In what may be a maritime first, Bay-Houston Towing Company recently christened its four newest tugboats in a single ceremony held at City Dock 4 in the Port of Houston. These four new vessels, built at a total cost of $9.2 million, represent the second phase of a $16.
The third in a series of six fleet oilers under construction for the U.S. Navy was christened recently by the Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc. in ceremonies at the yard near New Orleans. The new ship, the John Lenthall (T-AO- 189),
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., with the Riverway Co., Eden Prairie, Minn., christened the M/V Bootsie B„ a 188-ft. (57.3 m), 8,000 hp towboat. Bootsie B. is the first such vessel for the Riverway Co., in 25 years. It was christened by Ms.
The U.S. Coast Guard has completed the installation in New York Harbor of the Inogon Leading Mark, a single station, short-range optical guidance system that directs vessels safely and accurately through narrow channels. The system, which had previously
GE Marine Engines has been supplying integrated propulsion systems for a variety of commercial and military marine customers for more than 25 years. GE's complete line of aeroderivative gas turbines includes the LM500 (6,000 hp). LM1600 (20.000 hp),
RCA Service Company has announced the opening of a marine services office at 102 Freret Street, Morgan City, La. The office, which will cover the port city of Houma as well as Morgan City, will serve as a sales, installation, and service center
Robertson A/S Radio-Elektro of Egersund, Norway, has been acquired by Tritech International, the joint venture company of Perry Offshore, headquartered in Riviera Beach, Fla., and Bird Technology A/S of Bergen, Norway. Robertson, to be renamed Robertson Tritech A/S,
Three U.S. Coast Guard ships were moored at docks of Zidell Explorations, Inc., Portland, Ore., recently for regular maintenance and repair. One, the buoy tender Iris will also have its entire electrical system replaced, necessitated by a fire at
Granville W. Holman Jr. was recently elected president and chief operating officer of Raymond International Inc. and James J. Wildasin has been elected president of Raymond Offshore Constructors, Inc., a subsidiary of Houston-based Raymond International,
Recently, then Secretary of the Treasury Donald T. Regan released for public scrutiny the Treasury Department's report to the President proposing "tax reform for fairness, simplicity and economic growth." I doubt that any individual would quibble