NASSCO Awarded Long Lead Contract for ESB 6
San Diego shipbuilder General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) has been awarded a $136.8 million undefinitized contract for the procurement of long lead time material, preproduction and engineering support for the Expeditionary Sea Base 6.This action allows the procurement of ship sets of the purchase specifications supporting integrated propulsion, main diesel generator engines, propeller and shafting, integrated bridge electronics, centrifugal pumps, fuel and lube oil purifiers and steering gear components.NASSCO delivered the fourth expeditionary sea base vessel…
d’Amico Group to Open Fleet Operations Center in Rome
d’Amico Group will build a new fleet digital operating center in Rome, Italy that will help the dry cargo and tanker shipping company to boost efficiency and safety across its fleet through increased collection of performance details and data from its ships.The new center, which is being created through a partnership with RINA and Telemar, is part of the trend toward increasing digitalization within the maritime industry. In addition to providing d’Amico Group with intelligence about operations on which to base strategic business decisions and operational improvements…
Speedcast, SRH Marine Pact for Maritime Solutions
Speedcast International, provider of reliable, fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, today announced a strategic alliance with SRH Marine. The strategic agreement redefines the management of navigation and communications across the Maritime industry by providing a fully integrated shipboard solution delivered by a single supplier. “The alliance between Speedcast and SRH Marine is a giant leap forward in addressing the fragmented nature of vessel technical management”, said Tim Bailey, Executive Vice President, Products, Marketing and Business Development, Speedcast.
Reederei Hamburger Lloyd Chooses Sealink Plus VSAT
Hamburg-based shipping group Reederei Hamburger Lloyd will move its fleet of nine containerships and six bulk carriers to Marlink’s Sealink Plus VSAT package including unlimited L-band backup. Hamburger Lloyd is a long term customer of Telemar Germany and was looking for a communications solution that provides a quality link for downloading ECDIS updates, which is critical to the fleet’s navigational safety. The company also sees that moving from pay-as-you-go L-band communication services to the pay-monthly VSAT model will provide budget predictability and enable it to offer more crew communication facilities. Designed to provide high speed bandwidth at all times…
Leonhardt & Blumberg Chooses Sealink Business VSAT
Hamburg-based Leonhardt & Blumberg (L&B), one of Germany’s independent charter owner of handysize containerships, has become the first customer for Marlink’s new Sealink Business VSAT service. With Sealink Business on board, L&B’s fleet will operate using guaranteed minimum bandwidth regardless of the amount of data consumed, ensuring availability for business critical applications at all times. L&B will use its new on board communication capabilities to focus on operational improvements, including more electronic document handling and collaboration between vessels and shore-based personnel. While business processes are L&B’s primary driver for using Sealink Business, the company will also be able to improve its crew communication facilities.
VDRs Refit on UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ships
Danelec Marine informs it has supplied new-generation Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) for three U.K. Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Bay-Class Landing Ship Dock (LSD) vessels. The three ships, RFA Lyme Bay, RFA Mounts Bay and RFA Cardigan Bay, have been fitted with Danelec DM100 VDRs, replacing the existing VDRs which are no longer supported by the manufacturer. The type-approved Danelec DM100s bring the ships into compliance with the new IMO performance standards, which came into force in 2014.
Rodriguez Towboat For Mid-River
Over the years, Rodriguez triple-screw shallow-draft towboats have won a following in the shallow waters of the Mississippi River estuary. Many of these boats are the distinctive aft-cabin Lugger-type of vessel. Recently Mid-River Terminals of Osceola, Ark. has taken delivery of a new design towboat from Rodriguez. With a conventional forward-house pusher configuration, the new 70- by 30-foot MV Dianna Lynn utilizes the same propulsion as the Lugger tugs. This is composed of three in-line six-cylinder Cummins QSK19 engines, each delivering 660 HP.
Elcome Enters Sales, Service Deal with JRC
Elcome International has signed a distribution agreement with Japan Radio Company (JRC) and its technology partner Alphatron Marine. Under the agreement, the Dubai-based company will take on responsibility for sales and service of JRC and Alphatron Marine products in the Middle East, India and Sri Lanka. Elcome will also carry out annual performance tests for JRC Voyage Data Recorders and Simplified Voyage Data Recorders. JRC is providing training for Elcome engineers at its Center of Excellence in Rotterdam, as well as at Elcome’s headquarters in Dubai.
