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Canadian Coast Guard Expands Mapping Capability

Underwater image captured using an EM 712 multibeam echo sounder (Image: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Maritime said the Canadian Coast Guard has chosen its high resolution EM 712 multibeam echo sounders for the medium icebreakers CCGS Pierre Radisson and the CCGS Des Groseilliers.    Gathering critical hydrographic data can be a challenge in the Canadian Arctic. The innovative, retractable

Simrad Announces A2004 Autopilot Controller

Photo: Simrad

The new Simrad A2004 is a dedicated autopilot controller designed to meet the needs of workboat, commercial fishing and passenger vessels. The A2004 is suited for vessels that don’t require SOLAS Heading Control Systems but do require a proven autopilot interface backed by Continuum software for accuracy and ease of use.

Brom Named CEO at Alphatron Marine

Bart Brom (Photo: Alphatron Marine Group)

Bart Brom will take over as the next CEO of Alphatron Marine Group in Rotterdam, succeeding the company’s co-founder Luuk Vroombout at the start of 2018. After completing his studies in electrical engineering, Brom served in various management and executive positions at maritime electrical engineering companies such as Alewijnse,

Navico Hires Southwest US Sales Manager

Scott Nagel (Photo: Navico)

Navico, a manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, has appointed Scott Nagel as its new territory sales manager for the southwest U.S.   Based in Mission Viejo, Calif., Nagel’s territory will cover California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Hawaii.

Xantrex Rolls Out New Sine Wave Inverters

Onboard AC power technology company Xantrex informs it has expanded its Freedom series with the launch of four new models.   The new series called Freedom X marks the ongoing evolution of the Freedom inverter first launched in 1992.    “The Freedom name is synonymous with quality and reliability in the marine industry.

Test Function Added to Biral's Weather Sensors

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Meteorological specialist Biral said it has added a test function to its entire range of visibility and present weather sensors. All of these Biral sensors are now supplied with enhanced internal software featuring a new test setting which can be used as part of Factory or Site Acceptance Testing (FAT or SAT) at client handover.

FLIR Unveils New Multi-Sensor Maritime Camera

FLIR M500 Multi-Sensor Maritime Camera (Photo: FLIR)

FLIR Systems, Inc. has added a cooled thermal camera to its M-Series platform, the FLIR M500 multi-sensor maritime camera, available from September 2017.   The FLIR M500’s cooled midwave, 640x512 thermal camera’s ability to detect very small temperature variations translates into greater detail and enhanced image clarity.

IT Package Ordered for Australian Arctic Research Ship

Artist impression Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) for the Australian Antarctic Division.  (Photo: Radio Holland)

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS, Vlissingen) has awarded Radio Holland a contract to supply the IT systems on board the state-of-the-art Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) newbuild for the Australian Antarctic Division.   The 160m ASRV is a survey vessel which combines icebreaking, survey and supply activities.

Compact Circuit Tester Improves Marine Safety

Photo: Hubbell

While conventional 3-wire grounding is essential to electrical safety on a boat, minute faults can still occur that don't activate protective devices such as fuses or breakers. Hubbell Marine's innovative HBL5200 outlet circuit tester identifies a wide range of wiring problems to help prevent dangerous electrical situations.

AST to Supply VSAT to 30 SEACOR Vessels

Satellite communication services and solutions provider the AST Group said it has recently won a contract with SEACOR Marine International to supply VSAT and failover satellite communications to 30 vessels. The agreement sees AST supplying VSAT and back-up communications for SEACOR’s North Sea and