Electronic Charting

Vicinay Chain Company Officially Opens New Corpus Christi Manufacturing Plant

Vicinay Chain Company, Inc., recently opened the firm's new manufacturing plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, with an official inauguration. Larry Moncus, president of Vicinay Chain Company and Vicinay International Company, presided during the ceremonies and introduced the members of the firm,


Schottel Offers Free Color Brochure On Its 'Rudderpropeller,' And Units For Shallow-Draft Propulsion

Schottel, a leader in propulsion technology, has published a 20- page, full-color brochure on the propulsion units marketed by the company. The Schottel Rudderpropeller, the heart of the system, is a combined propulsion and steering unit. The

Thomas Marine Offers 38' Aluminum Crewboat —Literature Available

Thomas Marine's latest offering is a 38-foot 6-inch crewboat which seats up to 22 workmen in a dry cabin plus a crew of three. Speed is 12 knots cruising and 14 knots in a dash. The crewboat is of 1/4-inch aluminum plate construction heli-arc welded and reinforced.


Largest Addition To McAllister Brothers Fleet Delivered By Offshore Shipbuilding The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company of Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York, highlighted the celebration of its 100th anniversary recently with the introduction of its new passenger/ auto ferry,

Simrad Receives Canadian Contract

—Literature Available Mesotech Systems Ltd. of Vancouver, a Simrad subsidiary, has been awarded a contract by the Canadian Hydrographic Service to supply the Simrad EM100 Multibeam Echo Sounder for two of their vessels, the Louis M. Lauzier and a newbuilding.

Peterson Builders Awarded $70-Million Contract For Two ARS-50 Vessels

Ellsworth L. Peterson, president of Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI) of Sturgeon Bay, Wi., recently reported two more ARSclass, heavy-duty rescue/salvage vessel contracts valued at $70 million have been awarded to PBI by the U.S. Navy. This brings

INMARSAT Set For February 1 Start

A new, high-quality global satellite communication system for ships at sea, run by INMARSAT, will come into operation on February 1, 1982. INMARSAT is the International Maritime Satellite Organization which has 36 member- States. A February starting

Farrell Says New Waterways Bill Is 'Major Step Forward' Toward Rebuilding Nation's Infrastructure

Following Congressional passage of The Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 6), on October 17, Joe Farrell, president of The American Waterways Operators (AWO), said that "This first omnibus waterways bill in 16 years is a remarkable achievement.

ABB Turbo Systems Formed —Literature Available

In the recent decentralization of Asea Brown Boveri Ltd., Baden, Switzerland, the former business site of Superchargers has been turned into a separate company, ABB Turbo Systems Ltd., Baden. ABB Turbo Systems Ltd. ranks among the world leaders,

Reality Checked

ECDIS type-approval is encouraging more shipowners to trust in technology Shipowners are about to find themselves under a barrage of propaganda about electronic charts and the display systems that run them. These systems have been around for some years,

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