Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., of Whidbey Island, Wash., delivered a Cummins- powered, 112-ft. (34.2 m) vessel for service between Alameda, Oakland, and San Francisco this past November. The 315-passenger catamaran, M/V Peralta, will be operated by the Alameda/Oakland Ferry Service,
The cliche "the more things change, the more they stay the same," certainly applies to the past, current and future role of the Norwegian maritime cluster in the grand scheme of the international ship and boat building communities. Few countries,
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
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.
— 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
NorShipping 2001, held in Oslo, Nor- way in early June, once again proved to be a dynamic exhibition complete with some of the more influential personnel in the marine business on-hand for the week long event. As usual, marine man- ufacturers used
Although formed under the Treasury Department from the Lifesaving Service and Revenue Cutter Service in 1915, the roots of the U.S. Coast Guard can be traced to August 4, 1790. It all began with a request by the Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton,
A new, high-quality global satellite communication system for ships at sea, run by INMARSAT, will come into operation on February 1, 1982. INMARSAT is the International Maritime Satellite Organization which has 36 member- States. A February starting
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