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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Livewire Digital has launched a new Java Automated Transfer System (JATS) software package, which allows companies to increase the efficiency of large file transfers over satellite between remote locations.
Raytheon Anschütz has introduced a series of universal course converters, which enable ship operators to retain existing equipment such as repeaters and autopilots when retrofitting an old gyro compass with analogue step or synchro output.
Apax Partners has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Telenor Satellite Services, and says it will now incorporate the company into the new Vizada brand, the company which was formerly France Telecom Mobile Satellite Communications (FTMSC).
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