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.
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.
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