The close cooperation of the Finnish Maritime industry is evidenced in the highly capable icebreaking ships that it produces. Icebreakers are essential to Finland's existence, as the specialized ships enable the country to keep its shipping lanes operational during the harshest winter months.
Despite a parceling of marine business to the Far East, the British commercial and naval marine construction base has fought to maintain an edge in certain niches. VT Halmatic has been one of the more progressive and aggressive British companies
COMSAT General Corporation, Washington, D.C., has announced the appointment of David W. King as manager, maritime satellite sales. Prior to joining COMSAT General, Mr. King was coordinator, maritime telecommunication systems for EXXON International.
The size of c r e w b o a t s has lengthened considerably as the search for oil and gas moves farther offshore and into rougher waters. Halter Marine's standard long-deck, 101-foot crewboats like the Capela and Atalaia are distinctive examples
Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN) has installed Carnival Cruise Lines' first Internet Cafe on the Carnival Triumph. The Internet Cafe unites Digital Seas International's (DSI) Internet product with the latest in highspeed Internet satellite communications from MTN.
Britain's offshore industry is strong, and Scotland is committed to ensuring that the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS) remains one of the world's top offshore energy provinces for many years to come. The oil and gas industry is facing a
Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, recently completed a twovessel contract for Command Marine, Inc. of Lafayette, La., with the delivery of the supply boat Moorean Command. Now working out of Cameron, La., for Getty Oil Company, the 180-foot by 40-foot vessel carries 6,
COMSAT General announced recently that INMARSAT, the International Maritime Satellite Organization, will lease commercial communications capacity for $10.5 million in all three existing MARISAT satellites. At its recent meeting held in London,