In the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), signed into law on November 25, 2002, Congress directed the U.S. Coast Guard to. among other things, establish a vessel security plan requirement for appropriate vessels operating in United States waters.
Over 550 companies will have exhibits at Fish Expo from October 26-29, 1983, at The Seattle Center in Seattle, Wash. This will make for the largest Fish Expo ever, topping the 535 companies that exhibited when the show was last in Seattle in 1981.
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,
Bunkering is an industry in its own right, but one that is squeezed by events, which happen in the much bigger industries that we are the bridge between. We are vital to both the energy and shipping markets, and at the mercy of both. When the energy markets move, our prices move.
The Coast Guard is attempting to simplify and improve the licensing regulations for all commercial vessel personnel. The proposed amendments in CGD81-059 offer a license structure with career patterns for persons serving on all waters and on all kinds of vessels,
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,
Det norske Veritas has issued revised Rules for Classification of Mobile Offshore Units. The new edition supersedes the 1975-edition (with supplement of 1977). The major changes from the previous edition are: More severe requirements to strength of steel structures.
A new floating production, storage and off-loading (FPSO) facility being built to extract oil and gas from offshore Brazil will include gas compression modules worth approximately $35 million from the Dresser- Rand Company. The FPSO. which will operate in the Petrobras Albacora Leste field,
James (Jay) A. Harkness was appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rigdon Marine. Harkness is responsible for the financial management of the company, including fiscal controls, insurance placement and claims management and financial reporting.
Pott Industries Inc. of St. Louis, Mo., has announced that Richard M. Currepce has been named president and chief executive officer of Pott's Offshore Marine Services Division headquartered in New Orleans, La. Mr. Currence succeeds Vern E. Easterling, who assumes the position of chairman.