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.
COMSAT General Corporation, Washington, D.C., has announced the appointment of David W. King as manager, maritime satellite sales. Prior to joining COMSAT General, Mr. King was coordinator, maritime telecommunication systems for EXXON International.
A ship can complete its voyage more safely and with fewer maneuvers if it is equipped with a modern collision avoidance system, according to experimenters at the U.S. Maritime Administration's Computer-Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF).
Comsat TeleSystem, Inc. of Fairfax, Va., announced recently that John M. Pientka has been elected to the newly created position of vice president, Mobile Satellite Systems, and that B.L. (Pete) Brooks has been named vice president of the company's
Comsat of Washington, D.C., announced that Bruce D. Smith has been elected president of Comsat Technology Products, Inc. In this newly created position, Mr. Smith is responsible for the management of the corporation's telecommunications equipment manufacturing and marketing activities.
Olympic Maritime S.A. (Onassis Group), and Sea-Land Service, Inc. have chosen the Navidyne ESZ-4000 Satellite Navigator for their merchant fleets. Sea-Land has purchased 27 Navidyne sets, and Olympic has ordered 22, with an option to buy as many as 18 more, according to A.
The printed proceedings of the first Port of New York Navigational Aids and Communications Conference are now available, it has been announced by the Maritime Association of the Port of New York, the organization that sponsored the three-day event held in New York City recently.
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.
I recently expressed concern that the regulations promulgated by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on May 18, 2004 relating to Protection ot Sensitive Security Information (SSI) are overbroad. Comments were received from some readers
Maritel, Inc., Annapolis, Md., has recently published a 14-page maritime satellite communication study titled "MARISAT—A Cost- Benefit Perspective." The study contains an examination of the performance, availability, and reliability, compared with