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SURVIVAL AT SEA

The occasional sinking of ships and capsizing of offshore structures, especially in hostile, frigid environments, are reminders that the perils of the sea are still with us. In many of these disasters, official investigations have found that hypothermia

 

Wartsila Diesel Announces Executive Appointments

Wartsila Diesel, Chestertown, Md., recently announced the following executive appointments: Clas-Eirik Strand has been appointed president of Wartsila Diesel, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Wartsila Diesel International Ltd., of Helsinki, Finland.

Guthans Elected AWO Chairman Of The Board; Farrell Reelected President

Robert A. Guthans, president and chief executive officer of Mobile, Alabama-based Midstream Fuel Services, Inc., and its two subsidiary companies, Tenn-Tom Towing Company, and Petroleum Energy Products Company, was elected chairman of the board

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

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,

Hagglunds To Acquire Dutch Crane Group

Hagglunds Marine & Offshore, a division of AB Hagglund & Soner of Sweden, has signed an agreement under which it will acquire all the shares in the Dutch Kenz Cranes Group. Kenz Cranes is among the leading makers of offshore cranes in the range 5-100 t SWL.

APL Names Hubbard Senior VP Operations

William B. Hubbard, former Sea-Land Service, Inc., executive, has been appointed to the newly created position of senior v i c e p r e s i d e n t - o p e r a t i o n s for American President Lines. Announcement of the appointment was made by D.

J.R. Stadelman Will Head Morgan Unit Of AMCA International

Joseph R. Stadelman has been named to head the Morgan Engineering unit of AMCA International Corporation. As general manager of that operating unit, Mr. Stadelman is also a vice president of the Equipment Systems Division within which Morgan Engineering operates.

Krupp Atlas Introduces New Echosounders

Krupp Atlas Elektronik has extended its established range of DESO high-precision survey echo sounders with the introduction of new DESO 21 and DESO 22 models. Derived from the DESO 20, in service worldwide with leading survey organizations and port authorities,

Danger on the High Seas

A tale of survival could best describe John S. Burnett's experience onboard his sloop Unicorn in January 1992. Sailing solo across the South China Sea to Singapore — one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world — Burnett was attacked by pirates.

 
 
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