EU Single-Hull Phase-Out Elicits I MO Scorn

Taking a page from OPA 90, the European Union has officially adopted its unilateral plan for accelerated phaseout of single-hull tankers. The regulation was published in the October I edition of the Official Journal of the European Union and came into effect on October 21, 2003.


Union Noval de Levante Launches Advanced-Technology Asphalt Carrier

The shipyard Union Naval de Levante launched the Mar Almudena at its factory in Valencia, Spain. This ship is an advanced-technology asphalt carrier, built on order by WW Marpetrol to be operated by CEPSA, one of Spain's privatelyowned oil companies.

IMO Forum To Address High-Density Oil Spills

During the recent IMO 45th session of its Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 45), it was agreed to hold a Research and Development Forum in March 2002, which will focus primarily on response to spills of highdensity oil. France will host the forum,

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

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.

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.

MSRC To Be Fully Operational In 18 Months

A vice president of the Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) recently told the 13th World Petroleum Congress that his organization plans to be fully operational within the next 18 months. At a session devoted to environment and health matters, G.

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