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Fair Weather Collision Attributed to Distracted Bridge Watch Officers

Jun 06, 2023

The bridge watch officers on a bulk carrier and an offshore supply vessel were not maintaining a proper lookout before the vessels collided last year near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has concluded…

Sperry Marine to Deliver Navigation Systems for SAL Heavy Lift's New Vessels

Jun 06, 2023

Sperry Marine has secured the contract to deliver complete navigation systems including its VisionMaster Net bridge, NAVIGAT gyrocompass, and NAVIPILOT 4500N autopilot for four vessels under construction for SAL Heavy Lift at WuHu shipyard, China…

Kpler Buys Ship Tracking Firms MarineTraffic and FleetMon

Feb 15, 2023

Brussels-headquartered data and analytics group Kpler has bolstered its presence in the maritime space with the acquisition of ship tracking companies MarineTraffic and FleetMon, the company said on Wednesday. Tracking the movement of ships has become an integral part of trading strategies…

DOF Subsea Upgrades ROV Fleet

Sep 10, 2019

Subsea services provider DOF Subsea has equipped a further three of its Brazilian offshore vessel fleet with hybrid acoustic and inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda.Sonardyne’s SPRINT-Nav all-in-one subsea navigation instruments…

Enhancing Safe Ship Operations in Arctic

Nov 19, 2018

The European Union (EU)-funded 'Safe maritime operations under extreme conditions: the Arctic case' (SEDNA) project is developing ways to improve the design, operation, navigation and anti-icing features of ships traversing the harsh Arctic region…

Navigate Response Launched Unlimited Hours Contracts

Oct 17, 2018

Navigate Response, the global crisis communications network for the maritime sector, is introducing unlimited response hours contracts to help its shipping company clients manage the potentially open-ended costs of media management work during a crisis…

DOF Subsea Selects Sonardyne Navigation Tech

Oct 09, 2018

International subsea services provider DOF Subsea has chosen acoustic and inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda. to support its deepwater operations from three vessels offshore Brazil.The three vessels will be equipped with…

Multi-AUV technology contract awarded

Apr 13, 2017

Ocean Infinity has awarded Houston-based 4D Nav a contract for InfinityView, a mission planning and monitoring software for its multiple autonomous vehicle systems. The technology will support a new concept in autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) deployment…

Fugro’s G4 optimizes Galileo

Dec 16, 2016

As a result of a significant Fugro technology achievement, users of its G4 satellite correction service will be among the first in the world to benefit from Galileo’s much anticipated “initial services” launch, the company said. The launch…

iXBlue launches fifth generation OCTANS

Apr 14, 2015

iXBlue is launching the fifth generation OCTANS navigation system. The new OCTANS is a gyrocompass and motion sensor that provides new and enhanced features, including IMO/ IMO-HSC certification and inertial navigation system product upgrade-path…

Fran Rowe receives Lockheed Martin Award for Ocean Science & Engineering

Sep 24, 2014

Fran Rowe, Technical Advisor of Rowe Technologies, recently received the Lockheed Martin Award for Ocean Science and Engineering at the Oceans 2014 MTS/IEEE conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The Lockheed Martin sponsored…

Fugro launches Seastar XP2 navigation

Jul 22, 2014

Fugro Satellite Positioning released its Seastar XP2 PPP GNSS augmentation service on 1 July 2014. The new service provides increased redundancy for mission-critical offshore GNSS position and navigation applications. Like Fugro’s flagship Seastar G2 service…

Raytheon Anschütz delivers 15,000th Standard 22 Gyro Compass

Jun 24, 2014

Raytheon Anschütz, a German-based navigation system supplier, announced it delivered its 15,000th Standard 22 Gyro Compass in June 2014. The jubilee compass will replace a 30 year old Anschütz Standard 4 Gyro Compass onboard the superyacht Esmeralda…

IMO: draft Polar Code approved

May 28, 2014

The International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has approved, in principle, the draft Polar Code and related amendments to make the Code mandatory under SOLAS, with a view to formal adoption at its next session…

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