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AIS: T h e Future is N ow

The IMO deadline for fitting new ships with Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) is less than one year away. After July 1, 2002, all newbuilds over 300 grt must be equipped with an approved AIS transponder system. Leica Geosystems, one of the pioneering companies in AIS technology,

 

INTERCEPTING AND INFLUENCING THE REGULATORY PROCESS

In 1985, the depressed state of the barge and towing industry further emphasized the longstanding need to secure a reasoned and stable regulatory environment for domestic marine transportation. This elusive goal took on greater importance as the

Royal Schelde Launches Second Frigate In New Series

M-Class Design Candidate For ANZAC Program The Royal Schelde shipyard of the Netherlands recently christened and launched the second in a series of eight new class frigates for the Royal Netherlands Navy. The Willem van der Zaan is the second

Marine Machinery Association Holds Government-Industry Forum On Ship Repair And Parts Quality

The Marine Machinery Association (MMA) recently held its Government- Industry Forum in Norfolk, Va. MMA's president, Larry Holley of Warren Pumps, Inc., opened the meeting, explaining that the location was chosen to bring the forum close to the

Seacoast Electric Offers Marine Cable And Service Brochures

Seacoast Electric Company, Rye, N.Y., is offering a number of free brochures and bulletins detailing its marine shipboard cables, "Just-In- Time" computerized inventory management and distribution system and other products and services. In addition,

Soundcoat Introduces Custom-Cut Closed Cell Foam Materials For Gasketing

The Soundcoat Company's most recent development is the Soundfoam CS series materials. They are closed cell foams that are designed to provide a variety of functions, such as shock and impact absorption, acoustic sealing, thermal insulation, EMI/RFI

Improved Sales And Earnings Reported By Todd Shipyards—Has $1,5-Billion Backlog

Todd Shipyards Corporation has reported improved sales and earnings f o r the first quarter ended June 29, 1980. Todd currently has a backlog of $1.5 billion, and a good earnings trend is expected to continue, the company reported. At its Annual Shareholders Meeting,

Marine Machinery Association Discusses Quality Control With Navy Officials

Recently, the Board of Directors of the Marine Machinery Association met with a select group of U.S. Navy officials to discuss incidents of poor quality in parts and services being supplied to the Navy as a result of awards to less than qualified suppliers.

Reiss Purchases Rexnord Defense Systems —Renamed TANO Corp.

Rexnord Defense Systems Inc., the New Orleans-based manufacturer of marine automation and control systems, has been purchased by its former president and renamed TANO Corporation. James J. Reiss Jr. has purchased all outstanding stock of Rexnord Defense Systems from its parent company,

Dehumidification, Sealing, Monitoring System Installed On MSC Ship By L&C

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.

 
 
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