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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. (www.shipconstructor.com)


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


IRClass Enhances Services to Indian Navy

Neelam Handover Class Certificate Photo IRS

IRClass, the Indian Register of Shipping, today announced an increase in the range and level of services it provides to the Indian Navy, with the advent of naval vessels in service being maintained in IRClass. “Several types of Indian Naval vessels have been, and are being


Port Everglades Equipped for SOLAS Weight Verification

Terminal operators at Broward County's Port Everglades say they are already equipped to help shippers handle the new international container weight verification requirements that go into effect on July 1, 2016.   Certified scales are available at several locations throughout Port Everglades


CMA CGM Communication on VGM of Packed Containers

Photo: CMA CGM

 As of July 1st, 2016, the enforcement of the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) requirements regarding the verification of the gross mass of packed containers will be applicable.   A packed container will not be allowed to be loaded on board vessels to which the SOLAS Convention


Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau Elects New Leaders

File photo: WCI

Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau Holds Annual Membership Meeting; Elects New Leadership and Votes to Proceed with a Third Party Organization Application to the Coast Guard   Members of the Towing Vessel Inspection Bureau (TVIB), the recognized professional trade organization of marine


Danelec Marine Opens Distribution Hub in Denmark

 Danelec Marine has opened a new European distribution center in Copenhagen. Managed by GEODIS, a global supply chain command company, the distribution center will carry a full range of Danelec Marine products and parts, including ECDIS


Barcelona Imposes Container Weight Verification Requirement

Container Weighment Courtesy Port of Barcelona

The new rules, adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and incorporated into Chapter VI of the Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) Convention, specify that the shipper (forwarder, logistics operator or owner of the goods) shall be responsible for weighing the full container before


Barcelona Draws up Container Weighing Procedure

Photo: Port of Barcelona

The Port of Barcelona reports it has become the first port in Spain to complete and make available a procedure for its customers and users in line with the container weighing new rules adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and incorporated into Chapter VI of the Safety Of Life


Dantin to Lead Baker Lyman's TSMS Program

Thomas Dantin, Baker Lyman as Chief Consultant for Towing Safety Management Systems (credit: Baker Lyman)

Thomas Dantin Joins Baker Lyman as Chief Consultant for Towing Safety Management Systems. Baker Lyman has announced the association of chief consultant Thomas Dantin, well-versed in the towing and maritime industry. “Thomas has spent 40 years in the maritime industry and brings his wealth


GTT Wins LNG Simulator Order

Image: GTT Training

 GTT Training, subsidiary of Gaztransport and Technigaz (GTT), has announced that it has received a contract to supply its G-Sim LNG simulator software to L-3 DPA Inc. and Chevron.   The contract involves the development of a new LNG Carrier model based specifically of the new LNG


Panama Canal Workers Receiving Lock Ops Training

ACP Gate Installation.JPG

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that it is training over one thousand workers on the operations of the new locks of the Panama Canal Expansion. Once these first training phase is completed, the courses will be standardized and offered to additional members of the workforce.


Tandemloc Earns Quality Certificate

Pictured: Dan Pratt, Project Manager and Kyle Klicker, Quality Assurance Manager (Both co-managed the effort to get certified.) (Photo: Tandemloc)

On February 29, 2016 Tandemloc was officially designated ISO 9001:2008 certified in the “Design, Development, Manufacture, Inspection, Testing and Distribution of Below-the-Hook Lifting and Rigging Devices; Tie Down Assemblies; ISO Shipping Container Connectors


Long Beach Port : LEED 'Gold Status' for Conservation Efforts

Courtesy Long Beach Port

Four structures at the Port of Long Beach’s newest marine terminal recently earned the coveted “gold” status in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, which encourages the use of Earth-friendly features that


ACK Marine & General Contracting Launched

Photo: ACK Marine & General Contracting

Marine construction industry veteran Kim Shaughnessy launches ACK Marine & General Contracting, a nationally certified woman-owned business to provide diverse marine construction and general contracting services    Kim Shaughnessy


DP World Ready for Container Weighing Globally

DP World will ensure customers will continue to have a seamless port user experience across its global network Photo DP World

DP World is prepared for the implementation of the new International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulation which comes into effect on 1 July, 2016. The new regulation mandates that shippers of goods must obtain the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) of laden export


Repower Brings Ferry into IMO Tier III Compliance

Bastø Fosen I (Photo: GE)

Norwegian ferry Bastø Fosen I is the first vessel commissioned with a globally certified International Maritime Organization (IMO) Tier III compliant marine engine that does not need urea based after treatment.   The completely refurbished and repowered Bastø Fosen I has been






 
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