React, respond, communicate: keys to effective oil spill clean-up

    Imagine for a minute that you are a citizen of New Orleans and that one morning you wake up to the pungent stench of fuel permeating throughout your city. Imagine that as you cross the Crescent City Connection Bridge to discover that the Mississippi River is covered, as far as the eye can see, with […]

    Replacing and maintaining railcar dumpers

    Railcar Dumpers come in a var iety of designs including the ‘Turnover’, ‘C shaped’ or ‘Rotary dumper’ design. Each configuration has a variety of specification options such as end ring in or out, rack or chain drive, single, tandem, or triple barrel or even unit train or random train. Even the way the car is […]

    The birth of a coal berth – Coal Terminal Berth 4A, Haldia Dock Complex

    Introduction In order to enhance the infrastructure facilities of Haldia port, Haldia Dock Complex (HDC) invited bids from reputed private entrepreneurs for construction, operation, management and maintenance of new facilities on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis. A scheme had to be conceived to unload the coal from the ships, store it in a stockyard, […]

    Oman’s Aids to Navigation – AMNAS’ contribution to maritime safety

    The marine environment The Sultanate of Oman has a long and proud maritime history. Seafarers have passed along its ruggedly beautiful 1,709 nautical mile coastline for centuries. Deep water is generally found within five miles of the shoreline. Few offshore dangers exist, and where they do they are well charted. The exception is the area […]