exploration

ASNE DAY '86 'Naval Engineering Challenges

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,

 

VT Halter: King has Company Back on Track

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.

Alaskan-Built Drilling Rig Unveiled By VANguard Industries

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

Danger on the High Seas

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.

Device Prevents Cable From Becoming Tangled With Buoy Lines

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

McDermott Elects B a r r ow To Board Of Directors

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 Marine Acquires 5 Vessels From Otto Candies

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,

Geological Survey And USCG Plan Joint Study Of Offshore Issues

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,

 
 
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