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Marathon Launches Jackup Penrod 86 At Brownsville Yard

These four frames capture the launch sequence of the Penrod 86, a class 82-SD-C self-elevating offshore jackup drilling platform built by Marathon Manufacturing Company, Houston, Texas. The shallow-draft c a n t i l e v er drilling unit was launched

 

Swiftships Takes Over Mangone Shipbuilding From Stewart And Stevenson

Swiftships, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has acquired Mangone Shipbuilding Company of Houston from Stewart and Stevenson Services, Inc., representatives of the companies announced. Jerry Hoffpauir, president of Swiftships, and Ray Loden, vice president of

Marathon Introduces Semisubmersible For Gulf Of Mexico Environment

Marathon LeTourneau Offshore Company of Houston recently announced its new GranGulf® Class semisubmersible drilling unit that is rated to drill in water depths up to 3,000 feet and can carry a deck load of 4,000 tons. As the leading U.S. producer of offshore drilling units,

MarAd Approves Title XI Application For 86 Barges, Towboats Jeffboat, Toutant

The Maritime Administration has approved in principle an application from American Commercial Lines, Inc., Houston, Texas, for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing or refinancing two towboats and 86 hopper barges. The vessels were built by Jeffboat, Inc.

Bayou Black Shipyard Delivers Crewboat To Sundance Marine

Bayou Black Shipyard of Gibson, La., recently delivered the 42-foot aluminum crewboat "Sundance Horizon" (shown above) to Sundance Marine of Houston. The vessel has a length of 42 feet, a beam of 13 feet, and a depth midship of 6.5 feet. The

HSR Completes GLM Rig Upgrades

The Offshore Division of Houston Ship Repair. Inc. (HSR) completed two rig upgrades for Global Marine. HSR was the primary contractor for the repowering and mud system enhancement stages of the Glomar Baltic I upgrade project. The Marathon LeTourneau Super

Gulf Fleet Marine Offers 20-Page Color Brochure Describing Vessels, Service

Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation, headquartered in New Orleans, La., is offering a 20-page full color brochure describing the range of transportation services it provides to the marine and offshore industries. A Houston Natural Gas Corporation subsidiary,

Houston Ship Repair Reactivates 40-Year-Old Hattiesburg Victory

Earlier this year, Houston Ship Repair, Inc. of Houston was awarded a $1,175,000 fixed-price contract by the Maritime Administration to reactivate the cargo ship Hattiesburg Victory. The refurbished vessel sailed from Houston recently in service with the U.

 
 
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