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Following some earlier regulatory confusion, the Hong Kong Maritime Department has confirmed that all United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) digital nautical publications may now be used to meet vessel carriage requirements in the region.

Ship Equip has reported a record monthly turnover figure for December 2008, confirming orders for 53 broadband satcom installations for the month alone.

Friday, 23 January 2009 13:27

60-vessel Solstad deal for Marlink

Marlink has signed a 60-month agreement to provide its Sealink Maritime VSAT system to the 23-vessel fleet of Norwegian Offshore company Solstad Shipping.

ChartCo has added regulations for Gibraltar to its Flag State Regulations product, RegsManager.

Kongsberg Maritime has updated the functionality of its Neptune Engine Room Simulator (ERS) so that it can now be operated from a real Integrated Automation System (IAS).

The businesses of Seacoast Electronics and Radio Holland USA have been fully merged into a single company, following Seacoast's original entry into the Radio Holland Group organisation in 2007.

Friday, 23 January 2009 13:26

S-57 ENCs available for Web VTS

International S-57 Hydrographic Data Electronic Navigation Charts are now available for all users of Siitech's Web VTS (web based VTS) system.

Friday, 16 January 2009 13:25

Inmarsat expects growth despite downturn

In spite of increasing worries of the effect of the global economic downturn in the shipping industry, Inmarsat has said that it expects to see an increase in revenues of between 6 and 8 per cent in 2009.

Friday, 16 January 2009 13:25

Motia installs IMOS

Motia Compagnia di Navigazione, based in Italy, has chosen to install Veson’s Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS) at its Venice headquarters, with test installations of the IMOS OnBoard system also running on some of its vessels.

AMI Australia reports that it has placed its largest ever order for McMurdo's E5 Smartfind 406 emergency distress equipment ahead of the imminent switch off of the 121.5 MHz homing frequency for emergency beacons.

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