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Aquabotix to Support U.S. Navy

Image: UUV Aquabotix

UUV Aquabotix, an underwater robotics company with operations in Australia and the U.S., announced its agreement to support the U.S. Navy’s Forward Deployed Energy and Communications Outpost (FDECO) program as a member of the Innovative Undersea Prototype Development Consortium (iUPDC).Historically,

Inmarsat Signs MOU with Hellenic Space Agency

Left to right: Inmarsat’s Maritime President Ronald Spithout with Christodoulos Protopapas, Chairman of the Hellenic Space Agency (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

Satellite communications provider Inmarsat has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Hellenic Space Agency (HSA) to allow greater collaboration on research and potential technology development.The agreement, which will include a focus on satellite projects related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and the maritime sector,

Inmarsat Offers Unique Maritime IoT Insights

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 Original research commissioned by Inmarsat suggests that the maritime industry is more amenable to adopting analytic, management and operational tools applied through the Internet of Things (IoT) than many commentators have supposed.   The release of ‘Industrial IoT: Maritime’ coincides with Posidonia

Connectivity is Fundamental to Seafarer Happiness

(Photo: The Mission to Seafarers)

There’s a growing link between onboard connectivity and seafarer happiness levels, according to the latest Seafarer Happiness Index report from charity group the Mission to Seafarers.The report is based on the findings of a recent survey conducted by the Mission between January and March this year,

BW Adds KVH Connectivity Services to 45 More Vessels

Photo courtesy of KVH

KVH Industries, Inc. announced that BW Group has chosen KVH’s connectivity services for 45 additional vessels in its fleet. The two companies will also continue with a connectivity contract for the LPG and LNG vessels in BW’s fleet that have had KVH’s VSAT systems and services since 2013.“We chose KVH because of their commitment to excellence,

Inmarsat Faces US, Chinese Competition in Maritime Safety

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Britain's Inmarsat will lose its monopoly in maritime safety communications after the International Maritime Organization gave Iridium and China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System the green light to develop competing systems.Inmarsat's shares fell as much as 14 percent after U.S.-based Iridium said

Piloting Shipping’s Fourth Industrial Revolution

(Photo: Intellian)

Vessels today have the capability to gather information and data from a wide variety of sources. This data can inform the crew about the impact of acceleration on the hull, provide updates on lubrication use during slow steaming, and use dynamic positioning to automatically maintain a vessel’s position and heading - among many other things.

Kongsberg Norcontrol Pact with Norwegian Coastal Administration

Photo: Norwegian Coastal Administration

 Kongsberg Norcontrol has signed a framework agreement with the Norwegian Coastal Administration for delivery, operations and maintenance of radars to the maritime traffic service.   The agreement has a potential total value of up to NOK 250 million and a duration of up to eleven years.   This is

ScanReach's In: New Safety at Sea Tech

InRange is developed as a “plug and play” solution and can be easily installed by crew members. Its main features include  ScanReach-GUI-tweak

Norwegian start-up technology firm ScanReach is set to redefine safety standards at sea with In:Range, a unique system capable of locating anyone on a vessel or offshore installation in real time. The plug and play technology is simple, easy to install, low cost and, according to the team behind it, could save countless lives at sea.

BV Adds ‘PSC Ready’ to its Digital Portfolio

New Bureau Veritas App, PSC Ready, helps ship managers and crews prepare for Port State Control inspections. - Photo BV

‘PSC Ready’ assists ship managers and their crews in planning and ensuring readiness for port state control inspections. ‘PSC Ready’ is a cloud-based and secure application, downloadable for both IOS and Android. The application helps ensure that ship owners are able to focus on all the requirements needed to be ready for PSC inspections.

Supporting Women in Transport EU Platform for change

We fully support the need for greater diversity in the sector and the creation of the Women in Transport platform is a much needed first step as a catalyst for change Photo courtesy Shoreham Port

On behalf of the British Ports Association (BPA), Shoreham Port attended the first meeting of The European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO) European HR network today. The meeting took place at ESPO in Brussels and brought together HR professionals of European ports that had travelled far and wide in order to exchange experience,

NYK Conducts STS Connection Test of Navigation Support Tool

A ship navigation support tool jointly developed by NYK, MTI Co. Ltd., and Japan Radio Co. Ltd. The tool allows users to easily plan routes using the handwriting function of electronic navigational chart. image-NYK

NYK and MTI Co. Ltd. yesterday conducted a ship-to-shore connection test for the ship navigation support tool J-Marine NeCST and together with Japan Radio Co. Ltd. verified the effectiveness of the tool’s functions. For the test, a fire was presumed to have occurred on the cruise ship Asuka II, which is operated by NYK Cruises Co.

Radio Holland, Lars Thrane Team

LT-3100-System Photo Radio Holland Group, PR

Radio Holland Group and Lars Thrane A/S concluded a global distribution agreement for the LT-3100 Iridium system. As a ‘kick-off’, mid-March Peter Thrane (CEO & Co-founder) and Thomas Flinth (Sales Manager) visited the Rotterdam office of Radio Holland Netherlands for a sales presentation, a commercial and a technical training.

Gaining the Competitive Edge in a Booming Cruise Industry

Credit: Genting

2018 is set to be a recordbreaking year for new cruise ships, with just about every major cruise line due to launch a new ship during the course of the next 12 months. The four leading cruise companies – Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line and MSC Cruises – are all poised to unveil their own state-of-the-art vessels,

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