The U.S. Coast Guard has completed the installation in New York Harbor of the Inogon Leading Mark, a single station, short-range optical guidance system that directs vessels safely and accurately through narrow channels. The system, which had previously
— 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.
A new 12-inch AC/TM rasterscan radar designed for either standalone or integrated installation aboard all types of small civil, naval and fishing vessels, the Atlas 5600, has been introduced by Krupp Atlas Elektronik. Combining continuous radar presentation
Cityvarvet AB, previously Gotaverken Cityvarvet AB, recently introduced a new United Statesbased service for their subsidiary, Ciserve AB, at a reception in the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Ciserve is the travel arm of Sweden's Gothenberg-based
Users of Magnavox MX 1100 Series Satellite Navigators and Satellite/ Omega Navigators may soon retrofit their receivers to accept and process signals from Navstar GPS satellites providing position, velocity, heading and time displays. Upgraded
A 16-page, five-color brochure describing and illustrating its complete line of Polaris marine electronics is now available from Regency Electronics, Inc. of Indianapolis. The Polaris NC 7200 is said to be the only 55/75 channel VHF radio combined with a computercontrolled direction finder.
— 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,
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,
Recently, then Secretary of the Treasury Donald T. Regan released for public scrutiny the Treasury Department's report to the President proposing "tax reform for fairness, simplicity and economic growth." I doubt that any individual would quibble
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,