The Barge And Towing Industry — A Legislative Review — Dena L. Wilson, Director— Legislative Affairs Congress left Washington, D.C. for the first part of its summer recess after passing omnibus water resources legislation, H.R. 3678, on June 29, by a vote of 259-33.
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
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
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,
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.
—Free Literature Available— Offering new tank coating technology that greatly extends the operational flexibility of ship owners and operators—thereby enabling maximum flexibility of cargo carriage— International Paint is moving toward consolidating
B r i t i s h Shipbuilders, London, and the Semi-Submerged Ship C o r p o r a t i o n (SSSCO), Solana Beach, Calif., have signed an agreement under which British Shipbuilders will be licensed to market and build high-speed semisubmersible vessels designed by SSSCO.
Moves by Canada to offer tax incentives to Hong Kong and other shipowners have been welcomed even though the colony is establishing its own independent maritime registry. The Canadian plan, which was outlined recently in Vancouver, British Columbia,
MagneTek ALS, the flagship company of MagneTek Inc.'s recently announced MagneTek Defense Systems, has added Jeff Pease and Ed Rizzotti to its senior management staff. Serving in the positions of chief financial officer and vice president of government systems, respectively, both Mr.
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