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.
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.
TeleSystems, a Comsat company of Fairfax, Va., recently announced the appointment of Nita Dover as manager, maritime marketing. Ms. Dover will play an integral part in TeleSystems' marketing effort for its MCS-9000 shipboard satellite communications terminal.
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