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
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
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
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,
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,
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, 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 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,
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,
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.