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.
At a recent all-day governmentindustry forum sponsored by the Marine Machinery Association (MMA), representatives of 52 companies engaged in a spirited exchange of views and information with U.S. Navy officials. In 12 presentations, both groups presented positions on the theme,
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
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
SeaWave provides mariners with reliable, low-cost Internet e-mail and standard priced NOAA color weather charts and NOAA text weather forecasts. The company has positioned itself as an alternative to satellite providing reliable links at a low cost.
The American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) has announced the 1991 kickoff for two contests designed to publicly recognize high schievements in safety at sea, the Ship Safety Achievement and the Jones F. Devlin Awards. Announcements for each contest,