Clay Chiles Awards Marathon LeTourneau 150-44-C Rig Contract

Chiles Offshore Limited, Houston, Texas, has just signed a contract to purchase Marathon LeTourneau's first 150-44-C shallow- draft self-contained, self-elevating cantilevered drilling platform. The announcement was made jointly by Clay Chiles,

 

Color Line Builds IT Environment With SIS

Star Information Systems (SIS) has signed a major retrofit and newbuild software contract with Color Line AS. The Color Line contract covers the installation of new-generation shipboard software for improved fleet management on nine existing ships.

COMSAT Mobile Communications Working With U.S. Coast Guard To Save Lives At Sea

Two employees of the COMSAT Mobile Communications (CMC]) Land Earth Station in Southbury, Conn., were recognized recently by the United States Coast Cuard (USCG) for coordinating life-saving satellite communications for the Coast Guard, the maritime vessel Ocean Wolf and four rescue ships.

Navy Shiphandling Simulator Training Expanded

January marked the one-year anniversary of shiphandling training courses at Newport, R.I., for PCO/ PXO's and department heads attending the Surface Warfare Officers School. Over 850 naval officers have attended either the 20- or the 40-hour course at the simulator complex.

Forget the Dog, MTN Delivers the News Onboard Residensea

If visions of the family dog bringing its master a paper, pipe and slippers is a part of Americana folklore. Maritime Telecommunications Network, Inc. (MTN) delivery of daily news to residents aboard the world's most unique cruise ship is visions of the future.

Most Loran-A Station Closings Postponed

Secretary of Transportation Brock Adams has approved a six-month postponement of the scheduled shutdown of U.S. Loran-A radio navigation service in several major coastal areas. Loran (Long Range Navigation) is an electronic system using shore-based

Talon Technology To Provide Satellite Communications Systems

Talon Technology Corporation, Richardson, Texas, was organized recently to provide mobile satellite data communications systems and consulting services to the petroleum, marine, and defense industries. Lynn B. Heitman is president of the new company,

NAS Reports Double Hulls Will Save 5,000 Tons In Spillage

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) reported at a recent conference that the use of double-hulled vessels may prevent from 3,000 to 5,000 tons of oil spillage from collisions and groundings per year over the next 25 years. The statement was made by Adm.

COMSAT A n d MCI Sign Interconnection Agreement

COMSAT Maritime Services recently announced that it has signed an agreement with MCI International (MCII) to interconnect MCII's long distance telephone network with COMSAT coast earth stations for telephone service to and from ships at sea. As a result,

$1,2-Million Navy Contract For Communications Buoy Awarded To Hazeltine

Hazeltine Corporation, Commack, N.Y., has announced the receipt of a $1.2-million U.S. Navy contract from Naval Sea Systems Command for the development of a digitally programmable c o m m u n i c a t i o ns buoy and buoy interface unit for use in submarine communications via satellite.