Navigation News

 

Closing of 2009 Navigation Season

Nov 17, 2009

The Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway System announced the closing of the 2009 Navigation Season. Mariners are reminded that there is always a possibility that severe climatic conditions may occur during the closing period. Should this happen…

CG Reminder, Slow for Right Whales

Nov 01, 2009

The Coast Guard reminds operators of vessels 65 ft or greater in length that the Right Whale Ship Strike Reduction Rule takes effect Nov. 1, requiring those vessels to slow down while operating in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic waters where North Atlantic Right whales are known to migrate…

River Shipments, Status of Markland Lock

Oct 21, 2009

Officials from the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct a special briefing for the Ports of Indiana Commission on Oct. 22 at the Jeffersonville City Hall.The presentations will be part of the commission’s regularly scheduled public business meeting…

New NACOS Platinum Vessel Control Systems

Oct 13, 2009

Hamburg-based SAM Electronics, an L-3 Communications company, has introduced a range of new-generation vessel control systems combining navigation, automation and control functions, NACOS Platinum.  Jointly developed with Lyngsø Marine of Denmark and L-3 Valmarine of Norway…

USCG, High HDOP Advisory

Oct 07, 2009

The U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center issued a High Horizontal Dilution of Precision (HDOP) Advisory stating that GPS users in certain parts of the world may experience a short period of high HDOP/PDOP on October 8 as a result of a routine Delta-V maneuver with satellite #52 (PRN-31)…

Coast Guard Reopens Lower Mississippi River

Oct 07, 2009

The Coast Guard reopened the Mississippi River at 8:35 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, from mile markers 531 to 541. The Coast Guard closed the Mississippi River to all vessel traffic as the result of a towing vessel allision at approximately 5:20 a…

Waterways Council on Lock & Dam Failure

Oct 05, 2009

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) President & CEO Cornel Martin has issued the following statement regarding the September 27, 2009 catastrophic failure of the miter gate at Markland Locks and Dam on the Ohio River near Cincinnati that requires the main…

Closure of Dalles Navigation Lock, Columbia River

Oct 01, 2009

On Sept. 30, Coast Guard Sector Portland, Ore. reported that it is monitoring and managing vessel traffic on the Columbia River east of Portland/Vancouver, Wash., due to the closure of the Dalles Dam lock in Dalles, Ore.The U.S. Army Corps…

NG Supplies Nav Systems for Brazil OSVs

Sep 21, 2009

Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded contracts to supply bridge navigation systems for four new offshore supply vessels to be built in Brazil.The four multipurpose platform supply vessels…

Navy Approves NG Submarine Nav Upgrade

Sep 16, 2009

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has announced that the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) has approved the latest upgrade to its electronic navigation software for U.S. Navy submarines.Version 8.3 of Sperry…

Simrad-Yachting NSE Series Chartplotter Systems

Sep 09, 2009

Simrad-Yachting announced the NSE series of multifunction marine electronic displays. The most integrated Simrad-branded system ever developed, the fully-networkable NSE is a powerful GPS Chartplotter with embedded cartography for out-of-the-box functionality…

Differential GPS Site Closure

Sep 02, 2009

The US Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) issued the following notice of site closure:The Miami, FL DGPS site, broadcast frequency 322 kHz, will be decommissioned and taken permanently off-line September 8, 2009 at 1200 EST.NAVCEN…

Raytheon Nav Systems for German Navy

Aug 28, 2009

Raytheon Anschütz has been awarded the contract for the complete Integrated Navigation System for the third Mission Supply Vessel (MSV) Class 702 for the German Navy. The third Mission Supply Vessel (2nd Batch) will be built by the consortium ARGE…

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