Austal Ships has delivered the 184-ft. (56-m) vehicle/ passenger ferry. Fares Al Salam, to its Saudi owner The Maritime Co. for Navigation and Egyptian ferry operator, El Salam Maritime Co. of Egypt. The vessel arrived in Jeddah in April with a combined crew
Furuno U.S.A., Inc. of South San Francisco, Calif., recently introduced a new compact VHF radiotelephone as well as a new LP-1000 Loran/plotter. Furuno's new compact VHF radiotelephone, FM-2510, is an advanced all-channel, fully synthesized VHF/FM
In June 1988, the U.S. Senate passed the "Organotin Antifouling Paint Control Act of 1988" that controls the application of TBT antifoulings in the USA, as follows: (1) Bans the application of TBT antifoulings on vessels less that 25 meters (about 82 feet) in length.
Bird-Johnson Company of Walpole, Mass., has been awarded the contracts to supply the twin-screw controllable-pitch (CP) propeller systems for the Navy fleet oilers TAOs 198, 200, 202 and 204. Avondale Shipyards Division of Avondale Industries, Inc.