Two employees of the COMSAT Mobile Communications (CMC]) Land Earth Station in Southbury, Conn., were recognized recently by the United States Coast Cuard (USCG) for coordinating life-saving satellite communications for the Coast Guard, the maritime vessel Ocean Wolf and four rescue ships.
Nacos 20, a new computerized integrated navigation and command multi-processing system for the optimization of navigation and bridge control of both standard and specific purpose vessels, has been announced by Krupp Atlas Electronik. Integrating
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.
Hazeltine Corporation, Commack, N.Y., has announced the receipt of a $1.2-million U.S. Navy contract from Naval Sea Systems Command for the development of a digitally programmable c o m m u n i c a t i o ns buoy and buoy interface unit for use in submarine communications via satellite.
—Literature Available Ship electronic systems covering all aspects of management afloat were presented by Racal to the international shipping community at the Europort Exhibition in Amsterdam. Known as ISES—Integrated Ship Electronics Systems—the
Bollinger Shipyards has been granted a contract to build two 145.5 ft. (44.3 m) supply/utility vessels for Seacor Marine of Houston, Texas. Construction will commence at Bollinger's Lockport. La. facility in April and May with delivery of the vessels scheduled for November and December 2001.
Tracor Applied Sciences, Inc., a subsidairy of Tracor, Inc., has received a $16-million contract from Waterway Communications System, Inc., according to an announcement by Tracor group vice president William C. Moyer. The contract covers construction and installation of a new,
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) reported at a recent conference that the use of double-hulled vessels may prevent from 3,000 to 5,000 tons of oil spillage from collisions and groundings per year over the next 25 years. The statement was made by Adm.