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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tandemloc Debuts AR12 Series Diametral Tongs

Photo: Tandemloc

Tandemloc Inc. continues its product expansion with the new and in stock product line, AR12 Series Diametral Tongs. Tandemloc’s off-the-shelf AR12 Diametral Tongs range in capacities up to 3,000 lbs. with a 14” maximum diameter

MRV-Ready Approval For DYNAMARINe

Image: DynaMarine Performance Boats

 DYNAMARINe has announced that its Emissons Monitoring Platform (EMP) has been certified as Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)-ready and in compliance with the EU MRV IT requirements.   Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport

Crowley Liner Services Earns AQUA Lane Certification

Photo: Crowley

Crowley Liner Services said it has been certified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as part of the new Marine Port Terminal Operator (MPTO) designation, known as the AQUA Lane program, which essentially gives the shipper a “fast lane” for cargo operations by allowing incoming

Bulgarian Naval Academy Acquires VSTEP Simulators

Vaptsarov Naval Academy has selected VSTEP again to deliver and install a Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator with Instructor Station Photo Vaptsarov Naval Academy

On the 6th of August 2016, the official opening ceremony for The Centre for Integrated Management and Monitoring of the Coastal Zone was inaugurated by Mr. Boyko Borisov, the Prime Minister of Bulgaria.   At the opening ceremony were present the Rector of the Academy, Commodore Prof

IRClass Opens Office in Alang to Support Recycling Initiatives

Arun Sharma - Chairman ISSPL. Photo IRClass

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading international classification society, opens an office in Alang, India, today. The new office will serve to support its ship recycling initiative in Alang, following on its recent initiative of certifying ship recycling yards according to EU

HMM Adopts INTTRA's eVGM Solution

INTTRA now offers an eVGM solution that enables customers to seamlessly comply with SOLAS VGM. Photo INTRA

Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has expanded its longstanding relationship with INTTRA, the world's ocean shipping electronic marketplace, by adopting the INTTRA eVGM Service as a channel to facilitate compliance with the International Maritime Organization's Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified

Danish Maritime Authority Use Drones for Inspection

Danish Maritime Authority has procured a four-armed drone and Constructing Architect Jesper Kern Hansen has been certified as a drone pilot.

The Danish Maritime Authority now has its first certified drone pilot and will, in the future, use the drone as a supplement in connection with inspections of the Authority's lighthouses. A small pocket camera is put through a hole in the ceiling and a photo is taken in the little dark area

SmartWire-DT Achieves DNV GL Type Approval

Photo: Eaton

Eaton is expanding its product portfolio for the marine and shipbuilding industry with its SmartWire-DT technology, certified by DNV GL.    The power management company’s SmartWire-DT products have received type approval from the largest classification organization in the world

MN100: GE Transportation Marine

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The Company: GE Transportation is a global digital industrial leader and supplier to the marine industry. Established more than a century ago, GE Transportation is a division of the General Electric Company that began as a pioneer in passenger and freight locomotives

NAUTIS FMB Simulator for AKMI Cirebon

The Akademi Maritim (AKMI) Suaka Bahari Cirebon

The Akademi Maritim (AKMI) Suaka Bahari Cirebon has selected VSTEP for the supply of one DNV Class A FMB Simulator to train its students in accordance with the latest IMO requirements and model courses. On August 22, 2016, VSTEP and its local distributor PT Megatech Mandiri Setia have been

Jotron Signs 18 Vessel Contract with Vard

Photo courtesy of Jotron AS

Jotron AS, a manufacturer of professional communication systems for land, sea and air safety, has announced that it has secured two contracts for delivery of telephone communication and Public Address (PA) systems to 3 and 15 new module carrier vessels.

MN100: Compliance Maritime

Katharine Sweeney (Photo: Compliance Maritime)

The Company: Compliance Maritime was founded by Captain Katharine Sweeney in 2010 and has since provided over 400 International Safety Management (ISM) audits and more than 300 vessel security audits. Compliance Maritime is a certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB)

The Marine Training Institute Accredited for DP Training

The Offshore Service Vessel Dynamic Positioning Authority (OSVDPA) in the U.S. has announced that the Marine Training Institute (TMTI) in Gray, La. Has been accredited to conduct OSVDPA dynamic positioning operator (DPO) training courses and assessments.  

MN100: Scienco/FAST

(Photo: Scienco/FAST)

The Company: Scienco/FAST is an original equipment manufacturer specializing in marine sewage devices, environmentally-friendly cleaners and other industrial water management technologies. These MSDs treat sewage and ensure compliance with ever-changing regulations

MN100: MOPS Marine License Insurance

MOPS manager Randy ONeill (Photo: MOPS Marine License Insurance)

The Company: Since 1935, MOPS Marine License Insurance has defended the USCG licenses of mariners operating in every maritime sector in the United States. Its network of over 80 maritime law firms, representing almost 200 experienced maritime attorneys

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