Ever since the requirements set forth in the new Chapter 5 of S0LAS-74 Convention, adopted in IMO Resolution MSC.99(73) dd. December 5, 2000, came into effect, the AIS (Automatic Identification System) has been mandatory ship equipment for a major part of the world's sea fleet.
The North American inland marine market is neither technologically archaic nor as environmentally hazardous as many individuals outside of the marine market may think. These two issues dominated a recent meeting sponsored by the Ship Operations
Marine industry operations will grow and develop with highly trained workers as a result of the expansion and upgrade of the Full Mission Ship Simulator used by the Texas Maritime Academy. The improvements were made possible by a $250,000 grant
The 66,800-dwt petroleum products carrier Urania Coulouthros (shown above) was delivered recently at the Tamamo Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company in Japan to Olympos Trading Corporation of Liberia. The Panamax tanker is equipped
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
Wartsila Corporation has supplied a 5,800 kW Power Module to Bergesen d.y. Offshore AS, Norway, for installation on board the FPSO vessel Berge Hus. The Module, which is powered by a Wartsila 18V32DF dual-fuel engine, will burn produced gas. Currently
The C-MAP CM-93/3 global electronic chart database helps Royal Caribbean Intl. vessel operators to ensure smooth, safe sailing whether cruising the icy waters of Alaska, or the warm currents of the Southern Caribbean tropics or through the Panama Canal.
Author's Introduction: One of the most exciting rescues in history took place when Derrick Lay Barge 269 sank during Hurricane Roxanne in the Gulf of Mexico in 1995. Two hundred and thirty men threw themselves into thirty- and forty-foot seas,
The 278,000-dwt supertanker Esso Osaka successfully completed shallow water maneuvering trials on August 3, 1977 in the Gulf of Mexico southwest of Galveston, Texas, it was announced by Exxon Corporation. The trials, which took nine days, were
The International Chamber of Shipping, in an appeal to the world shipping community to cut down on marine pollution and save lives at sea, has published a new booklet to assist in the attainment of these goals. Called the Bridge Procedures Guide,