Ever since the requirements set forth in the new Chapter 5 of S0LAS-74 Convention, adopted in IMO Resolution MSC.99(73) dd. December 5, 2000, came into effect, the AIS (Automatic Identification System) has been mandatory ship equipment for a major part of the world's sea fleet.
Robert A. Sleiertin has joined the staff of Career Associates, Inc., North Dartmouth, Mass. as director of recruiting and placement for technical, management, marketing, sales, and purchasing personnel in the maritime industry. Career Associates
— 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.
Litton Automated Marine Systems of Woodland Hills, Calif., a division of Litton Systems (Canada) Limited, Toronto, Ontario, recently held a private exhibition of their Load Monitoring System in New York City. The exhibition, held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel,
On October 10, Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas—subsidiary of Ashland Oil, Inc.—received a milestone $200- million contract for construction of five 35,000-dwt self-sustaining dry-bulk cargo vessels. (See MARITIME REPORTER/Engineering News issue of November 1, 1978.
June tonnages at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa set an all-time record for a one-month period, according to figures released by port director Harley Ladd. During June, the port recorded 136,412 tons of cargo moving in and out of the port, surpassing the
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,
The American Society of Civil Engineers, in conjunction with the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses recently announced that the Ports '92 Conference will be held July 20-22, 1992, at the Westin Hotel in Seattle, Washington.
Three U.S. Coast Guard ships were moored at docks of Zidell Explorations, Inc., Portland, Ore., recently for regular maintenance and repair. One, the buoy tender Iris will also have its entire electrical system replaced, necessitated by a fire at
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.