Back at the dawn of maritime history, a coastal dweller first took a log and ventured out on the water. Over time his craft evolved from a rough log to one that had shape at the ends and was hollowed out. These changes to the basic log shape were
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
Thomas Marine's latest offering is a 38-foot 6-inch crewboat which seats up to 22 workmen in a dry cabin plus a crew of three. Speed is 12 knots cruising and 14 knots in a dash. The crewboat is of 1/4-inch aluminum plate construction heli-arc welded and reinforced.
Comsat TeleSystems, Inc., Fairfax, Va., has introduced the MCS- 9100 ship earth station, a maritime satellite communications system designed to accommodate the size and weight requirements of yachts, fishing boats, and similarsized craft, but
— 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
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,
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.
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