Legacy information for 1985-2003
E-Mail SystemThe electronic mail system GroupWise is available onboard the ship as an easy method of communicating with a colleague working on a different watch schedule or for communicating with colleagues off the ship. There is a fee for personal messages transmitted from the ship. E-mail is sent and received via a satellite connection twice a day.
Video Bulletin BoardEach lab area on the ship is equipped with at least one video monitor connected to a video distribution system in the computer facility. One of the several channels can be displayed on these monitors. Possible selections include the following, but usually only a subset is available at any given moment:
The TOTCO display: Current drilling parameters from the rig floor.
The Rig Floor: A camera scans the drilling action.
The Movie Channel: The lounge video player at large.
The Subsea Camera: Watch the drill pipe reenter a hole or survey the sea floor