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May 2016 Issue

SeaByte, OceanServer Announce Partnership
SeeByte and OceanServer have announced a new commercial partnership. The companies successfully delivered three Iver3 systems with SeeByte’s software to the U.K.’s Ministry Of Defence (MOD) Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S).

Following that success, both companies are offering the Iver3 EOD-XO Neptune Edition. Designed to enhance mine countermeasure missions, the system offers launch and recovery software management, water column flight management, static and dynamic exclusion zones, survey and reacquire tasks, and real-time progress and status monitoring.

Saab Seaeye Wins Corporate
Excellence Award

Saab Seaeye has won the Corporate Excellence Award from the Washington, D.C.-based Marine Technology Society. The award is given in recognition of an organization’s considerable contribution to the industry and to ROV technology.

Chair of the Marine ROV Committee, Chuck Richards, presented the award at the Underwater Intervention show in New Orleans to James Douglas of Saab Seaeye.

Kongsberg Maritime to
Grow Rental Service

Kongsberg Maritime Ltd. is expanding its extensive subsea Aberdeen-based rental pool with the addition of the MUNIN AUV. The MUNIN is designed to collect high-resolution payload data, georeferenced by a survey-grade positioning system. It is a compact vehicle that enables effortless launch and recovery, as well as the possibility of using smaller launch vessels.

The AUV will be available in May 2016.

Sonardyne Deepwater
Pressure Testing Facility Hiring

Sonardyne International Ltd. is hiring for its new deep water hydrostatic pressure testing chamber, one of the largest in the U.K. Located at its headquarters in Yateley, England, the facility is open to third-party companies and organizations to test the integrity of their underwater components and instruments by simulating water depths up to 6,300 m (20,670 ft.)

For more information, including pricing and availability, please email: support@sonardyne.com.

UTEC Survey Appoints Kingdom
Of Saudi Arabia Agents

UTEC Survey appointed Zamil Group as its partner agent in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The appointment allows UTEC Survey to support projects undertaken by its clients actively involved with ARAMCO ‘LTA’ contracting agreements. These contracts include significant offshore brownfield support projects involving pipeline and platform infrastructure upgrades over a seven-year cycle.

IMarEST partners with MAAP to
Launch Philippines Branch

The Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) has joined the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) in launching a Philippines branch. The partnership will support the enhancement, attraction and development of marine professionals in the Philippines.

All will gain access to the IMarEST’s vast online library of technical knowledge, be able to join local events, as well as putting those who are working toward gaining their Certificates of Competency on a path to be able to use these toward a globally recognized professional qualification.

CGG Celebrates 50th Anniversary of
ARGAS Joint Venture in Middle East

CGG congratulates ARGAS, its geophysical services joint venture with TAQA in the Middle East, on its 50th anniversary. Since its creation in January 1966, ARGAS has consistently delivered geophysical innovation and superior technical performance, expanding its business scope from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the whole Arabian Peninsula and Egypt.

ARGAS began operating as Saudi Arabia’s leading geophysical partner for the exploration and development of hydrocarbon, water and mineral resources.

Research Vessel Coated
With Ecospeed in Poland

Ecospeed was applied on the hull of the multipurpose research vessel Imor in Gdask, Poland. Owned by the Maritime Institute in Gdask, this catamaran was designed to perform a range of tasks such as oceanographic measurements and hydrographic or geophysical operations.

The RV Imor was built in 2005 as a multipurpose shallow-water survey and ROV support vessel. It is mainly used for operations in the Baltic and North Sea area.

Danelec Marine Opens New
European Distribution Center

Danelec Marine has opened a new European distribution center in Copenhagen, Denmark, to better serve its growing business regionally. Managed by GEODIS, a global supply chain command company, the distribution center will carry a full range of Danelec Marine products and parts, including ECDIS, voyage data recorders (VDRs) and simplified voyage data recorders (S-VDRs).

Maritime Autonomy Focus for Members
Of Society of Maritime Industries

Companies seeking to develop their business opportunities in maritime autonomous systems (MAS) will have the support of the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI). In response to member demand the trade association has formed a seventh focus group for its maritime engineering membership, which will be led by a MAS Council. MAS impinges on a wide range of maritime applications such as the marine scientific and offshore energy market, deep sea mining, maritime warfare and security operations.

Seagull Maritime, Safebridge
Offer ECDIS Training Portfolio

Safebridge has launched a joint initiative with Seagull Maritime AS. Drawing on the strengths of each organization, the partners will make E-learning expertise from Safebridge and the wide-ranging onboard training platform from Seagull available through a combined offer, benefiting seafarers worldwide.

Under the agreement, Seagull is entitled to add the complete Safebridge range of ECDIS training packages to its well-known onboard Seagull Training System (STS), which is accessible via computer.

ClassNK Opens New Office in Bahrain
ClassNK has opened a new exclusive survey office in Bahrain. The island nation is in the Persian Gulf and is home to the Middle East’s main ship repair yard. Through the opening of this office, ClassNK will improve the efficiency of its ship surveys in the Persian Gulf region.

BSM, Optimum Announce
New Joint Venture Co.

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) and Optimum Ship Management have launched a new joint venture partnership, Hanseatic Cruise Services. Based in Singapore, Hanseatic Cruise Services will provide comprehensive, world-class passenger vessel management services to third-party clients around the world.

Marlink Moves to New Singapore Office
Marlink has moved to a new office in Singapore in order to meet the growing demand for delivery and support of its portfolio of multiband, business-critical communication solutions for maritime customers operating in Southeast Asia.

The new office includes a fully equipped support center operating seven days a week, in addition to live test, demonstration and training facilities, covering all of Marlink’s core connectivity services and solutions.

GMS Expands Global Network
GMS, a buyer of ships and offshore structures, has launched a new operation in Korea. The office will be headed by Gyungbae Gil. The move will allow GMS to strengthen its position in the important East Asian market and grow its expanding customer base. GMS has worked with a significant number of Korean owners and brokers for many years, and as the Korean market continues to grow, more vessels will need to be recycled.

The Training Academy Launches
Marine Surveying Seminars

The Training Academy, the training division of the Maritime Services Group, has launched marine surveying seminars delivered by Ian Biles, one of the world’s foremost marine surveyors. Seminars range from Marine Incident Investigation and Risk Assessment in Ship Operations to The Marine Surveyor as an Expert Witness and ISM for Superyachts, all designed to support marine surveyors and those in related roles to significantly expand their knowledge.


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