According to Greek legend, Zeus had the messenger god Mercury leave a mysterious box with Pandora. Mercury told Pandora to hold the box for safekeeping, but under no circumstances was she to open it. Not long after Mercury departed, curiosity got
Cruise lines, perhaps more than any other segment of the shipping market, have eagerly adopted advanced integrated bridge systems to help protect not only passenger, crews and reputations, but also the more than half-billion dollar homes within which they reside.
The implementation of Crisis Management Systems (CMS) designed to respond to situations in ports and waterways, and along our coasts, requires the availability of up-to-date information on the location of resources on-hand and those already deployed.
In June 1988, the U.S. Senate passed the "Organotin Antifouling Paint Control Act of 1988" that controls the application of TBT antifoulings in the USA, as follows: (1) Bans the application of TBT antifoulings on vessels less that 25 meters (about 82 feet) in length.