Security

Development of Security Legislation and Regulation Affecting Passenger Vessels

Following the attacks of September 11. the Congress and various federal agencies quickly realized that vessels and maritime facilities are vulnerable to largescale acts of terrorism. By their very nature, ports are exposed, accessible and busy and

 

Secure Marine Transportation... Priceless?

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.

ASNE DAY '86 'Naval Engineering Challenges

M a y 1-2, W a s h i n g t o n , D.C. ASNE Day 1986, the 98th annual national convention of the American Society of Naval Engineers, will be held May 1-2 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., and will feature technical sessions, exhibits,

VT Halter: King has Company Back on Track

It was little more than a year ago that Boyd E. (Butch) King. CEO. took the reigns at VT Halter Marine, a designer and builder of small to medium-sized ships with a varied and rich history. After 15 months on the job, Maritime Reporter caught up with Mr.

The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878

The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 (PCA) prohibits the use of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus to execute the laws of the U.S. "POSSE COMITATUS ACT" (18 USC 1385): A Reconstruction Era criminal law proscribing use of Army (later, Air Force)

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.

Albert L. Bossier Jr. Named 1989 Nimitz Award Winner

Albert L. Bossier Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Avondale Industries, Inc., has been chosen to receive the 1989 Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award given by the Navy League of the United States, a 70,000-member civilian organization

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,

Open Letter to the U.S. Coast Guard Regarding Maritime Security

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.

Salvage Posture Changing With The Times

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

 
 
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