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
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.
Riverway Shipyard Company of Grafton, 111., recently completed construction of the 910- bhp towboat Waterways Explorer (shown above) for River Operators, Inc. The new vessel will be used as a fleet boat and a shuttle boat in the Winona, Minn., area.
New U.S. Coast Guard rules will require most ships — tentatively those over 1,600 gross tons —with power-driven main or auxiliary steering gear to be equipped w i t h advanced steering failure alarm systems. The new rules, which are expected to be put into force within six to eight months,
A system that rings an alarm and flashes a light in a ship's wheelhouse just seconds after a steering gear failure occurs has been designed by the Sperry Division of Sperry Rand Corporation. Called the "Steering Failure Alarm," the system is intended
Data showing fuel consumed and rate of fuel consumpton is continuously displayed at the new Fuel Sav-r™ System. The system is described in literature offered by National Control Systems, Inc., St. Louis, Mo. The monitoring system can help vessel
Six new marine autopilots were introduced recently by Racal Marine Controls Limited. Designed to meet the requirements of shipowners worldwide, the new range includes two series—the Racal-Decca 80 Series of super-adaptive autopilots and the Racal-Decca 60 Series of conventional systems.
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.
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