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
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.
This year. The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, celebrates its 60th anniversary. AWO members, representing the inland, coastal and harbor sectors of the industry, recently
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
Every March, the cruise industry gathers in Miami, Fla. for the Sea Trade Cruise Shipping Convention - which usually sometime during March. Just in time to relieve the mid-winter blahs, this year's Convention will be held from March 3-6, 2003 at
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,
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.
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
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
—Literature Available Comsat Corporation's Maritime Services Division recently announced its intention to offer a new maritime safety broadcast system through its coast earth stations in Southbury, Conn., and Santa Paula, Calif. The announcement