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Maritime Communications Partner AS (MCP), fully owned by Telenor ASA, has agreed a contract to install and operate mobile phone networks onboard all ships in Princess Cruises, Cunard Lines and P&O Cruises Australia's fleet.
Friday, 04 January 2008 | News

Free ENCs from Chinese authorities

Maritime authorities from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao have jointly made the latest versions of electronic charts for the area available for free, for a usage period of one-year, for jet boats shuttling between the three jurisdictions.
Health Systems International, a provider of healthcare solutions for the maritime industry, has recently completed a pilot project with Norwegian Cruise Lines testing an enhanced online appointment solution to help streamline health care for crew members once the ship reaches port.
Friday, 04 January 2008 | News

BASSnet gets class certification

Software provider BASS has announced that its BASSnet software package has now been certified by classification societies Lloyd's Register of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, Germanisher Lloyd, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK).
Sperry Marine has received type approval from the UK certification body, QinetiQ, for its latest VisionMaster FT marine navigation systems.
Friday, 04 January 2008 | News

AMSA to buy 500 EPIRBs

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has approved a multi-year commitment with RFD Australia to purchase over 500 EPIRBs (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) manufactured by US-based ACR Electronics, a deal which RFD says is the largest single contract for EPIRBs agreed in the country.
The program was conducted with the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) and other organisations and was held on the very large crude carrier (VLCC) Kaminesan which was under way in the South China Sea, on the morning of December 5.
Thursday, 06 December 2007 | News

UKHO - 25 to 30 per cent staff cut

The UK Hydrographic Office has announced a "detailed restructuring," with a proposed reduction in staff count of between 250 and 300 permanent posts over the next 5 years.
The Fincantieri-built 90,000gt Queen Victoria is due to be named in Southampton by the Duchess of Cornwall accompanied by the Prince of Wales in December.
The Level III certification means that the Sperry Marine facility can now perform ECDIS calibration requirements for the Hatteland products, which are mandated under IMO regulations.
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