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,
Trimble Navigation, a leader and innovator in GPS and Loran technology, recently introduced the NavGraphic II GPS-Loran with optional charts. Similar to the company's classic 10X GPS system, the NavGraphic II GPS is a dual channel, slow sequencing, high performance receiver.
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.
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
—Free Literature Available— The Computer-Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF) operated by MarineSafety International (MSI) at Kings Point, N.Y., has been selected by the British Columbia Ferry Corporation, Victoria, B.C., to assist their
—Literature Available In the first program of its kind in the U.S., the California State Board of Pilot Commissioners has contracted with MarineSafety International to provide visual shiphandling simulator training for all apprentice pilots.
Record gas prices, OPEC solidarity and a U.S. administration doling out incentives for exploration and production all add up to good news for those companies conducting business in or profiting from the offshore market. There is little doubt that the international offshore market,
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
—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.
Leica, already a major player in the international marine DGPS beacon market, has extended its market share further with orders from China, South Africa and Australia. Leica won a contract from the Chinese Maritime Safety Administration to supply