A large contingent of the San Diego and San Pedro tuna fishing industry gathered in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., recently to witness the christening and delivery' of the tuna seiner Captain Frank Medina, built for Capt. and Mrs. Joe Medina Jr. of San Diego; and the launching of the Jane for Venatun,
COMSAT General Corporation, Washington, D.C., has announced the appointment of David W. King as manager, maritime satellite sales. Prior to joining COMSAT General, Mr. King was coordinator, maritime telecommunication systems for EXXON International.
For a considerable length of time, Derek Paget-Clarke has been acting as general manager of ITT Decca Marine, pending the appointment of a new president for the company. Mr. Paget-Clarke carried out extensive reorganization of the company, was responsible for the recent move to Palm Coast,
Bayou Black Shipyard of Gibson, La., recently delivered one of several 42-foot allaluminum crewboats — the Frontier I — to Frontier Marine of Morgan City, La. The vessel has a length of 42 feet, a beam of 13 feet, and a depth midship of 6.5 feet.
New AIS solutions and applications are coming out as you read this report! The evolution of AIS solutions is proceeding at breakneck speed, with a healthy mix of traditional names and new faces introducing new and improved products at every turn.
Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Pine Bluff, Ark., has been awarded a contract to design and construct two 85-foot by 30-foot by 10-foot towboats for A&G Transportation Company of Chickasaw, Ala. The towboats are designed with an 8-foot draft and 26-foot eye level.
Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas, has announced that its Applied Sciences Group has received an initial contract of approximately $1.1 million from Fujitsu Ltd., Japan, to develop a computerbased Tactical Support Center for the Japanese Maritime Defense Agency.
Frank W. McBee Jr., chairman and president of Tracor, Inc., has announced that the temporary suspension of the company by the Department of the Navy was lifted, effective November 22, 1985, and that Tracor has resumed contracting activity with government agencies.
Racal-Decca Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Racal Electronics Ltd., has announced the expansion of two facilities in the U.S. The company has relocated its Port of New York Service Center to a new and larger facility located at 70 Jackson Drive (2nd floor), Cranford, N.
Frank W. McBee Jr., president of Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas, and Robert Mainhardt, president of MBAssociates, San Ramon, Calif., have jointly announced the completion of the merger of MBAssociates (MBA) into a wholly owned subsidiary of Tracor.