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March 2016 Issue

Parker Kittiwake, Littlehampton, England, has received an order of its recently launched Cat Fines Test Kit to equip 70 vessels. It detects the presence of cat fines in a representative sample of fuel oil, which could be abrasive and potentially damaging to the system. Norbulk.

DNV GL, Høvik, Norway, has signed a cooperation agreement that includes dual classification of ships. Priority cooperation areas include ensuring compliance of ships with the requirements of the Polar Code. It will also improve technical standards for the safety of gas-fueled ships. Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.

Teledyne RESON, Slangerup, Denmark, has been awarded contracts to supply a full ocean depth sub-bottom profiler system for newbuild survey vessels. Delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2016. Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey and Qingdao Institute of Marine Geology.

AeroVironment, Simi Valley, California, and NOAA, Washington, D.C., have been contracted to provide the ice breaker Polar Star with an RQ020A Puma AE unmanned aircraft system and a flight crew for the annual “Operation Deep Freeze.” This U.S. Military operation helps resupply the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station. U.S. Coast Guard.

Sonardyne Inc., Houston, Texas, has been selected to provide acoustically aided inertial navigation technology for the Ultra-Light Intervention Vessel (ULIV), Brandon Bordelon. The dual Ranger 2 Pro DP-INS systems will be used to track ROVs during inspection, repair and maintenance activities. Bordelon Marine.

Tritech International Ltd., Aberdeen, Scotland, has signed a contract to provide the Gemini 620pd multibeam profiling system for work-class ROVs. Gemini 620pd is a high-resolution multibeam echosounder with an angular resolution. Saipem.

Saab Seaeye Ltd., Fareham, England, has agreed to provide two Leopards for touchdown and monitoring support. The pioneering Leopard work vehicle will provide a stable work platform, particularly in stronger currents. Louis Dreyfus TravOcean.

Eco Marine Power, Fukuoka, Japan, has signed an agreement in sales and support to pave the way to offer a wide range of products and services to the Canadian shipping and offshore sector. It will also introduce the market to renewable energies based on battery technologies. Jastram Technologies.

Willard Marine, Anaheim, California, recently delivered a SOLAS 670 rescue boat to serve aboard the USACE Dredge McFarland in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The rigid-hull inflatable boat performs at speeds of up to 26.5 kt. and can accommodate nine passengers. U.S. Army.

Damen Shipyards Group, Gorinchem, Netherlands, is constructing a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger 650 to maintain entry to the port of Lakes Entrance and the Gippsland Lakes system in Victoria, Australia, used by recreational fishing and supply vessels. It involves increasing the installed propulsion power to cope with the strong currents characteristic of the harbor’s entrance. Gippsland Ports.

PC Maritime, Plymouth, England, has secured a contract to supply, install and commission dual Navmaster ECDIS on 39 tankers. The installation has been completed at 15 different ports worldwide on 20 ships to date. Overseas Shipholding Group.

ABS, Shanghai, China, has signed a cooperation agreement on Trans-Arctic shipping development. As pioneers of Arctic transportation, the aim is to expand use of the Northeast passage for more regular trading, explore navigation in the Northwest passage and develop ice-classed vessel types appropriate for Trans-Arctic shipping. COSCO.

Wärtsilä Corp., Helsinki, Finland, has signed a maintenance agreement that will create both short- and long-term savings by optimizing assets and improving predictability through extensive condition monitoring services and parts supply management. Ensco.

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