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THE BARGE AND TOWING INDUSTRY: A LEGISLATIVE REVIEW

The 99th Congress was sworn into office in 1985 with perhaps its primary challenge to control the spiralling federal deficit. Members of the House of Representatives and Senate, both Democrats and Republicans, and the President, expressed their

 

AWO Regulatory Activity: A Review Of Problems — And Solutions — Currently Afloat

Herman J. Molzahn, Vice President, Operations The American Waterways Operators, Inc. is the only association in the United States which focuses on the regulatory interests of the coastal and inland barge and towing industry. Through its committee structure,

MariTel Launches New Marine Telephone Service With Vessel Location

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.

Nickum & Spaulding Announces New Executive Appointments — Philip Spaulding Named Chairman

Nickum & Spaulding Associates, Inc., a prominent Pacific Northwest naval architect and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle and Portland, has voted new appointments in its corporate management structure. Philip F. Spaulding, past president,

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

Port Of New Orleans Mariners Club Elects New Officers & Directors

The Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans, La., recently announced t h e i r new o f f i c e r s f or 1980. Elected by the board of directors are: president, Frank A. Courtenay of Courtenay, Forstall & Grace, admiralty attorneys; vice president, William V.

Misplacing the Place of Refuge

On December 30, 2000, the tanker Castor was underway in the western Mediterranean Sea en route from Constanza, Romania to Lagos, Nigeria, carrying 29,470 tons of unleaded gasoline. During a fierce winter storm, the ship developed a 22-m long crack

Western Shipbuilding Association Elects Officers

The annual membership meeting of Western Shipbuilding Association (WSA) was held recently in San Francisco, Calif. Rear Adm. James K. Nunneley, USN, Deputy Commander for Industrial and Facility Management, Naval Sea S y s t e m s Command, Washington, D.

Royal Viking Line Names Oslo Director

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,

ICCL Addressed Safety, ADA Features Of Cruise Ships

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

 
 
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