Dena L. Wilson, V.P., Legislative Affairs American Waterways Operators In many respects, 1990 can be summed up as the year that began the Decade of the Environment, evidenced by enactment of major federal legislation reauthorizing the Clean
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
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.
In 1985, the depressed state of the barge and towing industry further emphasized the longstanding need to secure a reasoned and stable regulatory environment for domestic marine transportation. This elusive goal took on greater importance as the
Red Fox Industries, New Iberia, La., has brought in three men to head its regional sewage treatment marketing efforts, according to Robert C. Fox. All three men have extensive backgrounds in marketing sewage treatment or related devices. Jean F.
The U.S. Coast Guard certification of Microphor's unique biological marine sewage treatment systems for commercial marine vessels has been announced by John M. Mayfield Jr., president of Microphor, Inc. The northern California manufacturer has
—Literature Available A significant milestone will be reached for Golar Metal, Inc., when Pennsylvania Shipbuilding installs the Golar GS500 Marine Incinerator aboard the second T-AO-187 Class Fleet Oiler, the Benjamin Isherwood (T-AO-191), which is under construction at the yard.
There is an old adage about one party sneezing and the other catching pneumonia as a result. This is the routine reaction of ports to new ship designs. A recent example was the introduction of "beyond Panamax container ships" in the Pacific trade by American President Lines.
The International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL) attended the meeting of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on July 11 where the Board discussed a safety recommendation issued to the cruise industry in 1997. The Board thoroughly criticized
The Automatic Identification System (AIS) technology has received its fair share of critics up to present, mainly due to poor made installations and lack of training. The problems are currently taking the focus from the positive side where is has