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
New Orleans, Louisiana — May 29-June 1 The Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) will hold its 1984 Annual Assembly Meeting May 29-June 1 at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans, La. The meeting, hosted by the American Waterways Operators, Inc.
Radio Holland USA, B.V., one of the nation's largest distributors of advanced communications and navigational equipment, recently had a "hands-on" private exhibition of their Total Shipboard Communications Center at the Houston headquarters complex.
Richard A. Baker has been named president of Waterway Communications System, Inc. by its board of directors. Mr. Baker's appointment as president and chief executive officer of WATERCOM was effective April 1, 1986. Waterway Communications System, Inc.
The Marine Division of Mackay Communications, Inc. recently announced a new generation high frequency marine radio console. Designated MRU-35M, the newly designed product is a 1,000-watt, solid-state unit that incorporates the state-of-the-art
AMETEK/Offshore Research & Engineering Division, Santa Barbara, Calif., has announced the development of a computerized inspection management system. The system is based on the IBM-PC-XT (or compatibles) and offers inspection scheduling, data collection,
— 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
According to service officials, the Navy hopes the benefits of competition will make it feasible to finally link warships with a jam-proof highspeed data system. The Navy is laying plans to open to competition its sophisticated AN/WSC-6 communications system.
SeaWave provides mariners with reliable, low-cost Internet e-mail and standard priced NOAA color weather charts and NOAA text weather forecasts. The company has positioned itself as an alternative to satellite providing reliable links at a low cost.
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