Safe Harbors -Ports Take Approach to Automated Surveillance
As primary commerce hubs, ports are obvious targets for crime and terrorism. One of the primary tools that port security directors have relied on for security is video surveillance. The approach of recording video, reviewing the tape for improprieties apprehending the offender has worked somewhat for run-of-the-mill criminal activity. With today's threat from terrorism, however, this approach is no longer acceptable. The latest trend in port security focuses on implementing an enterprise approach in which all of port's sensor technologies including video, chemical, fire and others are linked together through information technology into a single, smart command center.
GOST to Unveil New Products at MSE Conference
GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies),announced today that it will highlight its newest commercial maritime products at the 2015 Maritime Security East conference in Jacksonville, Florida, March 10 through 12. Designed to withstand the rigors of commercial maritime use, the GOST Watch HD H20 is a revolutionary new video surveillance system, housed in a compact, IP67 certified waterproof, impact-resistant, fiberglass container. The unit can be installed quickly and includes a high-speed 4G LTE data communicator…
Maritime Communication: A Bold New Shape and Direction
Richard Simonian is the President of Maritime Solutions, a business unit within Harris CapRock Communications. MR picked his brain for insights on the shape and direction of maritime comms. We understand that you recently unveiled your Advanced VSAT solutions at Satellite 2014. Can you give us a brief on exactly what this is? The problem increasingly being faced by ship and rig operators is that their communication needs are dynamic, yet the traditional buying approach is static. They have had two choices.
GOST to Debut its Latest at MSE Conference
Marine Security Leader Demonstrates Latest Innovative Surveillance Systems Fort Lauderdale, Fla. today that it will highlight its newest commercial maritime products at the 2016 Maritime Security East conference in Norfolk, Virginia, March 21 through 23, in booth #14. GOST will showcase its GOST Watch HD H20 at the Maritime Security East conference, this year. Designed to withstand the rigors of commercial maritime use, the GOST Watch HD H20 is a revolutionary new video surveillance system, housed in a compact, IP67 certified waterproof, impact-resistant, fiberglass container.
Oceaneering Charter 'Normand Flower' for Three Years
Oceaneering International, has chartered the 'Normand Flower', a Solstad Offshore multi-service subsea support vessel. The charter term is expected to commence during the fourth quarter of 2013 upon arrival of the vessel for work in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Prior to commencement of the charter, the Normand Flower will undergo modifications to enhance its project capabilities, including reconfiguration to accommodate two Oceaneering, high-specification, work class ROVs. The vessel…
Imtech Marine Unveils Entertainment System
Imtech Marine has developed an IPTV-based crew entertainment solution for the offshore and merchant marine market. IPTV offers interactive multimedia services such as television, video, audio, text and graphics delivered over IP based networks. The RH IPTV system allows the crew to put the job aside and relax just as they would in their own living room; watch television, play a movie or listen to their favorite music. The systems consists of SAT TV streamers that convert satellite TV broadcasts into an IP format and an RH IPTV server which provides all streaming Video on Demand and Music on Demand content from its hard discs. Users can access the system from their TV screen, which is connected to a Linux-powered set-top box.
AEU, DuPont Partner for Safety Training
The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU) and DuPont have partnered to provide AEU members with access to training relevant to the maritime industry via CoastalFlix streaming video. AEU said it recognizes DuPont Sustainable Solutions as a leader in industry safety videos and innovator in multi-lingual e-learning course content, adding that AEU members constantly seek ways to provide safety training to employees. ALMA members can now use any web-enabled device to stream safety videos for free in the classroom, at a desk or in the field directly from amequity.com.
Navy Commissions Aircraft Carrier Ronald Reagan
commissioned Saturday, July 12, 2003, during an 11 a.m. Naval Station, Va.. Vice President Richard Cheney will deliver the ceremony s principal address. Reagan, wife of the ship s namesake, will serve as ship s sponsor. Capt. J. W. to honor America s 40th president Ronald Reagan who was born in Tampico, Ill., Feb. 6, 1911. personnel, Ronald Reagan will be homeported in San Diego as a member of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. News,Va., starting with the ship s keel laying Feb. 12, 1998, and christening Mar. nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall. flight deck that covers 4.5 acres. range and endurance, and a top speed in excess of 30 knots. multi-role SH-60 and MH-60 helicopters. media, and live via streaming video to the web, through the Naval Media Center.
