German industry is doing much to advance the development and application of fuel cell technology, and is responsible for many of the initiatives launched so far in the marine sector. Although skeptics in the commercial shipping domain discount
The Ferry Transport Company Gestione Governativa Navigazione Laghi, owned by Italian Government, and the Taiwan Coast Guard have ordered Sea Rider propulsion. Gestione Governativa Navigazione Laghi is responsible for ferry transportation on northern Italian lakes Garda, Maggiore and Como.
In 1985, the depressed state of the barge and towing industry further emphasized the longstanding need to secure a reasoned and stable regulatory environment for domestic marine transportation. This elusive goal took on greater importance as the
Recently conducted trials of Robertson's Disc Navigation System, an Electronic Chart Display and Information System, aboard a Norwegian paper carrier may have a great deal of impact on the future of navigation safety. Knut Magnus Skaar, director of Seatrans A/S,
Joseph T. Lykes Jr. will retire at year-end as chairman and chief executive officer of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., a subsidiary of The LTV Corporation. He will be succeeded as chief executive officer by W. James Amoss Jr., president of the company.
American Heavy Lift Shipping Company recently announced the election of Vice Adm. Raymond E. Peet, USN (retired), to its board of directors. Highlighting Admiral Peet's active U.S. Navy career were the positions of acting Assistant Secretary of
In a deal worth up to $500 million and which would create the world's largest support vessel fleet, Tidewater is negotiating the acquisition of Zapata Gulf Marine. An agreement between the two U.S. groups would combine the 304 vessels of Zapata with the 303-vessel fleet of Tidewater.
A new partnership, Blue Streak- Gulf Island Operations, has been formed to operate a fleet of self-propelled, self elevating offshore workboats. The partnership was formed by Blue Streak Marine, Inc., a selfelevating vessel operating company, Belle Chasse, La.
Albert L. Bossier Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Avondale Industries, Inc., has been chosen to receive the 1989 Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award given by the Navy League of the United States, a 70,000-member civilian organization
Tidewater Inc.'s marine subsidiary, Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., has completed an agreement to purchase a package of five vessels from Otto Candies, Inc. of Des Allemands, La. According to an announcement by John P. Laborde, Tidewater chairman and chief executive officer,