1992 REVIEW The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), one of the most significant advances in marine communications history, will be phased in from now until February 1999. GMDSS will offer improved and reliable distress alerting
Christening ceremonies were recently performed at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif., aboard the S/S B.T. San Diego, the second of two 188,500-deadweight-ton San Diego-class tankers for long-term use by Shell Oil Company. Mrs.
The Ashtech Ranger™ GPS receiver and its provided software is a complete point-positioning system for GIS location and route mapping over a wide range. Offered by Ashtech, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high precision GPS receiver systems headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) of San Diego, Calif., announced it has received a contract for approximately $250 million from Exxon Shipping Company for construction of two 209,000-deadweight-ton Alaska- Class Tankers. The NASSCO-designed
Racal Corporation recently announced the appointment of Adrian R. P. Day as president of Racal Marine, Inc. Racal Marine, a unit of the international Racal group, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of marine navigation systems, radar, positioning equipment and integrated ship systems.
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,
Coastal AIS are shipboard-transponder- based systems for monitoring vessel traffic in the coastal waters. Starting from 2002, there will be mass introduction of transponders on all the ships of above 300 tons. Every several seconds such transponders
• Sonsub was awarded a contract by McDermott Incorporated to assist in the installation of a platform for Oryx Energy in High Island 385A in the Gulf of Mexico. Sonsub will mobilize a 75-hp Triton Advanced Remotely Operated Work System (AROWS)
The SPA Provides A Means For The Shipowner To Keep His Vessel Performing In Accordance With Specifications In the design stage, a new ship is the embodiment of a set of c a r e f u l l y devised specifications. Great amounts of labor and capital are
The Marconi International Marine Company Ltd., A GECMarconi Electronics company of Chelmsford, England, has received orders for a range of communications equipment to he installed on eight vessels being built in Gdansk, Poland, for the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation.