The Barge And Towing Industry — A Legislative Review — Dena L. Wilson, Director— Legislative Affairs Congress left Washington, D.C. for the first part of its summer recess after passing omnibus water resources legislation, H.R. 3678, on June 29, by a vote of 259-33.
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
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.
Editor's Note: J.A. Tinkey is president of Mid-America Transportation Company in Fairview Heights, III. In April 1989, Captain Tinkey became chairman of the board of the American Waterways Operators, the national association of the inland and coastal barge industry.
Since the worst-case scenario became a reality with September's terrorist attacks in the U.S.. organizations of all kinds have been forced to re-evaluate how security applies to their operations. While the nation's focus has been primarily on the aviation industry,
The Coast Guard is attempting to simplify and improve the licensing regulations for all commercial vessel personnel. The proposed amendments in CGD81-059 offer a license structure with career patterns for persons serving on all waters and on all kinds of vessels,
Marine Spill Response Corp. Projects 5-Year, $800 Million Program Two years ago, on a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground causing America's biggest oil spill. While thousands worked to clean up the spill in Alaska,
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, 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.
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.