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NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATIONS

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

 

Maritime Data Network Announces Computerized Charter Fixtures Library

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.

Newport News Shipbuilding Delivers Converted Tanker Exxon Galveston

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

ITT Decca Marine Introduces 'Clearscan' New Radar Technique To Reduce Interference

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.

Ship Performance Analyzer

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

ACR — On The Road To Safety And Survival Technology

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.

Marconi Marine Awarded Eight-Ship Communications Equipment Contract

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.

Computer Helps With Cargo Load Monitoring And Business Management

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.

Insley Yard Delivers Tug To Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

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 Is Successful During Sea Trials

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.

 
 
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