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James Thompsen Heads Marketing Of Woolsey Commercial Products

James A. Thompsen has been appointed n a t i o n a l m a r k e t i ng m a n a g e r , commercial products, for Woolsey Marine, according to Seth R. Schneible, vice president of the 127-year-old marine coatings firm. In his new post Mr. Thompsen will

 

Maritime Security and the Hazards of Unilateralism

The United States Congress is working hard to enact maritime security legislation. At the same time and under the leadership of the United States, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is working hard to develop an international convention on maritime security.

Stability Software for Semi Submersible Rigs

Not all stability software is made equal. Even if all commonly available stability programs were of the same quality, virtually all of them are designed first and foremost for conventional vessels - and it's no secret that the unique characteristics

Safety Not Optional

Regulations such as the new SOLAS and Fire Safety Systems Code (FSS Code) are not to be dismissed, as anything but full compliance can lead to myriad legal and financial troubles for ship owners. Fugro's new and unique geotechnical drill ship D/S Fugro Explorer; ABS-Classed,

U.S. Ocean Dumping Act

As this article is being written, the chief executive officer of an American ocean carrier is on trial for alleged participation in the discharge of contaminated wheat into waters of the South China Sea. The charges were brought under the somewhat obscure U.

New Government Statistics Show Larger, Diverse Fleet

New statistics released by MarAd reveal a much larger and more diverse U.S.-flag fleet than ever before reported. The data, unveiled by MarAd Administrator Clyde Hart, shows the American fleet actually totals more than 37,000 vessels, and paints a picture of a robust and diverse fleet,

The Great Maritime Disruption... that Never Happened

Y2K Remember the dire warnings four years ago as the world raced towards the stroke of midnight ushering in 2000? Editorials screamed that computer systems everywhere would fail making bank accounts inaccessible, traffic lights inoperable and

 
 
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