White House Names Hood To World Maritime University Board

The U.S. Department of State r e c e n t l y named Shipbuilders Council president Edwin M. Hood to a two-year term as U.S. representative on the board of governors of the new World Maritime University (WMU) established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the agency of the U.


CMP Packs Decade of Tin-Free Experience

The International Maritime Authority has proposed a worldwide ban on tri- butyl tin (TBT) based antifouling paints, starting in January 2003. Confirmation of these dates is expected at the IMO diplomatic conference this October. Although some ship

"The Floating Volvo" HHI Builds Twin Engine V-Max VLCC

Vision, a unique VLCC built by Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) in that it features twin-engines and twin-propellers, was recently christened at the Ulsan Shipyard. Concordia Maritime AB's new ultra-large 315,000-dwt VLCC was christened by Mrs.

Lindenau Delivers Largest Double-Hull Tanker Under German Flag

German shipbuilder Lindenau GmbH Schiffswerft & Maschinenfabrik of Kiel-Friedrichsort, recently delivered the 23,400-dwt Dorsch, which along with her sister, the Conger, are the largest doublehull tankers under the German flag. Delivered to P

BV Backs Double-Hull Bulker Designs

Bureau Veritas has given preliminary approval to three designs for double-hull bulk carriers that are expected to meet future revisions to IACS and IMO regulations. The designs, two for Capesizes and one for a Panamax bulk carrier, will all withstand

MarineSafety Offers Radar Renewal Course

—Literature Available MarineSafety International (MSI), a training organization for bridge and engineering officers located at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, is inaugurating a one-day radar endorsement renewal course for individual ships' officers.

Oil Pollution Act Spurs World Oil Industry To Drop Substandard Tankers

Regulations stemming from the United States Oil Pollution Act of 1990 is resulting in a major rethinking of tanker industry ship design, equipment, chartering, operations and liability procedures. At the annual meeting in Genoa of the International

Bulker Water Ingress Alarms

Bulk carrier operators tasked with fitting water ingress detection systems on their vessels in compliance with SOLAS regulation XII/12. can start to progress their procurement plans after IMO recently defined a firm performance standard for this equipment.

New Model Pilot Ladder Has Easily Replaced Steps —Literature Available

The A.L. Don Company of Matawan, N.J., has developed a greatly improved version of its pilot ladder which now features steps which can be quickly and easily replaced aboard ship. The steps are held in place by a mechanical clamp instead of hand serving.

1969 Tonnage Convent HI Now Fully Operative

The International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969, became fully operative on July 28, 12 years after it entered into force. The Tonnage Convention was adopted at a conference held under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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