First Inshore Supply Vessels To Serve Oil And Gas Industry Certified By Coast Guard

The first inshore towing/supply vessels certified by the U.S. Coast Guard to serve the oil and gas industry are now in service for Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., a subsidiary of Tidewater Inc. The vessels, Beefmaster and Brahma, which represent a contract cost of approximately $1 million,


Utility Vessel And Tugboat Delivered By Service Machine Group

Two new workboats — the offshore utility vessel PBR-216 and the tug Stone Mountain — were completed recently by The Service Machine Group, Inc. of Morgan City, La. The PBR-216, built for PBR Offshore, Inc. also of Morgan City, has an overall length of 118 feet, beam of 26 feet, depth of 11.

Halter Marine Names A.J. Rizzo Director Of Public Relations

Halter Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La., has established an Office of Advertising & Publishing Relations, and named A.J. Rizzo director. In making the announcement, Harold P. Halter, president, Halter Marine Services, Inc., said the new

McElroy Machine Completes 14 Winches For U.S. Navy

McElroy Machine, a long time builder of custom marine deck equipment, recently announced the completion of 14 double drum, self contained, diesel driven winches to be installed aboard the Navy's "Side Loadable Warping Tugs". Recently awarded contracts include,

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The evolution of podded propulsion systems has gained steam in recent years, as a number of notable new systems have entered the market with new options. The era of podded propulsion is here and now, and despite some technical glitches with the

McDermott Plans To Expand Gulfport Division Shipyard

McDermott Incorporated announced that its Shipyard Group has purchased 70 additional acres in the Bayou Bernard Industrial District north of Gulfport, Miss., to expand the shipbuilding and repair facilities of its Gulfport Division. Located on

Service Marine Industries Elects New Officers

Thomas R. Hensley, president and majority stockholder of Service Marine Industries (SMI), Amelia, La., recently announced the following changes in ownership and organizational structure. SMI was recently purchased by Jim Miller of Oak Brook, 111.

National Marine Adds Drydock And Fabrication Shop To Shipyard

Substantial equipment additions consisting of a new 3,500-ton drydock and large steel fabrication shop are now in use at National Marine Service's Hartford, 111., shipyard, D.A. Wright, president of the company, has announced. "The new facilities

Skagit Offers 130-Page Catalog On Full Line Of Offshore Deck Machinery

A ring-bound, hard-cover catalog containing 130 removable pages and data sheets is being offered by the Skagit Corporation. Skagit Division of Continental Emsco Company, Sedro-Woolley, Wash., specializes in the design, development, and manufacture


Mobil Oil Canada, Ltd., has been active in the eastern Canadian offshore exploration drilling since 1967, principally in the vicinity of Sable Island and on the Eastern Grand Banks. In the early 1970s, these exploration drilling activities led

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