Crowley Ships Unique Equipment for Smithsonian
Crowley Liner Services is in the process of transporting one 20-ft. flatbed and one 20-ft. unique satellite equipment from Houston, Texas to Panama as part of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Jason Project, a research and learning series on rainforests. The cargo departed Houston by ship on Jan. 2 and is expected to arrive in Panama January 9. Crowley was chosen for the job by Total Export of Florida Inc. and Leblanc Enterprises, Ltd. The satellite, which is the only one like it in the world, required careful handling by Crowley and was secured onto the vessel for transport with hooks and wires. The satellite and its production equipment will allow the broadcast of 55 shows (five shows per day for 11 days) for JASON XV: Rainforests at the Crossroads…
New Subsea Support Vessel Ordered by Oceaneering
Oceaneering International, Inc. has commissioned the construction of a subsea support vessel from BAE Systems, expected to be delivered by the end of the first quarter of 2016. The new ship will be U.S. flagged and documented with a coastwise endorsement by the U.S. Coast Guard. It will have an overall length of 353 feet, a Class 2 dynamic positioning system, accommodations for 110 personnel, a helideck, a 250-ton active heave compensated crane, and a working moonpool. Two 13,000 foot-rated Oceaneering work class remotely operated vehicles will also be provided.
Oceaneering Announces Newbuild Subsea Support Vessel
Oceaneering International, Inc. announced it has commissioned the construction of a subsea support vessel from BAE Systems. The vessel is expected for delivery by the end of the first quarter of 2016. This vessel will be U.S. flagged and documented with a coastwise endorsement by the U.S. Coast Guard. It will have an overall length of 353 feet, a Class 2 dynamic positioning system, accommodations for 110 personnel, a helideck, a 250-ton active heave compensated crane, and a working moonpool.
TESSCO Installs Chesapeake Bay Police Boat Video System
Leading networking company, TESSCO Technologies Incorporated, informs it has worked closely with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to successfully implement, for the first time, real-time video streaming from police boats monitoring Chesapeake Bay. This technology effort supports Governor O’Malley’s extensive programs to protect the Chesapeake. TESSCO explain that after four years of planning and product testing, TESSCO, partnering with the IT staff of the DNR’s Natural Resource Police and RAD Data Communications…
Pirates Beware – US Navy to Test Robotic Drones
Navy unmanned aircraft will be able to distinguish small pirate boats from other vessels when an Office of Naval Research (ONR)-funded sensor starts airborne tests this summer, officials said. Called the Multi-Mode Sensor Seeker (MMSS), the sensor is a mix of high-definition cameras, mid-wave infrared sensors and laser-radar (LADAR) technology. It will be placed on a robotic helicopter called Fire Scout. Carrying advanced automatic target recognition software, the sensor prototype will allow Fire Scout to autonomously identify small boats on the water…
MSV Ocean Intervention, New Contract
Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE:OII) announced it has secured a one-year term contract with estimated revenue in the range of $25m to $30m for use of the MSV Ocean Intervention and other related services, commencing early February 2009. The contract contains a customer option for a one-year extension. The customer has contracted Oceaneering to conduct inspection, repair, and maintenance (IRM) of deepwater subsea facilities in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Examples of this work include changing out pods and chokes, installing flowline jumpers and control umbilical flying leads, remediating hydrates, and supporting diving operations on deepwater floating facilities.
