There's hardly a marine application — onboard or ashore — where seawater pumps are not considered critical to a vessel's operation or purpose. The ability to pump seawater aboard most vessels represents only a part of their liquid pumping requirements;
In 1977, public outcry forced the Coast Guard to withdraw its opposition to the use of unmanned enginerooms while in U.S. waters. But, in light of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, the agency is once again proposing new requirements for unmanned tanker enginerooms.
Much as communications services — both in terms of speed, cost and quality — have vastly improved in the past decade, so to have onboard software systems designed to monitor and assist manage critical onboard systems and functions. In the coming years and decades,
The Arnessen Corporation of New Jersey, U.S. representatives of Atlas-Danmark Marine & Offshore, a Division of Atlas-Danmark A/S, reports that they believe Atlas-Danmark has an operating record for one of their freshwater generators. In 1959, an Atlas-Danmark freshwater generator (serial No.