M a y 1-2, W a s h i n g t o n , D.C. ASNE Day 1986, the 98th annual national convention of the American Society of Naval Engineers, will be held May 1-2 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., and will feature technical sessions, exhibits,
It was little more than a year ago that Boyd E. (Butch) King. CEO. took the reigns at VT Halter Marine, a designer and builder of small to medium-sized ships with a varied and rich history. After 15 months on the job, Maritime Reporter caught up with Mr.
The first oil-drilling rig constructed in Alaska by an Alaskan firm recently was unveiled by its owner and operator, VANguard Industries. The 175-foot-high rig was begun in November 1979 as a joint venture by VECO, Inc. of Anchorage, and three
A tale of survival could best describe John S. Burnett's experience onboard his sloop Unicorn in January 1992. Sailing solo across the South China Sea to Singapore — one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world — Burnett was attacked by pirates.
A costly tangle involving petroleum explorers and fishermen may soon come to an end, the American Petroleum Institute reports. Mobil Oil Corporation has patented a device that will prevent seismic cables used for exploring beneath the marine bottom
James E. Cunningham, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of McDermott International, Inc., announced recently that Thomas D. Barrow, retired vicechairman of the Standard Oil Company (Ohio) and former chairman and chief executive officer of the Kennecott Corporation,
Tidewater Inc.'s marine subsidiary, Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., has completed an agreement to purchase a package of five vessels from Otto Candies, Inc. of Des Allemands, La. According to an announcement by John P. Laborde, Tidewater chairman and chief executive officer,
A c c o r d i n g to the American Waterways Operators, Inc., the Geological Survey and the Coast Guard have announced plans to begin a joint study of the adequacy of existing s a f e t y and health regulations, and of the technology available for exploration,