France Telecom is pushing hard to advance its position as a single source communications and IT services provider. Corporate consolidation and technological evolution in the maritime satcom domain continue to subdue pricing, helping to level the playing field among service providers.
The advent of FPSO and Shuttle Tankers serving the deepwater fields of the Gulf of Mexico is drawing closer, as oil companies study the most economical means to move product from point A to B, particularly from remote and deepwater portions of the Gulf of Mexico.
L-3 Communications' Aviation Recorder Division has delivered its first production Hardened Voyage Recorder (HVR) to Consilium Navigation — a manufacturer of high technology equipment for the maritime industry. In joining forces with Consilium,
Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA) has completed the design development of a new SWATH (Small Waterplane Area, Twin Hull) vessel that will be completed with a variety of operations options. The proposed vessel will be 92 ft. (28 m) with a beam of 47 ft.
Regulations such as the new SOLAS and Fire Safety Systems Code (FSS Code) are not to be dismissed, as anything but full compliance can lead to myriad legal and financial troubles for ship owners. Fugro's new and unique geotechnical drill ship D/S Fugro Explorer; ABS-Classed,
Tano Corporation of New Orleans, a Rexnord company, has been awarded a $2.7-million contract addition by the U.S. Coast Guard to manufacture electronic control systems for five cutters. With this follow- on award for five shipsets, added to a
Still more than five months later, the maritime industry continues to feel the effects from the terrorist attacks on America, as the events of September 11 have accelerated hardening market conditions in the marine sector. Prior to September, capital
As this article is being written, the chief executive officer of an American ocean carrier is on trial for alleged participation in the discharge of contaminated wheat into waters of the South China Sea. The charges were brought under the somewhat obscure U.
Y2K Remember the dire warnings four years ago as the world raced towards the stroke of midnight ushering in 2000? Editorials screamed that computer systems everywhere would fail making bank accounts inaccessible, traffic lights inoperable and
Two new digital, recording navigation e c h o s o u n d e r s are announced by Simrad, Inc., Armonk, N.Y. The ED 161 and ED 162 recording echosounders not only meet IMCO recommendations for merchant vessels but also display depth digitally. In addition, both include audible depth alarms.