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,
Appointments to newly created posts in its sales organization have been announced by The Cordage Group, Division of Columbian Rope Company, Auburn, N.Y. William L. Hankins has been appointed national market manager, hardware, and will coordinate service to major hardware accounts,
The latest delivery made by Delaware Marine & Manufacturing Company is the stern trawler American Eagle, built for Jack and Adele Daab of Howard Beach, N.Y. The new vessel is 78 feet overall, with a 23-foot beam and 9-foot 5-inch draft fully loaded.
This year's 54th Annual Convention of The Propeller Club of the United States, and the concurrent 1980 American Merchant Marine Conference, will take place on October 8-10. The host Propeller Club Ports for the event will be Seattle and Tacoma,
B r i t i s h Shipbuilders, London, and the Semi-Submerged Ship C o r p o r a t i o n (SSSCO), Solana Beach, Calif., have signed an agreement under which British Shipbuilders will be licensed to market and build high-speed semisubmersible vessels designed by SSSCO.
In the face of overwhelming international opposition and new Congressional action to force a ban on drift-net fishing in 1992, Japan's fishing industry began an uphill battle recently to preserve drift-net fishing on the high seas. A spokesman for the Japanese Fisheries Association,
The international World Fishing Exhibition, scheduled for Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, from August 31 to September 7, 1977, has already succeeded in attracting more than 100 exhibitors from 16 nations. The exhibition marks the first North American venue for this binennial trade show,
A tale of survival could best describe John S. Burnett's experience onboard his sloop Unicorn in January 1992. Sailing solo across the South China Sea to Singapore — one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world — Burnett was attacked by pirates.
The Coast Guard is attempting to simplify and improve the licensing regulations for all commercial vessel personnel. The proposed amendments in CGD81-059 offer a license structure with career patterns for persons serving on all waters and on all kinds of vessels,