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.
Cityvarvet AB, previously Gotaverken Cityvarvet AB, recently introduced a new United Statesbased service for their subsidiary, Ciserve AB, at a reception in the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Ciserve is the travel arm of Sweden's Gothenberg-based
Robert A. Sleiertin has joined the staff of Career Associates, Inc., North Dartmouth, Mass. as director of recruiting and placement for technical, management, marketing, sales, and purchasing personnel in the maritime industry. Career Associates
In the past decade more than 25,000 accidents have been caused by ships maneuvering under adverse environmental or traffic conditions. A leading cause of many of these accidents - by some estimates up to 70 or 80 percent - are due to "human error,
As the title implies, this is a technical book dealing with the shipping industry. It is a reference manual packed with detailed information r e l a t i n g to shipping, navigation, marine insurance, maritime and commercial law, chartering, and ship operations.
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),
On October 10, Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas—subsidiary of Ashland Oil, Inc.—received a milestone $200- million contract for construction of five 35,000-dwt self-sustaining dry-bulk cargo vessels. (See MARITIME REPORTER/Engineering News issue of November 1, 1978.
Author's Introduction: One of the most exciting rescues in history took place when Derrick Lay Barge 269 sank during Hurricane Roxanne in the Gulf of Mexico in 1995. Two hundred and thirty men threw themselves into thirty- and forty-foot seas,
The 278,000-dwt supertanker Esso Osaka successfully completed shallow water maneuvering trials on August 3, 1977 in the Gulf of Mexico southwest of Galveston, Texas, it was announced by Exxon Corporation. The trials, which took nine days, were
N a t i o n a l W a t e r w a ys C o n f e r e n c e Elects Officers A n d C o m m i t t e e M e m b e rs
Sheldon L. Morgan of Mobile, Ala., senior vice president of First Alabama Bank, was elected as chairman of the National Waterways Conference's board of directors at the organization's annual meeting this year in Little Rock, Ark. He succeeds Rodman Kober of Chicago,