Novatug completed trials of a winchbased Carrousel system and launched a new Compact Carrousel tug design. The Carrousel system is designed to enable the towing wire to rotate 360 degrees around the tug, improving braking and steering power while reducing costs.
Rear Adm. Charles P. Murphy, USCG (ret.), general manager, ship construction, Sea-Land Service, Inc., has been named recipient of the second annual Halert C. Shepheard Award for achievement in marine safety. The award was established by the American Institute
"The problem is change and how to cope with it. I have learned that 90 percent of problem solving is realizing that you have a problem," stated Adm. James S. Gracey, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, at the 1983 Society of Naval Architects and Marine
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.
A free color brochure entitled, "A Milestone in Autopilot Technology," details the Navipilot from C. Plath. A general purpose, multi-function, microprocessor-controlled autopilot, the Navipilot V is suitable for application on all classes of ships ranging from yachts to supertankers.
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).
Personnel at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Md., recently completed a restoration of the Coast Guard Cutter Gentian, a 180-foot oceangoing buoy tender (WLB). The overhaul of the World War II vintage vessel marked the second renovation of a Class A buoy tender under the U.
' 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.
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.
The board of directors have announced the election of Earl F. Weiss as chairman of the board of Jones Oregon Stevedoring Company, Portland, Ore. The announcement was made by Peter N. Beckett, president of Jones Oregon Stevedoring Company, at a