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
After many months of development work, MarineSafety International conducted its first training course for tugboat skippers recently in its ship simulator facility at La Guardia Airport in New York City. Mobil Oil captains Craig Kinney, Doug Ruhl,
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.
The integrated bridge system concept has steadily gained speed over the last decade, as much the result as a market driven phenomena with owners and regulators demanding safe, efficient and labor-saving bridge design, as the result of the tremendous
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.
Norfolk, Virginia—May 21-24 The 1985 Spring Meeting/STAR Symposium of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) will take place May 21-24 at the Omni International Hotel, located right on the waterfront in Norfolk, Va. The
David Higgins, executive director of the Marimed (maritime medicine) Foundation in Honolulu, has announced the signing of the initial contract for the construction of a 150-foot, three-masted topsail schooner. The vessel will be outfilled with
Maritrans GP, Inc., the managing general partner of Maritrans Operating Partners L.P., has expanded its industry-leading training initiative to include a new training program for its 140 tug captains and mates. Developed jointly by Maritrans and MarineSafety International,
The first phase of a "space-age" program to prepare officers to handle a brand new class of super ships was recently completed in Newport, R.I. In a program not unlike NASA's recent Space Shuttle crew training, MarineSafety International (MSI), a professional training organization,
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),