effective

Robertson Autopilot Wins NMEA Honors

For the third year in a row, Robertson's microprocessor-controlled autopilots have been awarded top honors by the National Marine Electronics Association at their recent banquet in Seattle, Washington. This, for any manufacturer, is a significant

 

Koch-Ellis Provides Service To Meet Pollution Prevention Standards Of MARPOL 73/78

In October 1983, Annex I of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution, known as MARPOL 73/78, entered into force for the maritime and shipping industry. This convention concerns pollution from oil. The regulation was created to reduce operational discharges from ships,

Valve Cage Repairing: An Example Of MWH's Service To The Customer

—Literature Offered— Valve cages, whether watercooled or uncooled, may have some inherent weaknesses which can lead to serious defects after some thousand running hours. The sensitive spots are the cooling channels, weld area, seat coating and the anti-corrosion coating.

Maritime Industry Gets A New Act

After two years of machinations within Congress, involving various federal agencies and with some input from the private sector, the United States finally has a Maritime Transportation Security Act. This measure, when fully implemented, will impose

Major U.S. Shipping Companies Form New Industry Association

Five major U.S.-flag carriers serving America's foreign commerce recently announced the formation of a new industry group, the United Shipowners of America (USA). The member firms—American President Lines, Crowley Maritime Corp., Farrell Lines, Lykes Bros.

New USCG Pollution Prevention Requirements Effective October 2

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that new requirements concerning prevention of pollution from ships will become effective on October 2, 1983. For some U.S. shipowners and operators the new rules will mean changes in operating procedures and for others new equipment will be required.

Transas Unveils GMDSS Simulator

Transas Marine has extended its range of GMDSS simulators by introducing the TGS 4000 system. The new TGS 4000 simulator complements and enhances the existing TGS 2000 and TGS 3000 versions, by offering a number of new features which reflect the

C a t e r p i l l a r Announces N e w M a r i n e Diesel Propulsion System Support Programs

C a t e r p i l l a r M a r i n e Support Programs Help Lower O p e r a t i n g Costs Engine parts and service support for Caterpillar Marine Systems is available through a network of more than 300 marine-oriented dealer locations servicing more than 1,000 ports worldwide.

Maritime Records and Contracts: Electronically Signed, Sealed, Delivered and Maintained?

Is there an electronic Oil Record Book in the future of the maritime industry? There could be. Will charters be negotiated and signed electronically? They can be, but they do not have to be. Will the new rules of electronic signatures and electronic

AWO A New Look At ADVOCACY AND INFLUENCE IN WASHINGTON

"In the wars currently being fought over laws and regulations in Washington, the weapons of advocacy aren't always traditional." In the old days one could argue that in the years before muchneeded reforms were instituted, a well-connected lobbyist

 
 
dredging drilling dry cargo ships dry dock economic effective efficiency efficient electronic employees employment