Furuno is expanding their line of radars for yachts and smaller fishing and commercial vessels with the introduction of the new Models 1930 and 1940. These compact, full-featured radars offer a steady, daylight viewing picture on a 10-inch rasterscan CRT
Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., has laid the keel for a ferry for the Neuman Boat Line Company of Sandusky, Ohio. Constructed of American Steel, the doubleended ferry will be 101 feet long, with a 34 V2- foot beam. Marine architect Timothy Graul of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
A unique shallow-draft, selfcontained and self-elevating cantilevered drilling platform was launched November 22 from Marathon's Brownsville, Texas, shipyard. The new Marathon 150-44-C class platform is being constructed for Chiles Offshore Limited, Houston.
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
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.
G.J. Mount has been elected vice president of Bulkfleet Marine Corporation, a Houston, Texasbased company engaged in the marine transportation of liquid and bulk materials, according to a recent announcement. Mr. Mount will be based in the company's
Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (JRC) of Tokyo, Japan, has introduced two new products, the JLR-4000 GPS Navigator, and the GSC-80 ODARS (On- Board Data Automatic Recording System). The GPS/NAVSTAR (Global Positioning System/NAVigation System with Timing
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,
The Sperry division of Sperry Corporation, Great Neck, N.Y., has introduced a unique, all-digital ship control system called the SRP-2000. John V. Walsh, vice president and general manager of the division's M a r i n e S y s t e m s Unit, stated the SRP-2000 is more than an autopilot, ".
Marine and Offshore Inspection Services, Inc., a new inspection service, has been established to fill the void created when responsibility for inspection of fixed offshore structures was shifted from the U.S. Coast Guard to rig/platform owners and operators.