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
Great Southern Derrick Barge Company has taken delivery of a $3-million 80-ton floating crane to enhance their operations in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area. Mounted on a 125 by 52-foot barge built by Bergeron Industries, Inc., St. Bernard, La., the
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 30th Annual Fall Meeting of the Gulf Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) was held at the Broadwater Beach Hotel, Biloxi, Miss., on September 22, 1978. A capacity crowd attended the technical session which opened at 11 a.
Three 195-foot by 35-foot by 11-foot 11-inch double-skin tank barges have been constructed by Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO), Nashville, Tenn., for Binion Marine Service of Houston, Texas. The barges are certified by the United States Coast
The board of directors of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. has elected William A. Creelman to serve as its chairman of the board. Mr. Creelman, who is president of National Marine Service Incorporated of St. Louis, Mo., will be completing the unexpired term of Archie L.
The effects of a continued worldwide s h i p p i n g depression, rising ship repair costs, and the instability in international currency relationships have all played a part in stalling the long-awaited recovery of the world hull insurance markets.
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.
Capt. S. Fraser Sammis, president of the National Cargo Bureau, New York, N.Y., and a longtime leader in ship i n d u s t ry safety, has been elected general chairman of the Marine Section of the National Safety Council for the coming year. He succeeds Capt.
—Literature Available AMP Special Industries recently issued Product Bulletin 805-1. This Bulletin, entitled "Marine Cable Splicing Kit," describes the latest equipment for wiring methods to be used in modular shipbuilding, jumboizing and repairs.