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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

 

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,

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT

Latest offerings from the world s leading manufacturers Time being money for owners and operators of vessels and o f f - shore rigs, any speed-up in cargo handling produces cost savings, in many cases substantial ones. Recognizing this, manufacturers of

Pusnes M a r i n e & Offshore Services Establishes Factory Service And Sales O u t l e t In N e w Orleans A r ea

ā€” L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b l eā€” A/S Pusnes Marine and Offshore Services, Arendal, Norway, has recently established a factory service and sales outlet in the New Orleans area. Pusnes, Norway was originally established in 1875 to build sailing ships.

Tacoma Boat Launches $3.4-Million Oil Test Barge For Sohio Use

A new $3.4-million, 214-foot petroleum products barge for operating in Arctic waters was l a u n c h e d r e c e n t l y by Tacoma Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, Wash., for The Standard Oil Company of Ohio (Sohio). Gini Savage, wife of Sohio Alaska Petroleum Company president,

Navigation & Communications Equipment Review

Through recent technology breakthroughs and advancements, the leading manufacturers of marine electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise, and communications faster and easier.

Stanford Study Shows That Oceanrouting Reduces Casualties

A recently released statistical study of weather-related ship casualties shows that the use of oceanrouting services substantially reduces casualty rates. Performed by a statistician from Stanford University, the study examined more than 150,000

New Salvage Technique Developed In Sweden

A new way of salvaging ships by the use of a highly sophisticated balancing/regulating technique has been developed by the Gothenburg firm of MP Consult. The method also can be used for the accurate positioning of subsea pipelines. A s u b m

Marine coatings & corrosion control

Spurred by the tremendous rise in all marine costs during the past eight years, many suppliers of marine paint have developed sophisticated antifouling coatings to keep a ship's hull smooth and free of marine organisms, thereby reducing fuel consumption.

 
 
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