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 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.
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.
August 26-28, Louisville, Kentucky The first annual International Inland Waterways Conference and Trade Show will take place August 26-28 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. This conference and trade show, possibly
"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
Guidance for owners on compliance with the International Convention for the Prevention of Marine Polution (MARPOL), 1973/78, which enters into force October 2, 1983, has been issued by the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (Intertanko).
The West German firm of J.M. Voith GmbH recently announced that British shipowners Tees Towing Co., Ltd. of Middlesborough ordered two Voith water tractors from the Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd. Shipyard. The 98-foot-long by 32-foot-wide tractors
—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,
Pall Industrial Hydraulics Corporation, Glen Cove, N.Y., has added a new grade of filter medium to its Ultipore® line of filter elements for hydraulic and lube oil service. Designated "US" grade, the new medium has an absolute removal rating of
—Literature Available Bob Daniels, president of Marland Environmental Systems Inc., Lorton, Va., recently announced the company's receipt of a contract for six military Reverse Osmosis Purification Systems (MMS-1000). The order, valued in excess of $1,