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
The new JAX 9 Weather Facsimile Receiver from Raytheon produces high-resolution satellite photos and other recordings in 16 gradation levels on 10-inch thermosensitive paper. Because of its built-in timer feature, the JAX 9 can be preset to start and stop during selected broadcasts,
— 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.
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.
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
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,
A free sixteen-page full-color brochure on Atlas Copco compressors, coolers, dryers and other accessories, has been made available from the company's Rental Division, 70 Demarest Drive, Wayne, N.J. 07470. Bearing the cover caption "Rental Air Where You Need It—When You Need It,
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,
Bennex A.S., Norway, has appointed Robertson Marine Systems, Inc. (RMS) U.S. and Canadian agents for Jason firefighting equipment and oil pollution control. Jason brand of high quality firefighting equipment is applicable to marine and industrial applications.
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