Alstom Has Innovative Spill Clean Up Concept

At press time, the news of the oil refinery explosion in MR/EN's neighboring borough of Staten Island, NY has rocked not only New York City and its environs, but once again proven the tenuous hold that is sometimes had in the process of delivering petroleum products by ship and barge.


2n d Generation Onboard NAPA Tanker Released

Onboard-Napa has released the upgraded user interface for the Onboard-NAPA tanker version. The new version is now ready for delivery for chemical, product and crude oil tankers. Onboard-NAPA is a software system for onboard load planning, damage stability analysis and decision support.


The AWO regulatory program has as its cardinal objective the promotion of a stable and reasoned regulatory environment for domestic marine transportation. The objective is best achieved through the Association's pursuit of compelling analysis and effective advocacy,

The Future is Now

The maritime industry has an image problem. Perceived to be an aging industry, many players in the maritime niche deal daily with the very real problem of replenishing its employment ranks, from desk jobs designing and operating vessels, to those at sea and in the construction yards.

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Fifth San Antonio Class Ship to be Named New York At a ceremony held on September 7, 2002, aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York Harbor, Secretary of the Navy Gordon England announced his decision to name the fifth ship of

Rule Changes By Lloyd's Register

The Technical Committee of Lloyd's Register of Shipping has approved new Rules for Inwater Surveys and a number of additions and amendments to the Rules for the Construction and Classification of Steel Ships, subject to confirmation by the General Committee.

Dragger/Scalloper "Settler7 Delivered By Gamage Shipyard

The Edward T. Gamage shipyard in East Boothbay, Maine, recently d e l i v e r e d the westernrigged dragger/scalloper Settler to Capt. Didrik Didriksen of New Bedford, Mass. Designed by Woodin & Marean, Inc. of West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, the

Caterpillar Publishes 40-Page Color Booklet On Diesel Fuels/Engines

Today, diesel fuel is the largest single operating expense over the life of the engine—amounting to as much as 70 percent or more. To get the most out of your investment, it is important to understand the properties of fuel and their impac.t on your diesel engine.

Free Brochure On Marine Technical Services Offered By Clyde Leavitt, Inc.

Ocean Springs, Miss., which specializes in marine surveys, marine consulting and naval architecture, is offering a free brochure titled "CLI Marine Technical Services." The publication lists such CLI marine technical services as: accident reconstruction,

$79-Million Jackup Rig Ordered By Nedlloyd From Hitachi Zosen

A contract valued at about $79 million for construction of a jackup type drilling rig has been awarded to Hitachi Zosen's Osaka yard by the Dutch shipping group Royal Nedlloyd. Nedlloyd claims that the rig, which will have four legs for extra stability instead of the usual three,

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