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.
Ocean Drilling and Exploration Company (ODECO) has received the 1986 NOIA Safety in Seas Award for its Advanced Stability and Ballast Control Facility. The announcement was made by W. Herbert Hunt, National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) chairman,
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.
Moss Point Marine, Inc. of Escatawpa, Miss., recently delivered two 60-foot towboats to the Jordan Ports Corporation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The two vessels, the Jaber and the Bayer are part of a five-boat, $13-million U.S. AID (Agency for
Orders for radar systems valued in excess of $620,000 were finalized by Kelvin Hughes Ltd., a subsidiary of Smiths Industries PLC, during the Posidonia Exhibition in Pireas, Greece. The orders for more than 20 ARPA-based radar systems were taken from 12 different shipowners.
—Literature Available Total Transportation Systems (International) A/S (TTS) in project cooperation with Wartsila-Turku shipyard of Finland have installed at the yard the first produc- tion system of its kind to provide computer-assisted manufacturing of shipbuilding subassemblies.
— 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
John Kristen recently joined Ingram Barge Company as manager of liquid merchandising, according to an announcement by Les Sutton, president of Ingram Barge Company. Mr. Kristen will be responsible for managing the sales operations for transportation
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