Tuesday, August 17, 1999 Maritime News

Hazardous Substance Proposal

Aug 17, 1999

A recent article mentioned the USCG's March 22, 1999, Notice of Proposed RuleMaking (NPRM) concerning Tank Vessel Response Plans for Hazardous Substances. Since

Safety Belts in Fall Arrest Systems - Good Riddance

Aug 17, 1999

In recent years, one of the more controversial things OSHA has done in the Shipbuilding industry is prohibit the use of safety belts in Personal Fall Arrest Systems.

Crowley Receives Last Of Tractor Tug Series

Aug 17, 1999

Crowley Marine Services has accepted the final vessel in a series of six new Harbor-Class tractor tugs from the company's subsidiary, Vessel Management Services, Inc.

Dinner Cruise Vessel for Fort Lauderdale

Aug 17, 1999

Sir Winston, a 120 x 33 ft. dinner cruise vessel was delivered by her owner, Winston Knauss, to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Designed by DeJong & Lebet, Inc., the vessel

World-Class Tugboat Launched

Aug 17, 1999

Washburn & Doughty launched Marci Moran, a 92 x 32 x 13.8 ft. Z-drive tractor tug for Moran Towing Corporation. Marci Moran is the first of six tugs being built

Early Delivery of Delta Deanna

Aug 17, 1999

MARCO Shipyard recently made an early delivery of Delta Deanna, the fourth Z-drive tug built for Baydelta Maritime of San Francisco. With the first tug, Delta Linda,

Chicago's Little Lady Debuts

Aug 17, 1999

Mercury Skyline Sightseeing Boats has christened and placed into service its newest vessel, Chicago's Little Lady. Built by Freeport Shipbuilding of Freeport, Fla.

Trash Skimmer Boats

Aug 17, 1999

United Marine International LLC, of Baltimore, has delivered new Trashcat skimmer vessels to the cities of Baltimore and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The City of Baltimore

ENSCO Announces 2Q Earnings

Aug 17, 1999

ENSCO International Inc. reported a net loss for the three months ended June 30, 1999 of $9.8 million on revenues of $79.4 million, compared to net income of $80.

Trico Earnings Nicked by Suffering Day Rates

Aug 17, 1999

Trico Marine Services, Inc. reported a net loss for the second quarter ended June 30, 1999, of $10.8 million after an extraordinary one-time charge of $1.8 million.

Transocean Earnings Beat Forecasts

Aug 17, 1999

Transocean Offshore Inc. posted earnings for the second quarter that just beat expectations as low oil prices early in the year caused continued depressed exploration

Texaco's Profits Drop; ARCO's Surge

Aug 17, 1999

Texaco Inc., the nation's fourth largest oil company, reported that second quarter income dropped 13 percent as low refinery profits abroad were only partially offset by stronger crude oil prices.

Diamond Offshore 2Q Earnings Fall

Aug 17, 1999

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., the world's largest offshore oil driller by market capitalization, reported its second quarter earnings fell more than 50 percent.

Schlumberger Announces 2Q Results

Aug 17, 1999

Schlumberger Limited reported 1999 second quarter operating revenue of $2.17 billion was 29 percent below second quarter 1998. Net income was $127 million, 67 percent

Exxon Announces Estimated 2Q 1999 Results

Aug 17, 1999

Exxon Corporation reported second quarter 1999 net income of $1.2 billion, down from $1.6 billion in the second quarter of 1998. Revenue for the second quarter of 1999 totaled $29.

Newfield Signs Purchase and Sale Agreement to Acquire GOM Assets

Aug 17, 1999

Newfield Exploration Company announced it has signed a purchase and sale agreement to acquire the interests of Ocean Energy, Inc. in three shelf Gulf of Mexico fields.

Marine Spill Response Corporation Extends Services

Aug 17, 1999

The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) is now providing upgraded oil spill response services in the mid-continent region of the U.S., including the Mississippi,

Halliburton's Brown & Root Wins ROV Drilling Support Contract

Aug 17, 1999

As a division of Brown & Root Energy International, Services (BRES), SubSea International, Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide remotely operated vehicle

MSRC And CGA Lengthen Management Agreement

Aug 17, 1999

The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) and Clean Gulf Associates (CGA) have extended their Management Agreement for an additional five years, through 2005.

MMS Delays Decision On Oil Drilling In California Waters

Aug 17, 1999

The U.S. Interior Department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) announced it will delay its decision on whether oil companies can drill for oil and natural gas off California's coast,


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