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,
Marine industry operations will grow and develop with highly trained workers as a result of the expansion and upgrade of the Full Mission Ship Simulator used by the Texas Maritime Academy. The improvements were made possible by a $250,000 grant
— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b l e— The bridge of most ships contains a varied assortment of individual instruments for navigation, monitoring and ship control which have been added, one or two at a time, over the years to meet carriage requirements and perceived needs.
Peter R. Gallagher has been appointed director of marketing for Rutland Maritime Management Corporation, 15 East 26th Street, New York, N.Y. 10010, a through transportation consulting and project company which has been involved in solving transportation programs in Latin America,
Robertson A/S Radio-Elektro of Egersund, Norway, has been acquired by Tritech International, the joint venture company of Perry Offshore, headquartered in Riviera Beach, Fla., and Bird Technology A/S of Bergen, Norway. Robertson, to be renamed Robertson Tritech A/S,
As the title implies, this is a technical book dealing with the shipping industry. It is a reference manual packed with detailed information r e l a t i n g to shipping, navigation, marine insurance, maritime and commercial law, chartering, and ship operations.
Tracor, Inc., Austin, Texas, has received a $3-million contract from the U.S. Navy for systems engineering and technical services to the Naval Ocean Systems Center, San Diego, Calif., William C. Moyer, group vice president for Tracor Applied Sciences, announced recently.
The American Society of Civil Engineers, in conjunction with the Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses recently announced that the Ports '92 Conference will be held July 20-22, 1992, at the Westin Hotel in Seattle, Washington.
N a t i o n a l W a t e r w a ys C o n f e r e n c e Elects Officers A n d C o m m i t t e e M e m b e rs
Sheldon L. Morgan of Mobile, Ala., senior vice president of First Alabama Bank, was elected as chairman of the National Waterways Conference's board of directors at the organization's annual meeting this year in Little Rock, Ark. He succeeds Rodman Kober of Chicago,
"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 ,