Liffey Marine, Inc., a unit of the Stolt Group, located in Southeast Asia, has recently placed into service a 190-foot self-propelled multipurpose seagoing barge, the M/S Kildare. The unusual design of the vessel permits extremely economical transportation of a wide variety of cargo.
The cyclical nature of the oil business has blossomed into full bloom during the latter part of 2000, as a host of political power plays have sent oil prices on a virtual rollercoaster, albeit mostly up, helping to send it soaring as high as $37/barrel at the time of this writing.
On December 28, 1973, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) of San Diego, Calif., delivered the S/S Coronado, a 38,300-dwt tanker to Margate Shipping Company of Philadelphia, Pa. The S/S Coronado, the first of three NASSCO- designed
The General Electric Credit Corporation announced it has purchased for $120,000,000 the 225,- 000-dwt tanker T.T. Stuyvesant, and that the vessel has been initially chartered to the Standard Oil Company of Ohio (SOHIO) to transport Alaskan oil.
The People's Republic of China has ordered petroleum drilling controls and blowout preventers valued at approximately $2 million from The Rucker Company, a major producer of petroleum drilling and well production equipment. Company officials said
Two Bethlehem Steel Corporation shipyards have each received contracts from Griffin-Alexander Drilling Company of Houston to build mat-supported, jackup drilling rigs at a total cost of about $70 million. One unit, the Griffin-Alexander V, will be constructed at Bethlehem's Beaumont,
Crowley Maritime Salvage, Inc., San Francisco, Calif., has just been awarded a three-year contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., to provide offshore salvage services for the U.S. Navy in a major portion of the North and South Pacific Ocean Area.
Eric de Spirlet, president of Atlantic Overseas Corporation, Five World Trade Center, New York, N.Y. 10048, has announced the appointment of Henry Diercxsens as vice president of Atlantic Overseas Corporation. Mr. de Spirlet went on to say: "We are delighted to have Mr.
Mirrlees Blackstone, one of the world's largest manufacturers of medium-speed diesel engines, has moved into its recently constructed sales, service, and warehousing facility in Houston. The facility, located near Intercontinental Airport, will