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The U.S. Navy - Reducing Shipboard Planned Maintenance

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.

 

Chartco: The Best of Both Worlds

Created just three years ago, Chartco embraces a small company's flexibility and innovative attitude but is supported by a big company bankroll. Dr. Andy Norris, Chartco's managing director, recently spent some time with MR/EN to discuss the present and future of electronic charts.

Southbury LES:"Outages are Not Acceptable"

If you are concerned about the effects of Satellite Communication service provider consolidation, you will like the Telenor/Comsat hook-up. If you care nothing about corporate takeovers, rather are focused on ensuring the availability of a strong satellite communication signal,

A High-End Global Satcom Presence

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.

Goldstein Named Chairman Of COMSAT—Joseph Promoted To President

COMSAT has announced that its board of directors has elected Irving Goldstein as chairman and chief executive officer, and Marcel Joseph as president and chief operating officer of the corporation, effective October 1 this year. Mr. Goldstein,

COMSAT General Reduces MARISAT Telex Rate

COMSAT General Corporation, 950 L'Enfant Plaza, Southwest, Washington, D.C. 20024, has announced that, effective Thursday, June 8, it has reduced its charges for commercial telex services via the MARISAT satellite system by one-third, from $6 to $4 per minute.

EMS Enters the SatCom Fray

Advances in communication services for ships and boats is expanding rapidly, keeping pace with development cycles of landside installations. Last autumn. Inmarsat unveiled Fleet F55 and Fleet F33. the two new members of the Fleet family designed

Sperry Division Names Blumberg Marketing Communications Manager

The Sperry Division of Sperry Rand Corporation has named George P. Blumberg to the new position of marketing communications manager. He will be responsible for developing marketing materials for Sperry Division products, services, and capabilities,

ARCO Installs Unit To Evaluate MARISAT

COMSAT General Corporation recently announced an agreement with Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) for the installation of a terminal to operate with the MARISAT satellite system on the S/S Arco Prudhoe Bay, a 70,000-ton, 525,000-barrel tanker commissioned at Bethlehem Shipyard in Baltimore,

ViaSat Ups Phase Two

ViaSat has raised the delivery of Phase two of its contract with Star Cruises, attaining an order worth more than $500,000 for additional installation on the line's latest vessel — Superstar Taurus — that was set to be in Japan during March. The

 
 
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