Existing international and national regulations do not specifically address shipbreaking, widely regarded as one of the world's most hazardous occupations. Some sites where shipbreaking takes place are referred to as 'time bombs' as they hold potentially
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
The owner of a small inland tug company has no choice but to come in to the office every Saturday morning to update his fleet and load locations for his customers; he can't reliably update his crew with change orders as the tugs frequently travel in rural areas with no cell phone coverage.
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
Alstom Drives & Controls has worked with the U.S. Navy (USN) to produce an electric power and propulsion system which is compact and robust, while meeting exacting and demanding USN standards. Traditional Navy practice in the realm of ship and
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is now requiring owners of 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBS) to register them with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), effective September 13.
VL Logistics, Inc. of Ocean Springs, Miss., recently opened its new corporate office with a ribboncutting ceremony performed by Ocean Springs' Mayor, the Honorable Chester McPherson and VL president Margaret Vallor. VL Logistics offers logistic
The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 (PCA) prohibits the use of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus to execute the laws of the U.S. "POSSE COMITATUS ACT" (18 USC 1385): A Reconstruction Era criminal law proscribing use of Army (later, Air Force)
Two classes of ferry boats and two fully equipped terminals have been simulated by the Computer Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF) operated by MarineSafety International (MSI) at Kings Point, N.Y. These detailed computer models of vessel
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