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Senior USCG Advisor Robert Lakey Joins Helge Ringdal, Inc.

Senior Technical Advisor to the U.S. Coast Guard in Washington, D.C., Robert J. Lakey, has resigned from the Coast Guard to join the marine consulting, brokering and trading firm Helge Ringdal, Inc., 1100 Milam, Suite 2775, Houston, Texas 77002.

 

Electronic Mail Techniques Save Thousands Of Dollars In Message Costs, According To NAV-COM Report

A study recently completed by NAV-COM Incorporated gives conclusive proof of the cost-benefits of using electronic mail for teletype message traffic ship and shore. A typical commercial ship can save $7,000-$ 11,000 per year in satellite calling charges,

RFD Survival Liferaft Line Gains Davit-Launch Approval

—Literature Available RFD Ltd. of Surrey, England, has now gained U.K. Department of Transport approval for the davit-launched version of its new Surviva liferaft (shown below). The approval was granted after the raft had performed successfully

Underwater Bonding Seals the Deal

Miami Diver has led the devel- opment of a unique universal steel habitat to efficiently carry out underwater repairs on almost any ship. In July 1999. a leading cruise ship operator approached Miami Diver Inc. with a damaged lip type stern seal on one of its vessels.

'Immersion' Suits Replace Outdated 'Exposure' Suits

—Literature Available Operators and owners of ships, tankers, mobile offshore drilling units, as well as uninspected commercial vessels, should be aware of the difference between an exposure suit and immersion suit. "Immersion" suit is the term

Literature Available On Satellite Services For Ships And Offshore Rigs

INMARSAT, the international maritime satellite organization, has published a four-color folder containing a dozen fact sheets with detailed information on the services it provides worldwide. Established by international Convention on July 16, 1979,

 
 
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