Denmark Tightens Sulphur Emissions Rules
A new action plan published today by the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aims to strengthen enforcement of regulations on ships' sulphur emissions in both Denmark and the SECA countries for 2016 onward. According to the DMA, the goal of the action plan is to further pursue the experiences gained by the authorities in 2015 through surveillance from the air and control in ports. To achieve this goal, the collection of data from…
Houston Receives $1.528M Port Security Grant
U.S. Houston Authority (PHA) will receive $1.528 million of the $49 million allocation in Round 4 federal port security grants. The funds will be used for implementing controlled entry through the main gates to the port's Turning Basin. equipment to secure the port. Edmonds, PHA Chairman. trade through our facilities. friends like our Texas delegation on Capitol Hill. congressional leaders as well as U.S. through the main entry gates into the port's Turning Basin area. individuals requiring entry into the port facility. camera surveillance systems, a guard station, and related improvements. people entering and leaving the facility. start soon after the official notification process is completed.
Tuco Delivers Crewboat to Emilsen Fisk
Tuco Marine has delivered an 11-meter crewboat to Emilsen Fisk in Rørvik, Norway.The new ProZero boat did more than 35 knots during sea trials which constitutes an increase in transit speed of 11 knots compared to the previous crew boat employed at Emilsen Fisk. Notably, this increased transit speed was achieved without additional fuel consumption.The 11-meter ProZero boat will be used for passenger transport at the Emilsen Fisk AS breeding plant off Rørvik. The sleek and deep…
Threat Detection and Recognition
Trucks, trains, ships and oil rigs are all potential targets for criminal organizations. Organizations that own, use or transport high value assets recognise the need to protect their goods and employees, especially when they are at their most vulnerable - when in remote or isolated situations, at night and when operating alone. By their very nature, trucks, trains, ships and oil rigs are all potential targets for criminal organisations. Furthermore, monitoring systems, early warning and deterrent technology have not been available to address this need at a remotely affordable cost.
MS&D 2011: Hamburg Conference on Maritime Security
Stéphane Beemelmans, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Defence, is to open the second MS&D, international conference and exhibition on maritime security and defence hamburg, in Hall A4 of the Hamburg Fair at 9:00 am on Wednesday 15 June. Other speakers at the Opening of this three-day international conference are Senator Michael Neumann, Hamburg Minister of the Interior and Sport; Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO Hamburg Messe und Congress, who will give a welcoming address; and Vice Admiral Axel Schimpf, Chief of Staff of the German Navy, who will give a keynote speech. The conference starts with introductory remarks by Vice Admiral (rtd) Lutz Feldt, Chairman of the Conference, which is split into two sections – a Security Panel and a Defence Panel.
Canadian Government Supports Port Security R&D
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, has announced a $2-million repayable contribution for research and development activities on new maritime surveillance technology being performed by AXYS Technologies Inc. Minister Raitt made the announcement at the 55th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities in Nanaimo, British Columbia. AXYS specializes in environmental monitoring systems for ports worldwide. This project will help the company develop applications that collect, analyze and display sensitive maritime data to enhance port and harbour security. Users will be able to monitor potential criminal threats in real time.
Using Tech to Fight Piracy on the Open Sea
With maritime piracy seen on the rise once again, the shipping industry now looks to redouble its efforts to prevent these dangerous and costly attacks. Though piracy had been on a steep decline since 2010 due to increased security efforts and precautions taken aboard ships, The State of Maritime Policy Report 2016 released last month by Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) finds that there has been decreased vigilance by the shipping community during the past few years, including hiring smaller private security teams and taking less security measures aboard ships. Now halfway through 2017 there have already been two hijackings including a tanker and a commercial ship, as Somali pirates resumed attacks on ships and resorted to old tactics of ransoming crew for money.
