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1st Annual OUTSTANDING VESSELS REVIEW

AMBASSADOR In November this year the Jos. L. Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, West Germany, delivered the rollon/ roll-off ship Ambassador to Coordinated Caribbean Transport, Inc. (CCT) of Coral Gables, Fla., a subsidiary of Transway International Corporation.

 

COMSAT'S 'Cruise Calling' Makes Telephone Calls To And From Ship Easy, Clear, Direct And Private

Communicating to or from a cruise ship used to be a complex and time-consuming task. Traditional high-frequency (HF) radio calls take time to place and once achieved, connections can be impaired by bad weather and calls often fade in and out. Moreover,

New Products From Furuno: Advanced FAP-50 Autopilot, And Weatherfax xWith A Twist'

Two new products recently introduced by Furuno include the advanced FAP-50 microprocessor-controlled autopilot, and the awardwinning FAX-208A weatherfax "with a twist." Furuno's FAP-50 microprocessorcontrolled autopilot provides extremely accurate

OUTSTANDING OFFSHORE/SHALLOW-DRAFT VESSELS OF 1983

A portfolio of the most important offshore and shallow draft vessels constructed during 1983 . . . selected because of unusual and superior characteristics of design, purpose or performance. ACTINIA Hitachi Zosen The semi-submersible offshore drilling

V a l m e t ' s N e w A u t o m a t i on System O r d e r e d For T wo Product C a r r i e r s At H y u n d ai

A research project by the Royal Norwegian Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, "Ship of the Future," has led to an active cooperation between shipowners, suppliers, shipyards, and research institutions in the field of ship automation.

Raytheon Introduces J U E - 4 5 A, Most Compact A n d Sophisticated S a t C om Of The JUE Series

Available in the USA, Mexico and Europe exclusively from Raytheon Marine Company, this new satellite communications terminal is made by Japan Radio Company, the world's largest manufacturer of such systems. The JUE-45A is designed for merchant ships,

Magnavox Offers Dual Telephones With Satcom Terminals

—Literature Available Magnavox has become one of the first manufacturers to take advantage of a recent decision by INMARSAT to allow satellite ship earth stations to be equipped with two separate telephone identification codes. Magnavox Advanced Products

New Lifesaving Equipment Rules Proposed For Large Commercial Ships

The Coast Guard recently announced proposed changes in the regulations for lifesaving equipment on large commercial ships. The proposed regulations are the result of recent revisions of an international treaty known as the Safety of Life at Sea Convention, or SOLAS.

Radio Technical Commission For Maritime Services Annual Meeting

April 2 9 — M a y 1, Boston This year's Annual Assembly Meeting of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) will be held at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, Tuesday, April 29 through Thursday, May 1. A Welcome Reception sponsored

Sperry's New Satellite Communicator Granted Unrestricted Type Approval

—Literature Available Sperry Corporation's Aerospace & Marine Group's new Satellite Communicator has been granted unrestricted type approval by INMARSAT, following extensive qualification testing as a Standard A, Class I Ship Earth Station. The

 
 
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