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May 2017 Issue

Ocean Safety Appointed as Hammar Distributor
Ocean Safety has been named a U.K. distributor for Hammar. This helps Ocean Safety provide a higher level of service to its customers and quicker supply and turnaround times. The Hammar hydraulic release systems include eight variants to suit most life raft installations, ranging from standard release of six to 150 people, as well as the vacuum release units. The units trigger inflation when the life raft water pressure reaches 1.5- to 4-m depth.

Martek, Nautilus Team Up to
Launch Maritime Healthcare Survey

Martek Marine has joined forces with Nautilus International to launch a first-of-its-kind survey exploring the provision and effectiveness of healthcare services on board seafaring vessels. The survey calls on all seafarers to give their views on the accessibility and quality of medical assistance on board their vessels. Maritime professionals are invited to contribute past experiences of medical emergencies and suggest what new provisions would make them feel safer at sea.

MacArtney Debuts Newly Built
Catamaran Survey Vessel Spreegrund

MacArtney has provided their newly built catamaran survey vessel Spreegrund with state-of-the-art equipment for charting waterways in rivers, canals and lakes in the Berlin region in Germany. It carries out complete surveys at speeds up to 6 kt. and water depths down to 20 m.

The onboard MacArtney control systems and software work to ensure optimal data acquisition from the survey sensor suite and are capable of handling the enormous data stream up to 25,000 soundings per second.

Danelec Marine Establishes Certified
Service Center in Northern Europe

Danelec Marine announced that Hansael has become a certified service center for their voyage data recorders (VDRs) and electronic chart display and information systems (ECDIS). Hansael will maintain a substantial inventory of replacement units and spares to ensure availability at short notice across the region.

MacGregor, Rolls-Royce
Explore Cargo Autonomy

MacGregor and Rolls-Royce have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on research and development to explore the impact of developments in autonomy for cargo ship navigation and cargo systems on board container ships.

This collaboration will use both companies’ unique experience laying the groundwork for the development of autonomous container ships.

RMS Queen Mary 2 Hosts
Shanghai Trade Mission

Maritime UK and the Department of International Trade (DIT) led a three-day trade mission to Shanghai to promote the U.K. as “The World’s Maritime Centre.” Attended by senior industry and government leaders from both countries, the mission was timed to coincide with the RMS Queen Mary 2’s visit to Shanghai during its East Asia tour. The iconic vessel played host to pioneering companies from across the maritime sector.

Latest Videotel Release on
Safety of Hazardous Materials

Videotel has released its latest offering called “The HAZMAT Training Course.” On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to use the aforementioned regulations and the IMDG Code to identify, categorize and quantify highly hazardous or dangerous goods and explain how a product would be classified for an international maritime voyage

Shell Marine Secures
MPA ACT Accreditation

Shell Marine has become the first lubricants supply company to receive accreditation under the International Marine Purchasing Association’s IMPA ACT Sustainable Maritime Suppliers scheme. Preferred supplier accreditation is awarded to organizations that meet the IMPA ACT standards or reach agreed milestones, in a process fully audited by IMPA and spot checks.

DESMI Ro-Clean, SeaHow Announce
Strategic Partnership

DESMI Ro-Clean A/S and SeaHow have announced a new strategic partnership. The companies will combine DESMI Ro-Clean’s experience in designing and producing an extensive range of systems to recover oil and chemicals from the marine and inland environment with SeaHow’s efficiencies for shore and coastal areas.

The result will bring the latest state-of-the-art equipment and next-gen oil spill response technology to customers.

2G Robotics, Sonardyne Improve
Subsea Metrology Techniques

2G Robotics collaborated with Sonardyne and DOF Subsea to improve subsea metrology techniques. They held a joint technology demonstration that showed: reduced survey time, real-time data, no physical interaction with assets required, flexible deployment, and a 3D model that could serve as a baseline for future intervention work.

A Triton XL ROV was fitted with a dynamic survey solution from 2G Robotics and Sonardyne for the demo.

ABB Updates Remote
Diagnostic Services

ABB is expanding its analytical and predictive approach to vessel maintenance with the latest upgrade of its remote diagnostic service (RDS). The upgraded software functionality will give more power and transparency to the shore-side operations of shipowners.

The latest RDS software allows for shipping companies to deploy their own analytics with greater ease and has improved the graphical user interface to increase user experience and give identical views of the detailed data both on board and offshore.

Damen InvaSave Receives
IMO Type Approval

Damen’s award-winning, mobile, ballast water treatment system InvaSave has received IMO type approval. InvaSave treats ballast water to the IMO D-2 standard for ballast water received from inbound ships.

This treatment system has been developed with the knowledge that after September 8, unmanaged ballast water cannot be discharged, in accordance with new international rules that will come into effect.

Gowind 2500 by DCNS
Succeeds in Sea Trials

The first sea trials of the Gowind 2500 corvette were deemed successful by DCNS, underlining the quality of the conception and production of this new vessel. The Gowind 2500 is 102 m long, 16 m wide, weighs 2,600 t and incorporates the SETIS combat system.

The first Gowind 2500 is being built on the DCNS site in Lorient, France, with nine other corvettes being built in Egypt and Malaysia.

GE, Noble Corp. to Partner
On Digital Rig Solution

GE and Noble Corp. plc have chosen to collaborate on the Digital Rig solution, enabling data-driven operational efficiency by using data analytics, with the target of a 20 percent reduction in operational expenditure across rigs. GE will deploy its latest marine asset performance management system on four of Noble’s drilling rigs.

The partnership will allow data-driven operations intelligence to provide: enhanced drilling process efficiency; a shift to predictive maintenance; and reduction of third-party service cost.

Aquabotix to Go
Public in Australia

Aquabotix Technology Corp. has opened its initial public offering (IPO), hoping to raise between $5.1 million and $7 million Australian before securing its spot on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The company is offering 35 million new shares at an issue price of $0.20 Australian each to raise the funds, which would give Aquabotix a market capitalization of $27 million Australian upon IPO. The six-year-old, U.S.-based underwater robotics company manufactures industrial-grade UUVs and networked underwater cameras.

Marlink Acquires Long-Term
Vessel Partner Palantir

Marlink has acquired Norway-based Palantir AS to expand into vessel IT management. Palantir provides IT managers on shore with easy access to individual vessels or entire fleets for remote support and management of onboard IT networks. Marlink has multiband communication services covering Ku-, Ka-, C- and L-band, in addition to mobile and terrestrial links.

Marlink and Palantir have enjoyed a close working relationship through a strategic partnership agreement since September 2014 to deliver VSAT combined with IT network management. The acquisition was completed on March 17.

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