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Videotel Marine International has released a computer-based training (CBT) course for deck and engineering officers serving on LNG tankers to work towards compliance with the competence standards of the Society of International Gas Tanker & Terminal Operators (SIGTTO).

Friday, 28 September 2007 15:33

Stratos launches FleetBroadband service

Stratos has introduced its new maritime broadband satellite communications solution based on Inmarsat's next generation FleetBroadband service.

Friday, 28 September 2007 15:32

MTN and SES trial mini-VSAT antennas

SES NEW SKIES, an SES company, is to team up with SeaMobile's Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN) VSAT business unit to conduct extensive field tests of new miniaturized VSAT antennas, to offer satellite communications services for small vessels.

Friday, 28 September 2007 15:30

GL online database of regulation changes

Germanischer Lloyd has released its new GL Rules Pilot system, an online database that gives individualised information about the effect that changes in regulations may have on any particular company, based on its fleet structure and specific information needs.

Chemical company Yara International has partnered with the Wilhelmsen Maritime Services (WMS) subsidiary of Wilh. Wilhelmsen to create a joint venture called Yarwil, that will be tasked with offering new emissions reduction technologies to the maritime market. Both parent companies will own a 50 per cent stake in the venture.

Friday, 28 September 2007 15:23

USCG warning on equipment identity codes

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has issued a warning to users of marine radio and AIS equipment, saying that failure to properly input the device's Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) could delay the response of rescue services in an emergency situation.

Singapore has launched a new initiative worth about US$8 million aimed at providing wireless internet access to vessels off its coast.

Thursday, 13 September 2007 15:19

ThurayaMarine launch date confirmed

Thuraya CEO Yousuf Al Sayed, speaking at the GITEX 2007 exhibition, has outlined some of the company's plans for its new ThurayaMarine terminal, planned to be released to market in January 2008.

SeaMobile has reached an agreement to provide its Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN) VSAT satellite services aboard three vessels of Global Marine Systems, a subsea cable installation and maintenance company.

Thursday, 13 September 2007 15:17

BW Offshore to install SIS software

Star Information Systems (SIS) has announced that BW Offshore will install the Star IPS software system across its fleet of FPSO/FSO's.

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