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Integrated Vessel Control System Contract for Kongsberg

Wind Turbine Support Liftboat Image courtesy of Nordic Yards

Nordic Yards in Wismar, Germany, has awarded Kongsberg Maritime a contract to deliver an Integrated Vessel Control System for a newbuild 80m Wind Turbine Service Jack-Up Vessel, owned by Danish offshore services specialist, DBB Jack-Up. The integrated 'Full Picture' solution covers navigation, automation and manoeuvring systems, and will be one of the first to feature Kongsberg Maritime's recently launched LAN-based Radar system. The new radar concept, K-Bridge 'Composite Picture' Radar CP360, is an integral part of the K-Bridge navigation system to be installed. With new, user-friendly control of radar video and tracking, CP360 distributes digital radar signals on a local area network (LAN). This makes possible innovative features such as combining radar images from multiple radar transceivers and displaying them as a single composite picture, eliminating blind sectors and providing a single 360 degree view, covering different ranges, around the vessel. The complete delivery to DBB Jack-Up's new vessel includes K-Chief Alarm Monitoring & Control System, K-Thrust Thruster Control System, K-Bridge Integrated Navigation System and K-Pos DP-22 Dynamic Positioning based on DNV DYNPOS AUTRO (DP II). All key systems are accessible through Kongsberg Maritime's K-Master system, a dual redundant, seated aft and forward bridge solution, which will act as the control centre for vessel navigation, manoeuvring and jack-up operations.


Furuno Makes Clean Sweep of NMEA Awards

NMEA Awards

  Over the past 43 years, Furuno has received the honor of being the most recognized company in the marine electronics field by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). This year, Furuno won four more NMEA awards at the prestigious 2014 NMEA Convention in Sanibel, FL, bringing Furuno’s NMEA Award all-time total to an amazing 212 wins. For the ninth consecutive year, Furuno received the highly coveted Manufacturer of the Year - Support award


NOC Demonstrates Naval S-Band Radar Testbed

Northrop Grumman Corporation has marked a significant milestone in the development of advanced surface warfare radars with the successful live outdoor testing of the company's S-band radar testbed. Northrop Grumman successfully conducted live outdoor testing at the company's Linthicum test range, tracking aircraft and other targets of opportunity with its S-band radar testbed, while demonstrating key advanced S-band radar technologies, including distributed receivers and digital beam forming


Furuno Named NMEA "Manufacturer of the Year"

Furuno has once again received the lion’s share of awards at the prestigious 2011 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Convention in Sanibel, FL. This brings Furuno’s NMEA Award total to an incredible 201 awards since NMEA started presenting awards in 1971. A total of ten NMEA Awards were presented this year and Furuno received half of the awards issued. For the sixth consecutive year, Furuno received the coveted Manufacturer of the Year - Support award


FURUNO Collects Three NMEA Awards

Furuno, a  manufacturer of marine electronics, won three more National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) awards at the prestigious 2013 NMEA Convention in San Diego, Calif. These three awards had Furuno once again leading the total number of awards captured by any one manufacturer this year, as well as bringing Furuno’s NMEA Award all-time total to an incredible 208, since NMEA started presenting awards in 1971.  


Raytheon Anschütz to Debut New Radar at SMM

The new NautoScan NX Radar Transceiver

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz announced the launch of a new generation navigation radar for this year’s SMM. The new radar is distinguished mainly by two innovations on the transceiver: Network technology replaces analog data transmission, and a pedestal which is newly constructed electrically and mechanically reduces cost of ownership and simplifies service. The new NautoScan NX radar transceivers are based on modern hardware and software


Furuno Awarded $11M USCG Contract

Furuno USA, Inc. has been awarded a multi-year $11M U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) contract for replacement of the aging radar systems on all Coast Guard 41-foot patrol and rescue boats. The contract for the Scalable Integrated Navigation System (SINS) ensures delivery of robust, reliable Furuno electronics for the US Coast Guard. Each patrol and rescue boat will have a high-tech integrated navigation system based on Furuno’s NavNet to make these boats state-of-the-art


Transas VTS System Launched in Taiwan

The long construction works of the port of Ho-Ping (Taiwan) development have been concluded with the successful launch of Transas VTS system there. The project has been implemented by Transas Marine Pacific in cooperation with their Taiwanese agent, Seven Seas Electronic.The new VTS system in Ho-Ping gives significant advantages to the industrial port as it makes it compliant with the VTS IMO/IALA regulations, improves port management system and essentially increases navigational safety in


Koden Introduces Black Box Radar

MDC-2500BB Series black box radar

MDC-2500BB Series black box radar provides advanced performance with display flexibility.   Professional Grade Features and Functionality Designed For Large Yachts, Workboats and Commercial Fishing Vessels With Owner-Supplied Displays. SI-TEX Marine Electronics now offers the new Koden MDC-2500BB Series Black Box Radar — a powerful, professional grade radar system designed for use with a vessel’s XGA or UXGA color LCD monitor


Wind Server Delivered with Kongsberg Tech Package

Photo courtesy of Kongsberg Maritime

The new Wind Server Wind Turbine Service Jack-Up Vessel was delivered to owner DBB Jack-Up Services in December 2014, with a full complement of Kongsberg Maritime control and automation technology on board. Built at Nordic Yards in Wismar, Germany, Wind Server went into operation maintaining offshore wind turbines throughout Northern Europe in February 2015. Wind Server’s Full Picture technology solution covers navigation, automation and maneuvering systems


US Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Zumwalt

The future guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) transits the Atlantic Ocean during acceptance trials April 21, 2016 with the Navys Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). (Photo: U.S. Navy)

The U.S. Navy has accepted delivery of future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy's next-generation of multimission surface combatants, May 20.   DDG 1000 is tailored for sustained operations in the littorals and land attack


New Vessel Registration System for the UK

Oceans HQ Director André Tanguy

Oceans HQ, a  provider of specialized software to the world’s Maritime Administrations, has signed an agreement to deliver a new digital Vessel Registration system to the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency.   The new digital platform forms a key component of the MCA’s


Navico Makes its Commercial Push

Halo Radar (Image: Navico)

Marine electronics group Navico, a literal ‘house of brands’ for the recreational, sail, power and commercial marine markets, is making a strong push in the commercial sector with its Simrad brand. Armed with a stockpile of new technology and a global network of sales and support


Raytheon Anschütz Selected as INS Provider for Canada’s OFSV

Photo: Raytheon Anschütz

 Raytheon Anschütz Selected as INS Provider for Canada’s OFSV   Thales, a major system integrator in Canada, has chosen Raytheon Anschütz as the supplier of the Integrated Navigation System (INS) for the Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) new Offshore Fisheries Science


UK Navy Warship Escorts Queen Mary II

HMS Defender with RMS Queen Mary II (Photo: U.K. Royal Navy)

U.K. Royal Navy warship HMS Defender provided escort duties for transatlantic ocean liner RMS Queen Mary II through the Gulf of Oman. The Type 45 destroyer, dwarfed by the enormity of the cruise liner, is equipped with an array of weaponry and radar tracking systems to ensure the safe passage


ACR to Debut Pathfinder PRO SART at OTC

ACR Pathfinder PRO  Photo ACR

An important addition to any commercial vessel’s survival gear kit, the Pathfinder PRO SART is introduced by ACR Electronics, Inc. at this year’s OTC. The new search and rescue transponder expands the broad range of commercial maritime survival products offered by ACR


SharpEye Radar Installed and Commissioned on SAS Drakensberg

Photo: Kelvin Hughes

Kelvin Hughes, a company in the design and supply of navigation and security surveillance systems, has announced the installation and commissioning of a SharpEye radar system on the South African Navy’s fleet replenishment ship, SAS Drakensberg.  


Helikon Expands Use of GNS Voyager

Maritime services group Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) announced that London-based bulk carrier operator Helikon Shipping Enterprises has expanded its use of its VOYAGER software solution across its fleet to take advantage of VOYAGER’s advanced route planning and optimization tools.


Portable Container Weighing Solution Launched

Hy-Dynamix officially launched the Hy-Weigh at Multimodal, at the Birmingham NEC, on Wednesday, May 11. Pictured left to right: Graeme Parkins, Managing Director, Glen Quickfall, Sales Director. (Photo: Hy-Dynamix)

Hy-Dynamix has launched a new mobile container weighing solution called Hy-Weigh, which gives digital read outs within 10 minutes at point of packing.   The system can weigh containers up to 35 metric tons and uses four corner hydraulic elevation jacks


Greece Deploys Ship, Aircraft to EgyptAir Search

Greece is deploying military aircraft and a frigate to an area in the southern Mediterranean where an EgyptAir aircraft vanished from radar screens early on Thursday, its defence ministry said. The search for the missing EgyptAir plane was taking place at sea


Airplane Lifejackets Found in Egyptair Search

Aircraft debris was found in the southern Mediterranean by Greek authorities searching for a missing EgyptAir aircraft which vanished from radar screens early Thursday, Greek state tv reported. Earlier, Greek officials said pieces of plastic were found in the sea some 230 miles south of the


US Navy Orders General Dynamics' DMR Radios

The U.S. Navy awarded a contract modification to General Dynamics Mission Systems to build and deliver more than 30 new AN/USC-61(C) Digital Modular Radios (DMR), along with related materials and equipment for new Navy surface vessels and submarines.  


Hamburg Süd to Adopt INTTRA eVGM Service

Photo: Hamburg Süd

Hamburg Süd, one of the 10 largest shipping lines worldwide, and INTTRA, the world's ocean shipping electronic marketplace, have expanded their partnership to address the July 1 implementation of the International Maritime Organization's Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Verified Gross Mass (VGM)


Automated Skill Erosion

The U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 2015 reinstituted a course of instruction in celestial navigation after abandoning it a number of years ago. Senior Chief Quarter Master Jonathan Myers teaches Command Master Chief April Beldo how to use a marine sextant during a demonstration of celestial navigation aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Travis K. Mendoza)

The increasing automation of vessels is causing some mariners to lose basic maritime skills.   Cruise ship Royal Majesty Grounding During dinner on June 10, 1995, the last night before the cruise ship Royal Majesty was due to arrive in Boston from its voyage to Bermuda


ECDIS: The Quiet Revolution in Maritime Navigation

ECDIS Timeline and Mandate.jpg

Driven by the SOLAS-mandated transition to ECDIS, the adoption of digital navigation is the most visible sign of how navigational practices are being transformed. Additional tools are also playing an important role in supporting bridge teams and delivering accurate navigational information to the






 
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