Nichols Brothers Delivers Catamaran

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,


Navigation & Communications Equipment — A R e v i e w—

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 MR/EN asked

The Risks of Cargo and Maritime Security

The U.S. Government, and particularly the U.S. Customs Service, has focused on cargo as a major risk factor with regard to the maritime security of the United States. The following is an outline of some of the measures being adopted or considered

Carrington Delivers The Blackburn Cove

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,

Rockwell-Collins Awarded Contract To Supply Data Links For Spanish Navy

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

South African Navy Taps GE

GE Marine Engines will install its LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines in a combined diesel and gas turbinewaterjet and refined propellers (CODAG-WARP) configuration on four of the South African Navy's innovative MEKO® A-200 corvettes. Each Blohm

Leica Extends Its Influence In DGPS Arena

Leica, already a major player in the international marine DGPS beacon market, has extended its market share further with orders from China, South Africa and Australia. Leica won a contract from the Chinese Maritime Safety Administration to supply

John Kristen Joins Ingram Barge Company

John Kristen recently joined Ingram Barge Company as manager of liquid merchandising, according to an announcement by Les Sutton, president of Ingram Barge Company. Mr. Kristen will be responsible for managing the sales operations for transportation


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

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

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