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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

 

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

New Racal-Decca Problem-Solving Electronics Unveiled

Being one of the oldest names in a business doesn't prevent one company from also being one of the newest. At a reception in New York City, Racal Marine Inc. introduced several new entries in radar and navigation electronics, continuing a new product

E-Ship: The Paperless Trail

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.

AMETEK Announces Computerized Inspection Management System

AMETEK/Offshore Research & Engineering Division, Santa Barbara, Calif., has announced the development of a computerized inspection management system. The system is based on the IBM-PC-XT (or compatibles) and offers inspection scheduling, data collection,

Holland America Orders $135-Million Luxury Liner From French Shipyard

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,

Comsat TeleSystems Introduces The MCS-9100 Ship Earth Station

Comsat TeleSystems, Inc., Fairfax, Va., has introduced the MCS- 9100 ship earth station, a maritime satellite communications system designed to accommodate the size and weight requirements of yachts, fishing boats, and similarsized craft, but

TBT-Free A n t i f o u l i n g Range From International Paint Gets Enthusiastic Response

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

NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT

— 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

Coast Guard Admiral Urges More Input From The Marine Community

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

 
 
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