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  • Concordia captain could face 26 years

    In the ongoing Italian trial of 'Costa Concordia' captain Francesco Schettino, a prosecutor has recommended that the Italian court imprison the defendant to more than 26 years for his part in the 2012 cruise ship grounding which caused 32 deaths. 27 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • New steel wire rope lubricant unveiled

    UK-based lubricants manufacturer, Metalube, has unveiled its latest range of biodegradable, high performance lubricants, designed to protect steel wire ropes. 27 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Workboat Code Manual

    UK-based marine safety specialist IC Brindle has launched a new guide to the UK Workboat Code 2014, which came into effect on the 1st January this year. 27 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Innomar student project

    Postgraduate students at European universities or scientific institutes with a research project containing a hydrographic element are invited to submit an application for free support from Innomar Technologie of Rostock, Germany. 27 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Teledyne joint technology workshop

    Teledyne Marine in the US plans to host a joint technology workshop featuring 13 of its subsidiary oceanographic companies in San Diego, California from 4-7 October. It will include customer presentations, product and software training, field service meetings, networking opportunities and on-water demonstrations. 27 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • UKHO extends H-Note service

    The UK Hydrographic Office has introduced a new digital application enabling mariners from around the world to submit hydrographic data direct to its Taunton headquarters using a mobile device. 27 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Perpetuus plans

    The UK’s Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) has applied to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and Isle of Wight Council (as Local Planning Authority) for permission to construct and operate a tidal energy demonstration site off St Catherine’s Point to the south of the Isle of Wight. If consent is granted, PTEC say it will be the first of its kind in the world. 27 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Coastguard training key to defeating piracy

    Training and mentoring of coastguards in Africa, Middle East, and South East Asia is essential if coastal nations are to have effective control over their Territorial Waters and Economic Zones, says leading maritime security company Maritime Asset Security & Training Ltd (MAST). 26 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Seagull secures approval from Panama flag

    Seagull Maritime has reported that it has become the first overseas company to secure training centre approval from the Panama Maritime Authority following the PMA’s 2014 change of leadership. 26 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Seafarers Awareness Week

    Seafarers Awareness Week, taking place from 20 to 28 June 2015, will look to raise awareness of Britain’s dependence on seafarers and highlight career opportunities for young people. 26 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Caspian coastal CSD

    Netherlands shipbuilder Damen has signed a contract with the dredging and marine contractor Van Oord for the supply of a CSD 650 custom suction dredger together with an FCS 1605 Fast Crew Supplier, initially for operations in the Caspian Sea. 26 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Interspill 2015

    Interspill 2015 will be held at Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre, the Netherlands, on 24-26 March 2015, co-organised by Reed Exhibitions and Interspill Ltd. and hosted by the Spill Response Group Holland (SRGH). Interspill Ltd. is controlled by the European spill industry associations, NOSCA, SYCOPOL, Eurospill and UKSpill Association, together with EMSA and IPIECA and Oil Spill Response. 26 Jan 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • 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