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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.

 

ABS President Discusses Bulk Carrier 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,

Welcome The Little Black Box

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

Seminar Series Aims to Ensure Compliance

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,

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

AWO A New Look At ADVOCACY AND INFLUENCE IN WASHINGTON

"In the wars currently being fought over laws and regulations in Washington, the weapons of advocacy aren't always traditional." In the old days one could argue that in the years before muchneeded reforms were instituted, a well-connected lobbyist

Dr. Daniel True Appointed Senior Research Civil Engineer At NCEL

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

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

JJH Names John Dachos To Management Staff Of Cherry Hill, N.J., Office

Richard R. Hopkins, president of JJH Inc., recently announced the appointment of Capt. John Dachos, USN (ret.),to the management staff of the Cherry Hill, N.J., office. Prior to joining JJH Inc., Capt. Dachos was the commanding officer of the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station,

 
 
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