Coastal Iron Works, Inc. of Corpus Christi, Texas, recently announced the christening of its new steel floating drydock. The drydock is named Mr. Pat after one of the founders of the company, E.J. Patterson. The drydock is now in service. Mr. Pat
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
Joseph A. Farrell III has been selected as the next president of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. (AWO), the national trade association for the U.S. barge and towing industry. Mr. Farrell comes to AWO from Pullman Power Products Corporation, where he served as senior vice president.
American Bureau of Shipping, Det Norske Veritas and Lloyd's Register have developed a series of initiatives to further improve the safety of international shipping. The three leading classification societies have agreed on 10 actions that will strengthen
Incat. a leading builder of high-speed ships, went on to win both categories for which it was nominated at this year's Cruise+Ferry Awards in London. Recognizing initiatives in design work, safety, environment protection, technology, and shipboard services,
In true Norwegian fashion, the Norwegian Shipowners' Association does not shy from the fact that its power base is shrinking. But, the organization does not concede defeat, and is a powerful lobbyist in helping to rouse political and industry support for
Newman's Inc. is offering a free brochure on the company's line of Newco marine valves. The publication features text on gate, globe, check and angle valves. Cross-section diagrams, as well as black and white photographs accompany the text. According to the brochure,
Despite the lure of large discoveries, the oil industry is wary about risking its money in proposed new lease sales off California's coast because of fierce opposition ranging from small local groups to the governor. The oil industry has learned
A flurry of contract awards during the first half of 1988 has caused Bardex Corporation of Goleta, Calif., to view near-term recovery prospects for the offshore industry with optimism. Recent contract activity contributing to the company's renewed growth
The Fourth British Columbia Towboat Industry Conference will be held at the Empress Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia, March 21-22, 1980. The theme of the conference this year will be "The Tug and its Environment." The meeting will be sponsored by the Council of Marine Carriers and B.