News

Hadi Hammad Al Hammam Group, a service provider to the oil and gas industry based in Saudi Arabia, has completed the implementation of the ABS NS fleet management software package to assist in managing its OSV fleet.

IMO’s continuing process of modernising GMDSS has seen delegates at a Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR) Sub-Committee meeting in March put Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband system forward to undergo technical assessment by IMSO (International Mobile Satellite Organization) pursuant to future inclusion as a compliant service, with a report to be provided for consideration by the next NCSR in 2018.

Russian fishing fleet operator Dobroflot Corporate Group is to implement VSAT communications systems from Orange Business Services on 14 vessels following the agreement of a new contract.

Simrad has launched its ECDIS ONE subscription service, a package that includes requirements scoping, planning consultancy, ECDIS hardware, system commissioning, service support and type-specific ECDIS training for a single monthly fee.

Rock Seven has launched a new two-way Machine-to-Machine (M2M) satellite communications system with integrated antenna for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, using the Iridium network.

Lloyd’s Register (LR) reports that it has made a “significant investment” in Hamburg-based ship management software provider Hanseaticsoft, as part of the class society’s strategy to improve its range of digital services.

Orolia, the owner of the McMurdo and Kannad brands, has entered into an agreement to acquire Netherlands-based Netwave Systems, a supplier of Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs), automated vessel monitoring products and safety services.

DNV GL is working with Greek shipowner Consolidated Marine Management (CMM) on a pilot project to create a process for testing the health of control and communication networks on board seagoing vessels.

Oldendorff Carriers has reached an agreement with BMT SMART, a subsidiary of BMT Group, to roll out the SMARTFLEET fleet performance management platform along with a vessel data collection system to drive improved efficiency in the operation of Oldendorff’s ships.

KVH reports that it has now passed the milestone of shipping its 7,000th mini-VSAT Broadband system, a few months short of the tenth anniversary of the launch of the service.

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