Corrosion causes damages amounting to billions each year. The existence of chlorides makes the maritime climate particularly aggressive, whereas the ballast tanks of seagoing vessels are endangered the most. The most recent accidents — such as those
Senior Technical Advisor to the U.S. Coast Guard in Washington, D.C., Robert J. Lakey, has resigned from the Coast Guard to join the marine consulting, brokering and trading firm Helge Ringdal, Inc., 1100 Milam, Suite 2775, Houston, Texas 77002.
The largest shipyard in the United States has signed a letter of intent which could lead to construction of the world's largest nuclear-powered commercial vessels. Tenneco's Newport News Shipbuilding and Ravi N. Tikkoo, chairman of the board of Globtik Tankers U.
$430 Million Joint Venture to Eye Gas Ships Next '.' Gulf Energy Maritime PJSC, or GEM, is a new $430 million joint venture shipping company, launched last month. Headquartered in Dubai, GEM is owned by Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) (35%);
Construction of Atlantic Container Line's (ACL) "Leaderships" has progressed past the first major milestone, according to Otto I.M. Porton, president, ACL-USA. Shipyards in Sweden, the U.K., and France began building five RO/RO-containerships early this year.
Within a recent one-week period, General Dynamics Corporation accepted two conditional orders f o r six liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers at a total cost of more than $1 billion. Three of the ships were ordered by Zapata Western LNG Inc., a subsidiary of Zapata Corporation of Houston.
In August 2000, Congress directed the President to appoint a group of experts to study the policy of the United States conwith respect to the oceans and make recommendations for changes. The legislative mandate was broad - covering protection of
The Maritime Administration has awarded three contracts totaling some $2.7 million for repairs to three ships in the Ready Reserve Force (RRF). The RRF is a special component of the National Defense Reserve Fleet. Merchant vessels in this category are funded by the U.
Overseas 2 4 - H o u r Advanced Manifest Rule - Awareness All sea carriers with the exception of bulk carriers and approved break bulk cargo are required to provide proper cargo descriptions and valid consignee addresses 24 hours before cargo is
U.S. citizens are invited to submit sealed bids to the Maritime Administration (MarAd) for the purchase of the 24-year-old passenger liner S/S United States, laid up at Norfolk, Va. The minimum price is $5 million, payable in cash within 30 days of acceptance of the successful bid.