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,
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
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.
A new series of seminars, starting in July and ending in September, aims to educate the maritime community on fast developing new rules and regulations, and more importantly, on how these changes will affect individual companies. Starting in July and ending in September,
C a t e r p i l l a r M a r i n e Support Programs Help Lower O p e r a t i n g Costs Engine parts and service support for Caterpillar Marine Systems is available through a network of more than 300 marine-oriented dealer locations servicing more than 1,000 ports worldwide.
DAMPA Inc. recently announced the relocation and opening of its head office in the United States. The address is: DAMPA Inc., Suite 106-108, The Gatehouse at North Park, Hunt Valley, Md. 21030. DAMPA also announced that its staff has been expanded
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
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
Dr. Daniel G. True, senior research civil engineer at the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory (NCEL), Port Hueneme, Calif., has been promoted to director of the Seafloor Engineering Division. He succeeds Norman D. Albertsen who has been appointed manager