The newest guided-missile Aegis destroyer, Lassen (DDG 82) christened on November 6, 1999, was commissioned into the Fleet in Tampa Bay, Fla., on April 21, 2001. The technologically advanced Aegis warship carries the namesake of Commander Clyde Everett Lassen USN (Ret),
Tidewater Inc. has announced a major realignment in the executive staff of Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., the oldest and largest of the company's enterprises serving the energy industry. Sam S. Allgood has been elected president of Tidewater Marine,
Michael W. Marinaro has been named vice president of air power marketing at the Air Power and Construction Division of Worthington Compressors, Inc., Holyoke, Mass. In his new position, he will be responsible f o r marketing and sales activities
In February, shipbuilders and drill-rig manufacturers from several countries gathered at Vancouver Shipyards, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to watch a 7,000,000-pound ship transferred to launching position on a film of water 5/1000 of an inch thick.
Promet Private Limited of Singapore, with the collaboration of Baker Marine Corporation of Ingleside, Texas, has announced receipt of a contract for the construction of a BMC 150 H class self-elevating, c a n t i l e v e r beam, mobile d r i l l i n g platform from Arabian Drilling Company,
Congress discontinues the credit insurance program relied upon by U.S. shipowners for more than 65 years Title XI Credit Insuranee Discontinued When the Conference Report for the Omnibus Spending Bill, which provides funding for the federal government through September 30,
Huthnance Corporation, Houston, Texas, the newly formed parent company of Huthnance Drilling Company, announced it has completed the acquisition of all limited partner interests in three of its limited partnerships and the stock of an affiliated company.
Ralph Arceneaux, president of Delta Shipyard, Houma, La., has announced the appointment of Wayne L. Harper to the company's newly created position of sales engineer. Mr. Harper has served in a wide variety of management and engineering assignments associated
Promet Private Limited of Singapore, in collaboration with Baker Marine Corporation of Ingleside, Texas, has announced the signing of contracts with Sedco, Inc. of Dallas to construct two self-elevating, cantilever beam mobile drilling platforms.
A 262 ft. (80-m) containership from Antwerp had an unfortunate collision in Boston, Mass. with some rocks and ended up with a large number of tears, ranging from one to seven meters, to its flat bottom. Hydrex was called in to propose solutions for the major repair.