The grounding of the Exxon Valdez and the resulting oil spill caused the Coast Guard to reevaluate the existing regulations governing the movement of tanker traffic on Prince William Sound. Soon after the spill, pilots were required to escort
Forty years ago, the American Waterways Operators, Inc., was founded for the purpose of representing the national interests of the inland and coastal marine transportation industry. AWO was incorporated in 1944. On March 3-4, this premier organization will
After many months of development work, MarineSafety International conducted its first training course for tugboat skippers recently in its ship simulator facility at La Guardia Airport in New York City. Mobil Oil captains Craig Kinney, Doug Ruhl,
There has been much ado over the recent Supreme Court ruling that a commercial uninspected drilling vessel must comply with applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards since the vessel was not regulated by under the USCG inspected vessel standards.
Maryland Marine, Inc., Houston, Texas, recently contracted Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO), Nashville, Tenn., to build four 30,000-barrel double-skin tank barges. According to Caroll Bjornson, owner of MMI, the 297-1/2-foot barges will be
As new rules now on the drawing boards go into effect—probably within the next two years—operators of barges carrying gasoline and other petroleum products will find it necessary to ensure that their vessels are vapor tight. Oceangoing tankers
A drydock built by Conrad Industries, Inc. of Morgan City, La., has arrived for service in Pointe-APitre, Guadeloupe, French West Indies. Chief executive officer J. Parker Conrad said the 650-toncapacity structure contracted by Naval Drydock Guadeloupe
U.S. Yards Could Gain $ 6 . 6 Billion In Retrofit Work The Congressional legislative battle over double-hull/double-bottom tankers appears to be drawing to a conclusion. According to reports, House and Senate conferees are currently working on
The tug and barge industry plays a major role in the local economy, but unless you live or work along the banks of the nation's waterways, you might not realize what's happening when all those huge lumbering barges float by the shoreline, loaded with who-knows-what,
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.