The 30th Annual Fall Meeting of the Gulf Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) was held at the Broadwater Beach Hotel, Biloxi, Miss., on September 22, 1978. A capacity crowd attended the technical session which opened at 11 a.
The Gulfwind, the first completely computer- designed offshore jackup drilling rig, is under construction for Chiles Drilling Company of Houston, Texas, at Marathon LeTourneau Company's Brownsville, Texas, yard, Marathon announced from its Houston headquarters.
Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates, Boston, has named Donald L. Caldera to the new post of senior vice president, marketing of its Cincinnati-based marine subsidiary, Midland Affiliated Company. Midland, one of the nation's largest barging operation on the inland and coastal waterways,
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,
Titan Maritime recently had its expertise put to the test with the wreck removal operation of a 426 x 105 x 28 ft. (130 x 32 x 8.5 m), 7,279 grt materials barge. The vessel was transiting the area of Mina Saqr Port in Ras A1 Khaimah, United Arab
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.
The Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers (CIMARE) will hold its Annual General Meeting and Seventh Annual Technical Conference, Mari-Tech '85, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Montreal on May 8-10. It will be hosted by the St. Lawrence Branch of Montreal.
At the annual meeting; of the American Waterways Operators, Inc., Harold A. Reinauer (Reinauer Transportation Companies, Inc.) was elected to replace James P. Mc- Allister as regional vice president for 1974. Two new directors were elected. Robert M.
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.
Ronald A. Rossway has been named vice president of Twin City Shipyard, Inc. (TCS), St. Paul, Minn., according to an announcement by the company's president John Buursema. Mr. Rossway formerly served as director of engineering for Twin City Shipyard