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,
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.
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.
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.
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,
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,
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.