Anthony J. McAllister Jr. was elected chairman of the New York Towboat and Harbor Carriers Association at its recent annual meeting. Mr. McAllister succeeds Robert W. Sanders, vice president, Turecamo Coastal & Harbor Towing Corporation. 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,
William F. Cleary, long-time secretarytreasurer of The American Waterways Operators, Inc., has been honored by AWO's board of directors and Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.) for his outstanding record with the Association. Mr. Cleary, who has been with AWO since 1952,
Six maritime industry leaders, including a top official of the International Longshoremen's Association (AFL-CIO), were honored by the National Safety Council for actions in behalf of worker safety. Five of the group were cited for outstanding
The 18th American Towing Tank Conference has been scheduled for August 23-25, 1977, at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md. The conference is under the joint sponsorship of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Office of Naval Research. Technical
E. Whitney Olson has been named president of Willamette Tug & Barge Co., a major Portland, Ore.-based ship assist, general towing and barging, and oilbarging firm which operates in the Ports of Portland, and Vancouver, Wash. He also serves as
The board of directors of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. has elected William A. Creelman to serve as its chairman of the board. Mr. Creelman, who is president of National Marine Service Incorporated of St. Louis, Mo., will be completing the unexpired term of Archie L.
Additional user taxes on the barge industry would weaken the competitiveness of the barge mode and ultimately damage the whole economy, a barge industry leader said recently. He went on to warn against sacrificing the entire waterways system to "shortterm and short-sighted budgetary goals.
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.
The Marine Section, National Safety Council—largest group in the United States maritime industry promoting company efforts to reduce employee accidents — will hold its 61st annual convention and seminar on October 2-4, 1978 at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, 111.