A roundup of some of the most notable vessels delivered by shipyards throughout the world during 1984—selected for their outstanding design features, fuel efficiency, performance, and service characteristics. AMERICAN NEW YORK Daewoo Shipbuilding The
Congress, in late October, appropriated $900 million to fund a new fast sealift program. When added to the $375 million remaining from last year, a total of $1.3 billion is now available for initiating a major ship construction effort. High priority has
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.
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,
On December 30, 2000, the tanker Castor was underway in the western Mediterranean Sea en route from Constanza, Romania to Lagos, Nigeria, carrying 29,470 tons of unleaded gasoline. During a fierce winter storm, the ship developed a 22-m long crack
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 National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners (NAPVO), which represents the interests of more than 360 passenger vessel companies, recently announced that it intends to thoroughly review and provide comments to the Coast Guard on the recently proposed revision to "Subchapter T,
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.
S a l v a g e response in the United States, and to a considerable degree throughout the world, has evolved to become essentially a new industry as measured by historical precedent. There are five principal factors, which have forever changed
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is now requiring owners of 406 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBS) to register them with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), effective September 13.