The Dravo Corporation's Neville Island Shipyard, Pa., recently launched a 195-foot by 35-foot covered hopper barge, W.B.L. 114 — one of two delivered by Dravo to C.G. Willis, Inc., of Paulsboro, N.J. Outfitted for both push and hawser towing, the
Bart Turecamo, who owned and operated a fleet of 22 tugs and barges along the East Coast, died recently on his boat in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 64 years old. Mr. Turecamo oversaw the growth of his family-owned business from a fleet of three boats to 19 tugs based in New York and Charleston,
Two 22,000-hp tugs, the Smit Rotterdam and Smit London of Smit Tak International Ocean Towage and Salvage Company (the Netherlands), recently towed a Concrete Island Drilling System (CIDS) from Nippon Kokan's Tsu Yard in Japan to the north coast of Alaska.
A company specializing in computer- assisted marine design and research and development opened recently at B.C.I.T., Discovery Park, Burnaby, British Columbia. Seatronics Technologies Ltd. has emerged from a long-established company, Seaspan Development Co.
Since January 2000 there has been a decrease in the total number of inland tank barges listed for sale. Prices for inland tank barges have increased an average of 10 percent over last year for barges under 10,000 bbl capacity. Barges over 10,000 bbl have increased about 14 percent.
Deputy Assistant Secretary Samuel B. Nemirow, U.S. Department of Commerce, Maritime Administration, has approved in principle the application by Allied Barge, Inc., P.O. Box 717, Norfolk, Va., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the reconstruction of two flat-deck barges.
Nathaniel Robbins Jr. has been named president of the Grafton Boat Co., a company which was recently acquired by a group of Minneapolis investors. Grafton Boat Co. is a designer and builder of commercial and Government towboats and workboats. The
In a major expansion move intended to consolidate towing and barging operations under unified management, Mon River Towing, Inc. of Belle Vernon, Pa., has acquired Hillman T r a n s p o r t a t i o n Company's fleet of coal barges and its coal transportation contracts.
David Jackson has been appointed vice p r e s i d e n t of Sun State Marine Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., according to an announcement released by company president Frank V. Oliver Jr. Sun State Marine is the foremost hauler of petroleum products on the St.
Houston Natural Gas Corporation (HNG) has announced completion of the transaction to acquire the Alamo Barge group of companies. The operating name of the new HNG subsidiary is Alamo Barge Lines, Inc. The previously announced acquisition agreement,