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, the 34-member organization will, in early 1982, assume the rendering of services now provided by the U.S.-owned MARISAT system.

The literature describes the INMARSAT o r g a n i z a t i o n and COMSAT's relationship to it; the INMARSAT system; coast earth stations and network coordination services; ship earth stations, and services and charges. Examples of its capabilities included are: 56 KBPS seismic transmission service; well log data transmission ; offshore early warning system; modern marine management via INMARSAT. Also included is an overview of the MARISAT market and a listing of ships and offshore facilities currently equipped with MARISAT terminals.

For a free copy of the INMARSAT literature, Write 47 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 45,  Nov 1981

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