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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).
Friday, 11 January 2008 | News

MSC completes OSI integration

Management Systems Consulting LLC (MSC) reports that it has completed the design, development, and integration of an accounts payable interface from its ABS NS5 operational software to its Solomon financial system for Ocean Shipholdings Inc (OSI).
Trinity House has issued a Notice to Mariners, advising that, as of the 8th January, 2008, AIS (automatic identification system) signals will be transmitted as an Aid to Navigation at the North Foreland Lighthouse station in the UK.
Friday, 11 January 2008 | News

RCM wins Seatrade technology award

RCM Marine has won the 2007 Seatrade Award for New IT Application for the Shipping Industry, for its monitoring technology that detects variations in vibrations onboard merchant ships that could indicate potential engine problems.
IMO has warned that new SOLAS regulations on long-range identification and tracking (LRIT) of ships have entered into force as of 1 January 2008, and that applicable governments and vessel operators will have a limited amount of time to prepare any necessary changes.
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.
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