International Maritime Organization
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.
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.
The certification of Omnipure marine sanitation devices by the Direktoratet For Statens Skibstilsyn for operation in Danish waters was announced recently by Len Langeland, president of Omnipure, a division of Sigma- Chapman, Inc. headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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