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C-Map Names Distributor of Singapore ENC Data

C-MAPhas been appointed an Official Distributor of Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) produced by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) Hydrographic Department. This announcement was made after C-MAP Norway signed an agreement with the MPA.

 

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

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

Baker Named President Of WATERCOM

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.

Pickands Mather Promotes Three In Marine Department

Pickands Mather & Company of Cleveland, a subsidiary of Moore McCormack Resources Inc., has announced several personnel changes within its Marine Department. John B. Hopkins has been elected manager-fleet marketing and marine traffic; Thomas L.

TBT-Free A n t i f o u l i n g Range From International Paint Gets Enthusiastic Response

International Paint (USA) recently launched its new TBT-free antifouling BRA 500 series, a coating that has been developed specifically to meet the requirements of the U.S. market. This was quickly followed by the introduction of International TBT-free

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

SeaWave Aims to Drive Down Communication Costs

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.

NAVY CONTRACTS

Ordnance Vitro Corporation, Silver Spring, Md., is being awarded a $4,825,000 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for system integration agent production engineering services for the Tartar MK-74 missile fire control

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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