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AIS: T h e Future is N ow

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,

 

OUTSTANDING OCEANGOING SHIPS OF 1984

A roundup of some of the most notable vessels delivered by shipyards throughout the world during 1984—selected for their outstanding design features, fuel efficiency, performance, and service characteristics. AMERICAN NEW YORK Daewoo Shipbuilding The

MariTel Launches New Marine Telephone Service With Vessel Location

The owner of a small inland tug company has no choice but to come in to the office every Saturday morning to update his fleet and load locations for his customers; he can't reliably update his crew with change orders as the tugs frequently travel in rural areas with no cell phone coverage.

Royal Schelde Launches Second Frigate In New Series

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

Racai Wins Contract From State Of Louisiana For Marine Simulator

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.

Full Line Of GMDSS Products From Raytheon Marine —Literature Available—

Raytheon Marine Company and JRC have worked closely with ship owners, operators and crew to develop functional, easy to use, reliable products for Global Maritime D i s t r e s s and Safety System (GMDSS) carriage. Together these companies offer

COMSAT World Systems Division Announces Three Vice Presidential Changes

COMSAT World Systems Division, Washington, D.C., recently announced three vice presidential appointments. Edward J. Martin has been named to the position of vice president, international operations. In his new capacity, Mr. Martin will be responsible

COMSAT Acquires Interest In MMS

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.

Comsat Announces SafetyNet Service For Ships At Sea

—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

Comsat Introduces New SeaMail® Electronic Service

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

 
 
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