There is a growing interest throughout the industry lately in a new navigation system, the VIEWNAV™ System which can increase the number of days a vessel is able to operate each year. It also facilitates safe navigation in crowded harbors and waterways,
A new offshore crewboat, eighth in a series built for the same owner, has been delivered by Halter Marine Services, Inc., Chalmette (La.) Division, to Gray Mackenzie and Company, Ltd., Bahrain. The new vessel is the Grayflier, a 78-foot crewboat whose home port will be Dubai.
The newly formed Pacific Merchant Shipping Association in S'an Francisco, Calif., is launching a move to bring into its ranks a broad range of West Coast shipping and commercial interests, including foreign-flag steamship companies. At the start of the year,
Sperry has announced that it in tends to acquire the assets of Navidyne Corporation of Newport News. Va. Navidyne develops, sells, services, and operates marine electronic navigation and communications systems. The firm had 1983 sales of approximately $5 million.
Gulf Fleet Marine Corporation demonstrated its powerful new fireboat recently at the Poydras Street wharf in New Orleans. Named Gulf Fleet No. 40, the new boat is the 100th vessel to join Gulf Fleet Marine's growing fleet of tugs, towing/supply vessels,
While electronic manufacturers are quickly rolling out more and more advanced gadget r\\ one company finds that its customer support growth was equally important. Recent trends in the shipping industry are changing how suppliers of marine equipment handle customer support.
The full meeting of the International Maritime Industries Forum (IMIF) held in London recently has elected Dr. Helmut Sohmen as its new chairman. Dr. Sohmen is chairman of Marine Navigation Company, the U.K. affiliate of Sir Yue-Kong Pao's World-Wide Shipping Group,
Since January of this year, Maptech, Inc. has supplied nautical chart CD-ROM discs for the popular NavGraphic II GPS/LORAN Electronic Charting System. The NavGraphic II is manufactured by Trimble Navigation, Ltd. of Sunnyvale, Calif. The NavGraphic