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,
—Literature Available— As another element of safety of vessels at sea, all ships of more than 300 grt must be equipped with one of the relatively new Navtex receivers by February 1, 1990. Navtex is a 24-hour warning system that transmits a broad
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
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.
SeaWave provides mariners with reliable, low-cost Internet e-mail and standard priced NOAA color weather charts and NOAA text weather forecasts. The company has positioned itself as an alternative to satellite providing reliable links at a low cost.
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
—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.
— 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
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
Si-Tex, Clearwater, Fla., recently introduced the budget-priced 950 VHF/FM radiotelephone and reintroduced, by popular demand, the EZ-7 fisherman's Loran. The 950 VHF/FM radiotelephone transmits on 49 channels and receives on 59, including nine weather channels.