Marconi Marine Awarded Eight-Ship Communications Equipment Contract

The Marconi International Marine Company Ltd., A GECMarconi Electronics company of Chelmsford, England, has received orders for a range of communications equipment to he installed on eight vessels being built in Gdansk, Poland, for the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation.

The vessels — Nawabshah, Khaipur, Sibi, Zhab, Lasbela, Hazara, Gujrat, and Jhang—are general cargo ships of 15,000 dwt.

Each ship is to be fitted by Marconi Marine with a main radio station comprising a Conqueror HS main receiver, Salvor 4 reserve transmitter, Apollo main receiver, and Sentinel reserve receiver. Further main station equipment includes Autokey 2, Lodestar IIID direction finder, Argonaut SS and Nautilus VHF radiotelephones, Forecaster K weather facsimile equipment, and Survivor II lifeboat sets. The watchkeeping receivers are Lifeguard 3 on 500 kHz and Warden 4 on 2,182 kHz respectively. A Console 2, to contain much of this equipment, will also be provided.

Marconi Marine will also supply each ship with a Seahorse echosounder and two transducers.

Ancillary equipment includes a telephone terminal unit and a range of mast transmitter aerials and receiver whips.

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