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
A $lS5.4-miIlion contract for c o n s t r u c t i o n of three FFG-7 class guided-missile frigates was awarded by the U.S. Navy recently to Bath Iron Works Corporation, a Congoleum company. The
The J . J . Henry Co., Inc., New York City, has signed an agreement with Cali & Associates of New Orleans to provide a new and unique service for the shipbuilding industry. Under the terms of the agreement, the Henry firm will utilize Cali's
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
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.
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.
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
Sperry Corporation, Charlottesville, Va., has announced the appointment of George Toma as its marine systems sales representative for Miami, Fla. Prior to joining Sperry's marketing staff, Mr. Toma, a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy graduate, served as a mate on the Sperry Star,
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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,
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