritime immediately responded with a two-man survey team from Panama,
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
Paul J. Staadeker has been elected vice president, Transportation Services for Agri-Trans Corporation in Long Grove, 111., reporting to R.A. Wilson, executive vice president and general manager. Mr. Staadeker will have responsibility for equipment dispatch,
David H. Green has been elected executive vice president of Savannah Machine and Shipyard Co., Lathrop Avenue, Savannah, Ga. 31402, according to an announcement by Robert F. Sherman, president. Mr. Green is a graduate of Fort Trumbull Maritime School and the Johns Hopkins University.
Titan Maritime recently had its expertise put to the test with the wreck removal operation of a 426 x 105 x 28 ft. (130 x 32 x 8.5 m), 7,279 grt materials barge. The vessel was transiting the area of Mina Saqr Port in Ras A1 Khaimah, United Arab
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.
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.
Dillingham Tug and Barge Corporation (DT&B), Honolulu, Hawaii, has been awarded a government contract by the Military Sealift Command, Washington, D.C., to provide tug and barge service between Honolulu, Johnston Island, and Eniwetok Atoll as
James K. Taggart, president of Tampa-based TECO Transport & Trade Corporation, has announced the signing of a long-term agreement with Freeman United Coal Mining Company of Chicago to supply river transport, ground storage, and coal-loading services for two million tons of U.
Tom Opatz, president of Pacific Towboat & Salvage, Seattle, announced recently that Ray Tsuneyoshi has been promoted to the new position of vice president and manager of marketing and planning for Pacific Towboat & Salvage. According to Mr. Opatz,