In October 1983, Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution, known as MARPOL 73/78, entered into force for the maritime and shipping industry. This convention concerns pollution from oil. The regulation was created to reduce operational discharges from ships,
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.
— 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
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
—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,
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 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
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).
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,
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) of Korea recently won a mammoth offshore project from the Indian state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) on a turnj^ gy b&sis The Offshore Division of HHI received a letter of intent for the Heera Process Complex Project.