NEWS Charlie Nalen, vice president, environmental, safety and quality assurance (ESQA). In his new position, Sweeney will continue to promote and develop the safety culture of Crowley's west coast operations including the company's extensive footprint in the Alaska marine and petroleum services industry. announced the installation of a dual ECPINS 5000 system on the M/V Sunbelt Spirit, a combined vehicle and refrigerated cargo carrier that mainly trades between Japan and the United States. Offshore Systems' ECPINS 5000 is an IMO approved ECDIS equipped with rich features, including Radar Image Overlay which improves situational awareness. The installation was performed en route Newark (NJ) - Port Canaveral (FL) by Offshore Systems distributor, Polaris Electronics A/S of Denmark. The M/V Sunbelt Spirit is managed by FairfieldMaxwell Services Ltd. (FMSL), New Jersey, USA. FMSL has extensive experience with a broad range of ships including crude and product tankers, reefers, multipurpose RoRos, general cargo carriers, chemical carriers and car carriers. Sunbelt Spirit Installs Dual ECDIS Offshore Systems Ltd. is pleased to AMASTEEL FROM ERVIN INDUSTRIES As the leading producer of cast steel abrasives, AMASTEEL has become synonymous worldwide with product quality, reliability, and customer support. WE ARE THE NUMBER ONE CHOICE FOR: · Blast Cleaning · Cutting · Peening · Etching MITAGS Opens Marine Simulation Technology Center The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) celebrated the opening of its marine simulation technology center on March 26. The event included a reception, entertainment, and continuous tours of the various technology centers including the full-mission bridges, the towing simulators, the 14-station computer lab, the vessel traffic, the All-Weather Navigation, and the new crane simulator. Full-Mission Shiphandling Simulator #1 features one of the largest and most sophisticated class A full-mission simulators in the world and it has been upgraded and integrated into two towing, six part-tasks, and one vessel traffic simulators. All simulators are equipped Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems, Vessel Traffic Controls, and the very latest in visual projection systems. The systems are supported by an experienced in-house team of database and hydrodynamic modelers. Full-Mission Towing Simulator (SHS#3) utilizes a unique 330 degree horizontal and 42 degree vertical field of views. This simulator works in tandem with the Full-Mission Simulator #2, and Towing Simulator #4. SHS#3 &4 are specifically designed for ship assist and escort training (direct and indirect towing forces). The completion of the $2m upgrade is on top of the $3m upgrade of Shiphandling Simulator #2 (SHS#2), completed in 2002. These investments were made in response to the growing demand for high quality simulation training and operational research at both MITAGS and the Pacific Maritime's Seattle facility. Ann Arbor, Michigan 800.748.0055 · 734.663.0136 FAX ERVIN INDUSTRIES 16 · MarineNews · April, 2007
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