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,
New Orleans, Louisiana — May 29-June 1 The Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) will hold its 1984 Annual Assembly Meeting May 29-June 1 at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans, La. The meeting, hosted by the American Waterways Operators, Inc.
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
Richard A. Baker has been named president of Waterway Communications System, Inc. by its board of directors. Mr. Baker's appointment as president and chief executive officer of WATERCOM was effective April 1, 1986. Waterway Communications System, Inc.
— 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
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
Ordnance Vitro Corporation, Silver Spring, Md., is being awarded a $4,825,000 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for system integration agent production engineering services for the Tartar MK-74 missile fire control
The Ship Structure Committee recently published six new technical reports which are available free of charge until copies run out. After which, the reports will be available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The reports are: SSC-314,
—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.
Adm. Harold E. Shear, USN (ret.), Maritime Administrator, announced recently that the Maritime Administration (MarAd) and Farrell Lines, Inc., of New York have signed a cooperative agreement under which the steamship company will commercially