First Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Built On U.S. East Coast Christened At Bethlehem Steel's Baltimore, Md. Shipyard
The Ocean Scout, the first semisubmersible oil well drilling rig to be constructed on the East Coast of the U.S., was christened on December 10, 1973, at Bethlehem Steel's Fort McHenry shipyard, '.Baltimore, Md. It was delivered to Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company of New Orleans, La.
According to William H. Bevan, president of Marine Technologies and Brokerage Corp., the S.S. United States will shortly begin removals in preparation for its movement to the shipyard for a complete retrofit. The vessel will undergo a massive rip-out and rebuild,
The board of directors, C.F. Bean Corporation, One Shell Square, New Orleans, La. 70139, has named Charles R. (Yogi) Barron, vice president, Bean International Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of C.F. Bean Corporation. Mr. Barron will be
Sperry has announced that it in tends to acquire the assets of Navidyne Corporation of Newport News. Va. Navidyne develops, sells, services, and operates marine electronic navigation and communications systems. The firm had 1983 sales of approximately $5 million.
While electronic manufacturers are quickly rolling out more and more advanced gadget r\\ one company finds that its customer support growth was equally important. Recent trends in the shipping industry are changing how suppliers of marine equipment handle customer support.
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation demonstrated its powerful new fireboat recently at the Poydras Street wharf in New Orleans. Named Gulf Fleet No. 40, the new boat is the 100th vessel to join Gulf Fleet Marine's growing fleet of tugs, towing/supply vessels,
A new selective calling system is helping AMOCO solve the problem of putting marine radiotelephone calls through promptly to its fleet of vessels scattered around the world. On the inland waterways, barge owners are using the same system to dial
The newly formed Pacific Merchant Shipping Association in S'an Francisco, Calif., is launching a move to bring into its ranks a broad range of West Coast shipping and commercial interests, including foreign-flag steamship companies. At the start of the year,
Michael S. Wasacz has been appointed to the newly established position of executive vice president of Matson Navigation Company of San Francisco, it was announced by James P. Gray, president. Mr. Wasacz will also continue to serve as president