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.
After a series of procedural maneuvers, the 107th Congress adopted the Maritime Transportation Security Act as one of its final bills prior to adjournment. President Bush signed measure into law on November 25, 2002 (Public Law 107-295). The new law
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.
Largest Addition To McAllister Brothers Fleet Delivered By Offshore Shipbuilding The Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company of Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York, highlighted the celebration of its 100th anniversary recently with the introduction of its new passenger/ auto ferry,
Texas Instruments recently announced an introductory offer for its new TI 5000 satellite navigator. The offer, which is in effect until July 31, 1983, consists of a free interface board with the purchase of a TI 5000. Literature is available on the SatNav.
— 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 new 440-ft. (134-m) monohull high-speed ferry Corsaire 13000 will soon undergo speed trials at the French shipyard Alstom Leroux Naval, and the successful testing and subsequent operation of the advanced vessel will prove the value of the complete propulsion system supplied by MTU.
The MDAS 7000 Data Acquisition System, recently acquired by the Autodata Division of Acurex Corporation from TransEra Corporation of Provo, Utah, combines high-speed acquisition rates, large channel capacity, and extensive process analysis capability at an affordable price.
AMETEK/Offshore Research & Engineering Division, Santa Barbara, Calif., has announced the development of a computerized inspection management system. The system is based on the IBM-PC-XT (or compatibles) and offers inspection scheduling, data collection,
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.