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of Alabama and a law degree from the Loyola University School of

Law. He joined Tidewater in 1968 as a staff attorney.

In 1972 he was appointed man- ager of Tidewater's contracts de- partment and in 1977 was elected associate general counsel. The following year he was named manager of the legal department, and two years later was elected president of Pental in addition to manager of the legal department.

He is a member of the Louisi- ana State Bar Association and the Maritime Law Association.

As a new vice president of

Tidewater Inc., and as a vice president of Tidewater Marine

Service, Inc., Mr. Ramey will add administrative and operational duties to his responsibilities for the marine affiliate's activities in South America and the Car- ibbean.

A native of Shreveport, La., and a graduate of Louisiana State

University, Mr. Ramey joined

Tidewater in 1971 as a sales rep- resentative after having served as a vice president of Homco In- ternational of Houston.

In 1973 he was appointed man- aging director of Tidewater Mid- dle East Marine, Inc. in Iran, and later served as area manager in the Persian Gulf and in West

Africa as regional manager, based in Nigeria.

In 1977 he was promoted a vice president of Tidewater Ma- rine. Last year, he was named regional manager for all Latin

America, excluding Lake Mara- caibo.

Tidewater Inc. owns and oper- ates the world's largest fleet of vessels serving the offshore en- ergy industry and also explores for and produces oil and gas, and conducts air and natural gas com- pression operations, including en- gineering, fabrication, construc- tion and operation of compressor stations and natural gas plants.

Award $5.7-Million

Contract For Galveston

To T.L. James Co.

T.L. James Company, Inc.,

Ruston, La., has been awarded a $5,739,555 firm fixed price con- tract for dredging Galveston Har- bor following competition in which 36 bids were solicited and six were received. The Galveston

Engineer District, Galveston,

Texas, is the contracting activity.

Crowley Establishes Unit

For Energy Transportation

Headed By VP Kirkeide

Crowley Maritime Corporation (CMC), San Francisco, Calif., re- cently established a department identified as the energy transpor- tation and development group, according to a recent announce- ment by Leo L. Collar, executive vice president of CMC operations.

October 15, 1981

Based in San Francisco, the new department is responsible for chartering activities of the company's fleet of large ocean- going oil barges, which includes 10 vessels of 16,000 long tons, in addition to the development of coal transportation and ter- minal services. The group will also pursue new energy transpor- tation opportunities and the de- velopment of related equipment to meet market demand.

Heading the new department is

Keith L. Kirkeide, vice president, who previously directed the com- pany's bulk petroleum services.

John S. Hollett was named di- rector of marketing and develop- ment for the new energy group.

He was formerly director of mar- keting, contract transportation, for CMC's Caribbean operations in Jacksonville, Fla.

Charles D. Madison is director of bulk petroleum marketing. Mr.

Madison's four years in manage- ment of bulk petroleum market- ing at CMC were preceded by over 20 years in marine and oil industry operations.

Larry R. Olsen has been ap- pointed director of coal trans- portation and development. Mr.

Olsen was previously managing director for a CMC trucking and marine transportation subsidiary based in Damman, Saudi Arabia.



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