—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).
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
After two years of machinations within Congress, involving various federal agencies and with some input from the private sector, the United States finally has a Maritime Transportation Security Act. This measure, when fully implemented, will impose
— A Threat To Our Competitive Position — Most of us in the water freight transportation industry do not often think of the Jones Act and related cabotage laws as having much to do with the inland segment of the barge and towing industry, although clearly
A new series of seminars, starting in July and ending in September, aims to educate the maritime community on fast developing new rules and regulations, and more importantly, on how these changes will affect individual companies. Starting in July and ending in September,
According to the USCG, oil spills have been reduced by roughly 90 percent since OPA90 was passed some 12 years ago. Encouraging, but statistics are often misleading. It would be a reasonable assumption that the oil that was spilled was a result
The State of Alaska has awarded Willamette Iron & Steel Company, Portland, Ore., a $15,228,- 500 contract to lengthen and modernize the M/V Matanuska, an Alaska state ferry. Work will begin in October, with c o m p l e t i o n scheduled for May 1978.
MAN B&W Diesel GmbH of Augsburg, West Germany, has received an order for four BL 58/64 type four-stroke diesel engines with a total output of about 53,000 bhp at 400 rpm from the French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique in St. Nazaire, the shipbuilding division of Alsthom.
—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,
One of the two partners in Silja Line, Effoa-Suomen Hoyrylaiva Oy, has placed an order for a large passenger ship intended for service on the Helsinki-Stockholm route. The vessel is expected to be delivered in the spring of 1990. At the same time the other partner,