Paperwork is, and always has been a necessary and essential aspect of ship operation. Indeed, the Barcelona Maritime Code of 1258 required ships carry clerks specifically for this purpose releasing the master to concentrate on his primary duty, safely navigating the vessel.
Europort 2003, one of the marine industry's premier trade exhibitions, is set again for the Amsterdam RAI from November 18 — 22, 2003. This 31st Europort exhibition will feature more than 530 exhibitors representing more than 750 suppliers. This is the 31st edition of Europort,
Ocean Drilling and Exploration Company (ODECO) has received the 1986 NOIA Safety in Seas Award for its Advanced Stability and Ballast Control Facility. The announcement was made by W. Herbert Hunt, National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) chairman,
Radio Holland USA, B.V., one of the nation's largest distributors of advanced communications and navigational equipment, recently had a "hands-on" private exhibition of their Total Shipboard Communications Center at the Houston headquarters complex.
NorShipping 2001, held in Oslo, Nor- way in early June, once again proved to be a dynamic exhibition complete with some of the more influential personnel in the marine business on-hand for the week long event. As usual, marine man- ufacturers used
— A REVIEW— Manufacturers of shipboard electronics equipment continue to improve their products in an effort to make navigation more precise and safer, and to provide easier, faster communications—both on a costeffective basis. The editors of
International Paint (USA) recently launched its new TBT-free antifouling BRA 500 series, a coating that has been developed specifically to meet the requirements of the U.S. market. This was quickly followed by the introduction of International TBT-free
As the first step in a fleet modernization program, an order has been placed for construction of the world's newest luxury cruise ship, it was announced recently by Holland America Cruises. The keel of the new 32,000-gt motor vessel, yet to be named,
Shipbuilding and other maritime interests should get more involved with the U.S. Coast Guard, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Congress, and other regulatory agencies to protect their own interests and avoid unnecessary laws and
Although formed under the Treasury Department from the Lifesaving Service and Revenue Cutter Service in 1915, the roots of the U.S. Coast Guard can be traced to August 4, 1790. It all began with a request by the Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton,