Born on June 24, 1939 in Washington, D.C., H. Lawrence Garrett III became the 68th Secretary of Navy on May 15, 1989. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in October 1961 and subsequently qualified in submarines as a machinist mate. Mr. Garrett was commissioned
The 100-foot a l l - a l u m i n um crewboat Oil Corsair (shown above) was loaded aboard the Japanese freighter Seki Rokel recently in New Orleans for service in the waters offshore Angola in West Africa, highlighting a "first" for the shipbuilder.
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.
A pragmatic European research initiative aimed at enabling ships already in service to more easily and more rapidly benefit from advances in computer and control technology has led to a demonstrator system being installed on the bridge of a Swedish icebreaker.
Aquamaster-Rauma Ltd., Rauma, Finland, has published free literature on products and services offered by the company. Included is a discussion of electric Rauma deck machinery aboard the M/S Silja Serenade, one of the world's biggest car and passenger ships.
—Literature Available COMSAT TeleSystems, Inc. announced recently that its MCS-9100 maritime communications system has received Type Acceptance from the Japanese Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. The MCS- 9100 is one of the smallest,