Baker Named President Of WATERCOM

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.


Norwegian Manufacturers Maintain Edge

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,

A $lS5.4-miIlion contract for c o n s t r u c t i o n of three FFG-7 class guided-missile frigates was awarded by the U.S. Navy recently to Bath Iron Works Corporation, a Congoleum company. The

The J . J . Henry Co., Inc., New York City, has signed an agreement with Cali & Associates of New Orleans to provide a new and unique service for the shipbuilding industry. Under the terms of the agreement, the Henry firm will utilize Cali's

Marine Machinery Association Sponsors Government-Industry Forum

At a recent all-day governmentindustry forum sponsored by the Marine Machinery Association (MMA), representatives of 52 companies engaged in a spirited exchange of views and information with U.S. Navy officials. In 12 presentations, both groups presented positions on the theme,


— 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

Greasing the Skids

Record gas prices, OPEC solidarity and a U.S. administration doling out incentives for exploration and production all add up to good news for those companies conducting business in or profiting from the offshore market. There is little doubt that the international offshore market,

New Technology Debuts in Oslo

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

Keppel Acquires Interest in Verolme Botlek for $17.9 Million

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

ABB Turbo Systems Formed —Literature Available

In the recent decentralization of Asea Brown Boveri Ltd., Baden, Switzerland, the former business site of Superchargers has been turned into a separate company, ABB Turbo Systems Ltd., Baden. ABB Turbo Systems Ltd. ranks among the world leaders,

M a c k a y Announces N ew H i g h - F r e q u e n cy M a r i n e Radio Console

The Marine Division of Mackay Communications, Inc. recently announced a new generation high frequency marine radio console. Designated MRU-35M, the newly designed product is a 1,000-watt, solid-state unit that incorporates the state-of-the-art

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