Christening ceremonies were held recently at Krupp Atlas-Elektronik, Bremen, Germany, for the navigation bridge simulator "Susan." The bridge, whose facilities include a motion simulation system, is the most important component of the ship handling simulator
Matsumoto Shipyards of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, recently delivered the 150-foot aluminum-hull fireship, the Pemex 652, to Pemex, Mexico's national oil company, for service in the extensive Gulf of Mexico oil fields owned and managed by the firm.
An inexpensive, easily installed RPM/Speed Converter Unit has been introduced by lotron Corporation of Bedford, Mass. It provides a digital readout of ship's speed with an accuracy which approaches that of a conventional log at about one-tenth the price.