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ShipConstructor Expands Presence in Italy

ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) has enhanced its presence in Italy with the addition of an Italian-language certified Distributed Systems instructor, Giuseppe Fanello of inNave SRL. Fanello is now certified to train Italian-language clients on the use of ShipConstructor Distributed Systems modules: Pipe, HVAC and Equipment. He is also certified to provide training for modules: Hull/ShipCAM, Structure, Penetrations, ProductHierarchy, Weld, ManualNest, Automatic Nest, Profile Nest, Report, NC-Pyros and Flythrough. Stefano Camattini of Tekno Consulting and Luca Rossi of Naos Ship & Boat Design also provide Italian-language training on several ShipConstructor modules. (

Nigeria Maritime Academy Gets Bridge Simulator

Photo courtesy NAUTIS

A NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator was purchased and delivered to the Maritime Academy of Nigeria in Oron. The new simulator will be used to provide qualitative education and training for the merchant Navy and maritime industry in full accordance with international standards. The Full Mission Bridge Simulator was delivered and installed by VSTEP at the Maritime Academy of Nigeria faculty in Oron. The DNV class B certified simulator includes a GMDSS and Radio Communications simulator

Transas GMDSS Simulator Receives Type-Approval

In February 2002, The Russian Maritime Administration of the Ministry of Transport issued a type-approval certificate for the new GMDSS simulator from Transas, TGS4100, which the company had commercially launched in the beginning of the year. According to this certificate, “the simulator complies with the performance standards of the Maritime Administration and can be used for training and re-fresher training of specialists studying for GMDSS second-class radioelectronic’s certificates

MITAGS Provides Training

MITAGS provides ship pilots, maritime organizations and government employees with small arms training, employee awareness, security assessment, security management, chemical, biological, and radiological training for enhanced public and organizational safety and security. Glen Paine, executive director of the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies (MITAGS) and Pacific Northwest Maritime Institute (PMI) Seattle

MEBA Announces Passing of Thomas Cannon

Cannon and his wife, Concetta Siano Cannon.

Former Calhoon M.E.B.A. Engineering School Instructor passes away at the age of 81. It is with great sadness that the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.) announces the death of long-time friend and colleague, Thomas “Tom” Francis Cannon. Cannon passed away peacefully on January 7, 2012 in Salerno, Italy. He was 81 years old. “Tom was an engineer’s engineer. He excelled at everything he put his mind to

FURUNO Accredited Another Training Center

VERITAS Maritime Training Center  in Manila has joined the FURUNO NavSkills network of training centers. Since December 2012, VERITAS MTC has provided FURUNO type specific ECDIS training to navigators under the FURUNO NavSkills training contract. Under the NavSkills agreement VERITAS MTC will accommodate a total of six training workstations: Four ECDIS FEA-2107 workstations and two next generation, state-of-the-art FMD-3200 workstations with three training instructors certified

KMSS Cargo Handling Gets Contract

KMSS has won the contract to supply eight workstation based cargo handling simulators to Maine Maritime Academy. The system will be delivered in spring 2002 and will consist of both the VLCC and Product Carrier CargoHandling Models. The instructor station, as well as the eight student workstations will have dual, flat screen monitors installed. This dual monitor arrangement allows for the instructor or student to see more than one process diagram at a time

VSD Subsidiary Appoints Managing Director

VSD Global (VSDG), a subsidiary of VSD, LLC (VSD), headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., has appointed Fred Stewart, CPT to the position of managing director.   Fred was selected after serving as international business development director of VSD for the past four years. He has significant experience with the U.S. Navy, extensive knowledge of international markets, and a background in the training community. He has a bachelor’s in sociology/education

Kongsberg Engine Room Simulator for NMIT

K-Sim Engine for the Applied Technology Facility at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) in New Zealand.

Kongsberg Maritime will deliver the latest version of its leading Engine Room Simulator (ERS), K-Sim Engine, to a new Applied Technology Facility at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) in New Zealand. Taking place in June 2014, this will be the first Kongsberg Maritime ERS delivery to a customer in New Zealand but one of many to leading maritime training institutions in the Southern hemisphere. The new three-story Applied Technology Facility at NMIT will feature a mixture

Tanker Training Solution Installed at Makarov

Photo courtesy of Makarov Training Center

IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu inaugurated the new Transas technological simulation complex for tanker personnel training installed at the Makarov Training Center, part of the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping. Admiral Makarov State University is a Russian high school for education of maritime and inland professionals. With the new simulation complex from Transas, the school will expand its training portfolio by offering individual and crew training for

