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
Trimble Navigation, a leader and innovator in GPS and Loran technology, recently introduced the NavGraphic II GPS-Loran with optional charts. Similar to the company's classic 10X GPS system, the NavGraphic II GPS is a dual channel, slow sequencing, high performance receiver.
Bowditch Navigation Systems recently announced the introduction of a new integrated navigation and piloting system, the Bowditch Navigator MK-II. The MK-II combines a powerful integrated navigation computer and a unique viewing screen that gives a "real time" display of position,
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 MR/EN asked
—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.
—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,
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
The new 440-ft. (134-m) monohull high-speed ferry Corsaire 13000 will soon undergo speed trials at the French shipyard Alstom Leroux Naval, and the successful testing and subsequent operation of the advanced vessel will prove the value of the complete propulsion system supplied by MTU.
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.
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