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Development of Security Legislation and Regulation Affecting Passenger Vessels

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

 

SURVIVAL AT SEA

The occasional sinking of ships and capsizing of offshore structures, especially in hostile, frigid environments, are reminders that the perils of the sea are still with us. In many of these disasters, official investigations have found that hypothermia

UPSCO Names Shakshober VP-Design & Engineering

MacLean C. Shakshober has been named vice president of design and engineering at Upper Peninsula Shipbuilding Co. (UPSCO), Ontonagan, Mich. UPSCO, a new construction and repair shipyard, utilizes the most advanced design and steel fabrication technology in the construction of tugs,

Nilsson To Head Sales Organization For Kockums Shipyard

A new marketing organization has been organized at Kockums Shipyard, Malmo, Sweden, under director Gunnar Nilsson. The new marketing section includes departments for research and development, projection, calculation and customer contact. The

N o r m a n Meyer A p p o i n t ed VP Of Sperry Unit

Norman Meyer has been appointed vice president of strategic systems for Sperry Division's Systems Management unit, Kurt Merl, vice president and general manager of the unit, has announced. Mr. Meyer, who had been manager of strategic sytems, will

DoD Implements Initiative For Cost Effectiveness Of Contract Requirements

The Department of Defense (DoD) is implementing a new initiative aimed at developing more cost-effective contract requirements for major system acquisitions. This initiative will address a number of problems inherent in present practices that

Use Of Fuel Additive Shows Bunker Oil Savings Of Over 10%

In a study funded by the Maritime Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Seaworthy Engine Systems of Essex, Conn., has reported on the effect of commercial fuel oil additives on steamship boiler condition and fuel economy. The most

Hoch Promoted At Comsat TeleSystems

Comsat TeleSystems, Inc. has announced the appointment of Kenneth H. Hoch as assistant vice president for marketing services and contracts. In this newly created position, he will oversee the company's advertising and promotion, technical documentation/training,

Ship Financing Reforms Announced By Secretary Of Transportation Dole

Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth H. Dole has announced a series of reforms and improved criteria for Federal guarantees of private sector financing to construct, reconstruct, or rehabilitate vessels in U.S. shipyards. A new rule details amendments

Energy And Economic Security

Mideast War Underlines The Vital Need To Increase Domestic Oil Production In The U.S. The war in the Mideast has once again underlined oil's pivotal role in the maintenance of a healthy world economy. We depend on oil for much more than land and air transportation.

 
 
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