AWO Higher User Taxes Would Be Bad Economics

Our nation's economic climate is, to a great degree dependent upon its national transportation system which serves as a vital link in the chain of production, distribution and sale of goods in both domestic and export trade. In order to ensure



I appreciate this opportunity to appear before you on behalf of AWO to testify on H.R. 1936, legislation to impose annual Coast Guard user fees of $476 million. The Coast Guard continues to feel the effects of budget constraints and the addition of new statutory responsibilities.

Navigation & Communications Equipment

— A Review — MR/EN's editors asked the major manufacturers and distributors of marine navigation and communication equipment to tell us about their latest products and their marketing plans; the following review is based on their replies. FOR

MarAd To Fund Installation Costs For Defense Radio Gear On Merchant Ships

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) will fund the installation costs for U.S.-flag merchant ships of defense communications systems compatible with the Navy's "highest capacity system" when funds are available. MarAd recently proposed rules to

SNAME And SSC To Sponsor MSIMMS '91 Symposium In Arlington, March 18-19

A "Marine Structural Inspection, Maintenance, and Monitoring Symposium" has been scheduled for March 18-19, 1991, at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Va. This is the sixth symposium jointly sponsored by The Society of Naval Architects and

Canadian Government Report And New U.S. NOAA Administrator Publish Strong Swath Endorsements

The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, following extensive trials of the Swath Ocean® vessel Frederick G. Creed in the North Atlantic this past winter, has released a report which strongly endorses employing the swath vessel in hydrographic survey,

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