The Pacific Northwest Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, together with the Puget Sound Section of the American Society of Naval Engineers, held their annual joint meeting recently at the Officers Club of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash.
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.
In these hard times, we are all experiencing- severe economic strains, and we are all looking for the proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel." Over the last few years, many events have coincided bringing both the economy and this segment of
Forty years ago, the American Waterways Operators, Inc., was founded for the purpose of representing the national interests of the inland and coastal marine transportation industry. AWO was incorporated in 1944. On March 3-4, this premier organization will
Signet Cruise Lines, Inc. a division of Houston-based Signet Corporation, has awarded a design contract for two 850-passenger worldclass U.S. cruise vessels to Wartsila, one of the world's foremost designers and builders of passenger ships, J .
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
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has announced a new system of computer programs, called EAGLE, for use with the Hewlett Packard 9000, Series 200 computer recently installed in the ABS New York headquarters. A feature of the EAGLE system
Maryland Marine, Inc., Houston, Texas, recently contracted Nashville Bridge Company (NABRICO), Nashville, Tenn., to build four 30,000-barrel double-skin tank barges. According to Caroll Bjornson, owner of MMI, the 297-1/2-foot barges will be
The Norcontrol Division of A/S Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk in Norway has restructured its U.S. operations. Nav-Control, Inc. of Halesite, N.Y., has been appointed authorized agent for its navigation/instrumentation line of products. Nav- Control will
IMO has issued advice to port state control officers that, for a period of six months after the February 1, 2002 implementation deadline for the revised Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 95),