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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
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
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
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.
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
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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