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
Tideland Signal Corporation of Houston, Texas, has introduced the new SAB-12 Sentinel Articulated Buoy. According to the manufacturer, the buoy has outstanding station- keeping capabilities and may be deployed where water depth makes placement of a fixed structure impractical.
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
October 15-18 Bayside Exposition Center, Boston When this year's Fish Expo opens its doors in Boston, October 15-18, it will be celebrating its 20th anniversary as the world's largest commercial fishing exposition. On hand for the event will be more than 500 exhibitors,
— 12-Page Coatings Brochure Available— Hempel, the worldwide supplier of specialist coatings to the marine, offshore, container and general industries, has launched a major campaign to emphasize its reputation for quality and service. Using the slogan "Hempel's Service: That's the Spirit,
—Literature Available Cargocaire Engineering Corporation, Amesbury, Mass., a leader in the development and manufacture of desiccant dehumidification systems for 50 years, recently introduced its new industrial Honey- Combe® dehumidifier model HC300.
Is there an electronic Oil Record Book in the future of the maritime industry? There could be. Will charters be negotiated and signed electronically? They can be, but they do not have to be. Will the new rules of electronic signatures and electronic
IMO Pump Division, Imo Delaval Inc. of Monroe, N.C., has recently introduced a new series of low-pressure, positive displacement rotary screw pumps. The new ACE Series combines an integral relief valve with a simple, compact pump design to reduce installation time and expense.
—Literature Available A new line of corrosion-resistant, compact pneumatic actuators for Jamesbury quarterturn valves is now available from Jamesbury Corp. According to the manufacturer, type SP actuators revolutionize actuator performance by combining superior corrosion resistance,
—Free Literature Available— Two recent fiber innovations, Caprolan 2000 nylon with SeaGard™, and Spectra high-performance fibers are now available from leading rope manufacturers for heavy-duty marine applications. Both of these fibers are produced exclusively by Allied Fibers,