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
New York Corp's newest survey vessel — Moritz — recently joined the fleet. The 58-ft. catamaran was built in Seattle by Kvichak Marine and features an extensive array of survey equipment, including a Ross Dolphin Mini-Sweep System. With a beam of 18.
The 278,000-dwt supertanker Esso Osaka successfully completed shallow water maneuvering trials on August 3, 1977 in the Gulf of Mexico southwest of Galveston, Texas, it was announced by Exxon Corporation. The trials, which took nine days, were
"Advanced technology" is a dominant theme for the next in the world series of Oceanology International (01) offshore exhibitions which takes place at Brighton, England, March 3-7, 1980. Many of the exhibiting firms report that new developments in e q u i p m e n t ,
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.
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
— L i t e r a t u r e O f f e r ed With an ever increasing number of vessels now sailing outside convenient loran C coverage, Furuno has introduced the FSN-90, a new satnav receiver with some of the most popular performance features. The FSN-90,
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