Downtime was cut by approximately twothirds when the Western Pacesetter II, a semisubmersible drilling rig, was refitted at Cameron Offshore Service Inc.'s Industrial Marine Division in Cameron, La., for work in the North Sea. With the cost of rig tow time,
The owner of a small inland tug company has no choice but to come in to the office every Saturday morning to update his fleet and load locations for his customers; he can't reliably update his crew with change orders as the tugs frequently travel in rural areas with no cell phone coverage.
Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Moss Point, Miss., announced the delivery recently of two 180-foot-class multipurpose supply vessels to be operated by Golden Gulf Marine Operators, Inc. of New Orleans. The M V Golden Girl (See MR EN, October 1, 1981,
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The Port of Iberia in Louisiana recently completed the purchase of 70 acres of prospective new industrial plant sites from Sterling Sugars, Inc. of Franklin, La. Transfer of the acreage, which lies immediately east of the present port property,
Huthnance Offshore Corporation, formed in 1983 as the parent company of Huthnance Drilling Company and Huthnance International, Inc., has consolidated management of the nine offshore drilling rigs owned by these subsidiaries. "The consolidation is a move designed to streamline operations,
Crowley agreed last month to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Marine Transport Corporation (MTC) for $7 per share. The transaction is conditioned upon a minimum number of Marine Transport's shares being tendered, regulatory approvals, and other standard closing conditions.
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,
In the face of overwhelming international opposition and new Congressional action to force a ban on drift-net fishing in 1992, Japan's fishing industry began an uphill battle recently to preserve drift-net fishing on the high seas. A spokesman for the Japanese Fisheries Association,
James P. Horn, president and chief operating officer of Farrell Lines Incorporated, has announced three personnel appointments and promotions. James F. Breslin has been appointed vice - president - controller, succeeding Robert E. Schenk who is retiring.