Following the attacks of September 11. the Congress and various federal agencies quickly realized that vessels and maritime facilities are vulnerable to largescale acts of terrorism. By their very nature, ports are exposed, accessible and busy and
J. Frank Williams, vice president-sales of Equitable Shipyards, Inc., Southwest region president, president-Navy League, and national director-Navy League of the United States, has been honored and presented with the Navy Department Meritorious Public Service Citation.
Europort '81 — the largest international maritime exhibition and conference—will be 20 years old this month. In terms of products, equipment, and technological presentations, this 20th anniversary show will be as young as tomorrow. The exhibit will be held in Rai Halls,
The 99th Congress was sworn into office in 1985 with perhaps its primary challenge to control the spiralling federal deficit. Members of the House of Representatives and Senate, both Democrats and Republicans, and the President, expressed their
The State of Louisiana has awarded a contract to Racal Marine, Inc. for an advanced marine radar and electronic navigation aids simulator. The Racal MRNS 9000 simulator will be installed later this year at the Louisiana Marine and Petroleum Institute (LAMPI) in Houma.
The Coast Guard is attempting to simplify and improve the licensing regulations for all commercial vessel personnel. The proposed amendments in CGD81-059 offer a license structure with career patterns for persons serving on all waters and on all kinds of vessels,
On December 30, 2000, the tanker Castor was underway in the western Mediterranean Sea en route from Constanza, Romania to Lagos, Nigeria, carrying 29,470 tons of unleaded gasoline. During a fierce winter storm, the ship developed a 22-m long crack
Every March, the cruise industry gathers in Miami, Fla. for the Sea Trade Cruise Shipping Convention - which usually sometime during March. Just in time to relieve the mid-winter blahs, this year's Convention will be held from March 3-6, 2003 at
The American Association of Port Authorities will hold its 75th Annual Convention September 28- October 2 at the Omni International Hotel in Miami. Founded in 1912 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, AAPA represents public seaport agencies throughout the Western Hemisphere,
On December 30. 2002. the U.S. Coast Guard published a Notice of meetings and a request for comments relating to maritime security (67 Fed. Reg. 79742). Following are some thoughts on this important issue. I must commence by stating that I have the highest respect for the Coast Guard.