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,
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
The pure car/truck carrier Isolde has been delivered by Kockums AB of Malmo, Sweden, to Wallenius Lines of Stockholm. With a capacity of 6,230 passenger cars or a combination of 2,930 cars and 540 heavy vehicles, the new ship has an overall length of 649.
Schottel Offers Free Color Brochure On Its 'Rudderpropeller,' And Units For Shallow-Draft Propulsion
Schottel, a leader in propulsion technology, has published a 20- page, full-color brochure on the propulsion units marketed by the company. The Schottel Rudderpropeller, the heart of the system, is a combined propulsion and steering unit. The
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,
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., will host a conference on Computer-Aided Acquisition and Logistic Support (CALS) on Thursday, December 8. The event is being cosponsored by the American Society of Naval Engineers and the Maritime
— 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