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
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.
Eastern Marine, Inc. of Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the Anna C., a specially designed and constructed passenger/vehicle ferry, to Nelseco Navigation Company, Inc. of New London, Conn. The vessel's primary function is to provide ferry service from New London to Block Island, R.
Excerpted from a speech to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Annual Meeting AWO is the National Trade Association representing over 300 members active in various facets of the inland and coastal barge and towing business.
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 National Cargo Bureau has announced the expansion of its services to Guam with the appointment of Capt. William F. Lau as its nonexclusive surveyor. Captain Lau will be responsible for Bureau inspections in Guam and the surrounding area. He was educated in China and Australia,
Equitable Shipyards, Inc. has launched the first of 39 coal-carrying hopper barges for the Indiana Michigan Power Company, Ft. Wayne, Inc., signifying the rebirth of the shipyard which had closed since 1985. The 195-foot by 35-foot by 12-foot barge is the first of 15 of its size,
Willcox North America, Inc., a manufacturer of composite flexible oil and chemical hoses used for loading/ unloading barges and tankers, recently opened a sales, service and distribution center in Houston, Texas. The new center, which is located at 9366 Wallisville Road,
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
Three limited partnerships located at 2701 Houma Boulevard, Metairie, La., have applied for Title XI guarantees to aid in financing a total of 50 hopper barges. All are to be 200 feet long, and are intended for operation in the Mississippi River.