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.
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
—Literature Available— The Autodata Division of Acurex Corporation recently introduced its latest software system—AutoNet. Designed to work with PCs and Acurex's AutoFamily line of products, AutoNet provides a cost-effective means of gathering,
The field-proven, microprocessorbased Model 1500 General Purpose Controller has been incorporated into the Westinghouse carbon monoxide/ oxygen (C0/02) combustion trim control package by the Combustion Control Division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation.
— 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
—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,
ECDIS type-approval is encouraging more shipowners to trust in technology Shipowners are about to find themselves under a barrage of propaganda about electronic charts and the display systems that run them. These systems have been around for some years,
N a t i o n a l Targeting Center (NTC): Prevention & Response The priority mission of CBP's N T C is to provide tactical targeting and analytical research support for CBP anti-terrorism efforts. Experts in pas- senger and cargo targeting at the
Si-Tex, Clearwater, Fla., recently introduced the budget-priced 950 VHF/FM radiotelephone and reintroduced, by popular demand, the EZ-7 fisherman's Loran. The 950 VHF/FM radiotelephone transmits on 49 channels and receives on 59, including nine weather channels.
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.