National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) has announced the appointment of Janice S. Shanklin to the position of director, Information Systems. In this capacity, she reports directly to R. H. Vortmann, president, who said, "This will provide a single,
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.
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 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.
— 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 First International Conference on Ice Technology (ITC 86) was held on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 10-12 this year. The conference was preceded and followed by Tutorials on June 9 and June 13. On the morning of June 9, the session was presented by Dr.
Si-Tex, Clearwater, Fla., recently introduced the budget-priced 950 VHF/FM radiotelephone and reintroduced, by popular demand, the EZ-7 fisherman's Loran. The 950 VHF/FM radiotelephone transmits on 49 channels and receives on 59, including nine weather channels.
The latest in Magnavox's growing line of GPS products is the MX 5400R, a "black-box" navigation receiver that provides GPS data outputs to a Magnavox MX 4102 OR MX 5102 transit satellite navigation receiver. The MX 5400R is a two-channel C/A-Code
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,