Are IMO regulations tough enough to keep national governments from imposing stricter measures?

Only partly
No--expect a slew of regional regs!

Marine Log

July 12, 2007

Admiral picked for new acquisition post

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced yesterday that the President has nominated Navy Rear Adm. David Architzel for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as principal deputy assistant secretary of the Navy (research, development and acquisition), Pentagon, Washington, DC. Architzel is currently serving as program executive officer for aircraft carriers, Pentagon, Washington, DC.

Today U.S. Congressmen Gene Taylor and Roscoe Bartlett, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Seapower and Expeditionary Forces Subcommittee, issued a statement on the Architzel nomination:

"We are pleased to note that the Secretary of Defense has agreed with the position of the Committee on Armed Services that an officer in the grade of Vice Admiral would be a valuable addition to the staff of the senior Navy acquisition executive. The Committee has long felt that a senior officer serving as the Principle Deputy to the Assistant Secretary for Research, Development and Acquisition would be a valuable link between the uniformed service and the civilian acquisition professionals."