The cost of maintaining Navy ships is measured in billions of dollars and millions of man-hours. Requiring sailors to perform excessive, unnecessary, and often counter-productive maintenance does more than waste money. It also wastes that most precious of commodities — sailors' time.
The marine satellite communication business has many earmarks suggesting it is set to expand rapidly, with a recent run of corporate consolidations and a seemingly endless offering of new products and services designed to emulate the speed and reliability of landbased services at sea.
Washington, D.C.-based COMSAT Mobile Communications recently announced the introduction of its new C-Linksm Dial-In Service which provides an easy way for people aboard ship to be linked with contacts on shore. By using local telephone access to Sprint's X.
A recent series of tests conducted aboard a U.S. Great Lakes bulk carrier may help to hasten the widespread acceptance of satellite communications on the Great Lakes. The event was the first successful demonstration of computer data transfer between ship
Cordon International Corporation, 12011 San Vicente Boulevard, West Los Angeles, Calif. 90049, has announced that it has received a contract valued at approximately $2 million from Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, Oakland, Calif., to produce
Perry Oceanographies, Inc., P.O. Box 10297, Riviera Beach, Fla. 33404, under contract to Seaforth Maritime Limited, Aberdeen, Scotland, has started the design and construction of a new concept in undersea observation, maintenance, and repair vehicle.
A complete line of commercial doppler speed logs is now available from Raytheon Marine Company. The doppler speed logs, which are manufactured by Raytheon Company's Submarine Signal Division in Portsmouth, R.I., will be sold and serviced by more