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.
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,
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
Riverway Shipyard Company of Grafton, 111., recently completed construction of the 910- bhp towboat Waterways Explorer (shown above) for River Operators, Inc. The new vessel will be used as a fleet boat and a shuttle boat in the Winona, Minn., area.
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
Robert L. Wendt, president of the Sperry Division of Sperry Corporation, recently announced the appointment of Dr. Walter R. Beam to the newly created post of division vice president for research and development. In his new position, Dr. Beam will
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,
Marine systems manufacturer Jered Brown Brothers recently announced its plans to consolidate all of its administrative, engineering, and manufacturing operations at the company's Brunswick, Ga., manufacturing facility. J e r e d ' s 220,000-square-foot Brunswick
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
Astilleros Espanoles, S.A., with head offices in Madrid, Spain, has announced the appointment of Wesley D. Wheeler, president of Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd., international maritime consultants, 104 East 40th Street, New York, N.Y. 10016, as its exclusive U.