Mobile network operator Three is to provide seafarers visiting ports across the UK with free mobile internet as part of a national scheme being run in collaboration with the UK Merchant Navy Welfare Board, which aims to connect international seafarers with their families using internet communications tools.
Eighty-two people have been rescued from a stranded ship near Java after authorities were able to use positional information from the onboard satellite phone to pinpoint its location.
Power and automation technology group ABB has introduced a number of new software applications for the marine market aimed at assisting in reducing fuel consumption.
GMT Communications Partners (GMT), a European media and communications focused private equity group, has invested in maritime e-learning provider Seagull, the companies report.
Grieg Star has contracted SpecTec to build a new AMOS ship database, importing a Shipdex dataset for new crane equipment delivered by MacGregor.
The vessel National Geographic Explorer has had its ECDIS software upgraded during a recent visit to Scandinavia, in the wake of recent IHO concerns over display issues with ECDIS systems.
Livewire Connections has launched a new section on its website, designed to help users locate spare parts for their Sea Tel VSAT and TVRO antenna systems.
ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd has signed a new agreement with Kelvin Hughes to offer training on Kelvin Hughes MantaDigital systems, on a global basis.
Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) is to supply its PC-based marine design software package to Dubai-based Focus Marine LLC, a provider of services to the United Arab Emirates shipbuilding industry.
Inmarsat has announced the latest partners for its forthcoming Global Xpress Ka-band service, after the Telemar Group and Florida-based GMPCS Personal Communications were named as the first Value Added Resellers for the product, while JRC has signed up to provide a range of connectivity solutions for the service.
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