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.
— 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.
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,
The 40,876-dwt bulk carrier Kepbreeze was recently delivered at the Chiba Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Tokyo, to her owner, Kepmount Shipping Private Ltd. of Singapore. She is an energy conserving, labor-saving flush deck bulk carrier with forecastle and poop,
Robertson A/S Radio-Elektro of Egersund, Norway, has been acquired by Tritech International, the joint venture company of Perry Offshore, headquartered in Riviera Beach, Fla., and Bird Technology A/S of Bergen, Norway. Robertson, to be renamed Robertson Tritech A/S,
RCA Service Company has announced the opening of a marine services office at 102 Freret Street, Morgan City, La. The office, which will cover the port city of Houma as well as Morgan City, will serve as a sales, installation, and service center
The C-MAP CM-93/3 global electronic chart database helps Royal Caribbean Intl. vessel operators to ensure smooth, safe sailing whether cruising the icy waters of Alaska, or the warm currents of the Southern Caribbean tropics or through the Panama Canal.
Furuno recently announced the introduction of their FR-803D high brightness digital radar. This is the latest and most cost competitive member of the Furuno digital radar family. The FR-803D radar offers a steady picture 12-inch CRT, three kw
Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas, has received a $3-million contract from the U.S. Navy for systems engineering and technical services to the Naval Ocean Systems Center, San Diego, Calif., William C. Moyer, group vice president for Tracor Applied Sciences, announced recently.
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