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  • Ardersier revival

    A renewables jobs boom for the Highlands of Scotland (UK) moved a step closer this month as the Port of Ardersier secured the full backing of the Scottish Government for plans to turn the former oil fabrication yard on the Moray Firth into a manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore wind. 02 Sep 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Wireless construction monitoring

    UK-based Geosense recently supplied a Wi-SOS 400 wireless monitoring system to provide a solution for a project to extend the port at Klaipeda in Lithuania 02 Sep 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • E-learning to fight fires

    Fighting a fire at sea is one of the greatest dangers facing seafarers. As a result, e-Learning specialist Videotel, a subsidiary of US-based KVH Industries, has launched an updated five-part series: Fire Fighting At Sea, with the support and expertise from marine fire specialists and industry experts. 02 Sep 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • DP training enhanced

    Aberdeen, UK- based marine industry services company C-Mar Group have announced that it has installed and commissioned state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce Icon dynamic positioning simulators at its DP Training Centres in London and Mumbai. The new simulators are being used to deliver advanced DP courses run at both facilities. 02 Sep 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Welsh funding

    Safety Technology, a UK-based safety training provider to the Wind Energy sector, is now offering Government funded places on their RenewableUK and Global Wind Organisation (GWO) accredited Work at Height and Rescue safety course to individuals working or living in Wales. 02 Sep 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Longer slides for Norway

    An all-electric ferry, currently under construction at the Fjellstrand yard in Norway, will enter service next year with Norled as the first Norwegian vessel equipped with Survitec Group's most advanced ESS MES automatic escape slide system. 01 Sep 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Apprentices for offshore wind

    Isle of Wight, UK-based offshore wind crew transfer vessel operator Seacat Services has concluded the first of many apprentice recruitment drives with the award of a dozen opportunities to the next generation of offshore renewable energy seafarers. 01 Sep 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Damen Stan Patrols for Ecuador

    Damen has signed a contract with Astilleros Navales Ecuatorianos (Astinave) for two Damen Stan Patrols (SPa) 5009 vessels for the Ecuadorian Coastguard. 01 Sep 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • EU funding for carbon fibre vessel range

    Danish boatbuilder, Tuco Marine Group, has been chosen as one of the few Danish companies to be supported by the EU's Horizon 2020 programme for SMEs. 01 Sep 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Diver communications system commissioned

    Nautronix, an Aberdeen (UK) headquartered provider of through water communication and positioning technology to the offshore industry have commissioned the largest NASDive digital diver communications system for GDA. The commission forms part of an upgrade of the communication system on-board Submarine Rescue Vessel, the ‘MV Belos’ for the Swedish Navy. 01 Sep 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Imtech Marine partners Groen

    The first newbuild offshore support vessel for ship owner Groen; ‘7-Oceans’, was recently delivered at Damen Maaskant Shipyards in Stellendam (NED). Imtech Marine Netherlands has provided all navigation and communication equipment, under their re-introduced Radio Holland brand. 01 Sep 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Touch screen navigation

    Touch screen technology has transformed everyday life and now, according to Norwegian e-navigation specialist Navtor, it is set to revolutionise operations onboard busy vessel bridges too. Navtor have just launched NavStation, which the company claims to be the world’s first ‘Digital Chart Table’ and a breakthrough in bridge-based decision making tools. 01 Sep 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Marine approved full travel keyboard

    Belgium’s NSI have announced a new keyboard, ruggedised, it claims, for the most demanding jobs in marine environments. 01 Sep 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • IALA Conference conclusions

    The 18th IALA (International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities) Conference was held from May 25 – 31 2014 at La Coruña, Spain, attended by 413 delegates. 01 Sep 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Surveillance, science and security

    British Antarctic Survey have selected Synectics' surveillance cameras to safeguard crew, science teams and research technology on-board the pioneering RRS (Royal Research Ship) ‘James Clark Ross’, which was recently involved in vital research into the effects of climate change on the Pine Island Glacier. 29 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Radio ship leaves lay up

    Fifty years after the launch of Radio Caroline and the birth of pirate radio, the ex-Radio Caroline ship 'Ross Revenge' has been moved from its berth at Tilbury docks to a midstream mooring in the River Blackwater. The vessel has lain at Tilbury for some 10 years during which it has been lovingly restored. 29 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Easydredge 2700 for stock

    Netherlands headquartered Royal IHC is constructing the first vessel in its range of standard trailing suction hopper dredgers. It has started to build the Easydredge 2700 for stock in response to the increasing global demand for TSHDs with an extremely short delivery time. 29 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Northrop Grumman upgrades VMFT software

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has upgraded its VisionMaster FT (VMFT) software to include Admiralty Information Overlay (AIO). 29 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • EIA consent deferrals

    In the UK a number of coastal development projects require consent from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) as well as terrestrial planning permission from the local planning authority. However, thanks to a process known as ‘Regulation 10 deferral’ the process can be significantly simplified. We spoke to Andrew Oldland QC, partner, and Lara Moore, solicitor, at Michelmores for more information on this potentially useful process. 28 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • MeyGen gets go-ahead

    MeyGen, which claims to be the world’s largest tidal stream development, has announced that it has agreed terms for a funding package to finance the construction of the first phase of its 398MW tidal array project in the Pentland Firth, Scotland, UK. 28 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Sealite unveils new LED range

    Australia-based Sealite is set to launch a new long range, high intensity LED Range Light designed to give vessels clear night and /or daytime navigation. 28 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Stemat certification

    Stemat Marine Services in Rotterdam (NED) recently announced that they had certified multi-purpose vessels ‘Anna B’, ‘Fenna B’, ’Inge W’ and ‘Nova K’ to the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) and International Safety Management (ISM) standards. 28 Aug 2014 - Maritime Journal