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Handy Pouch Easily Adds Storage Space Davis Instruments offers its new Deckhand Boating Pouch for storage space. This convenient carrying caddy is designed for simple installation and removal. It can be attached to rails, lifelines or almost any horizontal bar without inferring with any of the crew's activities. This product is made of strong, marine-tough polyportex and it is UV and mildew resistant. The Deckhand Boating Pouch measures 4.75 in. wide by 15.75 in. high. Furuno Introduces LCD Radar for Smaller Boats Furuno introduces its new 1712 compact and waterproof, 7-in. LCD radar for smaller recreational and fishing boats. The product features a 2.2kW Transmitter with 14 range scales from 1/8 to 24 N.M. as well as a newly designed 24RPM-hybrid antenna for improved sidelobe reduction and optimized software for easier operation. In addition, the 1712 can display waypoints when it is connected to a GPS or DGPS navigator such as he Popular GP1650 or GP1850 series. This unit also has a nav data screen that shows important navigational information transferred from your GPS or DGPS. Meltric DSN Decontactor Series Available Meltric Copration's DSN Decontactor series consists of compact 20, 30, and 60 AMP watertight devices designed to withstand high in-rush currents and overloads, making them suitable to connect and disconnect electric motors


JRC’s New 10.4-Inch All-in-One LCD Radar

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Japan Radio Co., Ltd. (JRC) is pleased to announce the introduction of the JMA-3300 series radar incorporating some of the latest technological achievements available.   The new all-in-one radar features a bonded, ultra bright LCD. It is backlit by white LED’s giving 1000 candelas of brightness, a level not previously found on this class of radar.   JRC engineers’ custom designed the System-on-Chip inside the new JMA-3300 series to be an extremely powerful tool


Furuno Introduces New High Power NAVNET Pair

Furuno added to its NavNet series of Radar/Chart Plotters, the 1953C & 1953C/NT. Designed for all types of vessels, the 1953C series bundles high-power X-band radar performance with NavNet technology. Built to commercial-grade standards, the 1953C is a 12kW Radar with a 1/8 to 72 nm range. It is available with either a four or six ft. open array antenna. This unit presents true color radar images on a high-resolution 10.4-in. color LCD, housed in a waterproof case.


Northrop Grumman Installs Integrated Bridge System on New Tanker

Sperry Marine Systems, a unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation, has just completed fitting an integrated bridge system on a new shuttle tanker in Spain for Norwegian shipowner Navion ASA. The 96,900-dwt Navion Odin, hull number 84, was built at the IZAR Construcciones Navales SA shipyard in Puerto Real. The bridge equipment includes six separate operator consoles, four of them with flat-screen LCD displays. The system uses Sperry Marine's proprietary Voyage Management


MARIS Makes Agreement With Peter Johansen Group

Maritime Information Systems AS (MARIS) has made an agreement with the Peter Johansen Group A/S in Denmark to supply radar/ARPA, ECDIS and VDR to its super luxury yachts on an exclusive basis Under the name Royal Denship the Peter Johansen Group is building a series of super luxury yachts for foreign owners. These yachts are being built at several Danish shipyards. The agreement includes deliveries of the following products from MARIS: ARPA2000 Radar/ARPA automatic radar plotting aid


New Vessel AIS Trasceiver by Koden

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Koden introduce its new Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceiver, combining AIS transponder unit with hi-contrast LCD display New for 2012, Koden has introduced the KAT-100 Class A Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceiver, combining an AIS transponder unit with a high-contrast LCD display featuring rotary control knobs for quick data selection and entry via the keypad. Koden say its new IMO Wheelmarked KAT-100 Class A AIS is an ideal solution for SOLAS and sub-SOLAS class


Strategic Marine Delivers 4 Crewboats

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The vessels Gelatik, Peregrin, Cocabora and Colibri 1, on order from Indonesia’s Baruna Raya, have recently been delivered ahead of schedule by Strategic Marine’s Singapore yard. Series Specifications: Type of vessel    Offshore Crewboat In survey to    +A1 HSC, CREWBOAT +AMS Home port    Indonesia Owner    PT. Baruna Raya Logistics Operator    PT. Baruna Raya Logistics


Apollo II Thermal Camera System

Fort Lauderdale-based marine electronics manufacturer, OceanView, recently launched the Apollo II night vision camera, VEI. Mike Bader, OceanView's CEO said "Adding digital zoom and an LCD camera controller with no additional cost has proven to be a great move." The OceanView Apollo II incorporates a thermal imager with its new 2x digital zoom and an ultra-low-light camera in the same 360° pan and tilt housing


