Secure Marine Transportation... Priceless?
In the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), signed into law on November 25, 2002, Congress directed the U.S. Coast Guard to. among other things, establish a vessel security plan requirement for appropriate vessels operating in United States waters.
Reco Crane Promotes Hardin—Literature Offered
Reco Crane Company of New Orleans, La., announced the promotion of Gary Hardin to general sales manager. Mr. Hardin, a veteran sales manager of the Xerox Corporation, joined Reco three years ago as assistant offshore operations manager. Reco,
Development of Security Legislation and Regulation Affecting Passenger Vessels
Following the attacks of September 11. the Congress and various federal agencies quickly realized that vessels and maritime facilities are vulnerable to largescale acts of terrorism. By their very nature, ports are exposed, accessible and busy and
VT Halter: King has Company Back on Track
It was little more than a year ago that Boyd E. (Butch) King. CEO. took the reigns at VT Halter Marine, a designer and builder of small to medium-sized ships with a varied and rich history. After 15 months on the job, Maritime Reporter caught up with Mr.
Tidewater: Effects of New Tax Bill Are Positive
Tidewater said that certain provisions of the newly enacted "American Jobs Creation Act of 2004" could have a significant positive effect on its future earnings and cash flows. The Act. which has been approved by both the United States Senate and House of Representatives,
British Shipbuilders And SSS Corporation Sign License Agreement
B r i t i s h Shipbuilders, London, and the Semi-Submerged Ship C o r p o r a t i o n (SSSCO), Solana Beach, Calif., have signed an agreement under which British Shipbuilders will be licensed to market and build high-speed semisubmersible vessels designed by SSSCO.
Alaskan-Built Drilling Rig Unveiled By VANguard Industries
The first oil-drilling rig constructed in Alaska by an Alaskan firm recently was unveiled by its owner and operator, VANguard Industries. The 175-foot-high rig was begun in November 1979 as a joint venture by VECO, Inc. of Anchorage, and three
Racai Wins Contract From State Of Louisiana For Marine Simulator
The State of Louisiana has awarded a contract to Racal Marine, Inc. for an advanced marine radar and electronic navigation aids simulator. The Racal MRNS 9000 simulator will be installed later this year at the Louisiana Marine and Petroleum Institute (LAMPI) in Houma.
Change In Personnel Licensing Regulations For Commercial Ships Sought By U.S. Coast Guard
The Coast Guard is attempting to simplify and improve the licensing regulations for all commercial vessel personnel. The proposed amendments in CGD81-059 offer a license structure with career patterns for persons serving on all waters and on all kinds of vessels,
FGH Finalizes $40M Contracts
Friede Goldman Halter (FGH) has finalized six new contracts valued at approximately $40 million total. The contracts have been signed with the following customers: The Venezuelan government has called upon FGH to construct a pair of 153 ft. (46.