The close cooperation of the Finnish Maritime industry is evidenced in the highly capable icebreaking ships that it produces. Icebreakers are essential to Finland's existence, as the specialized ships enable the country to keep its shipping lanes operational during the harshest winter months.
The battleship Iowa (BB 61) arrived at Ingalis Shipbuilding division of Litton Industries in Pascagoula, Miss., recently for completion of her modernization and reactivation. The 58,000-ton ship had been in New Orleans, La., since September 1982, where Avondale Shipyards Inc.
COMSAT General Corporation, Washington, D.C., has announced the appointment of David W. King as manager, maritime satellite sales. Prior to joining COMSAT General, Mr. King was coordinator, maritime telecommunication systems for EXXON International.
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).
Olympic Maritime S.A. (Onassis Group), and Sea-Land Service, Inc. have chosen the Navidyne ESZ-4000 Satellite Navigator for their merchant fleets. Sea-Land has purchased 27 Navidyne sets, and Olympic has ordered 22, with an option to buy as many as 18 more, according to A.
New AIS solutions and applications are coming out as you read this report! The evolution of AIS solutions is proceeding at breakneck speed, with a healthy mix of traditional names and new faces introducing new and improved products at every turn.
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 printed proceedings of the first Port of New York Navigational Aids and Communications Conference are now available, it has been announced by the Maritime Association of the Port of New York, the organization that sponsored the three-day event held in New York City recently.
Comsat of Washington, D.C., announced that Bruce D. Smith has been elected president of Comsat Technology Products, Inc. In this newly created position, Mr. Smith is responsible for the management of the corporation's telecommunications equipment manufacturing and marketing activities.
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.