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,
The Harvey Quick Repair Division of Avondale Shipyards, Inc. in Harvey, La., recently completed an extensive overhaul and re-engining of the 121-foot oceangoing tug Harvey Trojan (photo). Originally delivered by Halter Marine in 1974 as the Abdon Martin,
Furuno's new FAX-214 is not only one of the most advanced weatherfax receivers now on the market, but it is also capable of being a fully functional NAVTEX system with the addition of an optional built-in receiver/processor. As a fax receiver,
—Literature Available NAV-COM Incorporated, Deer Park, N.Y., has been named an official value-added reseller for the line of portable computers manufactured by GRiD systems Corporation. The GRiD computers have been integrated into NAV-COM's BUSISHIP marine management information system,
A shipowner in the home office can obtain an up-to-the-minute report on a vessel's position, course, speed, and other vital information with the P-8030 Position Reporting Option recently introduced by Navidyne Corporation of Newport News, Va. The
Paul English, sales and business development manager for Alstom's Marine and Offshore activities, looks back at the company's role in the development of Dynamic Positioning Systems In recent years, dynamic positioning (DP) systems have become
The implementation of Crisis Management Systems (CMS) designed to respond to situations in ports and waterways, and along our coasts, requires the availability of up-to-date information on the location of resources on-hand and those already deployed.
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.
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,
Future prospects for communications in the international maritime community, including the offshore industry, are now assured as a result of a $180-million decision made by the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT) in London recently.