It is said of the mythical figure Damocles that he was forced to take his meals, his head bent precariously over his plate, with a sharp sword suspended above his head—that cruel instrument held aloft by a thread the width of a single hair. Sad to say,
Freeport Shipbuilding & Marine Repair, Freeport, Fla., is constructing a 110-foot steel-hulled yacht designed by the late John Brever of Florida, with interior by Dallasbased CD A. The vessel will be christened Alpha Centauri when delivered to Star of Texas, Inc.
Born on June 24, 1939 in Washington, D.C., H. Lawrence Garrett III became the 68th Secretary of Navy on May 15, 1989. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1961 and subsequently qualified in submarines as a machinist mate. Mr. Garrett was commissioned
Amsterdam, Netherlands — November 12-16 The 22nd Europort International Maritime Exhibition will be held this year on November 12-16 at the RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Whether the shipowners' interest is deepsea,
Maritime communications is an estimated $1 billion industry, encompassing ship operators, merchant fleets, governments and private yacht owners. There is arguably no more quickly evolving technical sector in the maritime market than the satellite communications niche.
COMSAT Corporation of Washington, D.C., is this year celebrating the 10th anniversary of the world's first commercial maritime communications satellite system. The first commercial telephone transmission through the company's MARISAT System took place on July 9, 1976.
In Finland and Sweden, a large percentage of commercial trade is transported by sea. During the winter months, this presents something of a challenge, as most of the trade routes are almost completely frozen over. Through a joint cooperation, the Swedish
Peterson Builders, Inc. of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., has announced a realignment of management staff as part of the ongoing program to streamline shipyard operations. Jack Soderlund, formerly vice president of Contract Administra- tion, has been appointed vice president,
— Literature Available To meet today's business requirements, vessel owners are discovering a need for totally inte- grated shipboard communications. Systems that fulfill the needs of both internal and external voice, data and telex traffic. Nav-Com has developed COMNET,
The U.K.'s Kelvin Hughes, markers of maritime navigation aids and equipment since 1750, will receive the Queen's Award for Export Achievement. The award, given for a significant increase in sales of ships' navigational radar abroad, comes as the