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Onboard Systems

An answer to lifeboat drill accidents
There is an answer to the shocking spate of accidents during lifeboat drills: “A full audit, with an experienced auditor from the line who’s familiar with the up-to-date regulations and who understands the specific system on the vessel,” George Devereese of the UK P&I Club told 'MJ', and added that of course “they will be getting into the lifeboat to run the test along with the regular crew”. 13 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
AIS whitepaper
For those who are wondering what AIS (Automatic Identification System) is, where it is used, and how the different classes of AIS differ, UK-headquartered vessel tracking provider BigOceanData has put together a useful primer on the subject in the form of a PDF whitepaper. 13 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Cloud-based charter manager
The Marcura Group, a Dubai-based group of companies focused on providing business solutions to the maritime industry, has announced the launch of MarDocs; a cloud-based collaboration tool aimed at vessel charterers. 11 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Energy efficiency reporting system meets MRV data collection requirements
Norway-headquartered Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector, has fully certified maritime monitoring specialist, Krohne Marine’s EcoMATE MRV against the European Union’s (EU) Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation requirements. 11 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Walk-to-work? Surely not….
There’s an odd picture circulating of the new Barge Master access system. Although destined for the new Vroon Offshore vessel, ‘VOS Start’, it doesn’t appear to be on the ship at all, but outside the Vroon offices in Breda with the gangway reaching across into a top floor window. 26 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Locating the leak
There’s a neat trick that helps spot troubled hydraulic deck equipment. 22 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
All in the box
Romica Engineering, based in Beverley, UK has recently been called on to deliver a containerised deep-ocean mooring winch system for the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). 22 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Small is beautiful: a new take on transfers
A compact transfer device with a minimal footprint has been developed by Baltec Offshore that might help CTVs move beyond ‘bump and jump’ manoeuvres – while keeping their speed. 22 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Voyager 2 lights the way
The new, reshaped and redesigned Voyager 2 searchlight is the result of far more than just a whim. 21 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Back to basics for market survival
One of the big issues affecting the wind industry is that needs to future-proof itself, but the investment pipeline still lacks clarity, leaving contractors in a difficult situation and trying to minimise their costs explained Gilbert Rezette, MD of Netherlands based Ulstein Equipment BV. 21 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
A CTV owner’s best friend?
UK Electronic Solutions has, in MD Paul Rutherford’s opinion, invented the CTV-owner’s best friend. 21 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Trelleborg launches fender selection tool
Sweden-headquartered Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has launched a new online Fender Selection Tool, almost completely digitizing the fender selection process and saving consultants the huge amounts of time normally spent carrying out complex manual calculations. 20 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
MOVE project takes to the water thanks to Falmouth Pilots
Sea trials have begun on two Falmouth, UK-based pilot vessels which will provide data for the Innovate UK funded MOVE (Monitoring for Operational Vessel Efficiency) project. 09 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Forecasts to form part of EU project
Forecasts and route planning tools from Sweden’s GAC-SMHI Weather Solutions are playing a key role in the European Union’s Sea Traffic Management (STM) Validation Project. 08 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Speedcast SIGMA Net
SpeedCast International Limited an Australia-headquartered global satellite communications and network service provider, has announced the official release of its SIGMA Net service, which it claims is the new standard for shipping and remote site network management designed specifically for VSAT and MSS. 30 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
ACR Electronics AISLink MOB
ACR Electronics, a Drew Marine Company, launched its first Automatic Identification System (AIS) Man Overboard (MOB) device for both the commercial and recreational marine markets at the METSTRADE exhibition in Amsterdam. 15 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Military grade GX maritime system v
Intellian Technologies, a leading provider of maritime satellite antenna systems, has launched the GX100PM, a 1m GX terminal specially designed for use in defence and intelligence applications. 14 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Phontech 7200
Jotron AS, a Norway-headquartered manufacturer of communication systems for land, sea and air safety, has announced the release of a new classified switch for the connection of its communication devices. 10 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
RNLI trials bottle buoy device in UK
A potentially lifesaving rescue device made from empty plastic bottles is being trialled by the RNLI in the UK for the first time. 10 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Damen boats to be built in Turkey
Damen has signed a contract with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Ankara, Turkey for the supply of six Search and Rescue (SAR) vessels. 07 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal