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Avondale's Harvey Division Finishes Major Refurbishing Of Offshore Tug

The Harvey Quick Repair Division of Avondale Shipyards, Inc. in Harvey, La., recently completed an extensive overhaul and re-engining of the 121-foot oceangoing tug Harvey Trojan (photo). Originally delivered by Halter Marine in 1974 as the Abdon Martin,

 

Navy Shiphandling Simulator Training Expanded

January marked the one-year anniversary of shiphandling training courses at Newport, R.I., for PCO/ PXO's and department heads attending the Surface Warfare Officers School. Over 850 naval officers have attended either the 20- or the 40-hour course at the simulator complex.

Hitachi Zosen Completes VLCC Sea Prince'

The Sea Prince, a 275,782-dwt tanker, was recently completed at Hitachi Zosen's Ariake Works. The 1,070-foot-long by 185.7-foot-wide very large crude carrier (VLCC) was christened and delivered to the owner, Seatruth Shipping Company S.A. The

Plug & Play

Cruise lines, perhaps more than any other segment of the shipping market, have eagerly adopted advanced integrated bridge systems to help protect not only passenger, crews and reputations, but also the more than half-billion dollar homes within which they reside.

NOAA Ship Whiting Decommissioned After 3 9 Years Of Service

After 39 years of service to NOAA and its predecessor agency, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, the NOAA ship Whiting was decommissioned in May 2003 at its home port in Norfolk, Va. The ship has been an essential part of the NOAA fleet, working

Success Aboard QM2

Datamodul 's daughter-company. CONRAC GmbH was awarded by Kelvin Hughes for the delivery of Type Approved TFT Displays in their new and future IBS Programs. Next to the superior performance and quality aspects, one of the main reasons for this decision was,

Raytheon Signs Sales Agreement With YEW

—Literature Available Raytheon Marine Company's marketing manager, Carsten Peters, has announced that Raytheon has signed a comprehensive distribution agreement with Yokogawa Hokushin Electric Corporation (YEW) of Japan. YEW is one of the world's leading manufacturers of gyrocompasses,

Omnithruster Appoints Manotherm Representative For Benelux Countries

Charles M. Aker, vice president and general manager of Omnithruster Inc., has announced the signing of a r e p r e s e n t a t i v e 's agreement with Manotherm B.V. to cover the Benelux countries, and act as service agents in many chief seaports of the world.

Most Loran-A Station Closings Postponed

Secretary of Transportation Brock Adams has approved a six-month postponement of the scheduled shutdown of U.S. Loran-A radio navigation service in several major coastal areas. Loran (Long Range Navigation) is an electronic system using shore-based

COMSAT A n d MCI Sign Interconnection Agreement

COMSAT Maritime Services recently announced that it has signed an agreement with MCI International (MCII) to interconnect MCII's long distance telephone network with COMSAT coast earth stations for telephone service to and from ships at sea. As a result,

 
 
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