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,
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,
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
The members who attended the regular monthly meeting of the Long-Beach-Greater Los Angeles Chapter of The American Society of Naval Engineers in March were rewarded by an evening of good fellowship, fine food, and an excellent technical paper by Dr.
Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT) recently announced that it has acquired, through its subsidiary COMSAT Investments Inc., a minority interest in Marine Management Systems (MMS) of Stamford, Conn., with the option to increase its holdings in the future.
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has announced plans for its 1989 Annual Meeting and has issued a Call for Papers to be presented at the conference. The NMEA Annual Meeting will be held October 12-17, 1989, at the Olympic Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle, Wash.
The U.S. Coast Guard certification of Microphor's unique biological marine sewage treatment systems for commercial marine vessels has been announced by John M. Mayfield Jr., president of Microphor, Inc. The northern California manufacturer has
—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
A.B. Kurz, chairman of the American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, commonly known as the American Club, announced at the recent annual meeting that Central Gulf Lines had joined the organization. The addition of
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