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A W O Acclaimed For Quick, Decisive Action To Combat Drought Effects

During last year's drought crisis, the AWO won high praise from the Secretary of Transportation for its efforts to help the barge and towing industry. "I want to officially commend the American Waterways Operators for an outstanding job in helping

 

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,

Fincantieri Proceeds on Costa Fortuna

Last month MR hopped aboard Costa Fortuna, currently under construction at Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente yard in Genoa. The 105,000-gt ship will be the largest cruise ship to ever fly the Italian flag, and the largest — in 30 years — to be built

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.

Avondale Boat Division Licensed To Construct High-Speed Hovercraft

Avondale Industries, Inc. recently announced that its Boat Division has been appointed the U.S. licensee for the API-88 amphibious hovercraft. The API-88 is a high-speed passenger hovercraft and freightcarrying air-cushioned vehicle designed by the British Hovercraft Corporation.

Marine Society Of N.Y. To Hold Annual Dinner April 6, 1992, In NYC

The Marine Society of the City of New York, formed in 1770, will hold its annual dinner on April 6, 1992, at the Downtown Athletic Club. The Society is a charitable and educational organization, the regular membership being composed entirely of shipmasters,

John Gaughan To Be Nominated To Head Maritime Administration

P r e s i d e n t R e a g a n has announced his intention to nominate John Gaughan as Administrator of the Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration. Mr. Gaughan is currently Deputy Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs for DOT.

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

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,

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

 
 
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