Safer Navigation With Disc Navigation System From Robertson Tritech

Recently conducted trials of Robertson's Disc Navigation System, an Electronic Chart Display and Information System, aboard a Norwegian paper carrier may have a great deal of impact on the future of navigation safety. Knut Magnus Skaar, director of Seatrans A/S,


Constant-Tension Winch For Handling Rescue Boats Offered By Braden

The Braden Model PD12C-CT constant-tension davit winch and control system has been developed to reduce the risks involved when launching and recovering small boats over the side of a ship. During a launching operation, slack cable is available

Cameron Refits Drill Rig 'Western Pacesetter II' In Record-Breaking Five Days

Downtime was cut by approximately twothirds when the Western Pacesetter II, a semisubmersible drilling rig, was refitted at Cameron Offshore Service Inc.'s Industrial Marine Division in Cameron, La., for work in the North Sea. With the cost of rig tow time,

The Environmental Wave: Successes And Challenges

Dena L. Wilson, V.P., Legislative Affairs American Waterways Operators In many respects, 1990 can be summed up as the year that began the Decade of the Environment, evidenced by enactment of major federal legislation reauthorizing the Clean

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.

MSI Combines Emergency Medical Training Program With Shiphandling Course

Marine Safety International (MSI) recently announced that an emergency medical training program is being combined with the shiphandling course offered to personnel undergoing training at the Computer Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF), operated by MSI at the U.

Energy And Economic Security

Mideast War Underlines The Vital Need To Increase Domestic Oil Production In The U.S. The war in the Mideast has once again underlined oil's pivotal role in the maintenance of a healthy world economy. We depend on oil for much more than land and air transportation.


Spectria, a leading technology consulting firm, has developed a prototype of a new, knowledge-management-based information portal called SmartShips, for Modern Maritime, Inc., a professional services company for the marine industry. Upon full implementation,

Imi-Tech Awarded $300,000 In Navy Research Contracts

The Department of the Navy has awarded Imi-Tech Corporation of Elk Grove, 111., two research and development contracts valued at more than $300,000. The first contract involves adapting the company's Solimide® foam, a flexible, fireresistant polyimide insulating material,

Security is Synonymous With Safety

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,

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