The first of four huge car and truck carriers ordered by Wallenius Lines for 1985 delivery from Swedish and Japanese shipyards was delivered recently by Kockums of Malmo. Named Tristan, following the owner's tradition of naming vessels after famous operas,
New Orleans, Louisiana — May 29-June 1 The Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) will hold its 1984 Annual Assembly Meeting May 29-June 1 at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans, La. The meeting, hosted by the American Waterways Operators, Inc.
Back at the dawn of maritime history, a coastal dweller first took a log and ventured out on the water. Over time his craft evolved from a rough log to one that had shape at the ends and was hollowed out. These changes to the basic log shape were
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
—Literature Available Mesotech Systems Ltd. of Vancouver, a Simrad subsidiary, has been awarded a contract by the Canadian Hydrographic Service to supply the Simrad EM100 Multibeam Echo Sounder for two of their vessels, the Louis M. Lauzier and a newbuilding.
The latest in Magnavox's growing line of GPS products is the MX 5400R, a "black-box" navigation receiver that provides GPS data outputs to a Magnavox MX 4102 OR MX 5102 transit satellite navigation receiver. The MX 5400R is a two-channel C/A-Code
The American Institute of Merchant Shipping (AIMS) has announced the 1991 kickoff for two contests designed to publicly recognize high schievements in safety at sea, the Ship Safety Achievement and the Jones F. Devlin Awards. Announcements for each contest,
German shipyard Bootsbau & Yachtservice Wilhelm has delivered a new aluminum rescue launch to the Bay- erisches Red Cross in Munich. The 37- ft. (11.2-m) vessel, which will be used for daily rescue purposes and as hospital transportation on the Chiemsee in Bayern,
Ellsworth L. Peterson, president of Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI) of Sturgeon Bay, Wi., recently reported two more ARSclass, heavy-duty rescue/salvage vessel contracts valued at $70 million have been awarded to PBI by the U.S. Navy. This brings
Comsat TeleSystems, Inc., Fairfax, Va., has introduced the MCS- 9100 ship earth station, a maritime satellite communications system designed to accommodate the size and weight requirements of yachts, fishing boats, and similarsized craft, but