Built by Halter, the 166-foot Cameron Express (shown above) is operated by Offshore Express, Inc. of Houma, La., for Mesa Petroleum of Freeport, Texas. The first of three 166-foot liquid mud supply boats for the company, the Cameron Express is
The board of directors of Ryan- Walsh Stevedoring Company, Inc., Mobile, Ala., announced the election recently of E.B. Peebles Jr. as president. He succeeds Gregory L. Leatherbury, who retired, having served as president since 1965. In assuming the presidency of Ryan-Walsh, Mr.
Ulstein Hatloe A/S in Ulsteinvik, Norway, recently completed two identical tug/supply standby and service vessels for Norwegian owners. The Gullbas (photo) was delivered to Saevik Supply Management of Fosnavaag, and the Troms Skarven to Troms Fylkes Dempskibsselskap of Tromsoe.
—Literature Available The efficiency of evacuating high density passenger vessels with high freeboard has been greatly increased by borrowing an idea from the airline industry. Viking Life Saving Equipment has developed a marine escape slide (MES).
The State of Alaska has awarded Willamette Iron & Steel Company, Portland, Ore., a $15,228,- 500 contract to lengthen and modernize the M/V Matanuska, an Alaska state ferry. Work will begin in October, with c o m p l e t i o n scheduled for May 1978.
The U.S. Supreme Court recently rejected an appeal by Exxon Mobil Corp. over the $5 billion punitive damages verdict against it for the 1989 Valdez accident. The justices let stand a U.S. appeals court ruling that the award against the oil giant
—Literature Available Bob Daniels, president of Marland Environmental Systems Inc., Lorton, Va., recently announced the company's receipt of a contract for six military Reverse Osmosis Purification Systems (MMS-1000). The order, valued in excess of $1,
The new BIMCO Voyage Estimator 2000 and BIMCO Laytime Calculator 2000 have been released, boasting various new features designed to lighten the daily workload of shipping offices. BIMCO Informatique A/S has taken into consideration its experience,
Epic proportions of automobile theft in the U.S. led to the creation a few years ago of an innovative product dubbed Lo-Jack, which is essentially a hidden transmitter placed in the vehicle which, when activated by a call of a stolen vehicle to the police,
Avondale Industries, Inc. and McDermott Incorporated recently announced that they have entered into a Letter of Intent for the sale of certain of the assets of Avondale's Offshore Division, located in Terrebonne Parish, La., that are used by Avondale in its offshore fabrication business.