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JRC Proposes Integrated Nautical Safety System

In the past decade more than 25,000 accidents have been caused by ships maneuvering under adverse environmental or traffic conditions. A leading cause of many of these accidents - by some estimates up to 70 or 80 percent - are due to "human error,

 

Propulsion Plant Debut For MAN B&W's Mini-Bore, Two-Stroke Diesel Engine

Free Brochure Available The recent seagoing debut of MAN B&W Diesel's S26MC twostroke design—plus a growing order backlog—suggest that there is a strong market for what is reportedly the world's smallest low-speed crosshead engine in the small-tomedium oceangoing,

Avondale Christens Replenishment Fleet Oil Building For U.S. Navy

The third in a series of six fleet oilers under construction for the U.S. Navy was christened recently by the Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc. in ceremonies at the yard near New Orleans. The new ship, the John Lenthall (T-AO- 189),

Sperry Marine GPS Core Module And 501TR/GPS Navigator Offer Reliable, Accurate Performance

—Free Literature Available— Sperry Marine Inc., Charlottesville, Va., is now shipping its GPS Core Module and the 501 TR/GPS Navigator to a growing number of commercial shipowners worldwide, according to Sperry project manager Bruce Angus. The GPS Core Module is a singlechannel,

Zidell Repairing Three Coast Guard Vessels At Total Cost Of $1 Million

Three U.S. Coast Guard ships were moored at docks of Zidell Explorations, Inc., Portland, Ore., recently for regular maintenance and repair. One, the buoy tender Iris will also have its entire electrical system replaced, necessitated by a fire at

Oceanology International For Offshore Industry Set For March 3-7, 1980

"Advanced technology" is a dominant theme for the next in the world series of Oceanology International (01) offshore exhibitions which takes place at Brighton, England, March 3-7, 1980. Many of the exhibiting firms report that new developments in e q u i p m e n t ,

U.S. Shipyards Receive Contracts For 25 Ships- January To October '78

On October 10, Levingston Shipbuilding Company, Orange, Texas—subsidiary of Ashland Oil, Inc.—received a milestone $200- million contract for construction of five 35,000-dwt self-sustaining dry-bulk cargo vessels. (See MARITIME REPORTER/Engineering News issue of November 1, 1978.

Shallow Water Maneuvering Trials Completed In Gulf

The 278,000-dwt supertanker Esso Osaka successfully completed shallow water maneuvering trials on August 3, 1977 in the Gulf of Mexico southwest of Galveston, Texas, it was announced by Exxon Corporation. The trials, which took nine days, were

Research Report — Shipboard Piloting Expert System — N o w Available

MarAd completed a research project with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, N.Y., to develop, design and evaluate an expert system for use as a decision support tool for shipboard pilots and navigation officers. The effort was jointly funded with the U.

Custom, Design-lt-Yourself Continuous Liquid Level Indicators Introduced By Gems

Gems Express Service Catalog has introduced a method for specifying and ordering continuous liquid level monitoring sensors. Using a straightforward, step-by-step check list within the catalog, custom Gems AXMP-800 Series of plastic continuous level

 
 
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