M-Class Design Candidate For ANZAC Program The Royal Schelde shipyard of the Netherlands recently christened and launched the second in a series of eight new class frigates for the Royal Netherlands Navy. The Willem van der Zaan is the second
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,
Workboats Northwest of Seattle, Wash., recently completed a 58-foot vessel, Lady Kimberly, that can quickly be converted from longliner to seiner, crabber, and tender for owner Kodiak Island fisherman Jim Peterson. Workboats Northwest president Bruce
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 State of Louisiana has awarded a contract to Racal Marine, Inc. for an advanced marine radar and electronic navigation aids simulator. The Racal MRNS 9000 simulator will be installed later this year at the Louisiana Marine and Petroleum Institute (LAMPI) in Houma.
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
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