Recently conducted trials of Robertson's Disc Navigation System, an Electronic Chart Display and Information System, aboard a Norwegian paper carrier may have a great deal of impact on the future of navigation safety. Knut Magnus Skaar, director of Seatrans A/S,
Bunkering is an industry in its own right, but one that is squeezed by events, which happen in the much bigger industries that we are the bridge between. We are vital to both the energy and shipping markets, and at the mercy of both. When the energy markets move, our prices move.
One of the most important improvements in ship production has been the introduction of CAD/CAM. The initial use of computers for drafting, lofting and automation of steel cutting has been extended from the design office and the mold loft throughout
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
The American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association of the domestic inland and coastal barge and towing industry, has chosen its 1989 leadership. J.A. Tinkey, president, Mid-America Transportation Company, Fairview Heights, 111.
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
In a deal worth up to $500 million and which would create the world's largest support vessel fleet, Tidewater is negotiating the acquisition of Zapata Gulf Marine. An agreement between the two U.S. groups would combine the 304 vessels of Zapata with the 303-vessel fleet of Tidewater.
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
Since Corroless International launched its specialist corrosion control systems into the marine industry in the early part of 1991, one particular aspect of the company's service has made it stand out— project management. Corroless's in-depth
Mid-Coast Marine, Coos Bay, Ore., recently delivered a 72-foot combination crabber, called Northern Mariner, built for Tom and Denise Branshaw of Cordova, Alaska. The coastal crabber is 72-feet 6- six inches long with a 23-foot 3-inch beam and a 11-foot molded depth.