People & Company News
Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. (FGH) announced the appointment of Robert L. Champagne, CPA, as its Executive Vice President and CFO. Champagne has been employed with KPMG for 28 years…
Safety: Monitoring & Control Products
Ros Inc. of San Diego, Calif. recently delivered four Anchor Bolster Deployment TV Systems to R&B Falcon of Houston, Texas. The systems will be installed on the semi-submersible drilling rig MG Hulme…
Bisso Introduces New Revolving Crane
Bisso Marine Co. Inc. of New Orleans has recently put its new 250-ton revolving crane, the D/B BOAZ, into service. The American R-40 Crane has 175 ft. of boom and…
Ports Applaud Congressional Passage of WRDA
U.S. public ports applauded final passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), S. 2796, conference report by the House of Representatives on November 3.
Nominations Sought For 2000 Shepheard Award
The Chamber of Shipping of America invites nominations for the 2000 Halert C. Shepheard Award. "Nominations for a living individual may be submitted for a single…
Lürssen, Townsend Bay Alliance Announced
At the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October, Townsend Bay Marine (TBM) and Lürssen Yachts formally announced the business relationship that the companies…
Healthy 2001 Projected By Many Repair Yards
With the next "offshore boom" looming on the horizon, many of the vessel repair and conversion yards, particularly but not limited to the Gulf of Mexico region,…
FGH Subsidiary Sells Interest in Ilion
Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. has announced that one of its subsidiaries has sold its minority equity interest in Ilion LLC for $12.8 million to Noble Drilling Corporation.
RINA Study Proves LNG Floating Storage Viable
Italian classification society, RINA, has concluded a major study that demonstrates that floating storage terminals for LNG are both feasible and economically viable.
Rig Count Continues To Climb
Baker Hughes Incorporated announced that the international rig count for October 2000 was 727, up 13 from the 714 counted in September 2000 and up 162 from the 565 counted in October 1999.
Morgan City Harbor and Terminal Completes Upgrades
Strategically located along the Louisiana Gulf Coast at the junction of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the Atchafalaya river, the Morgan City Harbor and Terminal…
'All-Hands' Ceremony Held at Coast Guard Yard
During an "All-Hands" celebration held at the Coast Guard Yard on Oct. 2, four members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation and the Coast Guard's Assistant Commandant…
Channel Islands National Park Contracts for New Boat
The National Park Service has awarded a contract to Modutech Marine Inc. of Tacoma, Washington for the construction of a new crewboat for Channel Islands National Park in southern California.
Tracking Safety Incidents Via The Internet
A new web-based incident tracking and loss prevention system has been launched which could make a substantial contribution to reducing the shipping industry's annual $2 billion losses from liability.
Expanded Trade Show Planned for Mari-Tech 2001
Planning has begun for Mari-Tech 2001, scheduled to be held June 20 - 22, 2001, at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC, under the sponsorship of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering…
JMC to Design Fireboats for L.A. Fire Dept.
Jensen Maritime Consultants of Seattle, Washington, has been awarded the contract to design a small fireboat for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Three of these…
MDC Announces Invitation for Bids
The Marine Design Center, (MDC), of the U.S. Army Corps of engineers (USACE) intends to acquire three newly constructed steel deck cargo barges to serve the U.S.
Bollinger To Build Two Liftboats For Cardinal Services
Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, La., has signed a contract to build two 245-ft. (74.6 m) class liftboats for Cardinal Services, a subsidiary of Superior Energy Services, Inc., Harvey, La.
Metal Craft Marine, MIL Systems Get Contract
MetalCraft Marine and its joint venture partner MIL systems of Ottawa was awarded an option contract for four additional 47-ft. motor lifeboats. These self righting…
Ayton Cross Arrival Boosts Wijsmuller Fleet
Wijsmuller Marine has accepted the first of two azimuthing stern drive (ASD) tractor tugs from the Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Zamacona. Following a crew familiarization period…