Jeffboat, Incorporated of Jeffersonville, Ind. recently delivered the towboat M/V Alois Luhr to Luhr Brothers, Inc., of Columbia, 111. The 6,600-hp, twin-screw towboat incorporates the unique features of a "floating deckhouse" and 118-inchdiameter propellers.
Charlottesville, Va., is home to Sperry Marine Inc., a company which enjoys a world leadership position in an electronics market increasingly dominated by the Japanese. Sperry Marine, which celebrated its 80th anniversary last year, traces its
When the Navy announced on 2 April that Bath Iron Works had won the competition to build the first of the new DDG-51 (Arleigh Burkeclass) Aegis guided missile destroyers it meant—for the Navy, and for the U.S. shipbuilding industry as well—the end of a very long wait.
A roundup of some of the most notable vessels delivered by shipyards during 1986—selected for their outstanding design features, fuel efficiency, performance, and service characteristics. ACT 10 Jansen Werft Jansen Werft GmbH of Leer, West Germany,
The Swedish company Saab Marine Electronics has supplied level gauging systems for 18 U.S. Navy supply tankers (T-AO Class). The project, which started back in 1981, was concluded last year. The U.S. Navy rarely accepts equipment manufactured in neutral countries.
Robertson-Shipmate, Happauge, N.Y., has introduced a computerized GPS marine navigation system which it believes offers superior accuracy and dependability at an affordable price. Called the RS5500, the system, which operates on signals received from navigation satellites,
SPD Technologies has announced the signing of a letter of intent for the acquisition of the ship repair division of Pac Ord, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dyncorp. In announcing the move, SPD president George M. Gordon said the addition of
Through technology advancements, the major manufacturers of shipboard electronics are constantly introducing innovative products in an effort to make navigation safer and more precise and communications faster and easier. Newer, more powerful lorans,
—A Review— Recent technological breakthroughs and advancements in electronics, computer-controlled systems and software, and the introduction of Inmarsat satellite communication services have led to the development of a number of new innovative marine navigation and communications products.