SOCP Meeting Set for March 2-3 in Houston

Friday, January 16, 2004
The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) invites maritime industry representatives to attend the March 2-3, 2004 SOCP meeting in Houston, TX, that is being hosted by ConocoPhillips Marine.

SOCP’s agenda features guest speakers (invited) from American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and the Port of Houston Authority. The agenda will include a discussion panel that will specifically address maritime safety programs and their implementation within various maritime organizations. In addition, the meeting will include a presentation from ABS Nautical Systems LLC on Version 5 of their Improved Life-Cycle Management software, a presentation from VIDEOTEL on technologies and products that they offer designed to improve safety, and a presentation on Cellular Internet Connectivity Applications.

The agenda also provides for updates and discussions on projects such as the SOCP’s Mariner Administrative Card (MAC), ILO/IMO Mariner Credentialing Activities, Mariner Recruitment and Retention Activities, SOCP Maritime Training Resource Database, and more. Agenda details and information regarding logistics can be viewed at www.socp.org.

If you are interested in attending the meeting please contact Kim-Anh Rester at your earliest convenience by email at kim.rester@marad.dot.gov or by phone at (202) 366-0364. To reserve your seat, provide your name, position title, organization, address, phone, fax, and email address.

If you cannot attend, join SOCP via live web cast beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST, Wednesday, March 3th at www.maritimetv.com. SOCP also offers opportunities to be a web cast sponsor; contact TVWorldwide.com by phone at 703-961-9250.


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