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.
"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.
Sixty-five thousand pounds of lead donated by ASARCO Incorporated has been used in the construction of a full-scale operational replica of the 12-gun sloop Providence, a colonial warship that was the first to be authorized by the Continental Navy.
W. Ray Wallace, president and chief executive officer of Trinity Industries, Inc., announces the appointment of James M. Blenkhorn as president and chief executive officer of Equitable Shipyards, Inc. Mr. Blenkhorn has responsibility for all operations
The Meyer Werft of Papenburg, West Germany, a leader in the conversion of cargo vessels and tankers into livestock carriers, recently received an order from the Dutch shipowner Vroon B.V., Breskens, to convert the car carrier Mediterranean Highway
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received an order to build a 960-passenger cruise ship from Japanese shipowner Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line). At 49,000 gross tons, she would be the biggest cruise ship ever built in Japan. To be built at MHI's Nagasaki yard,
The Maritime Administration has announced the recent award of a $4.2-million contract to Halter Marine, Inc, Gulfport, Miss., a member of the Trinity Marine Group. Under the terms of the contract, Halter will convert the Marsea Fourteen, an offshore
The concept of creating a modern RO/RO terminal near the estuary of the River Thames became reality this fall when the first vessel to use the facility berthed at the Linkspan. The inaugural honor fell to Kent Line's 108-meterlong (about 354 feet) vessel Arroyofrio Uno of 5,
The vessel repair statute (Section 466 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. § 1466) requires the payment of a 50 percent ad valorem duty on the cost of foreign equipment purchased for, or expenses of repairs made to, U.S.-flag vessels in a foreign country.
The first U.S. deepwater oil port appears to be handling ULCCs and VLCCs without problems. The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), located 19 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, has received seven large bulk carriers up to 417,000 dwt in its first quarter of operation.