J.P. Ducich Appointed Operations Director At Bultema Marine

John P. Ducich has joined Bultema Marine Transportation Inc. as director of operations. He will be responsible for costing, engineering repairs, schedules and sales, and will report directly to Stanley J. Andrie, president. Bultema Marine Transportation Inc.


Ted Ellis Joins Crowley Maritime

Ted Ellis has joined Crowley Maritime Corporation's Caribbean Division, Jacksonville, Fla., as director of sales, according to a recent announcement by Robert G. Homan, senior vice president of the division. Mr. Ellis was formerly vice president

Halter Delivers Versatile 195-Foot Offshore Supply Vessel

Halter Marine Services, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered the new 195-foot offshore support vessel Highland Light to its owner, Offshore Logistics, Inc. of Lafayette, La. The Highland Light is the fourth in a series of large rig towing, anchor

McDermott Shipyards To Build Inter-Island Barge For Matson

McDermott Shipyards has been awarded a contract by Matson Navigation Company of San Francisco to build a unique, 350-foot self-unloading container/tank barge. It will be used for Matson's inter-island cargo services in the Hawaiian Islands, and

New Service Station For Propellers Added At Curacao Drydock Yard

The Curacao Drydock Company, Inc. of Willemstad, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, recently opened a propeller service station that can accommodate propellers of nearly any type and size. The station came about by an agreement with Lips B.V. of Holland whereby

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


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

Joseph R. Burgess To Head Central Pacific Shipping Agency

Joseph R. Burgess has been named president of Central Pacific Shipping Agency, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Marine & Supply Co., Ltd., which has opened new offices at 126 Queen Street in downtown Honolulu. The announcement by Steven Loui,

Newpark Resources Announces Barge Fleet Expansion

Newpart Resources, Inc. recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Newpark Environmental Services, Inc., has added 16 additional U.S. Coast Guard certified barges to its fleet, increasing to 31 the number of vessels used exclusively for the movement of nonhazardous oil field waste.

GAO Wants To Know Why Navy Is Not Using Commercial Tugboats

The General Accounting Office (GAO) has criticized the Navy's continued use of tugs operated and manned by the Navy when suitable commercial tugs are available, according to a report published by the Transportation Institute. The GAO report points out that the Navy could conserve manpower,

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