Paperwork is, and always has been a necessary and essential aspect of ship operation. Indeed, the Barcelona Maritime Code of 1258 required ships carry clerks specifically for this purpose releasing the master to concentrate on his primary duty, safely navigating the vessel.
The last two of four 27-meter standby vessels constructed for Marine Services Limited, Brunei, were launched recently at Kanrei Shipbuilding Company Limited, Tokushima, Japan. The two vessels were named Marine Murut and Marine Kayan by their sponsor, Mrs.
The Philadelphia Sun, second of a new class of fuel-efficient, dieselp o w e r e d coastal tankers under construction for Sun Transport, was launched recently at the Chester, Pa., yard of Sun Ship. A cheering crowd of more than 8,000 guests, employees and their families looked on as Mrs.
Europort 2003, one of the marine industry's premier trade exhibitions, is set again for the Amsterdam RAI from November 18 — 22, 2003. This 31st Europort exhibition will feature more than 530 exhibitors representing more than 750 suppliers. This is the 31st edition of Europort,
— A REVIEW— Manufacturers of shipboard electronics equipment continue to improve their products in an effort to make navigation more precise and safer, and to provide easier, faster communications—both on a costeffective basis. The editors of
The MDAS 7000 Data Acquisition System, recently acquired by the Autodata Division of Acurex Corporation from TransEra Corporation of Provo, Utah, combines high-speed acquisition rates, large channel capacity, and extensive process analysis capability at an affordable price.
Comsat TeleSystems, Inc., Fairfax, Va., has introduced the MCS- 9100 ship earth station, a maritime satellite communications system designed to accommodate the size and weight requirements of yachts, fishing boats, and similarsized craft, but
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,