Despite a parceling of marine business to the Far East, the British commercial and naval marine construction base has fought to maintain an edge in certain niches. VT Halmatic has been one of the more progressive and aggressive British companies
The twin superseiners Sea Chase and Chiriqui II were christened recently at Peterson Builders in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The Sea Chase, launched last December, departed Sturgeon Bay at the end of July under command of Capt. Gregory Chase, whose wife, Renee, christened the boat.
A new four-color brochure describing Raytheon Marine Company's compact, low-cost RAYPATH Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) is available. Unveiled recently at a Raytheon Worldwide High Seas Distributors' Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, the new RAYPATH ARPA is low-cost,
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.
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.
Literature is now available describing the RF-230M, a powerful synthesized transceiver from Harris RF Communications, Rochester, N.Y. The new model is designed for channelized operation on up to 96 preset channels and up to 1,000 watts for onboard or limited coast capabilities.
Honeywell Marine Systems Division, of Seattle, Wash., recently created a new group to expand development activities in underwater transducer technology. The Undersea Sensor Group draws into one business unit the engineering, management, and laboratory resources
Campbell Industries, P.O. Box 1870, San Diego, Calif. 92112, recently delivered the Biehl Traveler, second of two offshore tug/ supply ships built for Biehl Offshore, Inc. of Houston, Texas. Her maiden voyage will take her to the Gulf of Alaska,
Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Pine Bluff, Ark., has been awarded a contract to design and construct two 85-foot by 30-foot by 10-foot towboats for A&G Transportation Company of Chickasaw, Ala. The towboats are designed with an 8-foot draft and 26-foot eye level.
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.