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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

Maritime Museum.

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,




Exhibitor Stand No.

Alexandra Towing 68

Bird-Johnson 80

Bisso Marine 87

Bridport Brownell 84

Canadian Marine

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

Lekko 108

Lunnenberg Industrial

Foundary (LIFE) 80

Marlow Ropes 90

McKeil Marine 89

MIBA American Corp. 70

Nova Scotia

Trade Development Center 70

Salvage Association 101

Simrad Marine 120

Svenska Skum 61

Swath Ocean International 86

Trellex Morse 105

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