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.
The 66,800-dwt petroleum products carrier Urania Coulouthros (shown above) was delivered recently at the Tamamo Works of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company in Japan to Olympos Trading Corporation of Liberia. The Panamax tanker is equipped
A p r i l 1 G e n e r a l D y n a m i c s C o r p o r a t i o n , C o n v a ir D i v i s i o n , San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $ 9 , 9 9 8 , 4 5 0 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for design efforts to support the Tomahawk cruise missile. Work will be performed in San Diego,
Unlike the "Sasquatch" that was rumored to roam the Pacific Northwest for many years, even gaining fame with a cameo on the 1970s television adventure show "Six Million Dollar Man." a very real Bigfoot will he working for Ensco soon. Ensco selected
Mariners who want to prepare for the significant changes resulting from the unification of inland waterway, western rivers, and Great Lakes "Rules of the Road" will be interested in a new publication from Houston Marine Consultants, Inc. The "Unified Rules Study Guide and Ready Reference,
Wartsila Corporation has supplied a 5,800 kW Power Module to Bergesen d.y. Offshore AS, Norway, for installation on board the FPSO vessel Berge Hus. The Module, which is powered by a Wartsila 18V32DF dual-fuel engine, will burn produced gas. Currently
—Literature Available Puroflow Marine Corporation, Newport News, Va., has announced the development of a centralized power-line protection system for shipboard electronics. It is the industry's first comprehensive, integrated package for protection of