Maritime Salvage

Titan Pulls One Off for Marine Response Alliance

The first call is made to the Marine Response Alliance (MRA) Dispatch Office on MRA's 24 hour emergency response line. The call is from V-Ships' Miami office informing the dispatcher that they had sustained a casualty. The M/T Sea Jackie, a 58,508 dwt single hull tanker,


Wijsmuller's First 'Mighty Servant' Heavy-Lift Carrier Is Commissioned

One of the most unique heavylift carriers in the world was delivered recently to Wijsmuller, the Dutch towage, salvage and transportation group, by Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Nagasaki, Japan. The ship, Mighty Servant 1, was named by Mrs. Mary A.

SNAME New York Section Hears Paper On SWATH Vessels

A recent monthly meeting of the New York Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers heard a paper titled "Predicting Hydrodynamic Behavior of Small W a t e r p l a n e Area, Twin-Hull (SWATH) Ships." The author was Edward Numata,

80-Ton Floating Crane Delivered To Great Southern

Great Southern Derrick Barge Company has taken delivery of a $3-million 80-ton floating crane to enhance their operations in the Tampa Bay, Fla., area. Mounted on a 125 by 52-foot barge built by Bergeron Industries, Inc., St. Bernard, La., the

New Handbook Will Serve As Damage Survey Guide

Richard A. Cady, retired principal surveyor, Atlantic District, United States Salvage Association, Inc., has prepared a new handbook "Marine Damage Survey Guide," which is offered to complement his prior work "Marine Survey Practice," published in 1968.

Alcoa Marine Forms New Offshore Division

Alcoa Marine Corporation has announced the formation of a new division, Alcoa Marine Offshore Services Co., to offer geotechnical and geophysical marine field services, primarily to the oil industry. The new division, to be headquartered in Houston,

Updated Marine Survey Practice Compendium Now Available

Richard A. Cadv has prepared a new comprehensive reference and guide for marine surveyors, owner's representatives, ship repairers, underwriters, admiralty attorneys and others concerned with marine damage and condition surveys of seagoing vessels,

AIMU Reports On Hull Insurance Market At Annual Conference

The effects of a continued worldwide s h i p p i n g depression, rising ship repair costs, and the instability in international currency relationships have all played a part in stalling the long-awaited recovery of the world hull insurance markets.

Crowley Environmental Services Appoints Operations Supervisor

Gerald A. Plank has been appointed supervisor of operations and diving for Crowley Environmental Services Corporation, Seattle, Wash., according to an announcement by Barry Paulsen, CES Northwest Division general manager. Mr. Plank has nearly 10 years' experience in underwater construction,

Kockums Computer System Speeds Decision Making In Ship Accidents

A complete computer system, which serves to minimize ecological damage and financial loss from ship accidents at sea, is now being marketed by Kockums Automation, a member of The Kockums Group of companies which includes one of the world's major shipyards.

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