In October 1983, Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution, known as MARPOL 73/78, entered into force for the maritime and shipping industry. This convention concerns pollution from oil. The regulation was created to reduce operational discharges from ships,
Robert W. Maceluch has been named controller of the Ryan- Walsh Stevedoring Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries. He will occupy offices in the Ryan-Walsh Center in Mobile, Ala. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Maceluch served as a consultant to Ryan-Walsh with the accounting firm of Pannell,
—Literature Available The efficiency of evacuating high density passenger vessels with high freeboard has been greatly increased by borrowing an idea from the airline industry. Viking Life Saving Equipment has developed a marine escape slide (MES).
The President is proposing a much needed, and long overdue increase of $49 billion in his fiscal year 2003 budget for National Defense. What is astonishing is that this larger budget proposes slashing the Navy's shipbuilding procurement account
Unauthorized welding on laundry room equipment triggered a fire aboard the cruise ship Ecstasy off Miami in 1998, injuring 22 people and causing more than $17 million in damages, U.S. safety investigators concluded. The National Transportation
Coal-fired steamships are making a comeback on the high seas. Bulkships, limited of Sydney, has ordered two 75,750-dwt bulk carriers to serve the Australian bauxite trade. The c o a l - f i r ed steamships will be powered by General Electric Company geared marine steam turbines.
—Literature Available Dampa, Inc. of Baltimore, Md., has been awarded a contract to furnish its marine designed joiner ceilings with lights, joiner bulkheads, floating floors, joiner doors, and related engineering for the 138-passenger United States-flagged luxury yacht,
First American Bulk Carrier Corporation, Orange, Texas, has applied to the Maritime Administration for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of two bulk/container vessels. First American, a new company owned by the Pension
The United States Navy has signed a contract with IMODCO, a unit of AMCA International Corporation, for the development of a portable Single Point Mooring catenary buoy for quick deployment in support of naval amphibious operations. A major specification
Avondale Industries, Inc. and McDermott Incorporated recently announced that they have entered into a Letter of Intent for the sale of certain of the assets of Avondale's Offshore Division, located in Terrebonne Parish, La., that are used by Avondale in its offshore fabrication business.