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COMSAT Mobile Honored For

Maritime Safety

COMSAT Mobile Communications (CMC) was honored with the Maritime

Safety Award at the Seaman's Church

Institute's 24th Annual Silver Bell

Awards Dinner in New York City on

June 14.

The plaque, mounted on a large life ring, cites CMC and vigilant earth sta- tion operators, "For an abiding commit- ment to professionalism and innovative approaches to maritime safety."

In addition to noting CMC's variety of data, high-speed data and voice mobile satellite communications services, the

Maritime Safety Award also recognized

CMC's operators and their ability to respond effectively in emergency situa- tions.

Traditionally, the Seaman's Church

Institute Maritime Safety Award is pre- sented to groups or individuals at the

Silver Bell Awards dinner in recognition of a specific event, such as a rescue or dedicated commitment to the industry.

This year, however, the interest in CMC was attributed to several media stories of the company's involvement in sea res- cues, including the December 2000 report of the rescue of the 34 crewmem- bers aboard the SeaBreeze I, which sank in rough seas several hundred miles off the coast of Virginia. (See Heroes on the High Seas, which ran on page 43 of the February 2001 edition of MR/EN).

CMC operator Eileen Joyce's initiative in establishing communications with the

U.S. Coast Guard and the sinking trip proved to be the critical link in getting

Coast Guard rescue personnel to the ship in time to save the crew.

Kvaerner Lands $67.7 Million

Containership Contract

Kvaerner won a $67.7 million from

Hamburg-based Oskar Wehr GmbH to build two containerships.

The company said that its German subsidiary Kvaerner Warnow in Rostock would build the two ships for delivery in the third and fourth quarter 2002; the contract comes on top of an existing contract to deliver four similar ships to

Oskar Wehr.

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State of Delaware Partners

With Band, Lavis Associates

Band, Lavis and Associates, a CDI

Marine Group Company, will provide support to the State of Delaware,

Department of Natural Resources and

Environmental Control, Division of

Fish and Wildlife, during its acquisition of an 62 ft. (18.8 m) research vessel, which will be built by Derecktor Ship- yards, for use in the Delaware River,

Delaware Bay and along the coastline to sample fish and shellfish popula- tions.

Band, Lavis and Associates evaluated numerous vessel options and configura- tions, developed concept designs, evalu- ated the effects of different requirements on cost and performance, and prepared a design and build specification. The firm then worked with the State to review and evaluate proposals as well as to assist in the final selection of the builder, and will also monitor construction progress for the State.

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SINCE 1895

Kahlenberg Sound Signals have set the standard for quality and reliability for over 100 years.

Air and Electric Horns

Electric Piston Horns

Air/Steam Whistles

Signal Timers

Controls and Accessories

M-511 Signal Controller


Electric Horn

T-3A "Chimetone" Air Horn

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Kaplan & Associates Acquires

Colin Glen Company

Kaplan & Associates has purchased the assets of the Colin Glen Company of

Canada. The assets include replacement marine parts and assemblies for Murray & Tregurtha models 02D series, 6DH series and 04 series outboard propulsion units and the English Harbormaster models 50 and 75 F7's.

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