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Jackup Rig For West Africa Launched At Promet Yard

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.

 

PACIFIC MARINE EXPO

November 20-22, 1986 Seattle Center Exhibition Hall Pacific Marine Expo, the commercial marine trade show scheduled for November 20-22 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, represents the largest forum for sharing marine technology and ideas

WEAKENING THE JONES ACT

— A Threat To Our Competitive Position — Most of us in the water freight transportation industry do not often think of the Jones Act and related cabotage laws as having much to do with the inland segment of the barge and towing industry, although clearly

THE GOVERNMENT AS PARENT TO INDUSTRY: PARTICIPATION OR BENIGN NEGLECT?

There is an element in our political tradition which holds that government is, and appropriately ought to be, the parent of industry. All protestation to the contrary government, like a parent, has the capacity to nuture, encourage, build up, level, discourage or ruin industry—its child.

OPA 90 & the War on Terror

According to the USCG, oil spills have been reduced by roughly 90 percent since OPA90 was passed some 12 years ago. Encouraging, but statistics are often misleading. It would be a reasonable assumption that the oil that was spilled was a result

Unitor Announces New Owner Structure

Unitor Ships Service AS recently reported that its major stockholder, Hafslund of Norway (a major power, paper and medical holding company), has successfully completed the sale of its 44.5 percent share in Unitor to a number of individual Norwegian and U.

Welcome "Lo Jack" For Ships

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,

Maritime Records and Contracts: Electronically Signed, Sealed, Delivered and Maintained?

Is there an electronic Oil Record Book in the future of the maritime industry? There could be. Will charters be negotiated and signed electronically? They can be, but they do not have to be. Will the new rules of electronic signatures and electronic

Ursini Appointed Vice President-General Manager Of Skagit Products

LTV Energy Products Company has announced the appointment of Donald M. Ursini as vice president- general manager of the company's Skagit Products operation in Sedro-Woolley, Wash. A unit of LTV's Drilling Equipment Division, Skagit is a leading manufacturer of winches,

New USCG Pollution Prevention Requirements Effective October 2

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that new requirements concerning prevention of pollution from ships will become effective on October 2, 1983. For some U.S. shipowners and operators the new rules will mean changes in operating procedures and for others new equipment will be required.

 
 
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