New Simulator for Shipboard Firefighting

Photo: VSTEP

Press release- Following an extensive trial period and pilot sessions with professional AFF instructors and crews, VSTEP has launched its Advanced Fire Fighting Simulator (AFF) for shipboard incidents. The AFF simulator enables participants to experience and train any incident on board a ship

MN 100: Freedman Seating Company

President/CEO: Craig Freedman

The Company: Hyman Freedman began making seat cushions for horse-drawn buggies over 120 years ago. A century later, Freedman Seating Company is still a family owned-and-operated business, producing seats to the highest quality standards, compliant to applicable safety standards

Danelec Marine Expands in Brazil

Press release - Danelec Marine has announced that it is expanding its presence in Brazil by naming Telnav Telecomuniçacões Navais a Certified Service Center. With nearly 30 years of market experience, Telnav employs a technical staff of 15 engineers and technicians

PCCI to Provide Revised Crane Load Chart

PCCI facilitates efficient environmental and regulatory compliance.

  PCCI, Inc. of Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a contract by the Department of Transportation/U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) to provide a new, revised and certified crane load chart for the self-propelled crane barge “MARY ANN”.

INTERSCHALT VDR Earns CCS Certification


INTERSCHALT maritime systems AG, the provider of maritime software, services and systems for navigation and communications systems (NavCom) and manufacturer of Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) systems, announced that its new generation VDR G4[e] has been type approved by the China Classification Society

Oceanteam Acquires Oceanwind

Photo: Oceanteam

 Oceanteam Shipping has acquired the remaining 48% stake in fellow Dutch firm Oceanwind and is now the sole owner of Oceanwind Cable Storage & Handling Solutions.   As a result of the acquisition the company’s name will be changed to Oceanteam Cable Solutions

Obituary: Elmer Morley - Founder, Maritime Professional Training

Elmer Morley (Photo: MPT)

March 20, 1930 – August 17, 2015   Elmer Morley, Maritime Professional Training’s founder, long time chief engineering instructor, father, grandfather, great grandfather and loving husband, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in the early morning hours August 17.  

Ferguson Launches New Offshore Bunded Tank

Photo: Ferguson Group

Ferguson Group, a supplier of offshore DNV 2.7-1 / EN12079 certified containers, mud skips, tanks, refrigeration/freezer modules, accommodation and workspace modules also certified to DNV 2.7-2, has introduced bunded tanks to its offshore fleet.  

Webb Institute Hires New Assistant Professor

Michael T. Martin (Photo: Webb Institute)

Webb Institute announced Michael T. Martin, PE as its new Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. Prof. Martin has over 23 years of experience as a marine electrical engineer with a broad background in electrical systems including, electrical propulsion, power generation, power distribution

Harding Safety Certified as Maritime Training Provider

Photos courtesy of Harding Safety

Manufacturer, service and training provider of Life Saving Appliances (LSA), Harding Safety AS - has been certified by DNV GL as ‘Maritime Training Provider’ according to DNV GL ST-0029. “Harding - Global Training Department delivers effective and efficient training services

Hoover Container Solutions Unveils Asset Tracer

Image: Hoover Container Solutions

Hoover Container Solutions, a subsidiary of Hoover Group Inc., and a global provider of chemical tanks, cargo carrying units and related products and services, has unveiled its new Liquitrac Tracer, a battery-powered GPS unit that can be easily attached to any of Hoover’s comprehensive

‘Double Skin’ Oil Barge Delivered to Vane Brothers

Double Skin 509A (Photo: BHGI)

The Vane Brothers Company has taken delivery of a 55,000 BBL double hull oil barge, Double Skin 509A. Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) was contracted by the builder Conrad Industries to develop the design of the 361’ x 62’ x 24.5’, 55,000 BBL double skin tank barge

MN 100: Freedman Seating Company

President/CEO: Craig Freedman

The Company: Hyman Freedman began making seat cushions for horse-drawn buggies over 120 years ago. A century later, Freedman Seating Company is still a family owned-and-operated business, producing seats to the highest quality standards, compliant to applicable safety standards

Danelec DM100 VDR Earns KR Type Approval

Danelec Marine's DM100 series Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) has received type approval from the Korean Register of Shipping, the manufacturer annouced today. The Korean approval certifies that the DM100 VDR complies with provisions of the new IMO VDR standard which came into force in

Italdraghe Harvester for Lake Victoria

Italdraghe weed harvester

  The latest Italdraghe acquatic weed harvester is now on its way to Kenya. Destined to be used to remove the mats of hyacinth and hippo grass that have been steadily taking over the waters of Lake Victoria, the harvester will be based in the city of Kisumu. 

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