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,
This year's 54th Annual Convention of The Propeller Club of the United States, and the concurrent 1980 American Merchant Marine Conference, will take place on October 8-10. The host Propeller Club Ports for the event will be Seattle and Tacoma,
In the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), signed into law on November 25, 2002, Congress directed the U.S. Coast Guard to. among other things, establish a vessel security plan requirement for appropriate vessels operating in United States waters.
It was little more than a year ago that Boyd E. (Butch) King. CEO. took the reigns at VT Halter Marine, a designer and builder of small to medium-sized ships with a varied and rich history. After 15 months on the job, Maritime Reporter caught up with Mr.
Designed to facilitate the optimum mating of actuators and ball valves to meet specific requirements, PBM has announced the publication of its unique Reference Book, Section VII, describing "Performance Packages," the company's power-driven actuators
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,
Skuld, the International Protection and Indemnity and FD & D Insurance Association based in Scandinavia, recently underwent major changes in its structure. Changes include reorganization of the board of directors into a smaller, more dynamic unit
As was the case when the Erika went down off the coast of France in late 1999, much (unwanted) attention has been focused on the classification society for the damaged product tanker Castor, in this case American Bureau of Shipping. Unlike the aforementioned example,
Recently, the Board of Directors of the Marine Machinery Association met with a select group of U.S. Navy officials to discuss incidents of poor quality in parts and services being supplied to the Navy as a result of awards to less than qualified suppliers.
LauritzenCool, Eastwind Transport and Armada Shipping announced the formation of ReeferShip Ltd.. a new marketing company that will identify, pursue, and develop business for refrigerated ships controlled by Eco Shipping, Arctic Reefers, and Armada Shipping.