Leica Marine To Supply ID Systems For BP Tankers

Wednesday, October 31, 2001
Leica Marine GPS has received orders from Seacoast Electronics to supply automatic identification systems (AIS) for three new tankers under construction for British Petroleum at the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) in San Diego, California. Each of the vessels will be fitted with an integrated DGPS/AIS system meeting the International Maritime Organization (IMO) carriage requirements for shipboard AIS. The AIS equipment will permit the ships to exchange vital identification and navigation data automatically with other AIS-equipped ships and coastal stations via VHF radio channels. Leica Marine GPS is a pioneer in marine AIS technology. In June 2001, the company unveiled the MX 420, the first fully integrated shipboard GPS/DGPS/AIS system in anticipation of the mandatory IMO carriage requirements, which come into effect July 1, 2002. After that date, new passenger and cargo ships must be fitted with an approved AIS device. The AIS systems will be installed and commissioned by Seacoast Electronics, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., as part of a complete integrated bridge system. Seacoast is a high-seas dealer for Leica Marine GPS, providing nationwide sales and service support for the company’s products. The three 185,000 dwt tankers (hull numbers 484-486) are being built for BP at NASSCO to transport oil from Valdez, Alaska, to refineries on the U.S. West Coast. They are being fitted with the latest navigation technology to ensure safe operation in environmentally sensitive waters. Each ship is 287 meters L.O.A., has a design draft of 18.75 meters and operates at a speed of 15.3 knots. Cargo capacity is 1.3 million barrels of oil. The first ship is scheduled for delivery in 2003.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter June 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

NORDEN’s Dry Cargo Head Bonderup Resigns

Ejner Bonderup, Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Management in Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S, has resigned from his position to take up a position in another shipping company.

Baltic Index Up for Eighth Straight Session

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, tracking rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, continued its rise on Friday, for an eighth consecutive session,

Asia Tankers-VLCC Rates Expected to Soften

MidEast rates slip from two-week high on June 28; raft of new ships and repaired vessels weigh on rates. Freight rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs)

Ports

India's Iran Oil Imports Surge in June

India's Iran oil imports rose about 39 percent in June year on year, preliminary data obtained by Reuters shows.   In the first half of 2016 India's Iran oil

Lerwick Welcomes its Largest Ever Cruise Vessel

June 30 was a big day for GAC UK’s Shetlands office, as Offshore Manager Adrian Henry welcomed the P&O Cruises ship Azura to the port of Lerwick, the islands’ capital and home to GAC’s local office.

India: Big Push on Coastal Shipping of Thermal Coal under Sagarmala

The State Government of Odisha will partner the Ministry of Shipping for taking ahead the ‘port-led development’ agenda under Sagarmala, the flagship program of the Ministry.

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2093 sec (5 req/sec)