New international standards for double hull oil tanker construction were recently adopted at the 32nd session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 32) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a United Nations agency responsible for maritime affairs.
Interocean Management Corporation, Three Parkway, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102, recently arranged the first "Inert Gas and Supporting Systems for Tanker Safety" training course to be offered in the United States. The four-day course is for deck and
Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered a 127- foot raised pilothouse tug, the Capt. Fred Bouchard, to Bouchard Transportation, Inc. of Hicksville, N.Y. The vessel was named after the company's founder. The versatile vessel can be mated with notched stern barges,
Port State Control Initiative In April 1994, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) instituted what is deemed by many to be the most rigorous program in the world for eliminating substandard vessels from U.S. waters. The program, called the Port State Control Initiative,
Mid-Coast Marine of Eastside, Ore., recently received a $l-million contract for construction of a 72-foot pusher type towboat for Rocafosforica Mexicana S.A. de C.V. The vessel will be delivered in September to the owner's o p e r a t i o n in Baja California, Mexico.
A 13-member Republic of China Technical Committee has been formed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The committee, composed of prominent individuals in ROC maritime affairs, will enable ABS to maintain closer contact with scientific and
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), an international ship c l a s s i f i c a t i on society, has published the 1980 edition of Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels for Service on Rivers and Intracoastal Waterways. Many sections in the new edition contain revised data,
Dravo Corporation's Neville Island shipyard near Pittsburgh, Pa., recently launched its 40th Viking-class towboat, the Ned C. Sheats. The 5,600-hp towboat is the latest in the Viking line, which began in 1972 in response to the need for increased productivity in river transportation.
Members of the committee planning the second annual Port of New York Navigation and Communication Conference and Exhibition, sponsored by the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and co-sponsored by the Council of American Master Mariners and
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) recently published the 1983 edition of "Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels." The 912-page book is applicable to steel vessels of 200 feet (61 meters) and over in length. The 1983 edition includes