ABS President and CEO, Robert Somerville recently discussed Bulk Carrier Safety at a conference in London. His speech, in part, follows. It was in the tumultuous period when the tanker industry was still trying to adjust to OPA90, to the mandate for double hulls,
There is an element in our political tradition which holds that government is, and appropriately ought to be, the parent of industry. All protestation to the contrary government, like a parent, has the capacity to nuture, encourage, build up, level, discourage or ruin industry—its child.
The American Waterways Operators (AWO) recently announced the election of Harriet Harrison as chairman of the association's Southern Region. Mrs. Harrison is the first woman to ever be elected chairman of any of AWO's five regions. The fact that
There is a groundswell of commitment for mandating the installation of "black boxes" aboard ships, so that in the in the unlikely case of a disaster, history will not repeat itself. At an estimated cost of $75,000 to $150,000 per ship, however, safety
The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded a $3.5- million contract to Uniflite, Inc., Bellingham, Wash., for construction of 36-foot, Sea-Fox special warfare craft, including associated equipment, road trailers, and spare parts. The company
Bird-Johnson Company's Pascagoula, Miss., plant manager Jim Elliott has announced plans to expand their marine propeller manufacturing plant to meet the demands of new orders. The current 43,000-square-foot facility, which houses a modern foundry