The owner of a small inland tug company has no choice but to come in to the office every Saturday morning to update his fleet and load locations for his customers; he can't reliably update his crew with change orders as the tugs frequently travel in rural areas with no cell phone coverage.
Recently conducted trials of Robertson's Disc Navigation System, an Electronic Chart Display and Information System, aboard a Norwegian paper carrier may have a great deal of impact on the future of navigation safety. Knut Magnus Skaar, director of Seatrans A/S,
Congress, in late October, appropriated $900 million to fund a new fast sealift program. When added to the $375 million remaining from last year, a total of $1.3 billion is now available for initiating a major ship construction effort. High priority has
Ralph E. Ablon, chairman of Ogden Corporation, has announced that Ogden's board of directors have approved a plan to distribute the stock of Ogden Marine, Inc. (OMI) to Ogden stockholders. It is expected that the spinoff will be completed in late December 1983 or early 1984,
Cambridge Instruments recently announced the completion of a new 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility located in Monsey, N.Y. The new facility, in addition to the present 250,000-square-foot structure, will house all manufacturing, quality control,
L&C Associates, dehumidification specialists, recently announced the completion of the installation of an innovative dehumidification, sealing, and monitoring system for the prepositioned, general cargo ship M/V Advantage, chartered to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) to carry cargo.
—Literature Available A significant milestone will be reached for Golar Metal, Inc., when Pennsylvania Shipbuilding installs the Golar GS500 Marine Incinerator aboard the second T-AO-187 Class Fleet Oiler, the Benjamin Isherwood (T-AO-191), which is under construction at the yard.