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Belgian Firm Orders 60 MARISAT Terminals
Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., Atlanta,
Ga., has received an order from
SAIT Electronics, Brussels, Bel- gium, for 60 MARISAT shipboard terminals. The terminals will be sold and installed by the SAIT
Marine International Division of
The order is part of an antici- pated long-term association that will unite Scientific-Atlanta's maritime satellite communica- tions products with SAIT's inter- national marketing organization.
A SAIT Marine spokesman indi- cated that the 60 shipboard ter- minals are expected to be installed by the end of 1981. SAIT has a network of more than 45 sales and service outlets throughout the world, and has parts and service arrangements in over 400 ports worldwide.
The Henschel Digital Master
Clock System provides a syn- chronized display of time in various shipboard locations. The master clock displays both local time and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
This crystal controlled, microcomputer based master clock transmits multiplexed time (hours, minutes and seconds) and date (month, day and year) information to a maximum of 40 remote repeater clocks and/or data and bell loggers.
The remote repeater clocks display either local time or GMT 3 E V 5 in various mounting configurations to suit most applications.
Time is continuously displayed on both the master and repeater clocks by red, 6 digit LED displays, easily viewed up to 25 feet away. The date is displayed on the master clock by use of a front panel switch. This calendar function is set to maintain the correct date for changes in month, day, year and leap year.
Battery back-up is provided to maintain both time and date in the master clock and in a few selected repeater clocks during any loss of input power.
Clock accuracy is maintained independent of the input power frequency by a self-contained crystal oscillator. Time and date are easily set by means of pushbuttons on the front panel. When changing time zones, hours may be changed independently of minutes and seconds so that time accuracy is not lost.
Henschel Corporation, a unit of General Signal 14 Cedar Street, Amesbury, Massachusetts 01913 USA
Telephone: 617-388-1103, Telex: 94-7444
M/V Miss Sheila, M/V Cole Delivered
By Mississippi Marine Towboat Corp.
John Nichols, president of Mis- sissippi Marine Towboat Corpo- ration, Greenville, Miss., an- nounced the recent delivery of the M/V Miss Sheila (shown above) to Red Wing River Tow- ing, Inc., Red Wing, Minn., and the M V Cole (shown below), to
White River Fleeting, Inc., Green- ville.
The Miss Sheila is a 70 foot, 1,350 shp pushboat, constructed in Mississippi Marine's stock boat construction program. Mississippi
Marine attempts to maintain an ongoing stock boat program in order to offer quick delivery for customers who can not wait for long construction time. Mississip- pi Marine currently has an 85-foot by 30-foot by iO-foot, 6-inch, 1,800 shp, pushboat under con- struction in its stock boat con- struction program. This vessel is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 1981.
The Miss Sheila is 70 feet in length with a molded beam of 26 feet. The vessel is equipped with heavy rub rails, port and star- board, increasing the overall beam to 27 feet. The Miss Sheila has a 10-foot hull depth and operates with a fully loaded design draft of 8 feet, 6 inches.
The vessel carries 17,400 gal- lons of fuel oil, and is equipped with fuel oil fill stations, port and starboard of the main cabin.
The vessel has a potable water capacity of 6,700 gallons and 600 gallon lube and slop oil tanks.
The vessel is arranged with a main cabin providing an enclosed steering room aft, separate gen- erator compartment, upper en- gine room and forward quarters and galley area. The Texas deck provides sleeping accommodations for six in three separate state- rooms, while the main deck has a single double stateroom. An en- closed stairway provides access from the main deck to the Texas cabin and up to a large raised wheelhouse. The wheelhouse pro- vides 360-degree visibility and a 27-foot eye level.
The vessel is powered by Twin
GM Detroit Diesel 12V-149s—pro- viding a total of 1,350 shp—and is equipped with Twin Disc MG 540 (7-to-l) reduction gears. The vessel is equipped with 7-inch- 58 Write 207 on Reader Service Card Maritime Reporter/Engineering News