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
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.
The tanker Exxon Galveston, the newest addition to the Exxon Company, U.S.A. ocean fleet, was christened on June 10 at the Port of Galveston, Texas. Mrs. W.T. Slick Jr., wife of a senior vice president of Exxon Company, U.S.A., broke the traditional bottle
At a recent press conference held at the Seamen's Church Institute in New York City by ITT Decca Marine, Inc., a major technological breakthrough in marine navigation, the new Decca "Clearscan" Radar was introduced. According to ITT Decca Marine, Inc.
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
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.
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.
American Hydromath Company of Germantown, N.Y., is the producer of LOADOSCOPE GP, a desktop general-purpose computer programmed to meet the needs of the marine industry in ship's cargo loading and business management, both shoreside and shipboard.
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,
ChartCo, a supplier of marine information via satellite, recently concluded what it termed to be successful sea trials for delivery of weekly Electronic Navigation Charts (ENCs), in conglomeration with Primar and the Stolt Nielsen shipping company.