Free Color Brochures Available New 340 Radar Replaces Popular 4016 Series Sperry Corporation has just introduced a new 340-millimeter-diameter radar to replace its popular line of Mk 4016 radars for large- and medium-size ships. Known as the 340 radar,
Bunkering is an industry in its own right, but one that is squeezed by events, which happen in the much bigger industries that we are the bridge between. We are vital to both the energy and shipping markets, and at the mercy of both. When the energy markets move, our prices move.
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,
Following the attacks of September 11. the Congress and various federal agencies quickly realized that vessels and maritime facilities are vulnerable to largescale acts of terrorism. By their very nature, ports are exposed, accessible and busy and
The Automatic Identification System (AIS) technology has received its fair share of critics up to present, mainly due to poor made installations and lack of training. The problems are currently taking the focus from the positive side where is has
The CIG® Pump Series, available from IMO Pump Division, now includes a double pump design for multi-staging and multi-pump applications. The double units, consisting of two CIG pumps assembled on a common shaft with a common suction port, provide
—Literature Available Comsat Corporation's Maritime Services Division recently announced its intention to offer a new maritime safety broadcast system through its coast earth stations in Southbury, Conn., and Santa Paula, Calif. The announcement
On December 30. 2002. the U.S. Coast Guard published a Notice of meetings and a request for comments relating to maritime security (67 Fed. Reg. 79742). Following are some thoughts on this important issue. I must commence by stating that I have the highest respect for the Coast Guard.
On December 30, 2000, the tanker Castor was underway in the western Mediterranean Sea en route from Constanza, Romania to Lagos, Nigeria, carrying 29,470 tons of unleaded gasoline. During a fierce winter storm, the ship developed a 22-m long crack