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
Editor's Note: J.A. Tinkey is president of Mid-America Transportation Company in Fairview Heights, III. In April 1989, Captain Tinkey became chairman of the board of the American Waterways Operators, the national association of the inland and coastal barge industry.
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,
October 17-20—Boston, Massachusetts Fish Expo '84, projected to have more than 450 companies exhibiting their equipment and products and some 10,000 commerical fishing industry buyers attending, will be held October 17-20 in Boston's Hynes Veterans Auditorium.
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
—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
Robertson Marine Systems, Inc. of Metairie, La., is offering the Robertson Multipurpose Pilot (RMP), a family of intelligent vessel control systems designed for precision vessel maneuvering and dynamic positioning. According to Robertson Marine,
Seaworthy Systems, Inc., of Essex, Connecticut, and Bethlehem Steel Corporation, Sparrows Point Yard have announced an innovative vessel design intended for Jones Act trade routes. The vessel's capacity is based on the carriage of 774 forty-foot
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