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New Launch Vessel For San Francisco Area

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,

 

Marathon Utilizes Computer Graphics For First Computer-Designed Offshore Rig

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.

Deep-Sea Towage, Salvage And Heavy-Lift Markets

The role of towage, salvage and heavy-lift within the shipping industry is not large, but its importance far outweighs its size and it embraces an impressive and diverse range of expertise. The individual markets have undergone major upheavals

International Tug & Salvage Expo 1992

Show Set for May 27-29, Genoa, Italy The next (12th) International Tug & Salvage Exhibition will incorporate the Genoa Workboat Show, bringing two exhibitions under one roof at the international fairground in Genoa, Italy, May 27- 29, 1992,

Mon River Towing Buys Fleet Of Coal Barges

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.

Kockums Computer System Speeds Decision Making In Ship Accidents

A complete computer system, which serves to minimize ecological damage and financial loss from ship accidents at sea, is now being marketed by Kockums Automation, a member of The Kockums Group of companies which includes one of the world's major shipyards.

Minneapolis Investors Acquire Grafton Boat

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

Mar Ad Study Recommends Methods For Improving Inland Waterway Ports

A report released by the Maritime Administration (MarAd) indicates that the greatest potential for maintaining the competitiveness of barge-towing operations on the inland waterways lies in improved river port operations. Titled "A Primer On Inland Waterways Ports,

 
 
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