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,
Acurex Corporation/Autodata Division, Mountain View, Calif., is a manufacturer of measurement and test equipment for surface and undersea ships of the U.S. Navy and other navies around the world. The Acurex Model 1605A Universal Sea Trials Meter
Thomas Marine's latest offering is a 38-foot 6-inch crewboat which seats up to 22 workmen in a dry cabin plus a crew of three. Speed is 12 knots cruising and 14 knots in a dash. The crewboat is of 1/4-inch aluminum plate construction heli-arc welded and reinforced.
Mackay Communications and C. Plath recently announced the signing of a sales and service agreement covering the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Through the agreement, Mackay hopes to improve services to commercial shipping and other markets. C. Plath is
A new, high-quality global satellite communication system for ships at sea, run by INMARSAT, will come into operation on February 1, 1982. INMARSAT is the International Maritime Satellite Organization which has 36 member- States. A February starting
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
Through its offshore rig-building division Keppel FELS Ltd., Keppel Corp. signed a preliminary contract with Verolme Botlek b.v. to attain an 85 percent interest in the Dutch offshore repair and conversion shipyard for $17.9 million. The remaining
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 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.
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