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THE GOVERNMENT AS PARENT TO INDUSTRY: PARTICIPATION OR BENIGN NEGLECT?

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.

 

OPA '90 - The Oil Pollution Act of 1990

Crude Carriers & Product Tankers and Barges OPA '90 requires the complete replacement of single hulled tank ves- sels to be used in the U.S. petroleum crude and product carrier and related trades in five-year intervals at the end of 2005, 2010 and 2015.

Halter Delivers New Offshore Express Supply Boat

Built by Halter, the 166-foot Cameron Express (shown above) is operated by Offshore Express, Inc. of Houma, La., for Mesa Petroleum of Freeport, Texas. The first of three 166-foot liquid mud supply boats for the company, the Cameron Express is

Maritime Industry Gets A New Act

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

Navy Awards IMODCO Development Contract For Portable SPM

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

Voith Receives Orders For Four Water Tractors

The West German firm of J.M. Voith GmbH recently announced that British shipowners Tees Towing Co., Ltd. of Middlesborough ordered two Voith water tractors from the Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd. Shipyard. The 98-foot-long by 32-foot-wide tractors

Mobil Oil Introduces Six Hydraulic Fluids

—Literature Available Mobil Oil Corporation has introduced six hydraulic fluids for general industrial use. They all meet requirements of system and pump builders for resistance to heat, wear, water, and rust. The Mobil Hydraulic Oil Series consists

GE Turbines Will Power Two Coal-Fired Ships In Australian Trade

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.

 
 
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