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'Survival Craft Inspectorate' Signs Middle East Agreement

Signing Ceremony in Doha: Photo credit SCI

UK-based 'Survival Craft Inspectorate' signs deal to provide for Qatar's onshore & offshore energy sector LS equipment needs. Survival Craft Inspectorate has signed an agreement that will see it establish an operational presence in the Middle East for the first time. The UK-based business has established formal links with Qatar-based IRM Offshore Services in the latest extension of its network of international bases. Senior figures from Survival Craft Inspectorate travelled to Doha to sign a memorandum of understanding with IRM counterparts in the presence of H.E. Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Chairman of IRM Offshore Services. IRM is a leading supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to the oil and gas industry. Its Director of Operations, Jaison Francis, said: “"We selected Survival Craft Inspectorate to fulfil this demanding role as its current objectives and standards of expertise complement those of IRM in terms of the delivery of high quality products and services." Survival Craft Inspectorate currently has nearly 150 staff at nine locations worldwide: Aberdeen and Great Yarmouth in the UK, Florida and Houston in the United States, Canada, Norway, Singapore, Malaysia and Western Australia.  


Indian Navy Submarine Explosion Update

The Indian Navy diving teams have been working nonstop to reach into the compartments of the submarine since rescue operations commenced early noon of August 14. The boiling waters inside the submarine prevented any entry until noon that day. Access to the inner compartments of the submarine was made almost impossible due to jammed doors and hatches, distorted ladders, oily and muddy waters inside the submerged submarine resulting in total darkness and nil visibility within the submarine even


Hagenuk Comms Systems for 3rd Combat Support Ship

Hagenuk Marinekommunikation GmbH (HMK), a subsidiary of Atlas Elektronik, is also equipping the 3rd combat support ship (EGV) of the German Navy with its communication system. A contract to this effect was signed recently with the consortium for the Class 702, 2nd batch. HMK will be responsible for the complete integration, installation and setting-to-work of the integrated communication system for the Class 702 replenishment ships; this includes the entire radio equipment for external


Suez Canal Authority Goes for Major Communications Upgrade

Suez Transit: Photo CCL

Provider of business collaboration and communication solutions, Avaya, says it has signed a major deal with Cairo ICT 2013, which enables the Suez Canal Authority to move their full 15,000 communications ports to Avaya Aura® Communication Manager. In a move towards complete unified communications the Suez Canal Authority will be able to  improve employee mobility, centralizing the communications network with Modular Messaging technology that can 'find' employees and coordinates


Treon Named Marketing Communications Manager at Ashland

Julie Treon has been named manager, marketing communications in Ashland’s Corporate Affairs Department with responsibility for Ashland Specialty Chemical Company, effective June 2. The announcement was made by Martha Johnson, vice president, divisional communications, and director, corporate communications, Ashland Inc. Treon will be responsible for marketing communications planning and execution, including brand management and positioning, product publicity


Hermes Awarded VSAT License

Hermes Communications Technology Awarded VSAT License in Libya The Libyan company, Hermes Communications Technology, has been awarded a VSAT License, issued by the Libyan government, which allows the company to provide VSAT communications to the oil and gas industry and other sectors in Libya. Glynn Wagg, Country Manager Libya, explains: “Our aim is to ensure that all our customers in Libya are provided with direct and extensive support and a more dependable and secure service


RigNet Gets Brazil Offshore Communications Contract

RigNet wins 6-year contract from major contractor for managed remote communications services on an ultra-deepwater drill rig. "It is a pleasure to bring the Brazilian oil and gas market high-quality, leading managed communications services," said Mauricio Rubinsztajn, RigNet's Brazil General Manager. "It is especially exciting to have the opportunity to serve this major drilling contractor and its customer in Brazil with world-class reliable communications services via


Broadband Maritime, Virtek Announce Agreement

Broadband Maritime Corporation -- a telecommunications service provider offering a turnkey VSAT communications solution for real time ship management – announced that Virtek Communication was appointed as its exclusive representative in the Scandinavian market for its new generation shipboard communications solution.


