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MarAd Approves Title XI
On $5.5-Million Towboat
For Mystic Marine Towing
Mystic Marine Towing Partners
II of St. Louis (original applicant was ML Barge Operating Corpora- tion) has received Maritime Admin- istration approval for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the
Moss Point Marine, Inc. (MPM) of Escatawpa, Miss., has announced that Fred Spence has joined the company as assistant to the presi- dent. He will be working with cus- tomers as well as MPM manage- ment on a daily basis to insure smooth work flow. He will also assist in marketing efforts and various special projects.
Mr. Spence brings 25 years of shipyard and construction experi- ence to MPM, having served with
Halter Marine's New Orleans yard as western area production director, corporate production control man- ager, yard manager, and production control manager.
Mid-America's newest passage- way to the Gulf of Mexico—the
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway— is moving toward completion much faster than projections based on sur- veys and studies by the Army Corps of Engineers, say Tenn-Tom offi- cials.
Dedication ceremonies for the 234-mile, $2-billion barge canal are scheduled in Mobile, Ala., and Co- lumbus, Miss., on June 1, 1985.
However, administrator Don Wal- don of the Waterway Authority says the route may actually be open to barge traffic as early as January next year. The waterway will pro- vide primary corridor states like In- diana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and
Tennessee with a new, direct water route to the Gulf.
Mr. Waldon says he cannot guar- antee that the waterway will be car- rying barges from end to end the first week in January, "but if every- thing keeps falling into place the way it has, it's entirely possible."
Studies and surveys have resulted in a Corps of Engineers' estimate of 28 to 30 million tons of cargo mov- ing on the Tenn-Tom in its first full year of operation. Traffic on com- pleted portions support the projec- tions, says the Corps' public affairs officer, Sam Green. Columbus
Lock & Dam reports 541 lockages this year, and the Gainsville Lock &
Dam at the south end of the project has moved 130,000 tons of cargo. "These figures are impressive," Mr.
Green said, "but they're only a drop in the bucket compared with what we are going to see." 20
Fred Spence Joins
Moss Point Marine
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