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Texas Maritime Academy Ship Simulator Attracts All Levels

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

 

Kvichak Delivers for NY

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.

Four New Bay-Houston Tugs Are $9.2-Million Addition To Fleet

In what may be a maritime first, Bay-Houston Towing Company recently christened its four newest tugboats in a single ceremony held at City Dock 4 in the Port of Houston. These four new vessels, built at a total cost of $9.2 million, represent the second phase of a $16.

Integrated Ship Electronic Systems

— 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.

Ship Dynamic Positioning & Mooring Systems Conference —Papers Available In Booklet Form

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,

U.S. Shipyards Receive Contracts For 25 Ships- January To October '78

On October 10, Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas—subsidiary of Ashland Oil, Inc.—received a milestone $200- million contract for construction of five 35,000-dwt self-sustaining dry-bulk cargo vessels. (See MARITIME REPORTER/Engineering News issue of November 1, 1978.

Research Report — Shipboard Piloting Expert System — N o w Available

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.

Transas Expands Capabilities

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

Wartsila s Dual-Fuel Engine Power Module For FPSO Upgrade

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

All the Men in the Sea

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,

 
 
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