A pragmatic European research initiative aimed at enabling ships already in service to more easily and more rapidly benefit from advances in computer and control technology has led to a demonstrator system being installed on the bridge of a Swedish icebreaker.
The INMARSAT Ship Earth Station is now a familiar aid to shipto- shore communication, but the latest compact station from Marconi International Marine features several simplifications that make it an economic, easy-to-use and install system. Full
Sun Transport, Inc. and the Military Sealift Command (MSC) recently signed a contract for MSC's five-year charter of Sun Transport's 34,400-dwt p r o d u ct tanker New York Sun (See December 1, 1980 issue MR /EN, page 28). The contract for MSC's charter
The 750-foot M/T Torm Margrethe was recently christened at ceremonies at Burmeister & Wain Skibsvaerft A/S in Copenhagen. The single-screw tanker is the eighth in a series of Panamax product tankers, type CPT54E. She was contracted for by K/S Margretheholm,
With the Navi-Sailor 2400 ECDIS becoming the world's first type approved ECDIS, the company's latest development — Navi-Sailor 2500 — goes even further in the automation of full bridge navigation. Navi-Sailor 2500 is equipped with a number of
Furuno has developed a networked bridge, compacted into one convenient unit — the NavNet series. The 7-in. color LCD radar/chart plotters include the 1722C. 1732C and 1742, are space saving, yet packed with innovative features. Designed to suit myriad of vessels,
Litton Marine Systems has received orders to supply a broad spectrum variety of equipment for two new RoRo passenger ferries in Japan. The ship duo (Hulls 1065 and 1068) are being constructed for P&O Ship Management (Irish Sea) Ltd. at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries yard in Shimoneski.
Racal Marine, Inc., Cranford, N.J., will be exhibiting several new products at New York's Whitehall Club, 17 Battery Place, New York, N.Y., on April 12-14, 1988. The maritime industry will be especially interested in Racal's color rasterscan radars.
A review of some notable conversions of inland/offshore vessels featured during 1985. HARVEY TROJAN Avondale-Harvey The Harvey Quick Repair Division of Avondale Shipyards in Harvey, La., during 1985 completed an extensive overhaul and re-engining of
Late last year in Amsterdam Sperry Marine rolled out its vision of the bridge of the future. The Vision FT integrated bridge system (IBS) incorporates the latest advances in marine navigation technology and combines all of the ship's navigation sensors and systems — including radars,