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  • Low cost GPS compass

    A GPS compass is probably the best form of heading sensor available because it provides a direct read out of a vessel's heading with no corrections to apply. It works by having two GPS receivers mounted a fixed distance apart and measuring the angular distance between them. Because the two receivers are both subject to the same errors created by outside sources these errors are cancelled out so that the heading obtained from a GPS compass is both accurate and reliable. 21 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Pelamis into stormy waters

    The directors of Pelamis regret to announce that they have been unable to secure the additional funding required for further development of the company’s wave energy technology. As a result of this the board has reluctantly moved to appoint an administrator to assess the options for securing the future for the business and employees of Pelamis. 21 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • PLAT-O steps closer to commercially viable tidal energy

    Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has successfully completed its first round of sea trials in the UK with its tidal energy platform, PLAT-O. The tidal energy industry has struggled with high costs for installation and maintenance, but SME claims that, by using its innovative platform which is moored under the surface of the water, these costs can be significantly reduced. 21 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Busy times for Escola

    Autumn has proven to be a very busy period for the Spain headquartered Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping. The popularity of its courses, it claims, is rising. This year the Escola simultaneously reached out to students and professionals in four different countries by organising open presentations about its courses in general and by presenting the calendar of upcoming courses. 20 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Intellian FB500 approved

    Inmarsat, the provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has announced that Intellian, a global provider of stabilised satellite antenna systems, has been selected to deliver XpressLink services across its FB500 antenna. 20 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Training hydraulics

    Industrial and Marine Hydraulics Ltd (IMH) of Middlesborough, UK is opening its in-house training scheme for hydraulic engineers, as it makes plans of expansion for the future. IMH, which offers services in engineering, design and manufacturing, employs over 40 people, and will host an advanced apprenticeship programme within the training centre. 20 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Marine approved display

    Norwegian developer of maritime display solutions, North Invent, is expanding its portfolio of maritime displays with the introduction of the new Wave XL 46” multitouch monitor. The Wave XL is the first of its kind to pass the demanding IEC 60945 approval, allowing it to be mounted on the bridge as part of mission critical systems. It is suitable for any marine application such as digital route planning, radar, ECDIS, conning etc. 20 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Scrabster’s plan includes a Stan

    Scrabster Harbour Trust (UK) has taken delivery of a new harbour tug / workboat, a Netherlands-built Damen Stan Tug 1606. The vessel, named ‘Highlanders’, will replace their current workboat which was built in 1976. The new tug will undertake pilotage, towing, general harbour and maintenance duties. 20 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Supacat acquires BUKH Diesel UK

    Supacat Group has acquired BUKH Diesel UK and has signed a new distribution agreement with BUKH A/S Denmark to offer a “comprehensive customer support service”. 20 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Echosounder to the rescue

    The inspection vessel ‘Ejnar Mikkelsen’ from the Royal Danish Navy recently tested a new Multibeam Echosounder (MBES) during a hydrographic survey, and also experienced that it was very helpful in a rescue operation. 20 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Crewsaver’s new commercial jacket

    Crewsaver, a brand of Survitec, have announced the launch of the Seacrewsader 290N 3D lifejacket to the industrial and commercial range. Crewsaver describe the new launch as a jacket with advanced safety features and a removable cover providing longevity as well as superior comfort. 20 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • MOB light awarded

    UK company Exposure Marine’s new MOB (man over board) light, has achieved top honours, winning the Life Saving and Safety Equipment category at the 2014 DAME Awards, announced this year’s Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS). 20 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Pearl Harbor survey

    US based Deep Ocean Engineering has announced its recent participation in the first comprehensive multibeam survey of the remains of ‘USS Arizona’ and ‘USS Utah’ in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Team members from Deep Ocean Engineering, Inc, R2Sonic, Autodesk, and eTrac traveled to Oahu to conduct these historic surveys as a gift to the National Park Service. 20 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • World’s most expensive workboat?

    The recently completed ‘Pieter Schelte’ is probably the most sophisticated workboat ever built. Designed primarily for the removal of offshore oil structures this complex vessel has been under development for the past 25 years by Swiss company Allseas. 20 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Marine investors get into the zone

    Ireland’s Clare County Council says the zoning of more than 345 hectares of land along the Shannon Estuary will anyone looking at large-scale marine development “greater investor confidence”. 19 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Expanding mariculture?

    UK-headquartered ABPmer, supported by the Institute of Aquaculture, at the University of Stirling, has been appointed to carry out a ground-breaking study to evaluate whether mariculture expansion provides a means of decreasing the impact of terrestrial food and energy production. 19 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • KNRM self-righter

    The Royal Netherlands Lifeboat Organisation (KNRM), has taken a new self-righting lifeboat into service. The vessel, named ‘Cornelis’, a Dito type Fast Rescue Craft 903 - Twin was delivered to the KNRM station at Texel. 19 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Ocean Business 2015 registration open

    Expected to attract over 5,000 visitors from over 65 countries, registration is now open for Ocean Business 2015 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK from 14-16 April. 19 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • UKHO launches ENC Maintenance Record

    The UK Hydrographic Office has launched what it calls the Admiralty ENC Maintenance Record (NP 133C), designed to streamline management of paper records of Electronic Nautical Charts (ENC) and ECDIS maintenance aboard ships and thus make information on official digital charts more accessible for bridge crews. 19 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • MMT cable route surveys

    MMT of Sweden reports it is presently completing detailed route survey operations for the planned Monita 119km subsea cable installation in the Mediterranean linking Italy and Montenegro. Work is being carried out under contract to Nexans Norway AS, which is responsible for supply and installation of the power cable for the high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link between the two countries. 19 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • New QPS processing suite

    Dutch software specialists QPL of Zeist have announced plans to introduce early next year a new multibeam bathymetric processing suite providing a dynamic and guided processing workflow, Qimera. 19 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • IMarEST acquires Hydrographic Academy

    The London-based Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), which has a worldwide membership of more than 15,000 individuals in over 100 countries, has acquired Plymouth University’s Hydrographic Academy now known from the beginning of November as Marine Learning Alliance Ltd. 19 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal