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  • Superfast broadband at sea

    Inmarsat, the global provider of mobile satellite communications services, will complete another significant milestone in the delivery of its Global Xpress (GX) service with the scheduled launch of the Inmarsat-5 F2 satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Sunday 1st February. 23 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Tanks cross the border

    Tek-Tanks, a Hampshire, UK based designer and manufacturer of high density polyethylene, water, waste and diesel tanks, has just appointed their first distributor in the USA. 23 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Sonardyne equips World’s largest offshore construction vessel

    Swiss-based Allseas Group’s Pieter Schelte, at 382 metres long and 124 metres wide the world’s largest offshore pipelay and platform installation vessel, has been equipped with a Sonardyne Ranger 2 USBL acoustic positioning system. It will be used as a high-precision independent reference facility for the vessel’s Kongsberg dynamic positioning system during structure installation or pipelay operations for which maintaining a steady position is crucial. 23 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Applied Acoustics 400th USBL sale

    Applied Acoustics of Great Yarmouth, UK has recorded the 400th sale of its Ultra Short Baseline Systems (USBL) with delivery of a Spread Spectrum rack-mounted EasyTrak Nexus unit to the Canadian Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO) in St John’s, Newfoundland whose central governmental mandate also includes responsibility for the Canadian Coast Guard and the Canadian Hydrographic Service. 23 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Third Fugro Vessel Joins MH370 Search

    Fugro has provided a third company vessel, ‘Fugro Supporter’, to carry out underwater search operations in the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft which disappeared last March with the loss of 239 passengers and crew. 23 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Damen designs a winner

    Damen Shipyards Group has been voted ‘Best Overall Builder of the Year’ for the second year running by ‘Work Boat World’. 23 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • South Boats 22m crew transfer vessel

    South Boats IOW, a UK-based manufacturer of Wind Farm Service Vessels (WFSV), has launched its first of class South Cat 22m named ‘Iceni Venture’ for Iceni Marine Services Ltd. 23 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Green energy in Bremerhaven

    German terminal operator Eurogate recently started up its second wind Turbine at Bremerhaven. The device at the Bremerhaven site is the second the company has put into operation after Hamburg. The ‘green electricity’ generated by the turbine will be used to cover the terminal’s own energy requirement. 23 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Rough extension

    After an initial four months working at the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm, Siemens has extended its charter contract for Tidal Transit's ‘Kitty Petra’ passenger transfer vessel (PTV) from the end of January 2014 to the end of April 2015. 23 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Sea-Doo for SAR

    For many years, near shore and inland search and rescue (SAR) services worldwide have used adapted leisure personal watercraft (PWCs). They are useful due to their shallow water abilities and ease of launch, but above all their jet drives are safer for swimmers than props, and enable close towing of a rescue sled. Now US manufacturer Sea-Doo have cottoned onto this market and have produced a specific SAR version which is now available in Europe. 23 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • New ‘hybrid’ underwater vehicle prototype

    Makai Ocean Engineering, Inc. and the University of Hawaii (UH) have jointly developed a novel autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) that can effectively deploy seafloor sensing equipment by combining features of a free-swimming AUV and those of a bottom crawling vehicle. 23 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Neander ramps up for production

    The German company Neander Shark, which has spent the last three years developing a diesel outboard, has now announced that it will start production and sales in January 2016. 23 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Seakeeper stays strong

    US-based marine gyro stabilisation provider, Seakeeper, reported record growth in 2014. 22 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Rembrandt paints a clearer picture

    BMT Argoss a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has developed a new version of its ‘Rembrandt’ simulation and training tool specifically for use in scenarios involving inland waterways. 22 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • KNRM says ‘thank you’

    Marine Automation specialist Servowatch Systems’ Head of R&D Stafford Williams recently received a special thank you for his “exceptional” work on KNRM’s new, award-winning lifeboat, Nh 1816. 22 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • World class rescue boat addition to ISP portfolio

    Liverpool UK based International Safety Products (ISP) is joining an elite group as one of the world’s only suppliers of a new world class rescue boat for the commercial marine market. 22 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • New app to help keep North Sea fishermen safe

    A new app which will help make life safer for North Sea fishermen has been launched this week. 21 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • An innovative dive support vessel

    Australian work catamaran specialist Incat Crowther claim that their new Catamaran Dive Support Vessel, ‘Bhagwan Dryden’, has set a new standard for catamaran dive support vessels since its launch and delivery last year. 20 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Tritex unveils underwater thickness gauge

    UK-based Tritex NDT Ltd has unveiled an updated version of its underwater thickness gauge that uses multiple echo and single crystal probes and can be used for all applications. 20 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Green discount for Dutch barges

    Port of Amsterdam joined the Green Award programme for inland barges at the start of 2015, making it the first port to reward vessels based on their Green Award level. The level a vessel has attained – Bronze, Silver or Gold – will determine the discount on the Inland Harbour Dues its operator pays for Amsterdam harbour waters. 20 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Multi-purpose aluminium workboat

    When a workboat builder from Finland decided to enter the leisure market with a new aluminium design they realised that the boat they had developed would also have potential in the workboat sector. So the new Modius 34 which will be introduced in the middle of 2015 will also be available in a workboat version. 20 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Kongsberg simulator for Norwegian University

    Norway’s Aalesund University has upgraded to the use of Kongberg’s new cutting edge simulator technology programme K-Sim Navigation in order to expand its course offering to students and external companies. 20 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal