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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

 

Port Handbook Makes Museum Donations

The Port Information Resources Committee, Inc., has made donations totaling $8,000 to two leading marine historical groups. In a recent ceremony at the Seamen's Church Institute, Committee chairman and president James P. McAllister p r e s e n t e d $4,000 checks to John B.

'Naval Engineering Into The Next Century'

May 4-5, Washington, D.C. ASNE Day, the annual event consisting of a technical program and exhibition of the American Society of Engineers (ASNE), will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C., on May 4-5. The theme of the event is "Naval Engineering into the Next Century.

INTERCEPTING AND INFLUENCING THE REGULATORY PROCESS

In 1985, the depressed state of the barge and towing industry further emphasized the longstanding need to secure a reasoned and stable regulatory environment for domestic marine transportation. This elusive goal took on greater importance as the

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.

Open Letter to the U.S. Coast Guard Regarding Maritime Security

On December 30. 2002. the U.S. Coast Guard published a Notice of meetings and a request for comments relating to maritime security (67 Fed. Reg. 79742). Following are some thoughts on this important issue. I must commence by stating that I have the highest respect for the Coast Guard.

Saint John Yard Selects Sperry, And Gibbs & Cox For Frigate Design Team

Saint John Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Ltd., Saint John, New Brunswick, which was selected by the Canadian Government as one of two finalists in the Canadian Patrol Frigate program, has announced the principal members of its team who will

Effectively Assessing Your Risks

One of the greatest challenges facing a lender in the maritime industry is appropriate assessment of risk. In this exciting, varied and vibrant industry, a lender's effective risk assessment requires a thorough understanding of the vagaries that characterize the industry.

Revised Rules On Mobile Offshore Rigs Issued By Det norske Veritas

Det norske Veritas has issued revised Rules for Classification of Mobile Offshore Units. The new edition supersedes the 1975-edition (with supplement of 1977). The major changes from the previous edition are: More severe requirements to strength of steel structures.

Mid-Coast Marine Delivers Combination Crabber, Packer

Mid-Coast Marine, Coos Bay, Ore., recently delivered a 72-foot combination crabber, called Northern Mariner, built for Tom and Denise Branshaw of Cordova, Alaska. The coastal crabber is 72-feet 6- six inches long with a 23-foot 3-inch beam and a 11-foot molded depth.

 
 
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