The role of vessel classification societies continues to change dramatically. As the role ancl relevance of class is liotly debated, MR/EN picked the brains of the industry's major classification societies to analyze both their individual and collective future.
Rados International Corporation, naval architects and marine engineers of San Pedro, Calif., has been awarded a design contract by the City of Los Angeles for a new state-of-the-art fireboat. The new vessel, designated as boat #6, is being planned
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
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
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
Unitor Ships Service was the main supplier of specialized hospital equipment for the recently built Royal Viking Line luxury cruise ship Royal Viking Sun. She is the fifth cruise vessel to be equipped with Unitor hospital equipment since the firm introduced its product line in 1987.
AT&T High Seas Radiotelephone Service is a two-way operator-handled service that provides voice communications between ships on the high seas (or aircraft) and land telephones or other mobile singlesideband radio stations. The communications link
Alden Electronics, Inc., Westborough, Mass., recently announced the introduction of the Marinefax TRIV, a complete weather information center capable of receiving weather and oceanographic charts, as well as Navtex and radioteleprinter data. Navtex