MSRC Announces Ocean Imaging Remote Sensing Contract
The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) has entered an exclusive contract with Ocean Imaging Corporation for cutting edge remote sensing capability. Ocean Imaging will provide its proprietary aerial surveillance technology as part of MSRC's overall strategy for enhancing the ability to tactically position response resources in the optimal areas of oil migration for responding to spills. The announcement was made today at the Clean Gulf Conference at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla., where both MSRC and Ocean Imaging technology are present.
MSRC Enters Contract with Ocean Imaging
The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) announced an exclusive contract with Ocean Imaging Corporation for cutting edge remote sensing capability. Ocean Imaging will provide its proprietary aerial surveillance technology as part of MSRC’s overall strategy for enhancing the ability to tactically position response resources in the optimal areas of oil migration for responding to spills. The announcement was made at the Clean Gulf Conference at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. “It takes a complete systems approach to effectively respond to oil spills,” said Steve Benz MSRC president & CEO. “While much of the regulatory compliance focus to date has been on skimmer throughput capacity…
Waxman Sees Discrepancy In Coast Guard Ship Contract
Managers of the U.S. Coast Guard's $24b fleet-overhaul program appeared to cover up a Navy engineering report that highlighted design flaws in a new cutter under scrutiny by government investigators, according to reports by the Free Internet Press. U.S. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-California), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said the December 2005 report included bottom-line warnings in red ink on a pair of briefing slides that concluded the national security cutter, as it is known, would not last the required 30 years. The warnings were deleted in a copy of the report given by Coast Guard officials to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) auditors and altered in an edited version included in a wider briefing on the $1 billion-a-year fleet-replacement program…
Emilsen Fisk Buys a Workboat from Tuco Marine
Danish shipbuilder Tuco Marine rounded out 2017 with the sale of another ProZero boat for the Norwegian fish farming sector. Emilsen Fisk in Rørvik has ordered a ProZero boat tailored to breeders' specific requirements. The 11-meter ProZero workboat, purchased through Tuco subsidiary ProZero Norge AS, will be used for passenger transport at the Emilsen Fisk AS breeding plant off Rørvik. Tuco noted that the vessel’s deep-V bottom secures a comfortable ride and exceptional seakeeping capabilities – all-important qualities if the crew is to arrive rested and ready at the facility.
EU R&D Project to Exhibit Security Model
A practical demonstration of the ARENA R&D project, part funded by the EU, will be delivered at Sagem’s premises in Massy, Paris on April 16, 2014. ARENA (Architecture for Recognition of thrEats to mobile assets using Networks of Affordable sensors) was developed to enable the automatic detection and recognition of threats against mobile critical assets such as trucks, trains and ships, as well as offshore platforms. ARENA uses multisensory data analysis and will be showcased by the project team using a truck.
Millet Named OnSSI COO, CFO
On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) announced that Yoav Millet has joined the organization as COO/CFO. Millet will employ his talents and experience in growth and change management to enhance OnSSI’s financial, operational and business strategies as it continues to assert itself as the industry leader in surveillance technology. Prior to joining OnSSI, Millet held positions serving as COO at IncentOne; Managing Partner at M-CAM; Senior Managing Director of alseT-IP Structured Finance LLC; and Managing Director for Juno Investments, LLC. Millet also previously co-led the investment banking activities of Clali & Associates Financial Management (LCF Edmond de Rothschild Group) as well as management positions within various institutional investment companies.
Commission Preps for Unexpected
The recent tsunami in Asia and a number of terrorist attacks over the last years have demonstrated the need for quick and organised responses in crisis management situations. How can we respond quickly and effectively? Recent experience in crisis management situations suggests that technology can help save lives and restore security. The European Commission is planning a wide-ranging European Security Research Programme to help reinforce the security of European citizens. The Preparatory Action already under way includes a number of projects, such as one improving the security surveillance technology for crowded areas like a sport stadium or metro stations that could be targets for terrorist attacks, by using a range of sensors to detect dangerous behaviour.