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.
Over 550 companies will have exhibits at Fish Expo from October 26-29, 1983, at The Seattle Center in Seattle, Wash. This will make for the largest Fish Expo ever, topping the 535 companies that exhibited when the show was last in Seattle in 1981.
Existing international and national regulations do not specifically address shipbreaking, widely regarded as one of the world's most hazardous occupations. Some sites where shipbreaking takes place are referred to as 'time bombs' as they hold potentially
A christening ceremony was held at National Steel and Shipuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego recently for the Exxon Valdez, the first of "two 209,000-dwt tankers being constructed for Exxon Shipping Company of Houston. These Alaska Class tankers
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.
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
Raytheon Marine Company and JRC have worked closely with ship owners, operators and crew to develop functional, easy to use, reliable products for Global Maritime D i s t r e s s and Safety System (GMDSS) carriage. Together these companies offer
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has forwarded to its field surveyors worldwide survey instructions relating to the enforcement provisions of the 1978 Protocol to the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Copies of
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 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.