The UK's first full active escort tug simulator is to be installed on Merseyside. The Polaris System, manufactured by Kongsberg Maritime Ship Systems AS, allows tug captains to learn how to escort large ships in a completely safe, simulated environment.
Advanced photo analysis helps prove midget subs role in Pearl Harbor attack For years, forensic historians relied on survivor and eyewitness testimonies and, if available, material testing or intelligence reports to help gather evidence to piece together an event.
Since its sinking on February 17, 1864, researchers and historians have pondered the above question for more than a century. What we do know, however is that a piece of Civil War history had been lying on the floor of Charleston Harbor off the coast of South Carolina.
In many industries and businesses, equipment failure or unexpected maintenance does not present a major problem. Standby systems can be brought online quickly, service engineers can repair machinery within a few hours, with spare parts that are readily available,
British Shipbuilders has been awarded a $130-million (Canadian) order for three oceangoing Great Lakes bulk carriers, it was announced recently. The 35,000- dwt ships will be built by Govan Shipbuilders — two for Misener Transportation, Ontario, and one for Pioneer Shipping, Manitoba.
Norshipco, Norfolk, Va., has demonstrated that a 35-year-old cargo vessel, out of service for more than a decade, can be taken from mothballs and reactivated in less than six days. In a recent national defense readiness exercise, Norshipco — Norfolk
The Italian State shipbuilder Fin- cantieri recently garnered three contracts for a total of seven sophisticated vessels. These high-value ships account for the greater part of a shipbuilding package awarded to the company since Christmas valued at some $600 million.
Xybernaut Corporation has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office related to a system that detects corrosion on maritime vessels. This patent, U.S. 6,633,820, describes a broad array of potential military, commercial and recreational applications.
The Glacier Metal Company Limited of Middlesex, England, was founded by a U.S. citizen over 75 years ago. During the intervening period, the firm has become one of the world's leaders in plain bearing technology, and manufactures bearings and
Hoffert Marine Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., supplier of deck and engine equipment and services, has added Hundested Multi-Pitch propellers to its products for distribution from New York south along the East Coast and to ports along the Gulf Coast.