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
The Blackburn Cove was delivered recently to J. Tenwick & Co. Pty., Ltd., of Balmain East, NSW, by Carrington Slipways' Tomago, Newcastle, NSW (Australia) yard. The tug is fitted with a Niigata developed Z-Peller propulsion system. The Niigata Z-Peller drive consists basically of an engine,
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., of Whidbey Island, Wash., delivered a Cummins- powered, 112-ft. (34.2 m) vessel for service between Alameda, Oakland, and San Francisco this past November. The 315-passenger catamaran, M/V Peralta, will be operated by the Alameda/Oakland Ferry Service,
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.
—Literature Available— Goldstar Precision, Cerritos, Calif., recently introduced its new generation mono radar with improved navigation and safety features for small commercial boats. The new generation of mono scan radars, models GS924 M, GS932 M,
A $700,000 contract to supply five Data Automatic Link 11 sets to the Spanish Navy has been awarded to Rockwell International Corporation's Collins Defense Communications (CDC). Under the 14-month agreement, five Spanish Navy Baleares Class frigates
—Free Literature Available— The Computer-Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF) operated by MarineSafety International (MSI) at Kings Point, N.Y., has been selected by the British Columbia Ferry Corporation, Victoria, B.C., to assist their
Orders for radar systems valued in excess of $620,000 were finalized by Kelvin Hughes Ltd., a subsidiary of Smiths Industries PLC, during the Posidonia Exhibition in Pireas, Greece. The orders for more than 20 ARPA-based radar systems were taken from 12 different shipowners.
Sperry Corporation, Charlottesville, Va., has announced the appointment of George Toma as its marine systems sales representative for Miami, Fla. Prior to joining Sperry's marketing staff, Mr. Toma, a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy graduate, served as a mate on the Sperry Star,
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