DNV Appoints Nerpin as VP

Stefan Nerpin: Photo credit DNV

DNV appoints Stefan Nerpin as its new Group Vice President of Communications and External Relations for the DNV Group. As Group Vice President of DNV’s Communications and External Relations, Mr Nerpin will head up the corporate management, development and alignment of corporate communications, branding, media relations, public affairs and digital communications to DNV’s business strategy as a leading provider of risk management services. Mr Nerpin will report to Henrik O


ICO to Launch Global Mobile Communications Network

Currently, only 40 percent of the 60,000-80,000 large ships worldwide enjoy satellite communications. Just one percent of yachts and fishing boats have such capabilities. Five million small boats in coastal and inland waters mostly rely on fragmented terrestrial cellular coverage. ICO Global Communications is scheduled to begin launching its satellites later this year and will initiate affordable global mobile communications services (digital voice, data, and fax) in August 2000


SIA to Honor Honeywell's Gordon Hope

Gordon Hope: Photo SIA

The Security Industry Association (SIA) says it has chosen Gordon Hope, general manager of Honeywell's AlarmNet communications network, as the 2014 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award. Hope, who celebrates 25 years with Honeywell this year


General Dynamics Launches Morgan County NextGen-911

  General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has implemented a NextGen-911 emergency service solution for Morgan County, Ohio. The NextGen-911 solution enables Morgan County to easily accept emergency information from a variety of sources and provides first


New Subsea Fiber-optic Cable to Link N. America & UK

CEO Bjarni Thorvardarson fronts survey vessel: Photo (2011) Hibernia Express

TE SubCom has announced the commencement of the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system.  The 4,600 km cable will provide the lowest-latency fiber-optic path between New York and London, connecting Halifax, Nova Scotia and Brean, UK


Hamburg Süd Launches Free App

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Hamburg Süd has just released a free app for smartphones and tablets that is available for its customers to download. The Hamburg Süd app allows customers to access information about Track & Trace, timetables, offices and news wherever they may be.


Keeping in Touch: Globalstar Launch Sat-Fi SatCom Service

Smartphone & Sat-Fi unit: Image Globalstar

Globalstar says that its newest voice and data solution, Sat- Fi, is now available to provide seamless wireless connectivity via satellite. Customers can use their current Wi-Fi enabled  smartphones, tablets and laptops to send and receive communications when traveling beyond cellular.


IGT's iDX 3.2.3 Software for Increased Bandwidth & Higher Throughputs

 iDirect Government Technologies, Inc. (iGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), today announced the availability of iDX 3.2.3 software, which meets the  military, intelligence and public safety communities growing needs for increased bandwidth and higher throughputs


Iridium GMDSS Application Reviewed by IMO

Iridium's application to provide global maritime distress and safety system services receives support from International Maritime Organization subcommittee Iridium Communications Inc. today announced that its application to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for the provision of


Technical Superintendents' Module 3 Training Course

Work station: File photo

Netherlands Maritime Technology inform that it has developed a dedicated course for technical superintendents. Ensuring that participants can fully comply with the ISM code, the course also offers practical knowledge that helps superintendents in their daily work.


New Online Tool Aids Communications Management

Image courtesy of Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space launches SkyFile Mail Manager to improve email account and traffic management capabilities for maritime Airbus Defence and Space has launched SkyFile Mail Manager, the latest addition to its SkyFile messaging portfolio


China Looks to Join Big US-led Pacific Naval Drills

A giant U.S.-led naval exercise began off Hawaii on Thursday with China joining its Asia-Pacific rivals for the first time, but analysts doubted the drills will ease tensions over Chinese maritime claims and some said Beijing could use them to strengthen its navy.


Cobbett Hill Earth Station Boosts Maritime Broadband Services

Cobbett Hill Earth Station

  VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that UK-based independent teleport operator Cobbett Hill Earth Station is upgrading the network of its maritime services unit, ION (International Ocean Services) to the iDirect


Norway's Kvitsøy VTS Center Goes Live

Kvitsøy Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Center. (Image courtesy Anne Grethe Nilsen, NCA)

The first of five Norwegian regional VTS Centers to be upgraded under the February 2013 VTS Framework contract between the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) and Kongsberg Norcontrol IT (KNC) has been completed. The NCA, Western Coastal Administration (KYV-V) officially celebrated the opening


Versatility is the Key for ASV Pioneer

ASV Pioneer (Photo courtesy of the Ferguson Group)

The Ferguson Group, a provider of offshore containers, baskets, tanks, offshore accommodation and workspaces, launched the fully classed ABS +A1 barge ASV Pioneer in 2011. The group said ASV Pioneer is able to meet the needs of offshore oil, gas and renewables


MH370: The Seventh Search Arc Delineated

The 7th Arc: Image JACC

The latest information and analysis confirms that MH370 will be found in close proximity to the arc set out in the map [shown here] and labelled as the 7th arc. according to Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC). At the time MH370 reached this arc


US Coast Guard Outlines Arctic Priorities

USCG Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Jodie Knox)

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, the USCG’s Vice Commandant, presented the service’s 2014 Arctic priorities in support of the Coast Guard’s Arctic Strategy at an Arctic-shipping event sponsored by the Norwegian Embassy.






 
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