WRSystems Wins MSC Equipment Contract
W R Systems, Ltd., Awarded Contract for Military Sealift Command N00033-12-C-8011 for USS PONCE (LPD 15) Bridge. W R Systems, Ltd., (WRSystems), of Norfolk, VA, has been awarded a contract with Military Sealift Command (MSC) for the design, installation, commissioning, and testing of new electronic equipment of the bridge onboard USS PONCE (LPD 15). The USS PONCE bridge electronics transition team, led by WRSystems, consists of: J&L Marine Electronics – Portsmouth, VA; Delphinus Engineering Inc.
M/Y Islander’s Transformation
In the early evening hours twenty years ago in a shipyard in Brisbane, Australia the sleek hull of the 192 foot motor sailing yacht The Other Woman effortlessly slid down the launch ways into the Brisbane River. The Owner, Ed Cantor, told his guests as he watched his "Other Woman" hit the water "she looks so beautiful without the masts, do we really have to put them on?”. The evening and festivities went on with the question looming, was Ed Cantor serious? That question is now at rest. The 192 foot motor yacht Islander has emerged out of that statement, twenty years later.
Sperry Marine Nav Systems for Italian Superyachts
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected to supply the bridge navigation systems for two new superyachts under construction by Italian yachtbuilder Perini Navi at its shipyards in Viareggio and La Spezia. The orders for the integrated bridge systems were awarded to Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit through Telemar Yachting, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine’s authorized sales and service representative for the yacht market in Italy. Telemar Yachting is responsible for designing, installing, integrating and commissioning the bridge electronics for the two yachts. The yachts are the 183.7-ft aluminum ketch SY Melek…
Northrop Grumman Supplies the Ancora
The new megayacht Ancora, which recently made its debut from Italy’s Baglietto shipyard in La Spezia, has been fitted with a state-of-the-art integrated bridge system (IBS) supplied by Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit. The bridge electronics suite is based on Sperry Marine’s VisionMaster FT technology and features an array of TotalWatch multi-function workstations for controlling the ship’s radars, electronic chart system, closed-circuit TV, machinery monitoring and conning displays. The package also includes a gyrocompass, autopilot, steering system and other navigation subsystems and sensors. Telemar Yachting…
Sperry Marine to Supply Bridge Electronics for RoRo
Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit has received an order from Jinling Shipyard, Nanjing, to supply navigation and communication systems for a new RoRo vessel being built for a joint venture of French shipowner Louis-Dreyfus Armateurs and Norwegian shipowner Leif Hoegh. Sperry Marine will supply a full integrated bridge system including electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS), dual interswitched BridgeMaster E radars, dual fiber-optic gyrocompasses, autopilot, dual-axis Doppler speed log, echosounder, DGPS receivers and GMDSS A3 communication station. All consoles will have high-resolution flat-panel display screens. Sperry Marine will also provide support for system integration, installation, commissioning, sea trials and operator training.
LMS Supplies Electronics Package For Chem Tanker
Litton Marine Systems (LMS) has supplied bridge electronics and communications systems for a new chemical tanker under construction for Stolt Tankers at the Ujanic Shipyard in Croatia. The 36,700 dwt chemical tanker, scheduled for delivery in January 2001, has been fitted with a complete Litton Vision 2100 integrated bridge system (IBS) with Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) meeting DNV Watch 1 certification. Litton is also installing the ship's GMDSS communications suite and Litton's IMO-approved Voyage Data Recorder (VDR). The ship's hull was constructed at a shipyard in France, and was moved to the Ujanic Shipyard for outfitting and delivery to the customer.
Pequot Orders Litton Thermal Imager, Bridge Electronics
Litton Marine Systems has received an order to supply an AMIRIS infrared imaging system and other electronics for a new catamaran passenger ferry under construction at Pequot River Shipworks. Under the contract, Litton is providing a C. Plath Navigat X MK 1 gyrocompass, Navipilot HSC autopilot, in addition to the AMIRIS infrared imaging system for the new 147.6-ft. 300-passenger TriCat ferry being built for Catalina Cruises. This is the second Pequot vessel to be fitted with the AMIRIS infrared imaging system. Since its initial introduction in 1997, the AMIRIS product has been upgraded with options such as an integrated CCD camera, providing a variable thermal image overlay, dual axis stabilization and a laser range finder. AMIRIS is available with either a monochrome or color display.