NorSkan Offshore Awards Contract to CapRock
As competition continues to escalate within the offshore energy industry, major players often differentiate themselves by offering improved and innovative services to customers. For Brazil-based NorSkan Offshore, an offshore supply vessel company, delivering exceptional quality and responsiveness to its customers is its top priority. NorSkan recently entered into a multi-year agreement with CapRock Communications of Brazil to receive reliable, turnkey satellite communications services. While communications providers are a dime a dozen, reliable providers are few and far between. In an effort to ensure the communication solution it deployed would deliver the same level of quality and dependability it is known for…
Oceaneering Charters, Renames Offshore Vessel
Oceaneering International charters multi-purpose subsea support vessel 'Cade Candies' for 5 years from Otto Candies LLC. This state-of-the-art, U.S. flagged vessel was built in 2010. It has an overall length of approximately 309 feet (94 meters), a Class 2 dynamic positioning system, accommodations for 69 personnel, a helideck, a 150-ton active heave compensated crane, and a working moonpool. Oceaneering's current rolling, short-term charter contract on the Cade Candies, in place since November 2011, will continue through early 2013.
Oceaneering Announces Vessel Charter
Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE:OII) has announced that it has entered into a five-year charter for use of the Cade Candies, a multi-service subsea support vessel owned by Otto Candies LLC. The charter is expected to commence during the second quarter of 2013. This state-of-the-art, U.S. flagged vessel was built in 2010. It has an overall length of approximately 309 feet (94 meters), a Class 2 dynamic positioning system, accommodations for 69 personnel, a helideck, a 150-ton active heave compensated crane, and a working moonpool. Oceaneering's current rolling, short-term charter contract on the Cade Candies, in place since November 2011, will continue through early 2013. At that time, the vessel will enter a shipyard to undergo modifications to enhance its project capabilities.
Telenor Activates 3000th BGAN Terminal Activation
Telenor Satellite Services, a subsidiary of Telenor of Norway announced that the company has activated its 3000th Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) terminal. BGAN offers users high-speed IP-based broadband communications plus simultaneous voice (telephony) calling via a portfolio of small, lightweight user terminals. The robust communications service from Telenor is especially useful for a variety of IP-based applications such as streaming video, videoconferencing and Web browsing. The service allows businesses and organizations to extend networks to their remote operations sites. Telenor, the second largest Distribution Partner in BGAN activations, was able to meet this benchmark thanks to its extensive Telenor Global Distribution Network.
Oceaneering Announces Vessel Charter
Oceaneering International, Inc. Olympic Shipping AS. expected commencement in the third quarter of 2008. This vessel, to be named the Olympic Intervention IV, will be outfitted with two high-specification work class ROVs. intervention services in the ultra-deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). jumpers, flying leads, and manifolds. Lubricator System. approximately of 312 ft. heave compensated crane, and a working moonpool. streaming video for real-time work observation by shore personnel.
Shell Charters Oceaneering Vessel for IMR
Oceaneering International, Inc. has entered into a two-year, multiservice vessel charter agreement with Shell Offshore Inc. for use of the Ocean Alliance in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM) commencing January 1, 2015. The Ocean Alliance is a U.S. flagged vessel built in 2010 with an overall length of approximately 309 feet (94 meters), a Class 2 dynamic positioning system, accommodations for 69 personnel, a helideck, a 150-ton active heave compensated crane and a working moonpool.
KVH Debuts mini-VSAT Broadband 2.0
At London International Shipping Week held in September, KVH Industries, Inc. introduced the second generation of its mini-VSAT Broadband solution for the maritime market, providing a combination of data delivered at high speeds and at low price points, with vessel operational and crew entertainment/informational content, tools, and support, optimizing broadband effectiveness in serving the needs of seafarers. Tom Mulligan reports. Based in Middletown, RI, KVH Industries is a provider of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems…
GOST Debuts New Technology at Workboat
GOST (Global Ocean Security Technologies), celebrating its 10th year as a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced today that it will highlight its newest commercial marine products at the 2015 International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1 through 3rd. GOST will be located in booth 1556. Offering cutting edge security and monitoring solutions for commercial vessels, GOST will proudly highlight its GOST Watch HD H2O System.
Cyber Incident Response for the Resilient Organization
Even prior to NotPetya, regulatory bodies, insurers, P&I clubs, port authorities, and other segments of the maritime industry started taking steps to minimize the industry’s exposure to cyberattacks.The maritime industry has had an awakening. We have awoken to the fact that digitalization has woven its threads throughout the industry, and we have greatly benefited from being able to operate in an interconnected cyber environment. Likewise, being able to transmit shipboard machinery diagnostic information to shore-side operations centers…