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Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Lauritzen Reflags Two Gas Carriers to Denmark

Photo: J. Lauritzen A/S

Lauritzen Kosan has reflagged two of its ships to Denmark for the first time since 2003. The registers of the two vessels, the Helena Kosan and the Linda Kosan, have been changed to the Danish International Register of Shipping (DIS) as they begin a period time charter which will require an EU flag. “The reflagging of these two gas carriers to Denmark is driven by commercial arguments, and it goes to show that the Danish flag is now very close to being as competitive as Malta, Singapore and the Isle of Man.

Mercury Introduces 200 Pro FourStroke

Mercury Marine introduced its new 200 Pro FourStroke outboard today at the Miami International Boat Show. The engine, the third in the Pro FourStroke family, combines the incredible acceleration and top speed of other Mercury Pro series outboards, including the OptiMax Pro XS, with the pleasingly quiet, smooth operation of the Mercury Verado. The 200 Pro FourStroke is built on the same six-cylinder Verado outboard platform as the 250 and 300 Pro FourStroke models, delivering outstanding hole shot and punchy mid-range acceleration.

Thuraya Debuts Most Advanced Satellite Phone

The Thuraya XT-PRO builds on the success of the highly popular Thuraya XT and introduces new features and functionality for an enhanced user experience.

Thuraya Telecommunications Company today launched the industry's most advanced satellite phone, the Thuraya XT-PRO. Targeted at professional users across a range of market sectors including government, energy, media and NGOs, the Thuraya XT-PRO is the only satellite phone to feature built-in GPS, BeiDou and Glonass for highest accuracy and added security in every region. The Thuraya XT-PRO has a talk-time of up to 9 hours, which is the longest on any satellite phone. It is jet-water, dust and shock resistant, ensuring it withstands the harshest environments.

PTS Pro Offers Advanced Maintenance Planning

Photo: Parker Hannifin

PTS Pro enables users to target unplanned downtime with advanced maintenance planning. PTS Pro, the latest addition to the Parker Tracking System (PTS) suite of products, gives subscribers a proactive tool against unplanned downtime, while maximizing uptime and profitability. Developed by Parker Hannifin, a company in motion and control technologies, “The new PTS Pro features powerful asset tracking and maintenance tools that extend the capabilities of the original PTS application,” said Technology Manager, Bill Sayavich.

National Marine Suppliers Distributes Chafe-Pro

Fjord, Inc. has recently reached an agreement authorizing National Marine Suppliers to be a distributor of their Chafe-Pro product line. National Marine Suppliers specialize in worldwide yacht support and deal in every facet of the yachting industry. Fjord, Inc. is a manufacturer of marine chafe-protection coverings for safeguarding lines and hydraulic hoses. Chafe-Pro’s patented design allows the units to be moved to the desired location due to their Velcro closing system. Chafe-Pro’s design keeps the units in place without having to lace or lash the covering to the lines. Fjord, Inc. offers Chafe-Pro products that protect a wide range of line sizes.

New Masthead Lamp Rounds Out Nav Lamp Package

Photo: Hella Marine

Any vessel, whether commercial, recreational or military, benefits from the safety and security provided by high visibility. With the introduction of its new NaviLED PRO 5 nm masthead lamp, Hella marine now offers owners and operators a complete and ultra-durable navigation lamp package for vessels up to 150'. The year 2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the NaviLED PRO line gaining international certifications. Proven performers with a worldwide reputation for reliability, NaviLED PRO lamps boast IMO COLREG, USCG, RINA, ABYC A-16 and BSH approval.

Rapp Hydema Buys Hydra Pro

Crane on the production line:  inside the Rapp Hydra Pro facility, at 2260 W. Commodore Way, near the Seattle Fisherman’s Terminal and the Marco shipyard.

Rapp Marine Group recently acquired Hydra Pro Seattle, a crane manufacturing firm. Possessing both American Petroleum Institute (API) Spec 2C and ISO 9001:  2008 certifications, Rapp Hydra Pro is a rarity in the crane community. Hydra Pro also manufactures A-Frames, cylinders and other associated machinery. Hydra Pro’s clientele includes customers the offshore oil industry, the U.S. military, and various other marine subsectors, including ROV-handling. Kurt Manchester is the new Hydra Pro President; he has over 25 years of manufacturing experience.

Petrotechnics Deploys Sentinel PRO System for Canadian Oil Major

Iain Mackay, executive vice president at Petrotechnics

Petrotechnics, the global leader in the provision of frontline work execution solutions to the oil and gas sector, has announced the major deployment of its Sentinel PRO system across 13 installations for a major oil and gas operator in Canada. The project, which is part of a £3million ($5million) global roll out, will see Sentinel PRO become operational in both on and offshore installations across East and West Canada by the end of November this year. It will also see training delivered to a total of 1000 people…

Chafe-Pro FS Now Available through Samson Rope

Chafe-Pro by Fjord, Inc., a North Carolina specialty manufacturer of removable chafe-abrasion protection, announced the availability of a custom designed product for Samson Rope. Providing protection for high-performance mooring lines, the Chafe-Pro FS employs the same Chafe-Pro material, but is custom designed specifically for Samson to have a free-sliding fit. Durable and easily installed before the lines are deployed or after, the Chafe-Pro FS is built to last, the manufacturer said, adding that multiple layers of specially-formulated, heavy-duty nylon and durable thread provide maximum flexibility. It is easily positioned wherever lines pass through chocks or across fairleads anywhere the lines may be subject to abrasion.

PPG Unveils Phenguard Pro Tank Coating

Photo: PPG

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings has unveiled Phenguard Pro, a tank coating system that is intended to offer benefits for both shipyards and ship-owners. For shipyards and at installation, the coating system provides potential efficiency gains of over 20 percent compared to three-layer coating systems, PPG said. For owners it provides the wide chemical resistance and long carriage time of more than 3,400 cargoes, delivering maximum flexibility to the product tanker trades, according to the manufacturer.

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, global leader in safety and survival technology. The Pathfinder PRO is a fully-approved SART that complies with IMO SOLAS regulations and is suitable for all commercial vessels that are mandated to carry a SART, including vessels that must conform to GMDSS and those carrying more than one life raft.

Amid Tension, China Carrier Group Sails through Taiwan Strait

A Chinese naval ship performs a maritime exercise inthe South Shina Sea in November 2017 (Photo: China People's Liberation Army, by Gu Yagen)

A Chinese carrier group has sailed through the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the self-ruled island from its giant neighbor but no unusual activity was detected, Taiwan said on Wednesday, amid heightened tension with Beijing. Beijing has taken an increasingly hostile stance toward Taiwan since the election two years ago of President Tsai Ing-wen of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party. China suspects Tsai wants to push for formal independence, though she has said she wants to maintain the status quo and is committed to ensuring peace.

Seatools Debuts New Dredging Monitoring Systems

Photo: Seatools

Seatools has introduced the fourth-generation DipMate backhoe dredging monitoring and control systems, with an upgrade that encompasses two models: Essential and Pro. Seatools described Essential as a cost-competitive visualization system that contains all essentials for efficient backhoe dredging, while the Pro is an advanced version that can be delivered with a range of automation modules enabling operators of all skill levels to dredge safely and maximize dredging productivity.

Transas to Present Pilot Solutions at UKMPA

Image: Transas Marine

Transas Marine announced it will present its solutions for pilots at the UK Marine Pilot Association (UKMPA) conference in London, November 4-5, 2015. The company will display the Transas Pilot PRO chart plotter and the recently launched T-Mapper desktop chart conversion and editing application. The latest release of the iPad version of Transas Pilot PRO features new functionalities such as AIS Target Table, allowing for quick real-time filtering and search between hundreds of AIS targets…

Marine Simulation Introduces ROVsim Pro

Marine Simulation LLC announced the release of ROVsim Pro. By modularizing the design and separating the program into distinct applications communicating over a simple network, ROVsim Pro can be used in almost any training environment. Multiple ROV's operating in the same mission, multiple SONARS operating from a single ROV, or a single instructor simultaneously monitoring a group of vehicles are now possible with ROVsim Pro. ROV pilot application - This application displays the primary ROV video monitor in a realistically designed single window. All operator controls are supported either externally through a custom hand controller or through standard input devices and a bottom screen control panel.

New Maritime Fuel Monitoring Solution

SkyWave Mobile Communications announce the first deployment of IsatData Pro by Kemilinks International Pte Ltd (“Kemilinks”), a developer of web-based and client server applications for asset tracking, monitoring, remote telemetry solutions, and Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) Data Centre services. By integrating the IsatData Pro satellite service with Kemilinks’ proprietary Fuel Monitoring System, the cost of maritime M2M applications requiring higher bandwidth is no longer a problem. Kemilinks’ Fuel Monitoring System is built to interface with any flow meter model and other sensors such as engine control panel, anemometer, GPS, etc., to capture data regarding engine RPM, engine load, propeller pitch, propeller load and rudder angle.

High Resolution Data Logging Made Simple

Image: Dyena

Dyena PRO simplifies long term recording of vessel structural accelerations, providing scientific data without having to trawl through months of spreadsheets. When an event occurs above the programmable threshold, raw data from before and after the event is stored in a single file alongside the daily overview spreadsheet and a Google Earth 3D map trace. The Dyena PRO unit constantly monitors the shock and vibrations received by the vessel structure and stores the data to the onboard solid state memory, alongside position, speed, heading and time.

Labroy Shipbuilding Purchases Autoship System

Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) has sold CAD/CAM software to Labroy Shipbuilding and Engineering Pte Ltd (Labroy) of Singapore. transformation. First, existing software will be upgraded to present versions, and another seat of each of Autoship Pro and Autostructure will be added. The sale will also augment Labroy's software suite with three seats of Production Manager (ASC's nesting and stock management program). Lastly, to ensure that Labroy's marine engineers will enjoy the very latest in software features, the sale includes a maintenance and support package as well as a 10-day training seminar. Labroy Shipbuilding and Engineering Pte Ltd http://www.labroy.com.sg together with its wholly-owned subsidiary PT Nanindah Mutiara Shipyard…

Patent for Pro-Flo X Air Distribution System

Wilden Pump & Engineering announced that its Pro-Flo X Air Distribution System (ADS) has received Patent No. 7,811,067 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Pro-Flo X ADS has been designed to offer operational flexibility in many diverse applications. This flexibility is achieved through the Efficiency Management System (EMS), which optimizes the Pro-Flo X for the actual operational parameters, regardless of the application demands or pump size. The EMS allows the operator to use an integrated control dial to select the efficiency point and flow rate that best suits the application. www.wildenpump.com

Pro Nautas, Transas Sign ECDIS Contract

Photo courtesy Transas Marine International

Pro Nautus GmbH and Transas Marine GmbH signed a major ECDIS contract. Transas has been one of main Pro Nautas’ suppliers since its inception. This long term association has now been strengthened with a contract to supply 86 electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS), for installation onboard newbuilds and for retrofit during 2009/2010. Leer (Germany)-based company Pro Nautas is a leading system integrator for marine electronics and has supplied bridge equipment to over 275 newbuild vessels during recent years.

Prospector Offshore Keeps its Options Open

Prospector Offshore Drilling agrees with two Chinese shipyards to extend options on 6 rig construction agreements. An agreement with Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co. extends the expiry dates on three of its rig construction option agreements with DSIC Offshore that were previously due to expire on 31 December 2012 have been extended until 31, March 2013. Another agreement with Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. extends he expiry dates on three of its rig construction option agreements with SWS that were previously due to expire on 31 December 2012, until 30, June 2013. Prospector Offshore Drilling (PROS) currently has contracts in place for the design, construction and delivery of four F&G JU2000E high specification, harsh environment (HS/HE) jack-up drilling rigs.

Navico Expands Americas Sales Group

Chris Meyer

Navico — recreational marine electronics company and parent to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands — announced the addition of long-time pro-staffer Chris Meyer to its Volume Boat Builder and OEM sales team. In his new role as Key Account Manager, Chris is responsible for managing OEM sales as well as growing current and prospective boat builder accounts for the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands. A long-time member of the Lowrance Pro-Staff team and Product Validation group, Chris has extensive experience supporting dealers…

Chafe-Pro for Philadelphia Naval Reserve Fleet

Global Associates, Ltd, contractor for the U.S. Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, has selected FJORD, Inc. to supply its brand name Chafe-Pro chafing gear for the protection of the mooring lines used by the ships located at the naval reserve fleet in Philadelphia.  The facility is used to hold decommissioned U.S. Navy and auxiliary ships pending the determination of their final fate. FJORD, Inc. is a woman-owned small business located in Graham, NC and all Chafe-Pro units are manufactured in the U.S. www.ChafePro.com

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