The newly formed California Launch Service Corporation christened its first launch vessel on June 14, in ceremonies at the St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, Calif. Rees B. Williams Jr., president of the firm, headquartered in San Francisco,
16th Vessel Joins The Fleet The Gulf Island V, a giant selfelevating, self-propelled lift boat capable of servicing rigs in deep water, was christened recently in New Orleans by its operator, Blue Streak- Gulf Island Operations of Belle Chasse, La.
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,
John M. Donnelly Jr., president of Ingram Barge Company, Nashville, Tenn., was elected chairman of the board of The American Waterways Operators, Inc., at the Association's annual board of directors meeting in Houston, Texas. AWO is the national
The name of the Baker-Whiteley Towing Company, which has been synonymous with the Port of Baltimore since 1878, was changed recently to that of its owners, McAllister Brothers, Inc. Another change will be the painting of their fleet to correspond with
John P. Alban has been appointed to the staff of McAllister Brothers, Inc., New York, N.Y., as a manager in their Oil Transport Division. The announcement was made recently by Brian A. McAllister, vice president of the New Y o r k - b a s e d towing and transportation company.
Seven Seas Towing, Inc., 201 Louisiana Street, P.O. Box 464, Westwego, La. 70094, has announced the appointment of Capt. L.S. Cleveland as operations manager. His responsibilities include all operations of the growing fleet such as personnel, maintenance, rigging and logistics.
Signet Marine Group, an operating entity of Signet Corporation of Houston, has formed an Ocean Transportation Services (OTS) Division, according to a recent announcement by J. Barry Snyder, president and chief executive officer of Signet, and Thomas V.
Two leading tug firms in the United States, Moran Towing Corporation of New York, N.Y., and Crowley Maritime Corporation of San Francisco, Calif., have announced the formation of Ocean Salvors Company (OSC), a joint venture, to provide marine salvage,
Richard N. Weeks, president of Weeks Stevedoring Co., Inc., 216 North Avenue East, Cranford, N.J. 07016, has announced the recent acquisition of two barge-mounted cranes to complement their fleet of floating cranes now numbering 18. Formerly owned and operated by Prolerized Schiabo Neu Co.