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.
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 last two of four 27-meter standby vessels constructed for Marine Services Limited, Brunei, were launched recently at Kanrei Shipbuilding Company Limited, Tokushima, Japan. The two vessels were named Marine Murut and Marine Kayan by their sponsor, Mrs.
—Literature Available In the first program of its kind in the U.S., the California State Board of Pilot Commissioners has contracted with MarineSafety International to provide visual shiphandling simulator training for all apprentice pilots.
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
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
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
— 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