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Maritime Safety: ACR, Ocean Signal Develop New EPIRB with Integrated AIS

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ACR Electronics and Ocean Signal announced the development of next generation EPIRBs.Introducing integrated AIS (Automatic Identification System) within their EPIRBs for the first time in conjunction with further new technology, ACR and Ocean Signal will launch the advanced beacons this year ahead of

Pair of Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Vessels to Sport Azipod Propulsion

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ABB inked a deal with Chantiers de l’Atlantique for Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection to supply the electric propulsion systems and remote support for the luxury cruise operator’s two forthcoming mega-yachts. The ships are the second and third in a series that began with Ritz-Carlton Evrima, to start operations later this year,

Corvus' Hydrogen Fuel Cell System Gets AIP from DNV

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Corvus Energy announced its hydrogen fuel cell system developed through the H2NOR project has received approval in principle (AIP) from classification society DNV for its safety solution enabling simplified placement of the system inside a ship’s hull.According to Corvus, the fuel cell system (FCS) is the first designed to be inherently gas safe,

Olympic Orders Ampelmann Gangway for Olympic Orion CSOV

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Dutch offshore gangway specialist Ampelmann has sold its first W-type gangway system to the Norway-based offshore shipping company Olympic Offshore Wind AS. The new system will be permanently fixed on the Olympic Orion in 2023 when the vessel will complete its conversion from a Multi-Purpose Support Vessel (MPSV) into a CSOV.

Jan De Nul, W&O Ink Marine Valve Deal

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W&O signed a new supply agreement with Jan De Nul Group, a leading civil engineering and dredging companies, a deal which expands upon the existing 10-year relationship and will see W&O supply marine valves and instrumentation to Jan De Nul Group.The two-year supply aims to ensure product availability,

Ballast Water Management: Techcross Reports Record Start to 2022

BWMSs ready for shipping in Techcross Busan factory. Photo courtesy Techcross

Despite the prolonged COVID-19, Techcross reports that it has kicked off the new year with a new record in amount of order, FAT and shipments in January 2022.As of the third week of January, Techcross sold Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) for 81 ships, representing already its largest January amount of order,

MacGregor Unveils New Heavy Lift Crane

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MacGregor has launched a new fully electrically driven heavy lift crane (HCE) as part of a drive to introduce more environmentally sustainable products and solutions.The HCE design—a result of combining MacGregor and NMF’s experience in the heavy lift industry—covers lifting capacity up to SWL 1000 tonnes.

Cox Marine, Shape UK Team to Demo a Dual-Fuel Diesel/Hydrogen Outboard Engine

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Cox Marine joined SHAPE UK, a consortium looking to transition Portsmouth International Port into the UK’s first zero-emissions maritime hub. As part of this project, Cox will be working with the University of Brighton to convert one of the company's CXO300 diesel outboard engines to operate as a dual fuel hydrogen engine.

Iridium Certus 100 Service Launched

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Iridium Communications Inc. announced the commercially availability of its Iridium Certus 100 "midband" service for maritime, land mobile, IoT, aviation and government customers. Iridium Certus 100 provides a blend of capabilities for satellite connectivity, enabling small, low-profile antennas

Viasat Buys Inmarsat for $7.3 Billion

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Viasat agreed to buy British rival Inmarsat on Monday in a $7.3 billion deal to broaden the U.S. based company’s satellite and land-based communications services.The takeover of London-based Inmarsat comes just two years after it was taken private in a $3.4 billion deal by a consortium of British-based Apax partners, U.