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The Maritime Transportation Security Act 101

After a series of procedural maneuvers, the 107th Congress adopted the Maritime Transportation Security Act as one of its final bills prior to adjournment. President Bush signed measure into law on November 25, 2002 (Public Law 107-295). The new law

 

The Risks of Cargo and Maritime Security

The U.S. Government, and particularly the U.S. Customs Service, has focused on cargo as a major risk factor with regard to the maritime security of the United States. The following is an outline of some of the measures being adopted or considered

New Raytheon SSB Is Microprocessor Controlled —Literature Available

Raytheon Marine Company is offering free literature describing its newly introduced 150-watt microprocessor- controlled SSB radiotelephone for commercial vessels of all types. Raytheon's RAY-1285 SSB Marine Radiotelephone is preprogrammed for all of the 192 ITU channels,

ODECO Wins 1986 NOIA Safety In Seas Award

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,

New Jam-Proof High-Speed Data Link Sought By Navy

According to service officials, the Navy hopes the benefits of competition will make it feasible to finally link warships with a jam-proof highspeed data system. The Navy is laying plans to open to competition its sophisticated AN/WSC-6 communications system.

MarineSafety Providing Simulator Training For Apprentice Pilots

—Literature Available In the first program of its kind in the U.S., the California State Board of Pilot Commissioners has contracted with MarineSafety International to provide visual shiphandling simulator training for all apprentice pilots.

Bethlehem Licenses DLI For Vibration Measurement And Analysis System

Bethlehem International Engineering Corporation BIEC, a subsidiary of Bethlehem Steel Corporation, has signed a licensing agreement with DLI Engineering Corporation of Bainbridge Island, Wash., providing DLI with the technology for a Bethlehem-developed

U.S. Coast Guard Celebrates 200 Years Of Service

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,

In U.S. Waters & On U.S. Shores

N a t i o n a l Targeting Center (NTC): Prevention & Response The priority mission of CBP's N T C is to provide tactical targeting and analytical research support for CBP anti-terrorism efforts. Experts in pas- senger and cargo targeting at the

Watercom Announces New And Expanded Subscriber Service

Representatives of Waterway Communications Systems, Inc. (Watercom®) and International Telecharge, Inc., Dallas, Texas, recently announced that a contract between the two organizations has been signed. ITI will provide Watercom telephone subscribers with

 
 
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