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JRC Proposes Integrated Nautical Safety System

In the past decade more than 25,000 accidents have been caused by ships maneuvering under adverse environmental or traffic conditions. A leading cause of many of these accidents - by some estimates up to 70 or 80 percent - are due to "human error,

 

U.S.-Based Repair Service Introduced by Cityvarvet AB

Cityvarvet AB, previously Gotaverken Cityvarvet AB, recently introduced a new United Statesbased service for their subsidiary, Ciserve AB, at a reception in the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Ciserve is the travel arm of Sweden's Gothenberg-based

Get Ready for the New OPA 90

For Ship Owners, Choosing The Right Salvage Engineer Will Be Key Ship owners take notice. The USCG has updated OPA 90*, with a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that outlines the expansion of the salvage and firefighting response requirements of the

MAJOR NAVY CONTRACTS

A p r i l 1 G e n e r a l D y n a m i c s C o r p o r a t i o n , C o n v a ir D i v i s i o n , San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $ 9 , 9 9 8 , 4 5 0 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for design efforts to support the Tomahawk cruise missile. Work will be performed in San Diego,

Drewry Predicts Growing Demand For Larger Products Carriers

London-based Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd. foresees a 40-percent increase in the refined oil products trade, from 250 million metric tons in 1985 to 350 million metric tons by 1990. This would raise demand for products tankers by 7 million dwt, the report states.

FAIRNESS, SIMPLICITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

Recently, then Secretary of the Treasury Donald T. Regan released for public scrutiny the Treasury Department's report to the President proposing "tax reform for fairness, simplicity and economic growth." I doubt that any individual would quibble

"Marine Encyclopaedic Dictionary" By Eric Sullivan Just Published

As the title implies, this is a technical book dealing with the shipping industry. It is a reference manual packed with detailed information r e l a t i n g to shipping, navigation, marine insurance, maritime and commercial law, chartering, and ship operations.

A W O Annual M e e t i n g To Be Held In Washington, D.C. April 6 -7

The Annual Meeting and Spring Convention of the American Waterways Operators (AWO) will be held April 6-7, 1989, at the Washington Court Hotel, Washington, D.C. Hundreds of AWO members will attend the meeting for the election of association officers

Ship Dynamic Positioning & Mooring Systems Conference —Papers Available In Booklet Form

North Sea weather is expected to produce some 273 days in any one year officially described as bad (mist, rain, fog, snow, ice), 49 "marginal," and 43 "fair or good" days. Because of this weather pattern, outlined by P.H. Barton (divisional) manager,

Research Report — Shipboard Piloting Expert System — N o w Available

MarAd completed a research project with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y., to develop, design and evaluate an expert system for use as a decision support tool for shipboard pilots and navigation officers. The effort was jointly funded with the U.

 
 
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