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Friday, 18 January 2008 | News

eLoran service launched in the UK

A new enhanced Loran (eLoran) service was officially launched in the UK on January 15th, a move which will "reinforce safety, security and protection of the marine environment around (our) coasts? according to the General Lighthouse Authorities of the United Kingdom and Ireland (GLAs).
Friday, 18 January 2008 | News

Thuraya satellite launch success

The launch of the Thuraya-3 communications satellite from the Pacific Ocean, using a Zenit-3SL rocket, was successfully completed on January 15th, having been delayed a number of times at the end of November due to poor weather conditions.
The new SAILOR SP3550 handheld UHF radio from Thrane & Thrane has been made commercially available as of January 16th 2008.
Friday, 18 January 2008 | News

OCS buys Satpool

Onsoft Computer Systems AS (OCS) has purchased 100 per cent of the shares of Satpool AS, located in "lesund, Norway.
The UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has published Merchant Shipping Notice (MSN) 1817, which details a consolidation of the European Reporting System (CERS) for ship arrival and departure notifications (including additional requirements for ships carrying dangerous or polluting goods), and reporting requirements in the event of an accident/incident, for…
The Port of Rijeka Authority is to install a vessel monitoring and port management system by Kongsberg Norcontrol IT as part of an ongoing development plan to modernise the Croatian port.
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued the report of its investigation into the heeling of the Crown Princess cruise ship off the coast of Florida in 2006, and has pointed to a lack of training in the use of integrated navigation systems as a contributing factor to…
Thrane & Thrane has become the first manufacturer to supply terminals for both of the FleetBroadband 500 and 250 services.
Shell International Trading and Shipping Co is to upgrade the navigation systems on several of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers with the latest generation of bridge systems from Sperry Marine.
Radio Holland has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply communication network services to a consortium of maritime shipping companies who are members of the Canadian Shipowners Association (CSA) and the Lake Carriers? Association (LCA).
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