SELEX Communications, a Finmeccanica company, has been awarded a "200,000 bridge refit contract for the Mighty Servant 3, a 27,720 tonne, Dutch registered, 180m semi-submersible heavy-lift vessel, owned by Dockwise Ltd of Bermuda.
Navitas Telecom, a provider of mobile GSM networks, has signed a contract with Star Cruises, the world's third largest cruise operator, to provide maritime GSM services on board the majority of Star Cruises Asian fleet.
Grimaldi Group (Naples) and Intership Navigation have announced the release and immediate availability of a new technical data exchange protocol called Shipdex, which the companies aim to make freely available to the shipping industry.
Inmarsat has announced that the final Inmarsat-4 satellite, the last of the three-part network that will carry the FleetBroadband service worldwide, will be launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on April 28, 2008.
BlueFinger, the maritime division of Cybit Positioning Solutions, reports that it is to launch its new on-line vessel tracking service Saffire-Online in May 2008, with the aim of facilitating companies in the implementation of the latest IMO long-range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) regulations.
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