Brazilian-based Transpetro, transport provider for the state-owned Petrobras oil and gas company, has selected KVH as its VSAT provider for the majority of its tankers after the completion of a satcom tender process.
KVH Videotel has launched an LNG bunkering training course to promote safe bunkering processes, based on guidelines from the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) and developed in response to growth in the use of LNG as a bunker fuel by operators looking to meet the low sulphur targets required by MARPOL Annex VI.
KVH Videotel has launched a cyber security training programme, produced in association with shipping association BIMCO, to address the threat of ransomware and other computer system breaches.
KVH company Videotel has introduced its new Videotel Performance Manager, combining training content from Videotel with web-based data analytics from KVH, with the aim of providing maritime managers with useful insights into fleet training activities.
KVH has launched YOURlink, a pay-per-video content delivery service that can be used to distribute company-produced videos to all vessels in a fleet, while also introducing a partnership with ChartCo to transmit digital charts and publications to ships under the name CHARTlink. Both services will form part of KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery platform.
Videotel has launched a new e-Learning content delivery platform that will allow users to view its range of maritime training programmes on a variety of devices, including tablets and mobile phones, both for studying and for testing their progress.
Videotel has released its latest computer based training course dealing with safety of hazardous materials, designed to enable crew and shipping office staff to become familiar with the rules governing the carriage of hazardous materials.
Videotel has revised its ballast water management (BWM) computer based training package to address the requirements of the IMO’s newly ratified BWM Convention, a global treaty that is designed to stop the spread of invasive species from ships’ ballast water.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has released a computer based training programme, produced by Videotel, to encourage safe navigation in the Singapore Strait.
KVH has announced that it has begun offering Videotel’s new safety and training video about the Zika virus free to all mariners worldwide, with the goal of increasing awareness of the prevention measures that can keep seafarers and their colleagues and families safe from the disease.
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