Western Oceanic Inc. and Far East- Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. announced they have signed a contract for the construction of a mobile self-elevating drilling unit for operation in up to 300-foot water depths. The unit will be built in Singapore for delivery in March 1981.
Continuing its tradition of supporting academic excellence, Crowley Maritime Corp. recently presented Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to two midshipmen from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. Mark Miller, director of corporate communications for Crowley,
Capt. Clifford W. Sandberg, USMS (Ret.), was the honored guest at the season's last meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. A member of SNAME since 1945, he was for many years chairman of the Section's Membership Committee,
The advent of FPSO and Shuttle Tankers serving the deepwater fields of the Gulf of Mexico is drawing closer, as oil companies study the most economical means to move product from point A to B, particularly from remote and deepwater portions of the Gulf of Mexico.
The American Association of Port Authorities concluded its 69th annual convention, held in Norfolk, Va., recently with the election of officers and directors for the coming year. Don Welch, executive director of the South Carolina Ports Authority,
New statistics released by MarAd reveal a much larger and more diverse U.S.-flag fleet than ever before reported. The data, unveiled by MarAd Administrator Clyde Hart, shows the American fleet actually totals more than 37,000 vessels, and paints a picture of a robust and diverse fleet,
The United States Congress is working hard to enact maritime security legislation. At the same time and under the leadership of the United States, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is working hard to develop an international convention on maritime security.
As this article is being written, the chief executive officer of an American ocean carrier is on trial for alleged participation in the discharge of contaminated wheat into waters of the South China Sea. The charges were brought under the somewhat obscure U.
Robert E. Howson, president and chief operating officer of McDermott Marine Construction, recently announced a management realignment. The McDermott Operating Unit has been officially renamed McDermott Marine Construction. It employs 20,000 people