A BMC-300 design jackup rig ordered by West African Drilling Investment was launched recently at the Singapore yard of Promet Private Limited. When delivered in early 1984 the $50-million rig Nengue Sika ("silver island" in Gahonese) will be drilling for Elf Gabon off the coast of Gabon.
The American Waterways Shipyard Conference (AWSC) honored its immediate past chairman, George J. Fegert, president of Gretna Machines & Iron Works, Inc., Harvey, La., at a recent meeting in Washington, D.C. Mr. Fegert, an active supporter of AWSC since its inception in 1976,
American Manufacturing Co., Inc. of Lafayette, La., one of the country's largest producers of rope and cordage products, recently announced the appointment of Albert T. Monaco as cordage engineer. Mr. Monaco has spent the last 35 years in a variety of engineering,
American United Marine Corp. (AUMC), Saugus, Mass., has been awarded the Top Achievement Award in 1988 by TFC Corporation, Minneapolis, Minn., for sales of Pollution Packer waste compactors to the maritime industry. The award was presented to Peter and John Lombard,
SHIP-trans-PORT Symposium Rotterdam, Netherlands Sept. 6-10 Sponsored by the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) and the Port of Rotterdam to celebrate the 50th anniversary of both organizations. Contact: MARIN, P.O. Box 1555, 3000 BN Rotterdam, Netherlands, Tel.
Five major U.S.-flag carriers serving America's foreign commerce recently announced the formation of a new industry group, the United Shipowners of America (USA). The member firms—American President Lines, Crowley Maritime Corp., Farrell Lines, Lykes Bros.
AMP Offers Low-Cost M e t h o d Of M a r i n e Cable S p l i c i n g — L i t e r a t u r e O f f e r ed
The AMP Marine Cable Splicing Kit from AMP Products Corporation, Valley Forge, Pa., provides the marine industry with an advanced wiring method for modular shipbuilding, jumboizing and repairs. According to the manufacturer, the AMP splicing system is the first safe,
American Transport, Inc. of Chicago has applied to the Maritime Administration for Title XI mortgage guarantee to aid in financing the conversion of four Great Lakes freighters into unmanned roll-on/ roll-off barges. The vessels are the Champlain and Cadillac,
Unless things change dramatically, I am writing as the last Deputy Administrator of the Maritime Administration (MarAd). At least the MarAd we have known, sometimes loved, but always needed for the last 50 years. As I look at the Administration's
John M. Donnelly Jr., chairman of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. (AWO), has announced the release of a new comparative energy efficiency report for freight transportation by truck, railroad, and inland barge. The AWO chairman said that the study,