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,
The 99th Congress was sworn into office in 1985 with perhaps its primary challenge to control the spiralling federal deficit. Members of the House of Representatives and Senate, both Democrats and Republicans, and the President, expressed their
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 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced two key appointments. Gerald A. Gutman has been elected president of the organization and Charles S. Carney has been named executive director. Mr. Gutman is president and co-founder of Nav-Com Incorporated, Deer Park, N.
RTM STAR (Simulation, Training, Assessment and Research) Center has announced the upgrade and modernization of its 247-degree "field-of-view" Full Mission Bridge Simulator. The simulator is located at STAR Center's Dania Beach, Fla., facility and
Who's on first? Which U.S. port handled the most tonnage in 1990? Well, if you said New Orleans, Los Angeles, or New York/New Jersey, you're wrong. According to preliminary data recently released by the Port of South Louisiana, the port handled 189.
Sound Ocean Systems, Inc. (SOSI) of Redmond, Wash., has been awarded a major contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command for the supply of Multi-Mission Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (MMUROV) systems. SOSI is teamed with SUTEC (Scandinavian Underwater Technology) of Linkoping,
As was the case when the Erika went down off the coast of France in late 1999, much (unwanted) attention has been focused on the classification society for the damaged product tanker Castor, in this case American Bureau of Shipping. Unlike the aforementioned example,
Comsat Maritime Services recently introduced its new SeaMail® service, a satellite-based electronic mail service for mariners. According to John R. O'Brien Jr., Comsat's vice president of marketing and program management, "The new SeaMail electronic
MaritimeDirect. an online information and e-commerce marketplace for the maritime shipping industry, has added new executives to its e-commerce team and expanded its global presence, supplementing its existing New York and Tokyo offices with a new office in Hong Kong.