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The Risks of Cargo and Maritime Security

The U.S. Government, and particularly the U.S. Customs Service, has focused on cargo as a major risk factor with regard to the maritime security of the United States. The following is an outline of some of the measures being adopted or considered

 

New Racal-Decca Problem-Solving Electronics Unveiled

Being one of the oldest names in a business doesn't prevent one company from also being one of the newest. At a reception in New York City, Racal Marine Inc. introduced several new entries in radar and navigation electronics, continuing a new product

New Raytheon SSB Is Microprocessor Controlled —Literature Available

Raytheon Marine Company is offering free literature describing its newly introduced 150-watt microprocessor- controlled SSB radiotelephone for commercial vessels of all types. Raytheon's RAY-1285 SSB Marine Radiotelephone is preprogrammed for all of the 192 ITU channels,

The Maritime Transportation Security Act 101

After a series of procedural maneuvers, the 107th Congress adopted the Maritime Transportation Security Act as one of its final bills prior to adjournment. President Bush signed measure into law on November 25, 2002 (Public Law 107-295). The new law

Goldstar Precision Introduces New Generation Of Mono Radar

—Literature Available— Goldstar Precision, Cerritos, Calif., recently introduced its new generation mono radar with improved navigation and safety features for small commercial boats. The new generation of mono scan radars, models GS924 M, GS932 M,

Watercom Announces New And Expanded Subscriber Service

Representatives of Waterway Communications Systems, Inc. (Watercom®) and International Telecharge, Inc., Dallas, Texas, recently announced that a contract between the two organizations has been signed. ITI will provide Watercom telephone subscribers with

MarineSafety Providing Simulator Training For Apprentice Pilots

—Literature Available In the first program of its kind in the U.S., the California State Board of Pilot Commissioners has contracted with MarineSafety International to provide visual shiphandling simulator training for all apprentice pilots.

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

NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT

— 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

Farrell Lines To Test U.S. Sea Shed System's Commercial Applications

Adm. Harold E. Shear, USN (ret.), Maritime Administrator, announced recently that the Maritime Administration (MarAd) and Farrell Lines, Inc., of New York have signed a cooperative agreement under which the steamship company will commercially

 
 
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