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.
Keeping critical engine parts cool and preventing engine wear are benefits offered by the prelube/postlube systems now available from Kim Hotstart. As pre-heaters that also lube, these systems go a step beyond the standard mechanical or automatic prelube devices on most engines.
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