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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


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


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


Hurtigruten Extends SatCom Agreement with Telenor

Telenor Satellite Services has signed a three-year extension with the Hurtigruten Group for maritime broadband communications on board Hurtigruten's fleet of cruise and transport vessels. Telenor's initial satellite communication agreement with Hurtigruten began in 2000. The Hurtigruten Group, with headquarters in Narvik, Norway, is an international travel and public transportation business with operations in


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.


Intellian, JRC Ink Partnership Deal

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  JRC to sell Intellian satellite communications products through its sales network within the Japanese market Intellian, a leader in maritime satellite communication antenna technology, and JRC, a world leading marine electronics manufacturer specialising in commercial navigation and communications equipment, recently announced a new partnership agreement. Under the arrangement, JRC will begin selling Intellian satellite communication products within Japan through their established


New Autonomous Control System Launched

Image: Sea Machines Robotics

Sea Machines Robotics of Cambridge, Mass. announced the release of its Autonomous Control System (ACS), an advanced vessel control system which converts manually piloted hulls to self-piloted Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs). It is designed to be integrated into company-developed Sea Machine USVs


Shipping Traffic Noise Severely Affects Whale Populations

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 Underwater sound pollution disrupts the communication methods of killer whales and could harm their ability to locate salmon, researchers have found.   Increasing ship traffic is raising the level of underwater pollution and threatening a range of endangered marine species. 


Seafarers help Sought to Improve Onboard Design

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The Nautical Institute and CIRM (the principal international association for marine electronics companies) today launched a joint initiative to improve the usability of navigation and communication technology on board ships. Speaking at the International e-Navigation Underway Conference today


N.Korean Navy Incursion Draws Warning Shots

A North Korean patrol boat crossed into South Korean waters early on Monday and retreated after the South Korean navy fired warning shots, a South Korean military official said. The incursion came amid heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula


This Day In Naval History - January 04

USS Michigan (Photo: U.S. Navy)

1910 - USS Michigan, the first U.S. dreadnought battleship, is commissioned.   1943 - USS Shad (SS 235) sinks German minesweeper M 4242 (ex-French trawler Odet II) in the Bay of Biscay.   1944 - USS Bluefish (SS 222) and USS Rasher (SS 269) attack a Japanese convoy off French


EU-funded R&D Produces New Ship Bridge Designs

Image: CASCADe

A three-year EU-funded project, CASCADe, has developed new methodologies in which information is shared and displayed on a ship’s bridge, helping to improve efficiency on board and contribute toward the prevention of accidents at sea.  


This Day In US Navy History - January 7

USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Zachary Eshleman/Released)

1822 - The schooner Porpoise captures six pirate vessels off Cuba and destroys their base, while USS Spark recaptures a Dutch sloop that had been taken as a prize by pirates. A landing party destroys the pirate's base in the West Indies.  


Rushton Gregory Inks iNavX Marketing Deal

  Rushton Gregory Communications, a marketing communications agency specializing in the marine, outdoor, automotive and consumer electronics markets, announced today the latest addition to its industry-leading client roster, NavX Studios.


This Day In US Navy History - January 13

USS Fleming (DE 32) (Photo: Naval History & Heritage Command)

1865 - With 8,000 Union soldiers, Rear Adm. David Porter provides 59 warships and 2,000 Sailors and Marines to take Confederate Fort Fisher, N.C., after a 2-day assault.   1943 - PBY-5A aircraft from (VP-83) sink German submarine U-507 off Brazil


Inmarsat Expands Presence in Singapore

Photo: Inmarsat

Inmarsat, has opened its new Singapore office, which is the company’s largest facility in Asia Pacific region.   Inmarsat’s investment in the 1,700 suareq meter office in Toa Payoh, Central Region Singapore, sees the company’s regional hub providing a new solutions lab


This Day In US Naval History - January 21

Nautilus (SSN-571) launching on 21 January 1954, at the Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut. Submarine sponsor Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, on board the Presidential Train arrives at the ceremonies. (Photo:  National Museum of the U.S. Navy)

1862 - Navy ship USS Ethan Allen, commanded by acting-Lt. William B. Eaton, captures the schooner Olive Branch at sea off the Florida coast. 1943 - Submarines USS Pollack (SS 180) and USS Gato (SS 212) attack and cause the sinking of two Japanese ships.


COSCO Eyes Port of Limassol in Cyprus

Image: Limassol Port

 After acquiring control of Greece's Piraeus Port Authority SA, China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO), is now bidding to run the port of Limassol on the island of Cyprus, in a bid to extend its reach in the Mediterranean Sea.  


Cyber Security In Shipping & Offshore Ops

Sources: DNV The amount of communication options is growing for  shipping and offshore installations. Communication broker solutions  from Maritime Communication Partner (MCP) is shown at left and Inmarsat Plc at right.  GL, MCP, Inmarsat Plc

Global shipping and offshore oil and gas operations are increasingly dependent on integrated networks, based on various software and data transfer solutions. Systems and equipment onboard are interconnected, monitored and controlled through an onboard automation network


This Day In Naval History - February 2

David G. Farragut (Photo: Library of Congress)

1848 - The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican-American War and establishes the boundaries between the two republics. 1862 - Capt. David G. Farragut, commander of his flagship, the screw sloop of war Hartford, departs Hampton Roads for Ship Island, Miss


AlphaEye Allows Real-time Audio Visual Support

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Alphatron Marine’s robustly designed AlphaEye is a next generation service communication tool offering the capability to have an extra set of eyes “onboard.” With the AlphaEye, the crew onboard can call through a dedicated (satellite from 128kb






 
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