Mobil Oil Installs MVI Entertainment System On Nine Ships

Mobil Oil Corporation has awarded a contract for a video entertainment system on each of its nine U.S.-flag ships to Marine Video International (MVI), a subsidiary of the Bell and Howell Company.

Each ship will receive 120 hours of prerecorded video entertainment per year, which is equivalent to about 60 full-length feature movies. MVI will deliver the cassettes to the ships on a regular basis and also will service the video equipment.

Eight of the ships, which have conventional housing, will receive two video cassette players and two color televisions for the aft accommodations, and one video cassette player/television unit for the midships accommodations.

The one ship with bridge aft, the Mobil Arctic, will receive two video player-television units. MVI is installing the equipment and also supplying an antenna for off-air reception.

MVI's headquarters at 360 Sierra Madre Villa, Pasadena, Calif., and field offices in New York, N.Y., London, England, Amsterdam, Holland, and Hamburg, West Germany, oversee service support for more than 600 ships through a worldwide network of service bases and agents.

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