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ABS President Discusses Bulk Carrier Safety

ABS President and CEO, Robert Somerville recently discussed Bulk Carrier Safety at a conference in London. His speech, in part, follows. It was in the tumultuous period when the tanker industry was still trying to adjust to OPA90, to the mandate for double hulls,

 

OPA '90 - The Oil Pollution Act of 1990

Crude Carriers & Product Tankers and Barges OPA '90 requires the complete replacement of single hulled tank ves- sels to be used in the U.S. petroleum crude and product carrier and related trades in five-year intervals at the end of 2005, 2010 and 2015.

Welcome The Little Black Box

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

Deck Cannister N o w Offered For Avon Coastline Life Raft

—Literature Available A new fiberglass cannister pack is now available for the Avon Coastline Life Raft, augmenting the soft valise which continues to be offered. The cannister permits mounting of the Coastline Life Raft on deck or in exposed locations,

D A M P A Inc. Relocates H e a d Office In U.S. To Baltimore, Md.

DAMPA Inc. recently announced the relocation and opening of its head office in the United States. The address is: DAMPA Inc., Suite 106-108, The Gatehouse at North Park, Hunt Valley, Md. 21030. DAMPA also announced that its staff has been expanded

No Leg Left to Stand On - An Obituary for MarAd?

Unless things change dramatically, I am writing as the last Deputy Administrator of the Maritime Administration (MarAd). At least the MarAd we have known, sometimes loved, but always needed for the last 50 years. As I look at the Administration's

JJH Names John Dachos To Management Staff Of Cherry Hill, N.J., Office

Richard R. Hopkins, president of JJH Inc., recently announced the appointment of Capt. John Dachos, USN (ret.),to the management staff of the Cherry Hill, N.J., office. Prior to joining JJH Inc., Capt. Dachos was the commanding officer of the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station,

Seminar Series Aims to Ensure Compliance

A new series of seminars, starting in July and ending in September, aims to educate the maritime community on fast developing new rules and regulations, and more importantly, on how these changes will affect individual companies. Starting in July and ending in September,

USS Safeguard Commissioned At Peterson Builders' Sturgeon Bay Yard

The USS Safeguard (ARS-50), the lead ship of the new Auxiliary Rescue/Salvage class vessel built by Peterson Builders, Inc., was recent- ly commissioned at PBI's Sturgeon Bay, Wise. yard. It was the first U.S. Navy ship commissioning held in Sturgeon Bay since the early 1940s,

 
 
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