The superseiner Napoleon, first of a three-boat contract signed between Peterson Builders, Inc., Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and Ocean Blazer, Inc. in July 1978, was turned over to her owners recently just before leaving Sturgeon Bay. To be operated under the Venezuelan f l a g by Venatun, Inc.
A ship can complete its voyage more safely and with fewer maneuvers if it is equipped with a modern collision avoidance system, according to experimenters at the U.S. Maritime Administration's Computer-Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF).
Wesley D. Wheeler, president of Wesley D. Wheeler Associates, Ltd., has reestablished Wheeler Shipbuilding Corporation, a company headed by his late father, which produced numerous vessels during World War II for the United States Army and Navy,
The U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet command ship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), is outfitted with the latest command, control, and communications technology in order to effectively command naval units defending the national interests of the United States.
Ever since the sinking of the Titanic, experts have occupied themselves with the question of how passengers can be evacuated from a ship in the fastest possible way. Passengers and crew rarely have a chance to prepare themselves for the consequences of a disaster.
Izar Sevilla delivered the ferry Tassili II to Algeria's Entreprise Nationale de Transport Maritime de Voyageurs (ENTMV). Tassili II is the first of the two sister vessels for ENTMV, with the second, dubbed El Djazair, scheduled for delivery in May 2005.
Gerald Albert, president of EDO Corporation, College Point, N.Y., has announced a restructuring of its EDO-Aire operations. The communication and navigation product line, being produced at Fairfield, N.J., will be combined with the auto-pilot product
Racal-Decca Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Racal Electronics Ltd., has announced the expansion of two facilities in the U.S. The company has relocated its Port of New York Service Center to a new and larger facility located at 70 Jackson Drive (2nd floor), Cranford, N.
Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas, has announced that its Applied Sciences Group has received an initial contract of approximately $1.1 million from Fujitsu Ltd., Japan, to develop a computerbased Tactical Support Center for the Japanese Maritime Defense Agency.
The Naval Sea Systems Command has exercised an option, under a previous letter contract with Edo Corporation, in the amount of $11,401,000 covering improvements to 12 AN/SQR-18A sonar systems, converting them to AN/ SQR-18A(V) 1 systems. This procurement includes ancillary spares,