The European Union is on track to start its own satellite navigation and positioning system, Galileo, as it was earlier this year announced that the Council of Transport Ministers released the $44 million needed to develop Galileo, and at the same
The latest achievement in the development of the Wartsila Diesel engine range is the Wartsila Vasa GD, a new gas-diesel engine that can operate on a wide variety of fuels, from poor quality heavy fuel to high quality hydrocarbon gases. The Vasa
The Ocean Pearl, newest addition to the San Diego tuna fleet, was christened recently at Campbell Industries. The tuna superseiner of 1,200-ton carrying capacity is similar to other seiners in the current Campbell series. The Ocean Pearl is owned by InterOcean Ships, Inc.
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.
General Instrument Corporation's Defense Systems Group recently announced that their Government Systems Division received a $3.4-million award from a foreign nation for spares and support equipment for their ALR-606(V)2 ESM System. The fully
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The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) in cooperation with the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is going to make a major effort to help develop more U.S. Shipbuilding Standards.
The ASTM Committee F-25 on Shipbuilding- will meet at ASTM headquarters May 9-11 in Philadelphia, Pa. This meeting has been re-scheduled and this is the new date. The committee's 11 subcommittees are currently processing more than 100 shipbuilding
—Literature Available The City of Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has awarded a Port Development Study to MarineSafety International, which is headquartered at the National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point, N.Y. The study effort,
Peterson Builders, Inc. of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., has announced a realignment of management staff as part of the ongoing program to streamline shipyard operations. Jack Soderlund, formerly vice president of Contract Administra- tion, has been appointed vice president,
Maritime communications is an estimated $1 billion industry, encompassing ship operators, merchant fleets, governments and private yacht owners. There is arguably no more quickly evolving technical sector in the maritime market than the satellite communications niche.