Zapata Corporation, Houston, Texas, announced recently that it has signed contracts for the construction of three new jackup rigs for its offshore drilling fleet in two Singapore shipyards. The company said the U.S.-flag rigs will be owned and operated by Zapata Off-Shore Company,
Michigan Wheel Division, Dana Corporation, recently announced that it will now market a line of bow thrusters under the trade name of Michigan-Jastram. This exclusive arrangement applies to the United States, Canada, and Mexico. According to Chuck Dykstra,
Astilleros Del Golfo, S.A. (ADG), Tampico, Mexico, has named Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd. of New York City as agents. The Wheeler firm of international maritime consultants will act as ADG's exclusive representative for the United States and
Jerry Jones has resigned as president of Ocean Systems to form a new, highly specialized underwater vehicle inspection services company, JERED. Coowner in the new company is Ed Trlica, former vice president of Martech, and recently manager of Solus Ocean Systems' Gulf Coast Division.
A unit of Raymond International Inc., Houston, Texas, recently purchased a crane ship from an Italian firm for $34.5 million, according to Henry F. LeMieux, chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. LeMieux said that Raymond Offshore Constructors, Inc.
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas, shipyard and Houston Offshore International, Inc., recently commissioned the second offshore drilling rig built by Bethlehem for this Houstonbased drilling contractor. The rig is the Sabine I I ; Mrs.
Barge Operators Assess Impact Of OPA And Future Of The Industry The repercussions of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 have been felt by the entire marine industry, but no where more acutely then in U.S. inland waterway and coastal transport operations.