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11th International Tug Convention
International Marine Salvage Symposium
September 24-28, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The 11th International Tug Con- vention and International Marine
Salvage Symposium and Exhibition, or "The Big One" for short, will be held at the World Trade & Conven- tion Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Canada, from September 24 to 28, 1990. This will mark the first time that the two shows have been held together.
According to the show's promot- ers, this combined event will be the world's largest international gather- ing of executives involved in the tug, towage and salvage business.
It is the first time in many years that the International Tug Conven- tion is visiting Canada and it is also the first time for several years that a major marine salvage conference has been held in North America.
The International Tug Conven- tion has been held biennially all over the world during the past 20 years. To date, well over 3,000 dele- gates have attended these meetings which have been held in London,
Vancouver, New Orleans, Rotter- dam, Hamburg, Singapore and Syd- ney. The International Marine Sal- vage Symposium (IMSC 88) was first held in London in 1988 and attracted delegates from 19 coun- tries. It broke new ground and cov- ered all aspects of marine salvage topics, from artifact recovery through to legal, financial and con- tractual changes affecting the tradi- tional salvage operation.
The combination of the two events will ensure an enlargement of the scope of the products and serv- ices in the related exhibition and will provide delegates to the confer- ence with an opportunity to attend sessions on specific marine salvage topics, as well as the traditional tug- related subjects. The tug-related sessions will in themselves break new ground. The ideas which have sprung from the convention series has produced significant changes in tug and towage operations and this is reflected in the program of inter- nationally renowned speakers.
For registration information, con- tact: The 11th International Tug
Convention Secretariat, Thomas
Reed Publications Limited, 80
Coombe Road, New Maiden, Surrey
KT3 4QS, England; telephone: 081- 949-7033; telex: 883526 REED G; and fax: 081-949-0530.
Monday, September 24 11 a.m.-5 p.m.—Delegate registration in the World Trade Center.
The International Tug Convention & International Marine Salvage Symposium will be held at the Halifax World Trade & Convention Center in Halifax, Nova
Scotia. 6-8 p.m.—Organizers welcome cocktail reception in the World Trade Center.
Tuesday, September 25 7:45 a.m.—Delegate registration 10 a.m.—Opening by Premier J. Bucha- nan, Nova Scotia. 10:15 a.m.—Inaugural paper presented by Professor Edgar Gold 10:30 a.m.—Coffee break 11:30 a.m.—"In the Wake of the Exxon
Valdez," presented by Mark Cohen, partner in law firm Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Wil- liams. 11:45 a.m.—"United States Navy Versus
Major Commercial Oil Spills," by Capt.
Charles A. Bartholomew. U.S. Navy, Direc- tor of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Sal- vage and Diving. 12:30 p.m.—Lunch 2 p.m.—"Heavy Salvage Operations and the Use of Tugboats," by Hector V. Pazos, president, Ocean Oil International Engineer- ing Corporation. 2:45 p.m.—"Design for Deep Ocean Sal- vage Systems," by David Siviter, managing director, Perry Tritech Ltd. 3:30 p.m.—"United States Navy Syn- thetic Tow Hawser Pilot Program," by Rob- ert C. Whaley, Naval Sea Systems Com- mand's Office of the Supervisor of Salvage. 4:15 p.m.—Tea 4:30 p.m.—"Elastomeric Fenders: Mate- rials and Specifications for Effective De- sign," by John E. Rector, marketing man- ager, Trellex Morse, USA. 5 p.m.—"The Noble Denton Towing Ves- sel Approvability Scheme," by Capt. John
Lloyd, managing director, Noble Denton
Marine Services Ltd. 5:30 p.m.—Happy hour at exhibition
Wednesday, September 26 9 a.m.—"U.K. Standard Towage Condi- tions," by Graham Mack, chairman and managing director, The Alexandra Towing
Company Ltd. "U.K. Standard Towage Conditions: The
P&l View," by James Dowson, general man-
Hudson Maritime Services Ltd. USA. and
Capt. George H. Reid, Harrison Reid & Asso- ciates. 4:45 p.m.—"Acoustics as an Aid to Sal- vage Location and Recovery," by Nigel Kel- land, operations director, Sonardyne Ltd.
Friday, September 28 9:30 a.m.—"Tug Barge Systems into the 1990s," by Christopher Wright, president,
The Mariport Group Ltd. 10:15 a.m.—"A Tale of Five Tugboats," by Robert G. Allan, president, Robert Allan
Ltd. 11 a.m.—Coffee 11:30 a.m.—"Ocean Search and Recov- ery—A 'Dog & Pony' Show," by Command- er Robert E. Kutzleb, Kutzleb Marine Serv- ices, USA. 12:15 p.m.—Closing paper. 1 p.m.—Lunch 4 p.m.—Exhibition closes. ager, Shipowners Protection Ltd. "U.K. Standard Towage Conditions: The
Legal View," by David Swaffield. soliciter and partner, Hill Dickinson Davis Campbell. 10:30 a.m.—Coffee 10:45 a.m.—"Tug and Barge: Push and
Pull; That is the Question?" by Robert Sell- meijer. project manager, Ship Powering
Dept., Holland. 12:15 p.m.—"Training—The Tugmas- ter/Pilot Interface," by Capt. Brian W. Le- wis, Howard Smith Industries (Pty) Ltd. 1 p.m.—Lunch 3-5 p.m.—Tug demonstration and pa- rade. 6-7:30 p.m.—Cocktail reception at the
Thursday, September 27 9 a.m.—"International Convention on
Salvage, 1989, and LOF 90,' by Mike Allen, partner, William A. Crump. 9:45 a.m.—"The Enhancement of Sal- vage Awards," by Richard F. Olsen, partner,
Stephenson Harwood. 10:30 a.m.—Coffee 10:45 a.m. — "Refloating from a
Strand—Practical Naval Architectural As- pects," by A.R. Colquhoun, naval architect.
United Salvage Pty. Ltd. 11:30 a.m.—"Double Bottoms—A Sal- vor's Perspective," by Capt. William B.
Gibbs, manager, Bugsier Towage & Salvage
USA. 12:15 p.m.—"The Use of Explosives in
Marine Salvage," by Sidney Alford, Sidney
Alford Ltd., Explosives Engineering. 1 p.m.—Lunch 2:15 p.m.—"Marine Emergency Serv- ices: Towards a New Understanding," by
Klaas J. Reinigert, president, International
Salvage Union. 3 p.m.—"Salvage in the Oceania Region,' by Capt. Ken Ross, United Salvage, Austra- lia. 3:45 p.m.—Tea 4 p.m.—"Salvage Response in the United
States," by Paul S. Smith, vice president,
CONVENTION & MARINE SALVAGE
Exhibitor Stand No.
Alexandra Towing 68
Bisso Marine 87
Bridport Brownell 84
Drilling (CANMAR) 98
Damen Shipyards 84
Enviroflex Inc. 66
GEC Alsthom 100
Goliath Transport 85
Halifax-Darmouth Industries 79
Hong Kong Bank Canada 64
Kobelt Manufacturing 76
Kort Propulsion 62
Krupp MaK Maschinenbau 78
Foundary (LIFE) 80
Marlow Ropes 90
McKeil Marine 89
MIBA American Corp. 70
Trade Development Center 70
Salvage Association 101
Simrad Marine 120
Svenska Skum 61
Swath Ocean International 86
Trellex Morse 105
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