In an action not necessarily connected with the recent Public Hearings on emergency towing, the Coast Guard's publishing of a Final Rule, effective September 15, 1988, states that anyone wanting to engage in towing of disabled boats for financial consideration will be able to do so. The only requirement is to have a Coast Guard license of any level, and an endorsement on that license for "Assistance Towing." "Assistance Towing" is defined in the Code of Federal Regulations as "towing a disabled vessel for consideration." This could mean using your own boat to bring in a disabled sailboat stuck on a sandbar, or a motorboat that ran out of gas, and charging for the service.
To qualify, one must hold a license (motorboat operator, Ocean operator, master or mate) and pass a written examination based on assistance towing safety, equipment and procedures.
In order to meet the demand for this endorsement, Sea School has announced a series of one-day (or two evening) prep courses to cover this specialized towing exam. For more information on this Final Rule, call the License Information Hotline toll free at (1-800) 237- 8663.
A new version of its Engine Room Simulator was introduced by Transas Marine at the beginning of November 2000. The Transas ERS 2000/3000 ver.5.3 features improvements to its functionality including enhanced modeling of the Steering Gear and of the interaction between Ship Diesel Propulsion plant
The U.S. Navy was confident that it would successfully raise the Japanese fishing vessel sunk off Hawaii in February by one of its nuclear submarines, and was hopeful of recovering some of the bodies of the nine people killed in the accident. Final preparations were being made at press time. Rear Adm.
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The U.S. Air Force recently accepted a 41-foot Parasail Training Craft constructed by MonArk Boat Company of Monticello, Ark., following testing of the boat on Lake DeGray. The craft was loaded aboard a truck in Monticello for delivery to Homestead Air Force Base in Florida. The first of nine
Spanish shipbuilder Hijos de J. Barreras, part of Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA), recently delivered the 344-foot Albacora, what is believed to be the world's largest tuna purse seiner. To be operated by Albacora Company in the Indian Ocean from her base at Seychelles, the Albacora has a 3
recently at the yard of her builder, Quality Equipment, Inc., in Houma, La. The tug is owned by Bayou Marine Corporation and operated by Seven Seas Towing, Inc. The vessel was christened by Mrs. Virgie Rome Broussard, daughter of Maurice Rome major stockholder in Bayou Marine. Bayou Marine Corporation
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The standing joke in the lifeboatman practical portion of the AB class is "...The good news is that you will only have to row and learn the oar commands ... The bad news is that the instructor wants to water-ski." Finding a ship with gravity davits, that will invite an outsider to participate in lower
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The performance of the U.S. Coast Guard's new motor lifeboat averted greater tragedy during an ill-fated rescue mission off Oregon's Columbia River recently, in which a Coast Guardsman and two fishermen were lost. The new prototype vessel, built by Textron Marine Systems (TMS) in New Orleans,
Tim Parker Sr., chairman of the board, and Tim Parker Jr., president of Parker Towing Company, have announced the promotion of Charles A. Haun to senior vice president, operations, and the addition of Edward W. Peterson as vice president, sales. Mr. Haun has been with Parker Towing since January
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