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Valmet Corporation's Helsinki Shipyard recently delivered its first passenger vessel, the Birka Princess, built for Birka Line Ab of Mariehamn, Finland. The new liner, which replaces the ferry Prinsessan that was built by Wartsila in 1966 and modernized in 1980,


Ministry With A Mission

Rev. Dr. Jean Smith on January 1. 2003 assumed the position of Executive Director of Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey (SCI), the notfor- profit organization, which provides spiritual personal and professional aid to the well-being of merchant mariners.

Doherty takes the Helm at Maritrans

For the past 75 years, Maritrans has maintained a high level of customer satisfaction due to its constant vigilance regarding safety and performance. In order to instill and maintain these efforts, the company has always been quick to pursue

S.P. Radio Introduces New Low-Cost, High-Quality Compact Radiotelephone

—Free Literature Offered— S.P. Radio A/S has just introduced a new VHF radiotelephone for the marine industry called the Sailor RT2048. The VHF Sailor RT2048 is a simplex/ semi-duplex station for shipto- ship/ship-to-shore communication. It is

Chapdelaine Appointed Vice President And General Manager At Martech

Martech Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently announced the appointment of Jack D. Chapdelaine as executive vice president and general manager. In announcing the appointment, Martech president Jay D. Cline noted that Mr. Chapdelaine will assume full responsibility for Martech, Inc.

$1.1 -Million Contract For VHF-FM Systems Awarded Rockwell-Collins Itaiiana

A $l.l-million U.S. Navy contract for the production of URC- 80 VHF-FM communications systems has been awarded to Defense Electronics Operations' Rockwell-Collins Itaiiana S.p.A., a wholly owned Rockwell International Corporation overseas subsidiary.

Hancock Succeeds Loftus As Comptroller And Deputy Commander Of NAVSEA

Capt. James E. Hancock has been assigned as deputy commander/ comptroller of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), succeeding Rear Adm. Stephen F. Loftus. Headquartered in Arlington, Va., NAVSEA is responsible for the design, development, acquisition

CF ' 0 3 Spotlights Industry Challenges

Cruise + Ferry 2003, which is set for London's Grand Hall, Olympia, from May 13-15, will be the 10th biennial exhibition and conference in a series ranked as the passenger shipping industry's premier technical and operations event. The extended

Furuno Unveils Low-Cost Color Video Plotter — Literature Available

Furuno-qualty color plotting is now available for the smaller vessel with the GD-200 color video plotter. Based on the company's well-proven, computerized plotter control system, the GD-200 uses a high-resolution, low-cost color monitor to display

New Navidyne Option Reports Ship's Position In Response To Telex Call

A shipowner in the home office can obtain an up-to-the-minute report on a vessel's position, course, speed, and other vital information with the P-8030 Position Reporting Option recently introduced by Navidyne Corporation of Newport News, Va. The

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