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,
Agri-Trans Corporation, a barging cooperative which transports grain and chemical fertilizer products on the inland waterways, recently christened a new 3,700- hp locking river towboat, the M/V Cooperative Venture. Mrs. Georgeanna Werner, wife of Melvin Werner,
Chevron, USA, of San Francisco, Calif., is offering a free color brochure on their inland and coastal marine lubricants. This fold-out color brochure from Chevron contains information of Chevron Delo Marine and AW Machine Oils, NL Gear Compounds,
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.
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 superbarge, capable of carrying as much cargo as a World War II Liberty ship, is the mainstay of a new shipping service between the Port of Oakland, Calif., and Hawaii. Paclines, operator of the service, employs a barge 336 feet long and 98 feet wide,
The revised edition of the U.S. Coast Guard publication "Navigation Rules, International-Inland" is now available through the Government Printing Office. Federal law requires that after January 1, 1983, a copy of the new Inland Navigation Rules must