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.
Vicinay Chain Company, Inc., recently opened the firm's new manufacturing plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, with an official inauguration. Larry Moncus, president of Vicinay Chain Company and Vicinay International Company, presided during the ceremonies and introduced the members of the firm,
The pure car/truck carrier Isolde has been delivered by Kockums AB of Malmo, Sweden, to Wallenius Lines of Stockholm. With a capacity of 6,230 passenger cars or a combination of 2,930 cars and 540 heavy vehicles, the new ship has an overall length of 649.
Mackay Communications and C. Plath recently announced the signing of a sales and service agreement covering the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Through the agreement, Mackay hopes to improve services to commercial shipping and other markets. C. Plath is
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
— 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
The Marine Division of Mackay Communications, Inc. recently announced a new generation high frequency marine radio console. Designated MRU-35M, the newly designed product is a 1,000-watt, solid-state unit that incorporates the state-of-the-art
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,
Following Congressional passage of The Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 6), on October 17, Joe Farrell, president of The American Waterways Operators (AWO), said that "This first omnibus waterways bill in 16 years is a remarkable achievement.
Sperry Corporation of Charlottesville, Va., has recently made available literature on the Sperry GPS Core Module the company has designed and manufactured specifically for the marine environment. The Sperry GPS Core Module is a single-channel,