With U.S. shipyards busy building and converting a number of passenger vessels, cruise boats and ferries, the editors of MR/EN have put together a feature on 10 of the most notable shallow-draft passenger vessels delivered in the past year, which include nine newbuildings and one conversion.
"There is a powerful agent, responsive, quick, and easy to use, pliable enough to meet all our needs on board. It does everything. It supplies light and heat for the ship and is the very soul of our mechanical equipment. That agent is electricity.
In the process of enhancing homeland and maritime security in the United States, the federal government is substantially increasing the burden on the owners, operators, managers, and agents of foreign ships. The heaviest burden, though, is being felt by the individual crewmember.
Over the past six decades, there have been rapid developments in technology and marine operations. These have brought about significant changes in maritime education and training. Six decades ago, maritime education and training was a relatively straightforward process.
Thirteen merchant ships were selected for purchase on 17 January 1986 for the Ready Reserve Force of the National Defense Reserve Fleet. The Maritime Administration is processing four contracts totaling $206.7 million with American Automar, Barber Steamship Lines, Lykes Bros, and U.
The Navy's Military Sealift Command has awarded a fixed-price contract totaling $30,709,896 to Bay Tankers, Inc., One Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York, N.Y., for the operation and maintenance of four T-AKR Fast Sealift Ships. Two of the ships will be based in Violet, La.
The new Ship Security and Alert Systems (SSAS) regulations were adopted by International Maritime Organization (IMO) to enhance maritime security in response to the increasing threat from terrorism and piracy. After July l, 2004. most deepsea passenger