A backlash against older tankers and flags of convenience, triggered by the December sinking of the Erika off the coast of France, achieved a tangible first step last week with the signing of a Ship Safety Charter by oil majors and ship classification
In the aftermath of the grounding of the Exxon Valdez and the ensuing oil spill in Prince William Sound, there has been considerable interest in resources available for pilot and deck officer training in such environmentally sensitive areas. In
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.
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
Todd Shipyards Corporation, in a move to further strengthen its management at the Los Angeles Division, announced the appointment of Hans K. Schaefer as assistant general manager of that division. Mr. Schaefer was previously assistant general managerproduction of the Seattle Division.
The Maritime Administration has invited proposals from interested parties to provide a vessel suitable for conversion to a U.S.-flag schoolship. It would replace the government- owned training ship Empire State, which is now operated by the State
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.
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.
Sperry Marine Inc., Charlottesville, Va., and Philips GmbH Unternehmensbereich Systeme und Sondertechnik, Kiel, West Germany, recently announced the signing of a cooperation agreement for jointly pursuing the ESM/ADF system requirements of the
Thomas B. Crowley Jr. has been appointed general manager of Red & White Fleet, a business unit of Crowley Maritime Corporation, according to an announcement by Ronald M. Duckhorn, vice president, harbor and passenger services, for Crowley's Pacific Division.