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For Salvage (Continued from page 67) right under the cliff, picking up a cable for Cable & Wireless, she was in an area of 'shadow.' We needed to contact a crew member urgently concerning a personal medical prob- lem; his wife was unwell. As we couldn't reach him on the cell phone, we had to go via Lands End radio, which took about an hour. That hour meant he missed the last train home. If we'd had the satcom, we could have got in touch straight away, put him in a rubber boat, taxi to Penzance, and home on the next train. "In a situation like that," adds

Mr. Beare, "it allows you to talk to someone privately, without every- one in the North Sea knowing what your problems are. It is completely personal." And expensive too? Yes, said Mr. Beare. "Expensive to buy and to use, particularly the tele- phone. But you have to weigh that against the advantages — like the ability to have an instantaneous contact. If there's a vital call from a tug to us concerning an incident or a call from us to locate a tug when we hear of an incident, I'd say it was mission-critical."

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Changes In Finnyards'


Mr. Kari Airaksinen will be- come the new managing director of

Finnish shipbuilding company

Finnyards Ltd. when Mr. Aamo

Mannonen resigns his present duties in February 1996. Mr. Jukka

Laitera, formerly of Deltamarin

Ltd.,was appointed director of sales and marketing at Finnyards, effec- tive September 4.

His predecessor at Finnyards, Mr.

Vesa Airaksinen, has joined the newbuilding group of P&O Cruises


Companies Combine To

Form Harding-Watercraft

A newly founded international marine group, called Harding-Wa- tercraft, brings Harding, Water- craft, Waterman, and the Schat-

Davit Co. brands under the um- brella of Ulltveit-Moe A.S., the

Norweigan group which also par- ents Harding Safety A.S.

Perin To Head

Petrochemical Companies

Two privately-held Louisiana ma- rine and industrial service compa- nies, Petrochemical Services, Inc. (PSI), and Surface Systems, Inc. (SSI), have announced that Jeffrey

M. Perin will join their companies as chief operating officer. PSI pro- vides solutions for petrochemical cleaning challenges. SSI, formerly a PSI division, provides flooring, decking, and secondary containment solutions to the marine industry.

Mr. Perin served as a captain in the

U.S. Navy, in the position of Com- manding Officer, Supervisor of Ship- building Conversion and Repair, and was responsible for the administra- tion of DOD conversion and repair contracts in private shipyards.

Southwest Marine Receives

Training Program Funding

Southwest Marine Inc. (SWM), a

West Coast network of ship repair firms, received state funding for the implementation of an employee training program. The two-year training program will begin by late fall, with 55 percent of the cost of the $1 million program contributed by


The program, which will take place at the company's San Diego headquarters, will train 450 pro- duction workers at the improver, journeyman, leadman, and foreman levels.

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Lyle Named Intermarine

Sales Rep

Sherrill L. Lyle will serve as a sales representative for Intermarine,

Inc. In her new position, Ms. Lyle will be responsible for sales and cus- tomer service for the company's regu- larly scheduled breakbulk and project cargo services to the growing Pacific rim countries.

Portland-Based Shipping

Names New President

Lasco Shipping Co., a Portli

Ore., private company that n ages a fleet of 22 vessels specie ing in the transport of dry b cargoes, has announced tl

Andreas L. Theoharis has bi named president of the compa

Mr. Theoharis has more than years of experience in internatioi shipping management, and h served in various capacities, i eluding as vice president of a sin lar operation, and in the areas chartering, operations, ship acqi sitions, and as a surveyor and boar ing agent.

Mathers Controls Creates

New Divisions

Mathers Controls Inc., maker o marine control systems, has con solidated its operations and cre- ated two divisions for the manufac- turing and marketing of its prod- ucts. According to Harold

Mathers, president of the

Burlington, Wash, company, the

MicroCommander division will deal in the company's light commercial and pleasure craft control. The

Advanced Controls division will be responsible for the ClearCommand control, which has parallel commu- nication and is intended for com- mercial vessels and megayachts.

The MasterCommand, with serial communication using a closed loop system with engine feedback, is de- signed for larger commercial craft.

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