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Vessel Safety Takes Center Stage

At a recent industry gathering in London, a series of presentations on passengership safety issues inevitably but rightly raised nightmare scenarios of mass evacuation. However, the tone set by the speakers and participants at the conference "Safety

 

Crewing and Maritime Security

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.

1985 A YEAR OF CHANGE AND CHALLENGE

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.

Research Ship For NATO Launched At Muggiano Yard of Fincantieri-CNI

An oceanography and hydrographic research vessel with exceptional features and designed to meet stringent requirements, particularly for silent and vibrationless running for underwater acoustic and other research work, was recently christened Alliance by Lady Carrington,

New Measures on Ballast Water Management Approval

"Back to the drawing board" is the message to designers of new vessels, as ballast water management is to become a major consideration in the design of new vessels following the approval by IMO of a series of measures aimed at reducing the effects

M i n i m i z i n g Ship O p e r a t i n g Cost Discussed At H a m p t o n Roads S N A ME

"Minimizing Ship Operating and Support Cost" was the topic at a recent meeting of the Hampton Roads Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. Samuel Judge of the Naval Sea Systems Command spoke to 87 members and guests at Fisherman's Wharf in Hampton, Va.

Two Naval Architects Join Waller & Assoc.

Frank van Bentem and Michael Pepper have recently joined the naval architectural company of Waller & Associates, Inc., Houston, Texas. Mr. van Bentem, vice president, has spent many years in the shipbuilding and marine consulting industry along the U.

Sixteen Key Appointments Announced At Bath Iron

President John F. Sullivan Jr. of Bath Iron Works recently announced 16 key appointments in a major managerial realignment to strengthen the shipyard's production and marketing capabilities. "We are pleased that all the appointments came from within the company," he said.

Corrosion Control Seminar To Be Held Next Month

The LaQue Center for Corrosion Technology, Inc., located in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., will present a two-day training course on the "Fundamentals of Corrosion and Its Control" on December 3-4, 1991 at the Blockade Runner Hotel in Wrightsville Beach.

ABS To Consolidate Headquarter Operations

The American Bureau of Shipping, a 115-year-old ship classification society, has acquired a 21-story building on lower Manhattan for use as its worldwide headquarters. Announcement of the purchase was made by Robert T. Young, ABS president, and James D.

 
 
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