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Items filtered by date: May 2018
Thursday, 24 May 2018 09:25

Marorka management completes buyout

Maritime fuel data analytics company Marorka has been given a new lease of life after the firm’s management completed a buyout of the company following a decision by German investment group and parent company Mayfair to exit the business.

The maritime satellite bandwidth record has been smashed yet again, for the third time in six months, with Carnival Cruise Line delivering a combined 3.174 Gbps connection to its new vessel Carnival Horizon at the ship’s naming ceremony in New York.

Finnish maritime communications company KNL Networks has partnered with Kongsberg Digital to make its HF radio and cellular broadband connectivity system available to users of Kongsberg’s Kognifai digital platform.

Iridium has confirmed that SpaceX has successfully completed its latest launch of five Iridium NEXT satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, bringing the total number of NEXT satellites in orbit to 55.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 12:02

Denmark upgrades SAR technology

The Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) has announced the purchase of an upgrade to its BMT SARIS search and rescue planning system, consisting of the deployment of 20 licences across Denmark, and covering Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

Thailand-based shipowner Tipco Maritime Company has installed a new hybrid satellite-GSM (LTE) communications package from Globecomm, connected and managed via Globecomm’s Nimbus network management system.

The Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) Company is to roll out the NS Workboat application from classification society ABS across its fleet of approximately 40 vessels, to be used to manage Subchapter M regulatory compliance.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 11:19

Wilhelmsen buys stake in digital start-up

Wilhelmsen has announced that it has purchased 50 per cent of Dolittle, a Norwegian start-up specialising in the creation of IT architecture and frameworks for digital product building, as it expands its range of in-house digital projects.

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has formally approved Inmarsat’s Fleet Safety service for use as part of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), in line with a recommendation from the Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) made at the end of February.

The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has confirmed its intention to approve the Iridium satellite network as a recognised provider of Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services, joining the single current recognised service provider, Inmarsat.

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