REX Gage Model DD-4 Digital Durometer

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The Rex DD-4 Digital Durometer is the successor to the popular Rex DD-3.   With its list of features, the DD-4 is \state-of-the-art and is suited instrument for lab use. Some of the new features are a new larger LCD display, USB data ports for computer compatibility, a locking feature to prevent accidental erasure of tolerances, automatic shutoff and low battery warning. Features         Includes NIST Calibration Certificate


nView Introduces Virtual Bridge

nView Corporation introduced the Virtual Bridge, providing a panoramic view of the ship's integrated monitoring systems on multiple side-by-side displays. The Virtual Bridge is now offered by nView as an optional capability with SiMON, the Ships Information Monitoring system. The Virtual Bridge is comprised of up to four large flat-panel LCD displays, mounted end-to-end, running from one central computer. It creates the appearance of having one very wide display


IMCO Purchases NAUTIS ECDIS

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A classroom of NAUTIS Desktop Trainers and a NAUTIS Instructor Station was purchased by the International Maritime College Oman (IMCO). The simulators allow the IMCO to add certified ECDIS Model course 1.27 training to its curriculum. The classroom was delivered and installed by VSTEP engineers at


New Satellite Images Earth Environment, Monitors Disasters

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Europe has launched the first satellite of its multibillion-euro 'Copernicus' Earth observation project that will supply valuable images in the event of natural disasters, ocean oil pollution, or even a plane crash. The Sentinel-1a satellite


Space Age Developement For Blue Force AIS

The AIS 300BF is tailor-made for vessels undertaking demanding coast guard, anti-piracy, navy and boarder police operations. Image copyright - Torbjørn Kjosvold / Forsvarets mediearkiv.

Kongsberg Seatex announced the launch of a new generation of Blue Force (BF) Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), the AIS 300BF. The unit, which supersedes the current AIS 200BF, offers outstanding secure mode abilities alongside unique AIS receiver sensitivity and robustness –


Coast Guard Responds to Plane Crash Near Brunswick, Ga.

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said in a news release that USCG boat and air crews are assisting the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in a search for survivors of a reported plane crash near Grant Creek on Mackay River, east of Golden Isles Aviation in St. Simons Island, Ga., Monday.


Caribbean Security Challenges

The Royal Turks and Caicos Island Police Force Marine Police  are equipped with a variety of patrol boats to monitor and patrol their waters.  The three engines on this boat can achieve speeds up to 60 knots. Edward Lundquist

The Caribbean is a complex maritime environment, with multiple countries and territories, significant seaborne commerce and a wide variety of threats to safety, security, stability, the environment and sovereignty.  A diverse group of stakeholders gathered in Providenciales


SCI Simulator Offers One-on-One Training

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With a new simulator in full operation, SCI helps mariners complete assessments previously only available in large class settings or in the real world when exact conditions could be met on the water. The simulator offers affordable one-on-one assessments to help meet individualized training goals


Bayfront Maritime Center Orders Upgrade

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The Bayfront Maritime Center (BMC) in Erie, Pa. has procured an upgrade to their existing BCG navigation simulator. Expanding their training system which consists of an instructor station and a one student position with single screen visual, ARPA radar emulator


No sign of missing Malaysia Airlines plane

Ships from six navies, dozens of military aircraft, sweeps with radar technology that can spot a soccer ball from hundreds of feet in the air - all have failed to find a single confirmed trace of a Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished three days ago.


Ocean Search for Downed Malaysian Airliner: Latest Update

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A Vietnamese official news agency report informs that Singaporean vessels searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane have found debris or floating objects of some kind, located 100 km southwest of Tho Chu Island in the South China Sea


Navigation Training Delivered aboard EUNAVFOR Flagship

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On March 4, 20 trainees from the Basic Training course for the Seychelles Coast Guard took part in a training exercise covering the use of electronic navigation equipment. The training was delivered by Seychelles Coast Guard trainers and EUNAVFOR with support from EUCAP Nestor on board the French


Aigua Sea School Expands Simulator Capacity

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Six months after the initial installation of a classroom of NAUTIS Desktop Trainers, the Aigua Sea School in Mallorca has placed a follow-up order to further expand its simulator training capacity. The follow-up order for NAUTIS simulators was placed after positive feedback from both students


Australia’s CEA to Show Off Hi-Tech Warship Radar

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Senator David Johnstone, Australian Minister for Defence, is inviting media and gallery TV to a briefing of the world-leading Australian Phased Array Radar technology at CEA Australia in Canberra on Thursday 27 February 2014. The developers explain that CEAFAR is an active phased array radar


Sharpeye Keeps Watch on Chesapeake Bay

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Kelvin Hughes, a global supplier of surveillance and navigation systems, announced that it has recently supplied two SharpEye Solid State X Band surveillance radars to the Maryland Natural Resources Police (MPRP), to provide additional coverage around protected oyster beds.


Simrad Debuts RS90 VHF Radio

Simrad, designer and manufacturer of marine electronics, has announced  its powerful and versatile new modular, black box VHF radio, the RS90. Packed with innovative communication features the RS90 offers unparalleled performance with a standard feature set that includes an Automatic


Martek: ECDIS Overlays Cover Most Nav Variables

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Martek Marine claims that its recently launched iECDIS offers the most comprehensive chart overlay options on the market.
 The company explains that chart overlays are an excellent decision support tool that provide a more holistic representation of available data


 
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