World First: Activation of Commercial Iridium GMDSS onboard Norwegian Trawler
The town of Haugesund, Norway, home to busy waterways dotted with fishing and shipping vessels, was home to a maritime 'world first', with the announcement of the world’s first commercial Iridium GMDSS installation.The Norwegian trawler Trygvason has put to sea following installation of
Raytheon Anschütz Debuts 'Plug and Play' ECDIS
Raytheon Anschütz launched a new ECDIS in January 2021, the ECDIS NX Compact, which is a preconfigured system of a 24-inch panel-pc and the ECDIS NX software that is designed to make installation and operation easier and safer. Optimized for ECDIS retrofits, the panel-pc is equipped with interfaces for Ethernet and IEC 61161-1 (NMEA).
Wellboat Reisa First to use the NES Raven Bridge System
Havyard delivered the wellboat ‘Reisa’ to Norsk Fisketransport this week, significant in that Reisa is the first vessel in the world to use the bridge system Raven INS developed by Norwegian Electric Systems.What is the Raven INS?When the Raven Integrated Navigation System (INS) was type-approved by DNV GL,
Teledyne to Acquire FLIR Systems in $8 Billion Deal
Industrial conglomerate Teledyne Technologies Inc said on Monday it will acquire thermal imaging camera supplier FLIR Systems Inc in a $8 billion cash-and-stock deal to beef up its portfolio of imaging sensor technology.FLIR shareholders will receive $28 in cash and 0.0718 shares of Teledyne common stock for each share held, the companies said.
Out-casting and Outlasting the Competition
A captain claims victory at the end of a popular high-stakes fishing competition thanks to help from a new electronic boat control system.When the Summer to Fall bluefin tuna season ends in Gloucester, Mass., it’s only just beginning in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. It’s in these rough
Daniamant Acquires Alcares
Danish-based marine electronics company Daniamant said it has acquired the Danish-based company Alcares’ complete portfolio of products, assets and activities. Alcares specializes in the design, development and manufacture of survivor location lights.The acquisition of Alcares’ assets and
JRC Iberia Supplies Bridge Equipment for Amazonas River Vessel
JRC Iberia delivered a complete bridge concept on board the passenger vessel Amazonas II, built at Drassanes Dalmau shipyard in Barcelona, Spain.The bridge supply is composed of a full JRC navigation and external and internal communication package including VDR, ECDIS, Alphatron BNWAS, AlphaSea pilot and Talk-Back system among others.
Inmarsat's Most Powerful Satellite Enters Service
Mobile satellite communications company Inmarsat confirmed commercial service introduction (CSI) of its newest, most powerful geostationary satellite to date. GX5 is the 14th satellite currently in service with Inmarsat and provides additional capacity to Europe and the Middle East on the Fleet Xpress
Rolls-Royce Acquires Ship Control Systems Supplier Servowatch
Rolls-Royce has acquired Servowatch Systems, a UK-based international supplier of integrated marine automation solutions for navies, commercial vessels and large yachts.Representatives of Rolls-Royce's Power Systems business unit and the company’s previous owner, the Indian engineering, procurement and construction projects,
Vard Electro Canada Expands Into USA
Marine electrical systems provider Vard Electro Canada’s said it is setting up new operations in Houston to serve the North American maritime industry. Vard Electro US Inc. will offer the same marine electrical engineering, procurement solutions, and vessel system integration as Vard Electro, a subsidiary