Port State Control Initiative In April 1994, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) instituted what is deemed by many to be the most rigorous program in the world for eliminating substandard vessels from U.S. waters. The program, called the Port State Control Initiative,
Egil Arnessen, president of The Arnessen Corporation, r e c e n t ly announced the appointment of Stephen P. Keller as manager, Navigation and Communication Systems. The Arnessen Corporation, through its subsidiary Arnessen Marine Systems, Inc.
Kongsberg Systems, Inc., 10 DeAngelo Drive, Bedford, Mass. 01730, has announced the appointment of Erik Ambjor as president. Mr. Ambjor succeeds Dr. Trond Bue, who has recently assumed another p o s i t i o n with Kongsberg Systems' parent company, Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk of Norway.
The design work for the sophisticated passenger vessel for Birka Line Ab/Alandslinjen has now been completed at Valmet's Helsinki Shipyard, including details of the general arrangement and accommodations. Construction work began recently in a
A concentrated five-day course on the design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of deepsea oil production structures will be presented January 23-27, 1978, at the University of California, Berkeley. Staffed by a faculty of internationally recognized
Dravo Corporation's Neville Island shipyard near Pittsburgh, Pa., recently launched its 40th Viking-class towboat, the Ned C. Sheats. The 5,600-hp towboat is the latest in the Viking line, which began in 1972 in response to the need for increased productivity in river transportation.
' C o m d e v M a r i n e 2 0 0 0 ' Autopilot A v a i l a b l e From C a n a d i a n F i r m— Free Full-Color Brochure O f f e r ed
CompuNav Systems Ltd. of Vancouver, Canada, has made available a color brochure on its marine autopilot. Since its introduction in 1982, the Comdev Marine 2000 Autopilot has gained a solid reputation in the commercial fishing industry for its unwaveringly reliable and trouble-free operations.
There is a new awareness of the need for improved steering gear reliability on tankships. This awareness has arisen as a result of recently proposed regulations and standards published by the U. S. Coast Guard and the Inter- Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO).
P.K. Wennberg, president of Propulsion Systems, Inc., Kent, Wash. 98031, has announced the appointment of Eagle Marine, Inc. as PSI sales representative, covering Florida and Georgia. The agreement covers PSI's product lines of PSI/Liaaen controllable- pitch
Design and production concepts to reduce shipbuilding schedules and costs is the theme for the 1986 Ship Production Symposium to be held at the Williamsburg Lodge August 27-29, 1986 in Williamsburg, Virginia. The reduction of shipbuilding schedules