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
ABS President and CEO, Robert Somerville recently discussed Bulk Carrier Safety at a conference in London. His speech, in part, follows. It was in the tumultuous period when the tanker industry was still trying to adjust to OPA90, to the mandate for double hulls,
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
The merits of MAN B&W Holeby's L28/32 auxiliary engine series— one of the world's most popular heavy fuel-burning genset drives—have been enhanced by some recent significant design modifications. The fuel economy has been substantially improved,
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.
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
—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,
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
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
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.