A full-scale production pilot test of a prototype subsea system designed to produce oil and gas from remotely controlled ocean-floor equipment is underway in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Exxon USA. "This is the first time that oil has been
Peter J. West has joined Transway International Corporation, New York, N.Y., as vice president- operations, a newly created position, it was announced recently. Mr. West has corporate staff responsibility for marine transportation, truck trailer manufacturing,
Robert A. Guthans, president and chief executive officer of Mobile, Alabama-based Midstream Fuel Services, Inc., and its two subsidiary companies, Tenn-Tom Towing Company, and Petroleum Energy Products Company, was elected chairman of the board
This year. The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, celebrates its 60th anniversary. AWO members, representing the inland, coastal and harbor sectors of the industry, recently
RTM STAR (Simulation, Training, Assessment and Research) Center has announced the upgrade and modernization of its 247-degree "field-of-view" Full Mission Bridge Simulator. The simulator is located at STAR Center's Dania Beach, Fla., facility and
The State of Louisiana has awarded a contract to Racal Marine, Inc. for an advanced marine radar and electronic navigation aids simulator. The Racal MRNS 9000 simulator will be installed later this year at the Louisiana Marine and Petroleum Institute (LAMPI) in Houma.
Ralph E. Ablon, chairman of Ogden Corporation, has announced that Ogden's board of directors have approved a plan to distribute the stock of Ogden Marine, Inc. (OMI) to Ogden stockholders. It is expected that the spinoff will be completed in late December 1983 or early 1984,
Paolo A. Gamboni, chairman and chief executive officer of Worthington Pump Inc., has been selected to receive the highest honor Italy awards to businessmen for contributions to economic development, industrial advancement and social improvement of Italy.
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
Bulkfleet, Inc., the Texas-based marine company that introduced heavy fuel-burning deep-notched vessels to the United States, has consolidated its interests, including a first-class passenger cruise line, under the name Signet Corporation, J. Barry Snyder,