In the past decade more than 25,000 accidents have been caused by ships maneuvering under adverse environmental or traffic conditions. A leading cause of many of these accidents - by some estimates up to 70 or 80 percent - are due to "human error,
— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b l e— The bridge of most ships contains a varied assortment of individual instruments for navigation, monitoring and ship control which have been added, one or two at a time, over the years to meet carriage requirements and perceived needs.
Marine industry operations will grow and develop with highly trained workers as a result of the expansion and upgrade of the Full Mission Ship Simulator used by the Texas Maritime Academy. The improvements were made possible by a $250,000 grant
Author's Introduction: One of the most exciting rescues in history took place when Derrick Lay Barge 269 sank during Hurricane Roxanne in the Gulf of Mexico in 1995. Two hundred and thirty men threw themselves into thirty- and forty-foot seas,
MarAd completed a research project with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y., to develop, design and evaluate an expert system for use as a decision support tool for shipboard pilots and navigation officers. The effort was jointly funded with the U.
Konel Corporation has introduced a new totally solid-state 2-9 mHz sideband: the SSB-1022. This radio has been tailored to fulfill the communications needs of the medium-distance traveler: that boat traveling beyond reliable VHF coverage but less than truly worldwide range.
Relying on experience from more than 4,000 Navi-Sailor installations around the world, Transas Marine has added a number of features to further enhance the functionality of its Navi-Sailor marine navigation systems. Transas' ongoing R&D efforts
The International Chamber of Shipping, in an appeal to the world shipping community to cut down on marine pollution and save lives at sea, has published a new booklet to assist in the attainment of these goals. Called the Bridge Procedures Guide,
—Literature Available Puroflow Marine Corporation, Newport News, Va., has announced the development of a centralized power-line protection system for shipboard electronics. It is the industry's first comprehensive, integrated package for protection of