Richard J. Gaston has joined B u l k f l e e t Marine Corporation, Houston, as manager of engineering services. His responsibilities include maintenance and repair, c r ew t r a i n i n g , supplying the boats, and assisting in the construction of new vessels.
A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Mr. Gaston previously worked as port engineer in the inland waterways for the East Coast branch of Exxon U.S.A., and as a chief engineer for McAllister Brothers, Inc.
Bulkfleet Marine Corporation, based in Houston, is engaged in the design, construction, and operation of tug-barge units chartered to oil and chemical companies for transporting materials along the U.S. Gulf, East, and West Coasts.
, a company based in Sharjah could control one of the most strategically located marine ports in the United States. Gulftainer through its subsidiary GT USA, Wilmington has inked a deal with the State of Delaware, USA, which would grant GT USA, Wilmington exclusive rights to operate and develop the Port
N.J., and Marine Car Carriers, Inc. of Secaucus, N.J. Rates also were accepted from the following companies with prior contracts with MSC: Afram Lines (USA), Ltd.; American President Lines, Ltd.; American Transport Line, Ltd.; Central Gulf Lines, Inc.; Crowley Caribbean Transport, Inc.; Dock Express
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A christening ceremony was held at National Steel and Shipuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego recently for the Exxon Valdez, the first of "two 209,000-dwt tankers being constructed for Exxon Shipping Company of Houston. These Alaska Class tankers are the largest ships ever built on the West Coast
John G. Smith has been promoted to general manager of Krupp Atlas Elektronik U.S.A. For the past year he has served as regional sales manager for the East and Gulf Coasts. Krupp Atlas Elektronik is a leading marine electronics manufacturer based in Bremen, West Germany. The Krupp Atlas product line
Exxon U.S.A.'s Marine Department recently announced plans for a $100-million program to modify five of its tankers. Newport New Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., will do the work, which is expected to be completed by mid-1981. The five tankers — the Exxon Baltimore, Exxon Boston, Exxon Jamestown
promoted ashore as port engineer in 1975. Prior to joining Bulkfleet, Mr. Osmer served as s e n i o r p r o j e c t engineer-Operations for Exxon Co. USA. He studied for a Master of Business Administration degree f r om Pepperdine University. Bulkfleet Marine Corporation is engaged in the design
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Western Oceanic Inc. and Far East- Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. announced they have signed a contract for the construction of a mobile self-elevating drilling unit for operation in up to 300-foot water depths. The unit will be built in Singapore for delivery in March 1981. The unit is currently availab
Stephen V. Ardia has been appointed acting general manager of the East Orange, N.J., manufacturing plant of Worthington Pump Corp. (USA). Prior to joining Worthington, Mr. Ardia was director of international sales for Goulds Pumps, Inc. His international experience includes four years as manager of
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SHIPBUILDING USCG POLAR SECURITY CUTTER An emperor penguin poses for a photo in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star in McMurdo Sound near Antarctica on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. The crew of the Seattle-based Polar Star is on its way to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze 2018, the U.S.
WORKBOATS SOUTHERN TOWING COMPANY Are the Z-drives as robust as conven- off the exterior edges of the propeller. you have more of an effect on slowing awesome, it is just a phenomenal orga- tional? No. But life is a compromise and You can have a cort nozzle that solves down the vessel at 90 degrees than
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WORKBOATS THE OSV MARKET DEMEREST TIDE: Tide- water vessel now working Eastern Mediterranean Photos: Iain Cameron ering longer term sentiments. A reckon- Tidewater units are oper- to point to actual demand seeing dayrates just above $40,500, ing in an early September 2019 confer- ating, its slide deck
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D DESIGN: BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD Rik van Hemmen is the President of Martin & Ottaway, a marine consulting ? rm that specializes in the resolution of technical, operational and ? nancial issues in maritime. By training he is an Aerospace and Ocean engineer and has spent the majority of his career in
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NUMBER 11 / VOLUME 81 / NOVEMBER 2019 Features Cover Image Credit: Photos: ZF/Martin Meissner 28 Which Way is Up? Breakdown of the present and future of the OSV market. By Barry Parker 34 Data on the River Southern Towing breaks down the case for Z-Drive Towboats. By Greg Trauthwein 44 A Polar Presence Insi
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