Sperry Marine to Install System on New Color Line Cruise Ferry
Color Line, an Oslo-based ferry operator, has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit to supply navigation and communication systems for the world's largest cruise ferry, under construction at the Kvaerner-Masa-Yards in Turku, Finland. Sperry Marine will supply a complete suite of bridge electronics, including a four?station integrated navigation system with type approved electronic chart display and information system, three BridgeMaster E radars, dual fiber optic gyrocompasses, dual NaviPilot 4000 autopilots, steering controls, a SRD 500 dual-axis speed log, a central alarm manager and a communication station meeting Global Maritime Distress and Safety System standards.
Sperry Marine to Supply For Vessels in Brazil
Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit has recently won orders to supply navigation electronics for four new marine vessels in Brazil. 2,500 gross ton vessels being built at the Fels Setal shipyard in Rio de Janeiro for Delba Maritima Navegacao. The company will provide interswitched BridgeMaster E 250 and 340 radars, a gyrocompass, autopilot, speed log, echosounder, anemometer and differential global positioning system (DGPS). The three new anchor-handling tugs are scheduled for completion in 2003 and 2004. Sperry Marine will also supply an integrated bridge system for a new tugboat being built at Eisa shipyard in Rio de Janeiro for Norsul.
Sperry to Supply Electronics for NATO Vessel
Center of La Spezia, Italy. universal data repeater. of the ship’s DP system provided by Kongsberg Simrad. The new 92-ft. steel vessel, named Leonardo, will operate as an Italian public vessel, listed on a special register within the Italian Ministry of Defense. She was constructed at the McTay Marine shipyard in Liverpool and is classed by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The new ship will replace SACLANT’s aging 20 meter workboat Manning and will be equipped with a wide array of facilities to conduct a variety of shallow-seas scientific research operations.
Sperry Marine to Supply for Container Ships
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Sperry Marine business unit has won orders from the China Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for 12 new container ships. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “The state-of-the-art bridge electronics suite is designed to enhance navigation safety by integrating all of the ships’ navigation and steering control systems,” said John DeMaso, president of Sperry Marine. The new ships, which are being built for Chilean ship owner Compañia Sudamericana de Vapores (CSAV) and German ship owner, Reederei Peter Doehle, will be fitted with a complete IBS featuring Sperry Marine’s proprietary Voyage Management System software.
Sperry Marine to Supply IBS for New Container Ships
to supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for 12 new container ships. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Marine. proprietary Voyage Management System software. communication station with Fleet 77 Inmarsat terminal. adjustments for loading dynamics and weather conditions. machinery. high-resolution flat-screen technology. training.
ACR Announces Company Changes
In a move to bridge electronics and an increase in marine sales, the Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., ACR team has assumed new titles and responsibilities. Tony Smith, a 15 year sales veteran at Fort Lauderdale-based ACR Electronics, has been promoted to Sales Director, assuming the responsibilities of marine and bridge electronics, government, outdoor and aviation sales for the company¹s international division, which covers Asia, the Pacific Rim and Latin America. Bob Pro, who joined ACR in 2004 as the Western Marine Sales Manager, has been promoted to North America Sales Manager, Marine Division. Pro¹s new assignment will entail managing all aspects of marine business, including bridge electronics, commercial, recreational, and national accounts.
Bueno Joins Sales Team at ACR Electronics
Jose Bueno Joins the ACR Electronics Sales Team as International Sales Manager. Bueno is an international sales and marketing veteran having most recently held positions with Directlink International and Cosmo Communications Corp. both located in Miami, Florida. Bueno will oversee marine and bridge electronics, government, outdoor and aviation market sales for ACR¹s international division covering Asia, the Pacific Rim and Latin America.
Liberty of the Seas Fitted with Sperry IBS
Northrop Grumman Corporation has supplied the navigation and communication systems for Royal Caribbean’s newest passenger cruise ship, Liberty of the Seas, which made its debut in May. The integrated bridge system (IBS) was installed by Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit. Sperry Marine also supplied the bridge electronics for all of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships, including Liberty’s sister ship, Freedom of the Seas, which entered service last year. The IBS is designed with multiple levels of redundancy and automatic backup systems for all critical components. The system includes multiple navigation radars, adaptive self-tuning autopilot…