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,
Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Escatawpa, Miss., recently delivered the 800-passenger, sternwheel excursion boat Colonel to her owner, the Colonel Museum, Inc. in Galveston, Texas. The 152-foot vessel is now providing historical and dinner cruises of the Galveston Bay harbor.
Shaver Transportation Company has recently taken delivery of a new ship handling tug, the Portland, for service in the Port of Portland. The Portland is propelled by two Maritime Industries model 1650 H 360° steerable Z-drives, each rated at 1,700 bhp.
Westport Shipyard, Inc., Westport, Wash., has delivered a 90-foot fiberglass vessel to Catalina Channel Express Lines for service on passenger routes between Los Angeles Harbor and Catalina Island. Catalina Channel Express Lines, which already is equipped with Westport-built vessels,
Data showing fuel consumed and rate of fuel consumpton is continuously displayed at the new Fuel Sav-r™ System. The system is described in literature offered by National Control Systems, Inc., St. Louis, Mo. The monitoring system can help vessel
P.K. Wennberg, president of Propulsion Systems, Inc., Kent, Wash. 98031, has announced the appointment of Eagle Marine, Inc. as PSI sales representative, covering Florida and Georgia. The agreement covers PSI's product lines of PSI/Liaaen controllable- pitch
New U.S. Coast Guard rules will require most ships — tentatively those over 1,600 gross tons —with power-driven main or auxiliary steering gear to be equipped w i t h advanced steering failure alarm systems. The new rules, which are expected to be put into force within six to eight months,
WABCO Fluid Power, Lexington, Ky., a producer of engineered pneumatic and electropneumatic components and systems, is offering a brochure detailing its HelmMaster™ maneuvering control system for workboats. The HelmMaster provides one-handed control for
Stanley A. Dashew, president and founder of OMNITHRUSTER INC., recently announced that the board of directors elected J. Michael Melvin vice president, marketing. Mr. Melvin will report directly to the office of the president. OMNITHRUSTER INC.
There is a new awareness of the need for improved steering gear reliability on tankships. This awareness has arisen as a result of recently proposed regulations and standards published by the U. S. Coast Guard and the Inter- Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO).