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Monday, June 25, 2018

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USCG Finalizes Changes to NOV Procedures

The Coast Guard has published a final rule changing the procedures for handling Notice of Violation (NOV) cases in which the recipient fails to respond to the notice within 45 days. The rule, which takes effect July 5, adopts the changes proposed in the Coast Guard's December 10, 2001 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). Under the new procedures, the Coast Guard will treat a failure to respond to a Notice of Violation as a default and proceed to assess the civil penalty listed on the NOV. Prior to this change, when a recipient failed to respond to an NOV within 45 days, the case was automatically converted into a Marine Violation case, a lengthier and more complicated procedure in which a Coast Guard hearing officer processes the case and assesses a penalty.

Simrad Launches New Series

Simrad has launched a new range of Chartplotters, Echosounders, ChartSounders and Multifunction Radars. The xx 44/54 series offers enough power and speed to cater for the needs of larger and high speed vessels, and comes with a host of advanced features as standard. The xx 44/54 series offers even faster processing speeds than before. require the most powerful instruments to do their job. system. friendliness. panel allows for quick and easy access to all major functions and screens. (HSDb). is missed. positioned almost anywhere on a vessel. speed antennas with Radar power up to 12KW. Dual Waypoints on Radar Image. precise navigational information, at the touch of a button. winning products to its already highly regarded line up.

DP World Yarimca Opened

DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem joins ministers and senior government officials of Turkey watching the opening of DP World Yarimca by President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan. Photo DP World

DP World Yarimca has been officially opened for business by the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan in the presence of senior government officials and executives of DP World. President ErdoÄźan joined the opening yesterday by teleconference in the presence of the Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communications of the Republic Turkey, Binali Yıldırım; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, Mevlüt ÇavuĹźoÄźlu; Minister of Environment and Urbanisation of the Republic of Turkey…

IUA: Market Reform Will Be Theme Of Renewal Season

Further important advances will be made in efforts to reform business processes in the London insurance market during this year's renewals season, according to the International Underwriting Association (IUA). A number of projects within the London Market Principles (LMP) reform program will be reaching new stages of development in the coming months, making 1.1.04 renewals another potential landmark for modernization. Work is now under way on an implementation outline for proposals to improve the speed and efficiency of accounting processes. The plans promise faster processing of premiums and claims and much improved customer service.

Tug Automation Control System Helps Eliminate False Alarms

When operators of properly equipped tugboats receive a system alarm, they know there is a real problem. They also know that they're not going to get any help from an on-board engineer because the operator is the only one on board. But Quebec-based Techsol, Inc.'s helps reduce the alarm, thanks to new Marine Automation Control System (MAX) installed in several harbor tugboats designed by Robert Allan Ltd. This state-of-the-art alarm, control, and monitoring system eliminates both false alarms and the need for an on-board engineer, making it possible for only the pilot and shore engineer to handle any problems that might arise. Techsol…

Tug Automation Control System Helps Eliminate False Alarms

When operators of properly equipped tugboats receive a system alarm, they know there is a real problem. They also know that they're not going to get any help from an on-board engineer because the operator is the only one on board. But Quebec-based Techsol, Inc.'s helps reduce the alarm, thanks to new Marine Automation Control System (MAX) installed in several harbor tugboats designed by Robert Allan Ltd. This state-of-the-art alarm, control, and monitoring system eliminates both false alarms and the need for an on-board engineer, making it possible for only the pilot and shore engineer to handle any problems that might arise. Techsol…

TOS, AutoGates Boost Liverpool Port Throughput

Navis N4 Terminal Operating System

Peel Ports, owners and operators of the Port of Liverpool, has achieved a major milestone in its multi-million investment programme to transform the port into Europe’s first semi-automated container terminal. The Navis N4 Terminal Operating System (TOS) and AutoGates are now live and fully operational following the construction and commissioning programmes. The new TOS and 10-lane AutoGates are the latest phase of new infrastructure in the company’s £300 million redevelopment project to expand and develop Liverpool2…

U.S. Maritime Security: The Portunus Concept

(LLNL Photo)

The mission of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is to strengthen United States’ security through development and application of world-class science and technology. LLNL seeks to enhance the nation’s defense; reduce the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction; and respond with vision, quality, integrity and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Portunus concept embodies each of these objectives by thoughtfully and methodically developing technologies and strategies that address desired improvements in our security strategies.

Antwerp Ro/Ro Terminals Start with Paperless Export

Antwerp roro terminal

ICO and AET, the two ro/ro terminals in the port of Antwerp, are now also connected to the e-Desk. The Antwerp Port Community System (APCS) introduced the e-Desk for containers already in 2012, and this year the successful collaboration has been extended to rolling stock. The port of Zeebrugge (ICO and WWL) started the e-Desk for ro/ro in February, and now the Antwerp terminals are following suit. All exports of new and second-hand vehicles and exports or transit of containers can now be declared electronically, so that paper declarations and accompanying documents are no longer necessary.

Telecom Provider Allies With Ocean Conservation Society

Perseus Telecom pledges support for Oceanic Society, a non-profit conservation organization that aims to preserve marine wildlife & habitats. Perseus Telecom delivers ultra-fast connectivity service while having an "ultra" low impact environmentally. By utilizing a dispersion compensation methodology, the firm delivers faster processing equipment using existing submarine assets and shorter cable paths. The company is a strong advocate for environmental health, striving to identify worthy causes, such as the Oceanic Society's State of the World's Sea Turtles (SWOT) Program and other conservation science projects established to help protect the world's oceans.

Cruiseport Boston Closes Out 2016 Cruise Season

Anthem of the Seas (Photo: Royal Caribbean International)

As Cruiseport Boston closes out its successful 2016 season, 2017 is already shaping up to be a record year with 151 calls scheduled for next cruise season. The 2016 season saw 115 calls by a record 32 unique ships with ten maiden calls to the port, including Royal Caribbean International’s Anthem of the Seas, the largest cruise ship to ever call the Port of Boston. Cruiseport Boston has seen years of steady growth which has contributed to the booming cruise business in Boston.

Virgin Islands Shipping Registry Launches Online Portal

Image: Govt of Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands Shipping Registry has launched an online portal to receive applications for seafarer documents. Acting Director of Shipping Registry and Receiver of Wrecks, Captain Raman Bala said all vessel owners, operators, crewing agents, and seafarers are invited to use the system to apply for endorsements recognising a certificate of competency or non-STCW certificates; and to be issued with a discharge book, boat master’s licence or ship’s cook certificate. He said the…

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