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Maritime Safety

The ELSA Inside Out: 35 Years of Escape Protection

ELSA (Photo: Scott Safety)

Tony Pickett, Associate Director of Product Management – Industrial & M&CD, Scott Safety, takes us through the history and inner workings of the ELSA Escape set. Breathing apparatus are pieces of equipment designed to supply a user with clean breathing air, from a compressed air source, which is

ACR Electronics Acquires United Moulders

ACR Electronics, Inc. confirmed it has acquired United Moulders Ltd. (UML), a United Kingdom based designer and manufacturer of lifejacket inflating devices. UML designs a range of automatic and manual lifejacket inflation systems that are approved for integration into lifejackets manufactured around the world for the commercial,

Fishing Vessel Owner Jailed for Crew Fatalities

Photo: MCA

The owner of a fishing vessel has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to two charges brought by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) for the unsafe operation of a fishing vessel and failing to ensure that the gas cooker was properly maintained.   Timothy Bowman-Davies from

Solo Fisherman Prepares for Man-Overboard Situtation

Photo: Emerald Marine

The cold, shark-infested waters off the Farallon Islands are no place to fall overboard. While steaming down a swell at 16 kts on his 31' F/V Destiny, Jim Colomy's seat post broke, almost sending him over the rail. A solo commercial fisherman when going after salmon, he decided a self-rescue solution was needed.

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.

Emerald Marine Products Shifts Branding

In response to an expansion of its line of man overboard alert systems, Emerald Marine Products has moved its offices.  For 15 years, its product line centered on its ALERT2 transmitter, receiver and related equipment. With the recent introduction of the state-of-the-art ALERT418 Transmitter and the ALERT418 Receiver launching this fall,

Port Security: Indonesian Ports Select Radar Solution

(Photo: Kelvin Hughes)

In order to ensure the safe entry and exit, management and monitoring of vessels, two ports in Indonesia have selected variants of the SBS-800 Upmast X-Band SharpEye range from Kelvin Hughes, a developer of radar systems for maritime navigation and other security and surveillance applications   The second largest port in Indonesia,

MacGregor Bags Equipment Order for German Research Vessel

Atair II (Photo: MacGregor)

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract to supply oceanographic winches and Triplex deck handling systems to a new research vessel being built by the Fassmer shipyard in Berne, Germany. The order was booked into Cargotec's second quarter 2017 order intake. MacGregor equipment deliveries are

Using Tech to Fight Piracy on the Open Sea

With maritime piracy seen on the rise once again, the shipping industry now looks to redouble its efforts to prevent these dangerous and costly attacks.   Though piracy had been on a steep decline since 2010 due to increased security efforts and precautions taken aboard ships, The State of Maritime

Meet OSCAR, the Water Rescue Training Dummy

Photo: Emerald Marine

Recovering someone who has fallen into the water is no easy task, especially if the victim is unconscious or lethargic due to cold temperatures. Training is essential to prepare potential rescuers for how difficult it can actually be. The OSCAR Water-Rescue Training Dummy from Emerald Marine Products