IMO to back mandatory ECDIS

(via Digital Ship) The years of debate about the mandatory carriage of ECDIS (electronic chart display information systems) seem to be close to a conclusion, with reports from IMO’s NAV54 subcommittee meetings suggesting that members have reached a consensus in favour of making the technology a required fit for ocean going vessels. While confirmation of … Continue reading “IMO to back mandatory ECDIS”

Sea Trial – Nordic Tug 32

Sea Trial – Nordic Tug 32 Sea Magazine – March 2008 FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE NORDIC TUGS were introduced to the public in 1980, major changes have been made to the design of a Nordic Tugs hull. The Burlington, Washington builder has made a design change to the smallest boat in its line: the … Continue reading “Sea Trial – Nordic Tug 32”

Nordic Tugs to Display at Düsseldorf Boat Show

(via nordictugs.com) Burlington, Wash. (Nov. 21, 2007) – Hot on the heels of its successful debut at the Southampton Boat Show in the United Kingdom in September, Nordic Tugs® is set to make its official debut in Germany at the Düsseldorf Boat Show, Jan. 19-27, 2008, Stand 15F06 in Hall 15. On display will be … Continue reading “Nordic Tugs to Display at Düsseldorf Boat Show”

LORAN to Be Switched-Off?

Years ago, I worked on a simulated LORAN-C device (for use in ship handling simulators)… SUMMARY: The Department of Transportation in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security is considering the need to continue to operate or invest in the North American LORAN–C Radionavigation System beyond fiscal year 2007. Future investment decisions might include: Decommissioning … Continue reading “LORAN to Be Switched-Off?”