The European Union is on track to start its own satellite navigation and positioning system, Galileo, as it was earlier this year announced that the Council of Transport Ministers released the $44 million needed to develop Galileo, and at the same
Crowley Maritime Corporation (CMC) recently announced major organizational changes with the consolidating of its Caribbean and Atlantic Divisions; the appointment of William B. Bru as president of the new division, to be centered in Teaneck, N.J.
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.
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®,
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.
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.
— Literature Available To meet today's business requirements, vessel owners are discovering a need for totally inte- grated shipboard communications. Systems that fulfill the needs of both internal and external voice, data and telex traffic. Nav-Com has developed COMNET,
Using satellite signals only, Oceaneering International, Inc. of Houston has accurately positioned the Doo-Sung, a semi-submersible drilling rig on contract to Exxon in Alaska's Navarin Basin. This is said to be the first time a rig has been positioned
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
A review of some notable conversions of inland/offshore vessels featured during 1985. HARVEY TROJAN Avondale-Harvey The Harvey Quick Repair Division of Avondale Shipyards in Harvey, La., during 1985 completed an extensive overhaul and re-engining of