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The International Foundation for Aids to Navigation (IFAN) has announced a near US $1.2 million investment in safe navigation in the Middle East Gulf. The money will be used for significant recapitalisation of the Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) sites it operates in the region as well as the construction of a new workboat that will strengthen its capabilities when it comes to maintaining Aids to Navigation (AtoNs) in the Middle East Gulf.

Digital learning specialist Mintra has won a raft of new contracts that will deliver safety-critical training courses to over 3,000 international seafarers.

OneWeb has confirmed its successful launch of 34 satellites by Arianespace from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, bringing OneWeb’s total in-orbit constellation to 322 satellites.

Evergreen Marine has renewed its long term system support program (LTSSP) contract with Kongsberg Digital (KDI) for another 10 years.

Spire Global has announced the acquisition of exactEarth for approximately USD 161.2 million.

A new social networking and community platform called seaV has been launched to help millions of seafarers record their experiences and tell their stories of life and work at sea.

Keppel Technology & Innovation (KTI) has received a verification certificate for a 3D printed deck mounted type Panama Chock (SWL150Ton) from DNV. The component, which is intended for non-class maritime applications, is the world’s largest 3D-printed shipboard fitting.

Private equity firm Providence Equity Partners has agreed to acquire a majority shareholding in Marlink from Apax Partners. The transaction results in an enterprise value for Marlink Group of approximately $1.4bn; further details were not disclosed.

Elcome International has created a new secure tool to prevent viruses, malware or corrupted files from being introduced into ships’ navigational computers.

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has selected Cobham SATCOM to deliver a comprehensive mobile broadband system, including ground infrastructure and products, to operate as part of the Thuraya 4-NGS satellite system. 

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