Leica Marine GPS announced that the MX 420/8 DGPS/AIS system has been type approved by Bundesamt fur Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH). The German type approval signifies that the Leica product complies with the IMO MSC.74 (69), ITU-R M.1371-1 and IEC 61993-2 standards for shipborne automatic identification systems (AIS) equipment. The MX 420/8 was introduced by Leica last year as a fully integrated solution to marine DGPS and AIS requirements. The system combines the industry's most accurate marine GPS receiver, a built-in dual-channel DGPS beacon receiver and an IMO-compliant AIS transponder system, with a single control and display unit. Peter Devantier, European sales manager for Leica Marine GPS, noted that Holland America Lines is fitting Leica MX420/8 systems on its fleet of 14 cruise ships, in anticipation of the July 1 deadline for mandatory AIS carriage on passenger ships.
The Panama Canal Authority issued an reminding transiting vessels of the requirement to carry automatic identification system (AIS) equipment and for the equipment to be fully operational. The Panama Canal Authority implemented mandatory carriage of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) in Panama Canal waters on July 1, 2003. Therefore, to be accepted for transit through the Panama Canal, all vessels over 300 gross tons or over 20 meters LOA must be equipped with an AIS system that meets
MARIS ECDIS900 is the first ECDIS in the world to receive a type approval certificate using a Flat Panel Computer (FPC). The ECDIS900 is certified to IEC 61774 ed. 2. The ECDIS900 is based on the MARIS SmartLine FPC, the only FPC in the world certified to IEC 60945 for use onboard ships. MARIS ECDIS900 market-share in Scandinavia is almost 100% for commercial vessels (retrofit) since the introduction more than 18 months ago.
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded type approval for its electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS) by the U.K. certification authority, QinetiQ. The type-approval certificate was granted for Sperry Marine’s VisionMaster FT ECDIS products, following tests to ensure conformance with the new International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) performance standards IEC 61174 Edition 3 and IEC 62288
Medfield, MA. March 21, 2011 – Comark Corporation, a leader in the design and manufacture of ruggedized computer solutions for the marine, military, and commercial markets, has received Type Approval on their 23” Series of MDU marine displays from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Type Approval is given to marine display products that are designed and tested to meet IEC 60945, Maritime Navigation and Radio Communication Equipment and Systems
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has set standard for HV equipment onshore and aboard ship The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a worldwide organization for standardization comprising all national electrotechnical committees (IEC National Committees). The object of IEC is to promote international co-operation on all questions concerning standardization in the electrical and electronic fields.
C&C Technologies has signed an agreement to become an OEM supplier of differential GPS (DGPS) products for Saab TransponderTech. Under the agreement, C&C Technologies will distribute Saab R4 DGPS systems through its worldwide network of dealers. The Saab R4 DGPS products meet all IMO carriage requirements and IEC specifications for ships subject to the SOLAS regulations. They are type approved and wheelmarked by the German certification authority BSH.
The events of September 11, 2001 will continue to have lingering effects on the world indefinitely. The most visible remnant in the maritime world is the drastically heightened sense of safety and security, as officials in countries around the globe seek to secure their borders from the threat of attack — either direct or covert — via ship. Many of the issues currently on the legislative fast track were already in the works pre-September 11
PC Maritime announced that its Navmaster ECDIS has completed the Type Approval process related to the latest ECDIS regulations. The approval programme was conducted under the supervision of Det Norske Veritas (DNV). New standards and test specifications are applicable to all ECDIS installed from 1st January 2009. These include: • IMO Resolution MSC.232(82) 2009 - Revised ECDIS performance standard
Marine safety equipment supplier Pamarine launched its Blu Veritas Voyage Data Recorder (VDR). Similar to black boxes fitted on the aircraft, the Voyage Data Recorder collects data on board vessels so that it can be examined in the event of a shipping accident. With the launch of the Blu Veritas Voyage Data Recorder, the company plans to expand its global distribution footprint to Brazil, Greece, Norway, Korea and Australia.
Lightweight & flexible crystalline silicon cells for renewable energy solutions at sea. Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased announce that it will collaborate with Solbian Energie Alternative Srl of Italy to jointly develop applications for its solar cell technology across a variety of
Power systems for seven new oil and gas ultra deepwater drilling vessels to be built and operated in Brazil goes to ABB for $160m ABB won orders worth $160m from Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd. for the design, supply, supervision of installation
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ABS released the ABS Guide for Building and Classing Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Installations to provide the most comprehensive requirements to date. Based on the results of case studies and existing technologies, the new guide provides criteria for the design, construction
Northrop Grumman Delivers Integrated Bridge System for Turkish Megayacht. Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has delivered a state-of-the-art suite of navigation electronics for a new megayacht being built by Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts in Turkey.
A new addition to the Teledyne TSS range of DMS-500 motion sensors is being launched at the Oceanology International exhibition in London March 13-15. The DMS-500 range is being developed specifically to meet the needs of users who require a top-quality motion sensor with Ethernet connectivity
SOR achieves SIL (Safety Integrity Level) certification for its pressure and level switches SOR® pressure and level switches are certified for use in IEC 61508 SIL applications. SOR announced today that the company’s line of pressure, differential pressure, temperature
Caterpillar to offer complete hazardous location solutions Caterpillar Inc. announces the availability of comprehensive, complete hazardous location solutions for the oil and gas industry. Offerings range from components to complete power solutions and generator sets for a broad spectrum of
Pole Star Space Applications Ltd, provider of fleet management, ship security and asset monitoring systems, has released an upgrade to its DSAS Ship Security Alert System, featuring new hardware from SkyWave Mobile Communications. The upgraded DSAS is designed to provide continuity of
Carrying an estimated 90% of world trade and billions of passengers every year, international shipping represents the life blood of the global economy. Safety, always a major concern for seafarers, has made huge advances in the last century. However
Catastrophic Equipment Failures of VFD and HF Systems For Electric Propulsion Systems are Alarming Situation Standard requirement: Systems need better self-monitoring and protection Commercial and military users of electric propulsion systems have experienced failures of the
At the SMM 2012 exhibition in Hamburg, Lilaas debuted a family of innovative new marine control devices; innovation leveraging the storied company’s in-house software solutions and packaged in an elegant yet functional design. The marine industry has many with small
Bureau Veritas Certification France has released a comprehensive Guide on Offshore Wind Farm Project Certification, which allows industry players and experts to make sense of the complex rules applying to certification processes in the field of offshore wind farms.
Gamesa's 5 MW offshore turbine obtains design certification, a milestone in its offshore wind farm sector progress. Gamesa secures IEC 61400-22 design certification for its G128-5.0 MW offshore wind turbine from independent organisation Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
Eco Marine Power (EMP) to collaborate with Solbian Energie Alternative Srl of Italy to develop marine solar power applications. Initially this co-operation will be centred around lab testing activities in Osaka, Japan, with the focus being on incorporating Solbian's technology into EMP's