The board of directors of the State Boat Corporation has announced the election of Ivan J. Bourgeois and Roger Mitchell as vice presidents of the corporation. A native of Berwick, La., Mr. Bourgeois began his 25-year career in the offshore transportation industry in 1954 as a deckhand.
Halter Marine, Inc. has delivered the Summer Sun (shown above), a tug/supply boat, to D.F. Levy Marine Limited I, Morgan City, La. She is the second of six vessels to be built at Halter's Moss Point, Miss., division for the Morgan City operator.
Colt Industries' Fairbanks Morse -Engine Division of Beloit, Wis., has received an order for four diesel engines that will supply all of the electrical power for a huge offshore drilling rig;—the Ocean Ranger. The engines will be built for Ocean Drilling and Exploration Co.
Gulf Coast R e f r i g e r a t i o n and Motor Service, Inc. of Houma, La., recently signed the largest contract in its history to install heating and air-conditioning systems in the seven catamaran-style tugs (CATUGS) under construction by Halter Marine, Inc.
Duramax Marine LLC created a DuraCooler of seismic proportions with its largest keel cooling system to date. Created for Astromaritima's supply vessel, the Astro Vermelho, the DuraCooler measures 32 tubes wide by 16 ft. long. A first of its size
Mississippi Marine Towboat Corporation, Greenville, Miss., recently launched its first offshore supply vessel. The 112-foot by 26- foot by 11-foot 2-inch Utility-class vessel was designed by the naval architectural and marine engineering firm of van Bentem and Associates of Ocean Springs,
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,
The Alsthom-Atlantique Diesel Group has received an order from DTCN, a shipyard management company, for two S.E.M.T. Pielstick 16 PC2.5 diesel engines, each with a rated output of 20,000 bhp. These engines will be installed in a French Navy supply tanker.
Carrington Slipways Pty. Ltd., Old Punt Road, Tomago, New South Wales, Australia 2322, recently launched three vessels in one week. The first was a 500-cubic-meter (about a 17,657-foot) split hopper dumb barge. Mrs. P.C. Kelly broke the bottle to launch the first barge on October 14.
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