The abandonment of the concept of controlled simulation environment, as per the National Research Council's endorsed simulation classification scheme, would constitute a significant step backwards for the quality and effec- tiveness of maritime training .
A newly developed, computerized system— designed to provide shipbrokers, charterers, and shipowners around the world with instant, timely, and accurate information reflecting the constantly fluctuating charter fixtures market — has been announced by Maritime Data Network, Ltd.
In a recent announcement from Stanley L. Clark, vice president marine marketing operations for Raytheon Marine Company, it was learned that Robert A. Schwartz has been appointed manager, vessel traffic and harbor radar systems group. In his new post, Mr.
Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., has delivered three 65-foot all-aluminum crewboats to Billiton Metals, The Hague, Netherlands. Billiton, a subsidiary of the Shell Oil Company, will operate the vessels in Indonesian waters in support of tin mining operations.
New responsibilities have been assigned to four Magnavox executives as a result of the accelerating growth pattern of the company's Advanced Products Division, according to Arthur P. Stern, senior vice president of Magnavox Government and Industrial Electronics
Varo, Inc., Garland, Texas, has announced that it has signed an agreement in principle with lotron Corporation of Boston, Mass., providing for the merger of lotron with Varo. lotron, located in Bedford, Mass., a Boston suburb, is a privately held,
The Sunshine State, a new twin-screw tug designed by S.L. Petchull, Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was recently delivered to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company by the builder, N.E. Insley, Inc. of Crisfie'ld, Md. Built to American Bureau of Shipping standards,
USA Information Systems Inc., of Virginia Beach, is offering its compact disk (CD) based "CD-FICHE™" information storage and retrieval system to customers involved with government logistics support activities. According to the company, CDFICHE ™
Beginning in the 1950's when the company manufactured the first electronic flash unit for cameras that utilized photo flash batteries, ACR Electronics was well on its way to making a name for itself as a leading manufacturer of high-quality strobe lights for the marine and aviation industries.
A new marine services company, Steadfast Marine Consulting, Inc., has recently been formed. Headed by R.E. (Bob) Kutzleb, formerly of Seaward, Inc., Steadfast provides underwater search expertise to customers on a worldwide basis. The Steadfast