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  • An agreement signed by COMSAT G e n e r a l Corporation has opened the way for the start of construction this year of a shore station in Japan to operate with the Indian Ocean MARISAT satellite.

    The station, expected to be completed in the summer of 1978, will be the first MARISAT station to be constructed outside of the United States, and the first to operate at commercial frequencies with the Indian Ocean satellite.

    It will extend MARISAT services to ships and offshore facilities throughout the entire Indian Ocean for the first time, significantly expanding the MARISAT System to provide full coverage over the three major oceans of the world.

    Other MARISAT satellites presently serve the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean areas.

    Under terms of an agreement between Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co., Ltd. (KDD) of Japan, and COMSAT General, Manager of the MARISAT System, KDD will use capacity in the Indian Ocean satellite to provide modern telephone, telex and other public communications to maritime interests.

    KDD will build a shore station at Yamaguchi. The start of commercial service through this new station and the Indian Ocean satellite next year will close a gap in coverage of the MARISAT System between the Straits of Malacca and the Persian Gulf.

    The Atlantic and Pacific MARISAT satellites have been providing high-quality telex, telephone, facsimile and data communications at commercial frequencies to ships and offshore facilities at sea in those ocean areas for the past year.

    The number of ships and offshore rigs now equipped with terminals f o r o p e r a t i o n with MARISAT totals about 65. Of this total, 53 are equipped with COMSAT General mobile terminals, and 27 additional COMSAT General terminals have been ordered for installation in the near future.

  • RDSEA Fulfills 2012 Contract with NOAA on “RAMA” in the Indian Ocean; “PIRATA” in the Atlantic Next for 2013    RDSEA International, Inc., St. Pete Beach, Fla., was contracted in 2011 by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA), Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) to provide

  • existing single Atlantic Ocean Region (AOR) into two regions, Atlantic Ocean Region-East and Atlantic Ocean Region-West, while the Pacific and Indian Ocean Regions remain the same. The short-term reason for the expanded coverage, according to Mr. Mario, is to relieve congestion in the INMARSAT

  • the INMARSAT Council approved the leasing of the commercial capacity in MARISAT communications satellites for maritime purposes in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The satellite capacity in the Atlantic Ocean will be leased for nine months for $3.5 million and in the Indian Ocean for one year at $2.0

  • to shipping for the past year. Core of the system are three geostationary orbits 22,300 miles over the equator covering the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. The satellites provide continuous ultra-high-frequency communications to the U.S. Navy in all three oceans. Links to the Navy installations with

  • the Defense Department in Vietnam during the TET offensive. A t t e n d i n g the meeting was Comdr. Steven C. Beuby, CEC, USN. He is the Indian Ocean Project Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command. He commented on the construction activity for the Indian Ocean Island of Diego Garcia

  • , a 190-foot, 4,300-horsepower towing supply vessel, has started an 11,000-mile tow f r om the Houston Ship Channel to the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean. The Ramey Tide is towing the Wareship II, a former U.S. Navy LSD converted by Amoco Drilling Services Inc., for remote area operations as

  • the full t e rm of the agreement will total approximately $138 million if the MARISAT satellites located over the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans continue to operate satisfactorily. Payments under an earlier agreement would have totaled approximately $83 million. The MARISAT System began pro

  • Bluefin-9, the mid-size Bluefin-12, and the Bluefin-21 most recently used by the US Navy to search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Indian Ocean. Bluefin AUVs can be equipped with a variety of state-of-the-art payloads, collision avoidance, pipeline tracking capabilities, and Witness, Bluefin’s

  • the last two decades, the energetic and deep currents off southern Africa have seen persistent scrutiny. Found on the western edge of the South Indian Ocean, the Agulhas Current system exhibits complex circulation patterns — retroflection, meandering, and rings. They show large variability from year-to-year

  • 160 days. The dock traveled across the Pacific Ocean passing close to Hawaii, through the Philippines an the East Indies, across the Indian Ocean and up the Red Sea, through the Suez Canal and then across the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. Preparations are currently underway at the

  • participation" type of presentation made for a most interesting meeting that was extremely informative about a Naval base on an atoll in the Indian Ocean located about 1,000 miles south and slightly west of the tip of India. We occupy the western half of the island by virtue of a 50-year lease

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