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The Tugboat, Towboat and Barge Industry

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

 

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

The Environmental Wave: Successes And Challenges

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

ITT Decca Marine Names Richard Muller

The appointment of Richard (Dick) Muller to manage the Northeast Region sales of all ITT Decca Marine electronic equipment has been announced by Alan Thompson, director of sales for IDM. Mr. Muller, headquartered in the IDM New York City office at 17 Battery Place,

Reiss Purchases Rexnord Defense Systems —Renamed TANO Corp.

Rexnord Defense Systems Inc., the New Orleans-based manufacturer of marine automation and control systems, has been purchased by its former president and renamed TANO Corporation. James J. Reiss Jr. has purchased all outstanding stock of Rexnord Defense Systems from its parent company,

Racai Wins Contract From State Of Louisiana For Marine Simulator

The State of Louisiana has awarded a contract to Racal Marine, Inc. for an advanced marine radar and electronic navigation aids simulator. The Racal MRNS 9000 simulator will be installed later this year at the Louisiana Marine and Petroleum Institute (LAMPI) in Houma.

Sound Ocean Systems, SUTEC Awarded NavSea MMUROV Contract

Sound Ocean Systems, Inc. (SOSI) of Redmond, Wash., has been awarded a major contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command for the supply of Multi-Mission Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (MMUROV) systems. SOSI is teamed with SUTEC (Scandinavian Underwater Technology) of Linkoping,

Robertson Multipurpose Pilot Handles Complex Vessel Control Problems, Upgrades Vessel Performance

Robertson Marine Systems, Inc. of Metairie, La., is offering the Robertson Multipurpose Pilot (RMP), a family of intelligent vessel control systems designed for precision vessel maneuvering and dynamic positioning. According to Robertson Marine,

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.

 
 
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