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
The introduction of IMCO regulations, last amended in 1978, and the publication of USCG regulations, September 1979, require that all ships calling on U.S. and IMCO nations' ports will be required to comply with these regulations by the specified dates.
In part one of a two-part series, William G. Schubert, the new U.S. Maritime Administrator (MarAd) speaks with H. Clayton Cook, Jr. about the current standing and future direction of maritime activities in the United States. Mr. Administrator, this
A crowd of several thousand watched the recent christening of the USS Cape Cod (AD-43) at the San Diego yard of National Steel and Shipbuilding Company. She was the third Gompers Class destroyer tender to slide down the ways at NASSCO during the past 18 months.
Raytheon Marine Company has introduced a new commercial chartrecording echo sounder with performance features meeting and exceeding IMO depth indicator requirements for ships traveling in international waters. The Raytheon RD-500 Echo Sounder
A second coastal tanker designed for windassisted diesel propulsion will be delivered soon by Imamura Shipbuilding, Kure, Japan, to Aitoku Co., owner of the first such commercial sailing vessel. The second ship, the Aitoku Maru, will take Japanese
The Koopnautic Company of Holland, with its years of experience in stabilization and side thrusters, has engineered a new method of roll-damping. To improve fin-blade methods, Koopnautic has engineered equipment with greater machinery strengths.
Members and guests of the Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met recently in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, for their annual spring meeting. A technical session at which two papers were presented was held at the Officers Club,
Red Fox Industries, Inc., New Iberia, La., is offering a free 20-page color brochure on the marine sanitation systems marketed by the company. The sewage treatment division of Red Fox Industries manufactures flow-through discharge-type sewage treatment units designed for use on wetlands,
Marine Management Systems (MMS) recently completed implementation of their computerized Planned Maintenance (PMS) system aboard Cunard Line's luxury ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2), according to an announcement made by MMS president, Eugene D.