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$1.3 BILLION AVAILABLE TO INITIATE SEALIFT SHIP CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

Congress, in late October, appropriated $900 million to fund a new fast sealift program. When added to the $375 million remaining from last year, a total of $1.3 billion is now available for initiating a major ship construction effort. High priority has

 

Cameron Refits Drill Rig 'Western Pacesetter II' In Record-Breaking Five Days

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,

INTERCEPTING AND INFLUENCING THE REGULATORY PROCESS

In 1985, the depressed state of the barge and towing industry further emphasized the longstanding need to secure a reasoned and stable regulatory environment for domestic marine transportation. This elusive goal took on greater importance as the

AWO — A Legislative Report

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.

British Shipbuilders And SSS Corporation Sign License Agreement

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.

Tidewater: Effects of New Tax Bill Are Positive

Tidewater said that certain provisions of the newly enacted "American Jobs Creation Act of 2004" could have a significant positive effect on its future earnings and cash flows. The Act. which has been approved by both the United States Senate and House of Representatives,

International Paint Applies New Coating Technology To U.S. Marine Market

—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

Misplacing the Place of Refuge

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

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.

The Cost Of Lubricating Trunk Piston Engines

Over the past 25 years, the specific fuel consumption for marine trunk piston engines has reduced and an increasing number of such engines are designed for residual fuel operation whether they are for main propulsion or auxiliary purposes. The

 
 
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