The occasional sinking of ships and capsizing of offshore structures, especially in hostile, frigid environments, are reminders that the perils of the sea are still with us. In many of these disasters, official investigations have found that hypothermia
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
—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
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 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,
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,