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New Raytheon SSB Is Microprocessor Controlled —Literature Available

Raytheon Marine Company is offering free literature describing its newly introduced 150-watt microprocessor- controlled SSB radiotelephone for commercial vessels of all types. Raytheon's RAY-1285 SSB Marine Radiotelephone is preprogrammed for all of the 192 ITU channels,


Carrington Delivers The Blackburn Cove

The Blackburn Cove was delivered recently to J. Tenwick & Co. Pty., Ltd., of Balmain East, NSW, by Carrington Slipways' Tomago, Newcastle, NSW (Australia) yard. The tug is fitted with a Niigata developed Z-Peller propulsion system. The Niigata Z-Peller drive consists basically of an engine,

ODECO Wins 1986 NOIA Safety In Seas Award

Ocean Drilling and Exploration Company (ODECO) has received the 1986 NOIA Safety in Seas Award for its Advanced Stability and Ballast Control Facility. The announcement was made by W. Herbert Hunt, National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) chairman,

What Hull Shape Is Best?

Back at the dawn of maritime history, a coastal dweller first took a log and ventured out on the water. Over time his craft evolved from a rough log to one that had shape at the ends and was hollowed out. These changes to the basic log shape were

Toma Named Marine Systems Sales Representative In Miami

Sperry Corporation, Charlottesville, Va., has announced the appointment of George Toma as its marine systems sales representative for Miami, Fla. Prior to joining Sperry's marketing staff, Mr. Toma, a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy graduate, served as a mate on the Sperry Star,

SeaWave Aims to Drive Down Communication Costs

SeaWave provides mariners with reliable, low-cost Internet e-mail and standard priced NOAA color weather charts and NOAA text weather forecasts. The company has positioned itself as an alternative to satellite providing reliable links at a low cost.

Keppel Acquires Interest in Verolme Botlek for $17.9 Million

Through its offshore rig-building division Keppel FELS Ltd., Keppel Corp. signed a preliminary contract with Verolme Botlek b.v. to attain an 85 percent interest in the Dutch offshore repair and conversion shipyard for $17.9 million. The remaining

Gems Offers 24-Page Catalog Featuring Continuous Liquid Level Indicating Systems

Featuring an expanded line of liquid level indicating systems, the new Gems 24-page catalog includes complete technical details on transmitters, transducers, indicators and accessories. All designed for direct operating, continuous indication. The

Si-Tex Offers Budget Radiotelephone; Reintroduces EZ-7 Loran-C Receiver

Si-Tex, Clearwater, Fla., recently introduced the budget-priced 950 VHF/FM radiotelephone and reintroduced, by popular demand, the EZ-7 fisherman's Loran. The 950 VHF/FM radiotelephone transmits on 49 channels and receives on 59, including nine weather channels.

Holland America Orders $135-Million Luxury Liner From French Shipyard

As the first step in a fleet modernization program, an order has been placed for construction of the world's newest luxury cruise ship, it was announced recently by Holland America Cruises. The keel of the new 32,000-gt motor vessel, yet to be named,

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