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,
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,
Congress, in late October, appropriated $900 million to fund a new fast sealift program. When added to the $375 million remaining from last year, a total of $1.3 billion is now available for initiating a major ship construction effort. High priority has
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,
The International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL) attended the meeting of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on July 11 where the Board discussed a safety recommendation issued to the cruise industry in 1997. The Board thoroughly criticized
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
*Editor's Note: In the spring of this year, a Symposium on the CALS Initiative was sponsored by the U.S. Maritime Resource Center at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point. This article gives a brief explanation of the subject and what its impact may be on industry.
The National Association of Passenger Vessel Owners (NAPVO), which represents the interests of more than 360 passenger vessel companies, recently announced that it intends to thoroughly review and provide comments to the Coast Guard on the recently proposed revision to "Subchapter T,
Red Fox Industries, New Iberia, La., has brought in three men to head its regional sewage treatment marketing efforts, according to Robert C. Fox. All three men have extensive backgrounds in marketing sewage treatment or related devices. Jean F.
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.