The 90,000-deadweight-ton S/S Overseas Ohio, the second of four San Clemente-Class tankers ordered for subsidiaries of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG), was delivered on October 20 to its owner by National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, Calif.
Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., has delivered the new M/V Prudence Ferry to the Prudence Island Navigation Company. The ferry took over operations of the previous vessel, the Prudence II, on March 1. The new M/V Prudence Ferry at 64 feet by 35 feet by 4 feet,
A ship can complete its voyage more safely and with fewer maneuvers if it is equipped with a modern collision avoidance system, according to experimenters at the U.S. Maritime Administration's Computer-Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF).
COMSAT General Corporation, Washington, D.C., has announced the appointment of David W. King as manager, maritime satellite sales. Prior to joining COMSAT General, Mr. King was coordinator, maritime telecommunication systems for EXXON International.
Dravo SteelShip Corporation, Pine Bluff, Ark., has been awarded a contract to design and construct two 85-foot by 30-foot by 10-foot towboats for A&G Transportation Company of Chickasaw, Ala. The towboats are designed with an 8-foot draft and 26-foot eye level.
Olympic Maritime S.A. (Onassis Group), and Sea-Land Service, Inc. have chosen the Navidyne ESZ-4000 Satellite Navigator for their merchant fleets. Sea-Land has purchased 27 Navidyne sets, and Olympic has ordered 22, with an option to buy as many as 18 more, according to A.
Comsat of Washington, D.C., announced that Bruce D. Smith has been elected president of Comsat Technology Products, Inc. In this newly created position, Mr. Smith is responsible for the management of the corporation's telecommunications equipment manufacturing and marketing activities.
Gerald Albert, president of EDO Corporation, College Point, N.Y., has announced a restructuring of its EDO-Aire operations. The communication and navigation product line, being produced at Fairfield, N.J., will be combined with the auto-pilot product
COMSAT General Corporation announced recently that the U.S. Navy has extended its contract for use of each of the three satellites in the MARISAT System for an additional year. The renewal provides an option for the following year as well. The
The printed proceedings of the first Port of New York Navigational Aids and Communications Conference are now available, it has been announced by the Maritime Association of the Port of New York, the organization that sponsored the three-day event held in New York City recently.