Marathon Launches New Shallow-Draft Cantilevered Drilling Platform

A unique shallow-draft, selfcontained and self-elevating cantilevered drilling platform was launched November 22 from Marathon's Brownsville, Texas, shipyard. The new Marathon 150-44-C class platform is being constructed for Chiles Offshore Limited, Houston.


Marconi Introduces The New Oceanray SAT-COM

The INMARSAT Ship Earth Station is now a familiar aid to shipto- shore communication, but the latest compact station from Marconi International Marine features several simplifications that make it an economic, easy-to-use and install system. Full

Report 'Genesis System' Can Produce Record Fuel Savings For Vessel Owners

American Information Management Inc. (AIM) of Bay St. Louis, Miss., has developed a computerized information management system for the commercial marine industry (ships, offshore service vessels and river boats). The system, called The Genesis System®,

MonArk Boat Delivers Fireboat To City Of Memphis

The City of Memphis has received and placed into service a fireboat made by MonArk Boat Company of Monticello, Ark. The fireboat, MonArk's Model 2609, will be used by the Memphis Fire Department in responding to waterfront fires and emergencies on the Mississippi River.

Perko Full Line Catalog Just Released

Perko, Inc. has just released their new 1978-79 full line Catalog- #230. This edition illustrates and describes thousands of marine lights, hardware and accessories for boats and ships of all types and sizes, including scores of new and improved products introduced in recent months.

Icebreaker Uses Satellite to Break Through Communications Barriers

In Finland and Sweden, a large percentage of commercial trade is transported by sea. During the winter months, this presents something of a challenge, as most of the trade routes are almost completely frozen over. Through a joint cooperation, the Swedish

COMSAT General Expands MARISAT Services To Entire Indian Ocean

An agreement signed by COMSAT G e n e r a l Corporation has opened the way for the start of construction this year of a shore station in Japan to operate with the Indian Ocean MARISAT satellite. The station, expected to be completed in the summer of 1978,

DCC Orders Satellite Ground Equipment From Scientific-Atlanta

Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., Atlanta, Ga., recently received orders for satellite ground equipment from Digital Communications Corporation (DCC), a M/A-COM company. The order calls for products to be used in satellite shore stations being constructed

COMSAT To Hold Marine Satellite Service Seminar In New York, December 1

COMSAT will conduct a oneday seminar for maritime industry personnel on December 1 in New York City to provide current information on new developments in maritime satellite communications. Companies or o r g a n i z a t i o ns who wish to send

COMSAT Marks 10 Years Of Commercial Maritime Satellite Communications

COMSAT Corporation of Washington, D.C., is this year celebrating the 10th anniversary of the world's first commercial maritime communications satellite system. The first commercial telephone transmission through the company's MARISAT System took place on July 9, 1976.