—Literature Available— Furuno U.S.A., Inc., South San Francisco, Calif., recently introduced a new low-cost searchlight sonar to their line of professional fish finding equipment, and added the FCV-551 eight-color video sounder to its sounder family.
The INMARSAT Ship Earth Station is now a familiar aid to shipto- shore communication, but the latest compact station from Marconi International Marine features several simplifications that make it an economic, easy-to-use and install system. Full
Furuno recently introduced two new dual-frequency color video sounders. The FCV-663 is Furuno's most cost-effective dual-frequency color video sounder. It features a bright, high resolution 6-inch CRT that shows returning echoes in eight distinctive colors depending on target strength.
China's importance in the world maritime market has accelerated rapidly over the past decade, but it appears that current and near future growth will prove even more prolific. Chinese shipyards for 10 years have continued to dent the market share numbers of major shipbuilders in Japan.
Aquamaster-Rauma Ltd., Rauma, Finland, has published free literature on products and services offered by the company. Included is a discussion of electric Rauma deck machinery aboard the M/S Silja Serenade, one of the world's biggest car and passenger ships.
A review of some notable conversions of inland/offshore vessels featured during 1985. HARVEY TROJAN Avondale-Harvey The Harvey Quick Repair Division of Avondale Shipyards in Harvey, La., during 1985 completed an extensive overhaul and re-engining of
Geonav, a shipboard computer distributed by Magnavox, displays nautical charts with coastline and other information the navigator requires. Designed as an integrated navaid, the computer interfaces with Loran and satnav receivers, autopilots, and
Furuno U.S.A., Inc. of South San Francisco, Calif., recently announced the introduction of several new products. One is a new digitized daylight bright radar, FR-8030D, that packs a lot of performance features and a full 12-inch diagonal CRT into a cabinet only 13.
Litton Marine Systems has received orders to supply a broad spectrum variety of equipment for two new RoRo passenger ferries in Japan. The ship duo (Hulls 1065 and 1068) are being constructed for P&O Ship Management (Irish Sea) Ltd. at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries yard in Shimoneski.