— 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
Tideland Signal Corporation of Houston, Texas, has introduced the new SAB-12 Sentinel Articulated Buoy. According to the manufacturer, the buoy has outstanding station- keeping capabilities and may be deployed where water depth makes placement of a fixed structure impractical.
There is an element in our political tradition which holds that government is, and appropriately ought to be, the parent of industry. All protestation to the contrary government, like a parent, has the capacity to nuture, encourage, build up, level, discourage or ruin industry—its child.
Ulstein Hatloe A/S in Ulsteinvik, Norway, recently completed two identical tug/supply standby and service vessels for Norwegian owners. The Gullbas (photo) was delivered to Saevik Supply Management of Fosnavaag, and the Troms Skarven to Troms Fylkes Dempskibsselskap of Tromsoe.
Shell Gas & Power has accepted delivery of the first oil-free Thor-Lube stern tube bearing system built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) of South Korea. This second generation oil free Thor-Lube stern tube bearing system developed by Thordon Bearings features TL3G,
—Literature Available— The Commander SDM 5000 Flow Computer, a total energy management information center for calculating pressure and temperaturecompensated flow, has been introduced by Leslie Controls, Inc., Tampa, Fla. The new unit is designed to be used as a stand-alone flow computer,
"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
John M. Donnelly Jr., chairman of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. (AWO), has announced the release of a new comparative energy efficiency report for freight transportation by truck, railroad, and inland barge. The AWO chairman said that the study,
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 Hydromer, Inc., has developed a water-based urethane drag-reducing overcoat called Sea- Slide™. Designed for the commercial market, it is an easy-to-apply finish that reduces friction between the boat's hull and the surrounding water