The twin superseiners Sea Chase and Chiriqui II were christened recently at Peterson Builders in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The Sea Chase, launched last December, departed Sturgeon Bay at the end of July under command of Capt. Gregory Chase, whose wife, Renee, christened the boat.
Comsat TeleSystem, Inc. of Fairfax, Va., announced recently that John M. Pientka has been elected to the newly created position of vice president, Mobile Satellite Systems, and that B.L. (Pete) Brooks has been named vice president of the company's
Navidyne Corporation, Newport News, Va., announced the promotion recently of Sanford Jones to the post of vice president, marketing. He assumes responsibility for the company's marketing effort for both new and existing products worldwide. Mr.
A ship can complete its voyage more safely and with fewer maneuvers if it is equipped with a modern collision avoidance system, according to experimenters at the U.S. Maritime Administration's Computer-Aided Operations Research Facility (CAORF).
COMSAT recently announced a corporate reorganization designed to improve the firm's ability to organize and articulate its strategic business activities, and also announced the election of new senior officers. John L. McLucas, president of COMSAT World Systems Division since 1980,
The printed proceedings of the first Port of New York Navigational Aids and Communications Conference are now available, it has been announced by the Maritime Association of the Port of New York, the organization that sponsored the three-day event held in New York City recently.
Mobile Telesystems, a new company based in Fairfax, Va., that provides mobile satellite products, recently began operations, Kenneth A. Homon, president and chief operating officer, has announced. The mobile business was previously part of Comsat Corporation's product group.
Comsat of Washington, D.C., announced that Bruce D. Smith has been elected president of Comsat Technology Products, Inc. In this newly created position, Mr. Smith is responsible for the management of the corporation's telecommunications equipment manufacturing and marketing activities.
Geolink, a forerunner in the satellite communication sector, has successfully developed Oceancell, the first GSM solution aboard ships. With Oceancell, passengers on cruise liners or car ferries, can transmit and receive calls on their GSM, when
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,