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.
Keeping critical engine parts cool and preventing engine wear are benefits offered by the prelube/postlube systems now available from Kim Hotstart. As pre-heaters that also lube, these systems go a step beyond the standard mechanical or automatic prelube devices on most engines.
Peter R. Gallagher has been appointed director of marketing for Rutland Maritime Management Corporation, 15 East 26th Street, New York, N.Y. 10010, a through transportation consulting and project company which has been involved in solving transportation programs in Latin America,
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
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
Jeff Longmore was recently appointed manager of CTI Industries' newly formed Specialty Coatings Division, Fairfield, Conn. Mr. Longmore joins CTI with more than 20 years of technical and plant management experience in the marine and industrial coatings industry.
North Sea weather is expected to produce some 273 days in any one year officially described as bad (mist, rain, fog, snow, ice), 49 "marginal," and 43 "fair or good" days. Because of this weather pattern, outlined by P.H. Barton (divisional) manager,
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.
N a t i o n a l W a t e r w a ys C o n f e r e n c e Elects Officers A n d C o m m i t t e e M e m b e rs
Sheldon L. Morgan of Mobile, Ala., senior vice president of First Alabama Bank, was elected as chairman of the National Waterways Conference's board of directors at the organization's annual meeting this year in Little Rock, Ark. He succeeds Rodman Kober of Chicago,