R&R Marine

WEAKENING THE JONES ACT

— 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

 

Alstom Alspa Drive Fitted on Reasearch Vessel

Alstom installed its latest generation ALSPA drives in a new research vessel, which is being built by Alstom Leroux Naval, in Lorient, France. The deep sea research vessel, Pourquoi Pas, owned by Ifremer, will be the first ship to be fitted with

W a r t s i l a To Build 2 , 2 0 0 - P a s s e n g e r Cruise Ferry

Wartsila Marine Industries, Inc. has signed a contract with Rederi AB Slite, one of the joint owners of Viking Line, to deliver a cruise ferry in the spring of 1990. The vessel, a sister ship to a ferry ordered last February, will be capable of carrying 2,

Robertson Autopilot Wins NMEA Honors

For the third year in a row, Robertson's microprocessor-controlled autopilots have been awarded top honors by the National Marine Electronics Association at their recent banquet in Seattle, Washington. This, for any manufacturer, is a significant

Transas Unveils GMDSS Simulator

Transas Marine has extended its range of GMDSS simulators by introducing the TGS 4000 system. The new TGS 4000 simulator complements and enhances the existing TGS 2000 and TGS 3000 versions, by offering a number of new features which reflect the

CALENDAR OF COMING EVENTS

SHIP-trans-PORT Symposium Rotterdam, Netherlands Sept. 6-10 Sponsored by the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) and the Port of Rotterdam to celebrate the 50th anniversary of both organizations. Contact: MARIN, P.O. Box 1555, 3000 BN Rotterdam, Netherlands, Tel.

U.K. Ministry Of Defence Selects MFV Incinerators For Royal Navy Frigates

—Literature Available The U.K. Ministry of Defence has selected the MFV (Moss Fredrikstad Verft) marine incinerator, marketed in the United Kingdom by Marine Ventures Ltd., as the most suitable commercially available incinerator for onboard installation

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.

Hempel Begins New Campaign

— 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,

No Leg Left to Stand On - An Obituary for MarAd?

Unless things change dramatically, I am writing as the last Deputy Administrator of the Maritime Administration (MarAd). At least the MarAd we have known, sometimes loved, but always needed for the last 50 years. As I look at the Administration's

 
 
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