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,
November 20-22, 1986 Seattle Center Exhibition Hall Pacific Marine Expo, the commercial marine trade show scheduled for November 20-22 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, represents the largest forum for sharing marine technology and ideas
There is a groundswell of commitment for mandating the installation of "black boxes" aboard ships, so that in the in the unlikely case of a disaster, history will not repeat itself. At an estimated cost of $75,000 to $150,000 per ship, however, safety
American United Marine Corp. (AUMC), Saugus, Mass., has been awarded the Top Achievement Award in 1988 by TFC Corporation, Minneapolis, Minn., for sales of Pollution Packer waste compactors to the maritime industry. The award was presented to Peter and John Lombard,
SHIP-trans-PORT Symposium Rotterdam, Netherlands Sept. 6-10 Sponsored by the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) and the Port of Rotterdam to celebrate the 50th anniversary of both organizations. Contact: MARIN, P.O. Box 1555, 3000 BN Rotterdam, Netherlands, Tel.
Sunmar Shipping, Inc. has awarded a contract to Marco-Seattle for the conversion of the M/V Sunmar Sea from a general cargo vessel to a modern refrigerated vessel to be used in the trade between Alaska and the U.S. West Coast. According to Sunmar president Hans W.
Epic proportions of automobile theft in the U.S. led to the creation a few years ago of an innovative product dubbed Lo-Jack, which is essentially a hidden transmitter placed in the vehicle which, when activated by a call of a stolen vehicle to the police,
M o r m a c Ship Saves Fuel W i t h Westinghouse C o n t r o l System — L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le
The S.S. Mormacsun, a tanker owned by Moore MacCormack Lines, Bulk Transport Inc., is burning $168 in fuel less per day utilizing combustion trim control systems manufactured by Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Combustion Control Division, headquartered in Orrville,
Maritime Administrator Harold E. Shear has announced the appointment of John Gaughan to the newly created post of Director of External Affairs of the Maritime Administration, an agency within the Department of Transportation. Mr. Gaughan will
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