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Dynamic Positioning for coastal and inland vessels
Netherlands-based systems integrator RH Marine has commissioned a Rhodium 4500 Dynamic Positioning and Tracking System on the ‘Nordzee’, the new flagship of Hakkers, a specialist in the development, production and realization of excavation, dredging, construction, foundation, coastal and shoreline works. 18 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Saildrones for survey
In September, scientists from the USA’s National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will launch two Saildrone sail powered unmanned systems from Alameda, California, on a six-month, 8,000 nautical mile round trip mission to the equator and back to improve the Tropical Pacific Observing System (TPOS). 18 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Test setting for meteorological kit
Meteorological monitoring specialist Biral, has just added a useful test function to its entire range of visibility and present weather sensors. 18 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Offshore transfer device could revolutionise safety
A new device promises to revolutionise offshore windfarm work by creating a more stable platform between vessels and structures to allow safer crew transfers. 17 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Ocean plastics support from ABB
Swiss propulsion and automation specialist ABB is providing the shipboard systems and systems expertise that will support the research voyages undertaken by ‘By the Ocean we Unite’, the charitable organisation whose mission is to highlight the damage done by the millions of tonnes of plastics that end up in the world’s oceans every year. 15 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
St Katharine Docks radio upgrade improves safety
St Katharine Docks has improved its safeguarding ability with the introduction of digital two-way radio handsets. 11 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Long range navigational sonar
FarSounder's longest range sonar system FarSounder-1000 is to be the latest addition to the state-of-the-art equipment incorporated into the British Antarctic Survey's new Polar Research Vessel, the ‘RRS Sir David Attenborough’. 11 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Exhaust gas temperature sensors: the future’s digital
Patrice Flot, chief technical officer at CMR Group, considers the current approach to sensing exhaust gas temperature (EGT) on high horsepower engine platforms and the capabilities provided by new digital technology. 11 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Be ready for radar inspections says GNS
Global Navigation Solutions (GNS), the maritime services group, is supporting seafarers during the upcoming Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on Navigation Safety with advice, information and checklists that can help vessels successfully demonstrate compliance. 11 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Full colour autopilot controller
Vessel owners and operators will have more accurate vessel control thanks to the newly available Simrad A2004; a dedicated autopilot controller designed to meet the needs of workboat, commercial fishing and passenger vessels. 11 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Search and rescue for dummies
Maritime search and rescue authorities worldwide will benefit from the Spanish coastal authority’s pioneering training methods using SPOT Trace satellite tracker units. 10 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Wireless technology helps fleet performance management
Operations managers can now optimise the performance of their fleet by accessing critical engine information immediately through wireless technology. 09 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
K-Mate to assist in ambitious marine mapping project
K-Mate, an autonomous surface vehicle control system from Norway’s Kongsberg, is to be integrated with Sea-Kit, a new class of Maritime Autonomous Surface Vessel being built by UK manufacturer, Hushcraft, and operated by Sea-Kit International which is aiming to map the floor of all the world’s oceans by 2030. 09 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Developments in maritime mass rescue
One of the key drivers behind the development in maritime mass rescue operations over the last 30 years has been the 'MS Estonia' disaster in 1994. 07 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Alphatron Marine renews ECDIS lab
Alphatron Marine has upgraded its ECDIS training facility at its headquarters in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 28 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
McMurdo awards
McMurdo, the French-owned specialist in emergency readiness and response has announced that it has won two US search and rescue technology awards. 26 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
First Frequentis coastal maritime system
Austria-headquartered Frequentis is to provide a maritime distress communication solution for South Africa. 21 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Iridium GMDSS milestones
US-headquartered Iridium Communications Inc. has announced that two key milestones along the path to becoming the second recognized provider of Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services have been reached. 21 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Safety certificates all in one place
C Data Services, a leading provider of professional IT Solutions to marine related industries, was showcasing its new application BSafe at Seawork 2017. 21 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Planning focus of Mass Rescue Conference
More must be done to emphasise the importance of maritime mass rescue operation planning, a keynote speaker at the G4 International Maritime Mass Rescue Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, has urged. 18 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal