Existing international and national regulations do not specifically address shipbreaking, widely regarded as one of the world's most hazardous occupations. Some sites where shipbreaking takes place are referred to as 'time bombs' as they hold potentially
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 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
This year. The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, celebrates its 60th anniversary. AWO members, representing the inland, coastal and harbor sectors of the industry, recently
Sanders Associates, Inc., has been awarded a $10-million subcontract by Sperry Systems Management, Great Neck, N.Y., to provide Auxiliary Display Terminal (ADT) equipment for the U.S. Navy's Trident II navigation subsystem development program.
Sound Ocean Systems, Inc. (SOSI) of Redmond, Wash., has been awarded a major contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command for the supply of Multi-Mission Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (MMUROV) systems. SOSI is teamed with SUTEC (Scandinavian Underwater Technology) of Linkoping,
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
RTM STAR (Simulation, Training, Assessment and Research) Center has announced the upgrade and modernization of its 247-degree "field-of-view" Full Mission Bridge Simulator. The simulator is located at STAR Center's Dania Beach, Fla., facility and
Marine Safety International (MSI) recently announced that an emergency medical training program is being combined with the shiphandling course offered to personnel undergoing training at the Computer Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF), operated by MSI at the U.
Since the worst-case scenario became a reality with September's terrorist attacks in the U.S.. organizations of all kinds have been forced to re-evaluate how security applies to their operations. While the nation's focus has been primarily on the aviation industry,