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  • A new alternative to GPS

    The UK's General Lighthouse Authorities have launched a land-based alternative to vulnerable satellite-based GPS. 24 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Change is in the air for SAR choppers

    Starting in April 2015, the familiar yellow Search and Rescue (SAR) Sea King helicopters operated around the UK coast by the RAF and Royal Navy will be phased out and replaced by a fleet of privately-operated aircraft controlled by the MCA. These choppers will be branded in the internationally recognised coastguard colour scheme of white and red. 24 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • HPMV 2015 call for papers

    The annual China International Conference on High Performance Marine Vessels has become an important forum for the discussion of technical matters relating to these vessels in both the Chinese domestic and international markets. 24 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Kentish Flats extension update

    Work has started on extending Vattenfall’s Kentish Flats windfarm in the Thames estuary in a project that will see a 50% increase in capacity. 24 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Funding for Aberdeen

    The UK’s Aberdeen Harbour Board is to carry out and environmental impact (EIA) assessment for the expansion of the harbour after receiving funding from the European Commission. 24 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • MHI Vestas record breaker

    Development of large custom built offshore wind turbines has taken a step forward with MHI Vestas’ 8MW prototype turbine breaking the world record for wind energy production in a 24 hour period. 24 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • New generation turbine foundation makes its debut

    Offshore wind turbine foundation designer Norwegian Seatower, along with partners including MT Højgaard and French Eiffage TP are installing a new generation concrete gravity base off Fécamp in France. 24 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Cold testing

    Marine and fire safety equipment manufacturer Viking Life-Saving Equipment has released the latest model of its popular polar-conditions immersion suit, the Viking PS5002. The suit’s launch was preceded by one of the most rigorous sub-zero tests ever conducted on this type of personal protection equipment (PPE). 24 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • 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