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.
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,
October 17-20—Boston, Massachusetts Fish Expo '84, projected to have more than 450 companies exhibiting their equipment and products and some 10,000 commerical fishing industry buyers attending, will be held October 17-20 in Boston's Hynes Veterans Auditorium.
The members who attended the regular monthly meeting of the Long-Beach-Greater Los Angeles Chapter of The American Society of Naval Engineers in March were rewarded by an evening of good fellowship, fine food, and an excellent technical paper by Dr.
B r i t i s h Shipbuilders, London, and the Semi-Submerged Ship C o r p o r a t i o n (SSSCO), Solana Beach, Calif., have signed an agreement under which British Shipbuilders will be licensed to market and build high-speed semisubmersible vessels designed by SSSCO.
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,
The inevitable slimming of the ECommerce side of the marine business has commenced, with several majors dropping out of business and others merging. Last month. London-based eshipbroker LevelSeas acquired its main competitor, Houston-based SeaLogistics,
S a l v a g e response in the United States, and to a considerable degree throughout the world, has evolved to become essentially a new industry as measured by historical precedent. There are five principal factors, which have forever changed