The U.S. maritime world is rapidly changing direction as security becomes an ever larger and more important issue to the federal government. We have seen the Department of Homeland Security created, the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 become law,
An agreement has been signed between Consafe Offshore AB and Gotaverken Arendal AB, both of Sweden, for the construction of two semisubmersible accommodation and multiservice rigs, design GVA 2000. The total value of the order is approximately $140 million.
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
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 world's largest submersible derrick barge, built by Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. for McDermott International, Inc., has been equipped with an advanced ballast control system supplied by Bailey Controls. The Bailey Network
Unitor Ships Service AS recently reported that its major stockholder, Hafslund of Norway (a major power, paper and medical holding company), has successfully completed the sale of its 44.5 percent share in Unitor to a number of individual Norwegian and U.
Unauthorized welding on laundry room equipment triggered a fire aboard the cruise ship Ecstasy off Miami in 1998, injuring 22 people and causing more than $17 million in damages, U.S. safety investigators concluded. The National Transportation
The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that new requirements concerning prevention of pollution from ships will become effective on October 2, 1983. For some U.S. shipowners and operators the new rules will mean changes in operating procedures and for others new equipment will be required.
—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