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,
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.
The IMO deadline for fitting new ships with Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) is less than one year away. After July 1, 2002, all newbuilds over 300 grt must be equipped with an approved AIS transponder system. Leica Geosystems, one of the pioneering companies in AIS technology,
The members who attended the regular monthly meeting of the Long-Beach-Greater Los Angeles Chapter of The American Society of Naval Engineers in March were rewarded by an evening of good fellowship, fine food, and an excellent technical paper by Dr.
Sound Ocean Systems, Inc. (SOSI) of Redmond, Wash., has been awarded a major contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command for the supply of Multi-Mission Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (MMUROV) systems. SOSI is teamed with SUTEC (Scandinavian Underwater Technology) of Linkoping,
Sandusky Foundry & Machine Co. of Sandusky, Ohio, is offering a free 20-page general brochure on the company and the centrifugal castings that it produces exclusively. The full-color booklet explains what centrifugal castings are and how they are made, and lists some current applications.
To meet the requirements of the BoTruc project. Bollinger's design group chose ShipConstructor2004. the latest version of the 3-D product modeling software developed by Albacore Research Ltd (ARL). Canada. Bollinger has been using ShipConstructor for more than six years.
Philadelphia-based Empire Abrasive Equipment Corporation is manufacturing its new Di- Carb® Blasting Nozzles encased in a shock absorbing epoxy resin. The resin eliminates damage to the nozzle liner caused from accidental dropping or impact against surfaces being cleaned.
The Soundcoat Company's most recent development is the Soundfoam CS series materials. They are closed cell foams that are designed to provide a variety of functions, such as shock and impact absorption, acoustic sealing, thermal insulation, EMI/RFI
The Automatic Identification System (AIS) technology has received its fair share of critics up to present, mainly due to poor made installations and lack of training. The problems are currently taking the focus from the positive side where is has