The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has forwarded to its field surveyors worldwide survey instructions relating to the enforcement provisions of the 1978 Protocol to the 1974 International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). Copies of these instructions also have been given to owners of all vessels in ABS classification.
Under the provisions of the '78 Protocol, c o n t r a c t i n g countries have elected to require mandatory annual surveys rather than u n s c h e d u l e d surveys, though some countries maintain the right to require both. The mandatory annual survey includes requirements covered separately in the Safety Construction and Safety Equipment Surveys specified in SOLAS '74, as well as other items usually reserved to port state inspections.
The annual survey will also cover items required for the International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate under terms of the International Conference on Marine Pollution 1974 (MARPOL) and its 1978 Protocol when that convention comes into force.
ABS is authorized by many governments to conduct surveys and issue certificates in accordance with SOLAS '74, as well as for other international conventions.
On 31 July, the US Coast Guard published a notice in the Federal Register stating that it is seeking comments on a draft policy letter that, if adopted, would establish the Coast Guard’s policy for acceptance of type-approval testing protocols for ballast water management systems (BWMSs) that render
of Vessels’, it focuses largely but not exclusively on ballast water management. I should point out that I have publicly advocated such an approach from 1996 when the uniform standards were adopted for military vessels. Removal from NPDESWhen fully implemented, VIDA will remove the VGP program from the National
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EvoLogics extended its ranges of underwater acoustic modems (S2CR series) and combined positioning and communication devices (S2CR USBL series), with new products - the S2CR 42/65 and S2CR 42/65 USBL, high-speed devices with hemispherical beam patterns for transmissions in vertical, slant and horizontal
the next five years. According to industry sources, PDVSA has drawn up a detailed plan which would more than double the size of its existing fleet by 1996 through the addition of crude tankers, product carriers, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers, dedicated Orimulsion carriers and a single lube
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in steel output, raw material demand and trade. Expected stagnation of iron ore imports in the EC-12 and Japanese markets over the period to 1996 will be more than compensated for by requirements from the newly industrialized countries (or NICs), as well as a reorientation of East European imports
Trojan Technologies announced that the Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) product suite has obtained IMO Type Approval from DNV on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate. “We are the largest UV company in the world, and are committed to providing pioneering water treatment technologies that
Elite RSM Analog Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panels are designed to accommodate up to 256 devices on Commercial Marine Applications. Apollo protocol USCG / ABS Type Approved Smoke and Heat Detectors are available for a complete approved system. Two full SLC loops and leading edge microprocessor based
The Willard Company, Costa Mesa, Calif., has announced that it has signed a protocol agreement to license the Egyptian Shipbuilding and Repairs Company of Alexandria, Egypt for the manufacture of fiberglass boats. The Egyptian company is a government-owned operation which presently builds only
the health and safety perfor- ships going forward. Since joining LR application was around ? ve years or mance status of the maritime industry. in 1996, I have seen a complete indus- sometimes even longer. But now we What are the top priorities on the LR try transformation. You simply need to are
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TECHNOLOGY “... there are still maritime companies out there still working within a traditional framework of manual processes which are becoming less relevant, practicable and competitive with every passing day. As the industry moves inexorably towards integration and automation in everything from supply
MARINER WELFARE Member and this can brings signifcant challenges. For exam- are not allowed under any circumstances. ple, she says, “Not all the seafarers hold suffcient funds for a AP Companies’ global network of medical providers (hospi- reliable facility. And not all the seafarers are keen to get
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW “We’re like a giant test bed. We’re very concerned about impacts on customers, but we need to continue to clear the air. We’ve met goals in the past and costs started high. But they’ve dropped and we see that (decline) continuing as we keep working at it.” – Matt Arms, Acting
By Edward Lundquist NATO’s 3,100-ton, 305-foot research vessel NRV Alliance has been a lead- ing platform for underwater acoustics research to the bene? t of NATO navies. The ship operated with a civilian crew under the German ? ag for many years for the NATO SACLANT Center, later re- named the NATO
life on the R&D customers but in addition we are current- side of the coatings industry, ly constructing a new R&D center, which Nstarting in 1996 as a bench will house around 100 international re- chemist developing liquid coatings for searchers in Copenhagen where we have general industrial
OFFSHORE WIND territory. It appears there are no vessels in the U.S. ship- er’s VP of Operations. He was asked about plans for vessels yard construction queue, either. and equipment. Ideas include bringing in a heavy lift vessel There are vessels available on the world market, but the through the St.
Location seems to be one of Detyens greatest work on numerous commercial and navy contracts. In strengths – among many others. But, being in the 1996, when the Detyens Shipyards were divided into right place, positioned conveniently near the busy separate pro? t centers, Loy Jr. was promoted to
REGULATORY REVIEW iner and his/her employer under scrutiny. For example, the like in 5 or 10 years. One thing will likely remain the same. Coast Guard not only regulates the marine industry. It also The process that’s been in place for over 25 years – the regulates the chemical testing industry – the
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Voices: Dr. Catherine Warner, Director, CMRE conduct the actual experimental and developmental part, to was needed, and MUSCLE was able to say, “Hey, Efolaga! validate the concepts. We’ve developed new arrays; we’ve de- I’m MUSCLE. Can you go take a look at this picture?” And it veloped new algorithms
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