Over the past six decades, there have been rapid developments in technology and marine operations. These have brought about significant changes in maritime education and training. Six decades ago, maritime education and training was a relatively straightforward process.
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
Free Brochure Available DAMPA Marine has made avail- able a free 20-page brochure on the DAMPA® Continuous Ceiling Sys- tem (DDC) that the company manufactures. The U.S. Navy (NAVSEA)-approved DAMPA Continuous Ceiling is a lightweight galvanized
For the second time this year, a newbuilding was launched and another newbuilding was delivered on the same day recently by the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, West Germany. These newbuildings are two of a series of four passenger vessels ordered
The 4th International Conference And Exhibition The 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Roll-On Roll-Off Transportation will be held from April 15-17, 1980 in Monte Carlo at the new Convention Centre. The Principality of Monaco is
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
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
Last year, the U.S. Senate passed the "Organotin Antifouling Paint Control Act of 1988" which controls the application of tributyltin (TBT) antifoulings in the U.S. In response to this new legislation, several major marine coatings suppliers have introduced new TBTfree antifoulings.
The number of vessels in American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification has climbed to a record total, William N. Johnston, the chairman and president, reported at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society. ABS classed 388 new vessels of 3,
SOLAS Regulation II-1/29.20 requires that all tankers 40,000 gross tons and over fit an independent means of quickly regaining control of the rudder should a single failure occur in the steering gear piping system. The deadline for the steering system upgrades is September 1, 1988.