Parmater Named President Bultema Dock & Dredge And LaCrosse Dredging

John R. Parmater has been named president of Bultema Dock & Dredge Company and LaCrosse Dredging Corporation. Both the Muskegon, Mich.-based firms are subsidiaries of The Canonie Companies, Inc. Mr. Parmater, a graduate of the University of Colorado holds a BSCE degree.


Levingston To Build $37-Million Jackup Rig For Noble Drilling Corp.

Ed Paden, president of Levingston Shipbuilding Company of Orange, Texas, has announced plans to build a Levingston Class 111-C jackup drilling rig for Noble Drilling Corporation of Ardmore, Okla., a wholly owned subsidiary of Noble Affiliates, Inc.

Semisubmersible Drill Rig Actinia Delivered By Hitachi Zosen

The Actinia, a semisubmersible offshore oil drilling rig, was recently completed at Hitachi Zosen's Ariake yard and delivered to the Actinia Shipping Corporation of Panama. Actinia is 82.3 meters long (270 feet), 60.96 meters wide (200-feet), and 35.

The Many Modes of Hinge-Ship

Hinge-Ship is designed as a multi-functional and convertible vessel, which will help ship owners and operators meet a variety of needs in a safe, efficient and costeffective manner. The following are details of the vessel types designed to date.

Texaco Signs Globtik Ship Management Contract

William R. Cumming, president of Texaco Marine Services, Inc., recently announced that TMSI has signed a ship management agreement with Globtik Tankers London Limited to manage the tankers M/V Brazil Pride and M/V Brazil Glory. TMSI, a wholly owned subsidiary of Texaco Inc.

Raising the Standard for Bulk Carrier Cranes

A new generation of cranes purpose-designed for bulk carriers of up to 60,000 dwt has been introduced by MacGREGOR Cranes. The MacGREGOR- Hagglunds GLB-2 bulk crane is a two-wire model with a maximum hoisting capacity of 30 tons, and is available with a range of jib lengths from 59 x 98.

A.R. Larsen To Offer Turnkey Interior Services

A. R. Larsen Company, Inc. of Redmond, Wash., a provider of galley equipment, design and custom fabrication in the Northwest, has expanded its capabilities to include complete standard and custom galley services to the marine industry. Since 1985, A.

ILU Reports A Disappointing First Half of '94

According to the Institute of London Underwriters (ILU) merchant ship casualty has shown a deterioration during the first six months of the year, continuing the downward trend from the first quarter. Statistics from ILU applying to ships of 500 gt and more show that in the first six months,

Gotaas-Larsen Forms New LNG Marketing Unit

Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corp., a subsidiary of IU International Corp., 1500 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102, has announced the formation of Gotaas-Larsen LNG, Inc. The new company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corp.

Twin City Yard Lays Keel For Seagoing Split-Hull Dredge

Twin City Shipyard, Inc., St. Paul, Minn., recently laid the keel far a seagoing dredge that will join the fleet of Gulf Coast Trailing Company, Kenner, La., late this year. The new dredge—to be launched under the name Mermentau—is a sister dredge of the Atchafalaya,

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