In the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), signed into law on November 25, 2002, Congress directed the U.S. Coast Guard to. among other things, establish a vessel security plan requirement for appropriate vessels operating in United States waters.
Blount Marine Corporation, Warren, R.I., recently announced the delivery of the M/V Spirit of Boston to Holiday Cruise II, Inc., a subsidiary of Cruise International headquartered in Norfolk, Va. The 192-foot-long by 35-footwide dinner/excursion
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Despite the less-than-stellar performance by the cruise industry during the last part of 2001, the industry more than had its fair share of newsmaking events — aside from the September 1 1 terrorist attacks — which ultimately exposed the fraility of this leisure sector.
Bulkfleet, Inc., the Texas-based marine company that introduced heavy fuel-burning deep-notched vessels to the United States, has consolidated its interests, including a first-class passenger cruise line, under the name Signet Corporation, J. Barry Snyder,
Solar T u r b i n e s International has begun work on a fuel-saving cruise propulsion system for U.S. Navy ships. E n t i t l e d RACER (Rankine-Cycle E n e r g y Recovery), the program calls for Solar to design a system that will capture heat energy from a ship's main gas turbine engines.
Since the worst-case scenario became a reality with September's terrorist attacks in the U.S.. organizations of all kinds have been forced to re-evaluate how security applies to their operations. While the nation's focus has been primarily on the aviation industry,
The Automatic Identification System (AIS) technology has received its fair share of critics up to present, mainly due to poor made installations and lack of training. The problems are currently taking the focus from the positive side where is has
Royal Viking Line A/S, Norwegian^ flag world cruise line, has named Erland M. Raastad managing director in the Oslo headquarters.' iBased in Oslo, Royal Viking Line A / S is the parent company of* Royal Viking Line, and handles all operations for the three-vessel fleet —Royal Viking Star,
The International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL) attended the meeting of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on July 11 where the Board discussed a safety recommendation issued to the cruise industry in 1997. The Board thoroughly criticized