E-Ship: The Paperless Trail

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.


Radio Holland Introduces Expanded Marine Communications Line

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.

Advanced Design Product Tanker Launched At Sun Ship

The Philadelphia Sun, second of a new class of fuel-efficient, dieselp o w e r e d coastal tankers under construction for Sun Transport, was launched recently at the Chester, Pa., yard of Sun Ship. A cheering crowd of more than 8,000 guests, employees and their families looked on as Mrs.

The Maritime Transportation Security Act 101

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

Comsat TeleSystems Introduces The MCS-9100 Ship Earth Station

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

Reality Checked

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,

Coast Guard Admiral Urges More Input From The Marine Community

Shipbuilding and other maritime interests should get more involved with the U.S. Coast Guard, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Congress, and other regulatory agencies to protect their own interests and avoid unnecessary laws and

CALS Conference Slated For December 8 At USMMA-Kings Point

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., will host a conference on Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support (CALS) on Thursday, December 8. The event is being cosponsored by the American Society of Naval Engineers and the Maritime

Leica Extends Its Influence In DGPS Arena

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

U.S. Coast Guard Celebrates 200 Years Of Service

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,

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