Offshore Floatel To Accommodate 600 Workers

The first purpose-built accommodation platform in the world, ordered by Consafe Offshore AB of Goteborg, was recently named Safe Astoria at Gotaverken Cityvarvet, Goteborg, Sweden. The Safe Astoria was named by Mrs. Lorraine Henderson, wife of J.


Chesapeake Section Members Visit Naval Academy —Paper On Floating Nuclear Power Plants Presented

The April meeting of the Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers included a tour of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., and a technical session at which the "External Effects Considerations in

First Of Modified Destroyers Commissioned

The USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), the first of the Arleigh Burke Flight 2A Aegis destroyers and the 17th Bath Iron Works-built, was commissioned in Norfolk Naval Station on Saturday August 19, 2000. Ship sponsor Dianne Reason, wife of retired admiral Paul Reason, brought the ship to life.

Training the Trainer to Keep Knowledge Afloat

Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding invests to maintain its skilled workforce. Shipbuilding, like other industries that rely on a skilled workforce, faces a serious problem: an alarming "knowledge loss" in the area of specialized machining.

New Service Frees Ships From Hostile Situations

Vessel Extractions LLC (VessEx) has launched a service to free ships from hostile situations and sail them to safety. Although the company focuses on repossessing ships for mortgagees, it also assists owners whose ships have been seized, detained, abandoned or stolen.

U.S. Maritime Operations Cited For Outstanding Safety Records

Some two dozen United States maritime enterprises, including operators of ocean tankers, general cargoliner vessels, stevedoring and marine terminal facilities, towboats and military ships and shipyards were cited for outstanding records in industry safety.

The Midas Touch

Minimizing the risk of a water-borne or delivered terrorist attack is no small responsibility. Maritime Reporter visited recently with U.S. Coast Guard LCDR Stephen M. Midas. Chief, Planning and Risk Management Department, Marine Safety Office Hampton Roads, for some insights.

Overview Of Coast Guard's Fiscal Year 1991 Request

As tensions ease abroad, the U.S. Coast Guard's role in defense readiness increases in importance. In addition, the service has a central role in several of the most crucial topics facing the U.S. today—marine safety, oil spill prevention and drug smuggling.


Public policy was the focus of the National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners' (NAPVO) activities in 1988. Led by a newly appointed Public Policy Committee, the association addressed several important issues relating to marine transportation.

75-Page Book On How To Survive Abandoning Ship Offered By Viking

Having the right safety equipment aboard is the most effective way of reducing the life-threatening aspects of abandoning ship at sea. Add a thorough knowledge of survival techniques and the possibilities of living to tell about such an adventure increase dramatically.

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