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Icebreaker crew face shipboard fire and blackouts while on mission to Antarctica

February 28, 2019 Coast Guard icebreaker crew North Star fought the fire that erupted in the ship’s incinerator compartment on February 10, the latest problem encountered by the crew during their long deployments in Antarctica. After using four extinguishers to try to stop the blaze, it took two hours for the crew to put out […]

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Australia to revert to pre-Covid maximum onboard service limits for seafarers

FILE PHOTO: Shutterstock.com / Zoya_Yakovleva Australia is set to end interim regulations that have allowed seafarers to work beyond the maximum time limits set by international maritime labor regulations amid the COVID-19 crisis. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) announced on Monday that from February 28, 2021, the interim COVID arrangements that allowed seafarers to […]

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The Navy asks McKean Defense for CANES onboard networking services that involve computers and communications

WASHINGTON- The US Navy has awarded a contract worth a potential $69.8 million over five years for engineering services for its shipboard tactical network. C4ISRnet reports. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading the original article Military and aerospace electronics takes: 22 Oct 2020 — The Navy said Philadelphia-based defense contractor McKean Defense Group has won a one-year […]

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Coast Guard cutter crew fights fire on board

Written by sailor log stick An investigator aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Waesche, looks back towards the cutter’s superstructure in the western Pacific Ocean, September 19. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aidan Cooney) The US Coast Guard Waesche (WMSL 751) arrived in Yokosuka, Japan today after battling an onboard engineering fire Sept. […]

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Navy shipboard electronics experts choose Lyme Computer for rugged networking hardware on surface warships

PHILADELPHIA CREAM – The U.S. Navy’s shipboard electronics experts needed industrial-grade Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) networking hardware for several classes of Navy ships. They found their solution with Lyme Computer Systems (LCS) Inc. in Lebanon, NH Officials at the Philadelphia Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Philadelphia announced on Tuesday a potential five-year, $31.8 […]

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Navy asks DRS for open-architecture shipboard displays for planned destroyer and cruiser upgrades

WASHINGTON- US Navy surface warfare experts purchase additional consoles, displays, and shipboard peripherals from Leonardo DRS in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to promote maximum reuse of software aboard Navy surface combatants. Naval Sea Systems Command officials in Washington announced an $8.8 million order from DRS earlier this month for the Consoles, Displays, and Peripherals (CDP) program. The […]

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Navy conducts market research for $ 2.5 billion follow-up contract with CANES Shipboard Networks

The U.S. Navy has issued a request for information on potential vendors as it works on a new procurement strategy for the potential $ 2.5 billion contract for consolidated enterprise and offshore network services, a the Bloomberg government reported on Friday. The CANES program is a commercial off-the-shelf systems integration initiative that aims to consolidate […]

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Global In-Vehicle Cable Market (2020 to 2030) – Impact and Recovery of COVID-19 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – The report “Shipboard Cables Global Market Report 2020-30: Covid 19 Impact and Recovery” has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The global in-vehicle cables market was worth $ 3.61 billion in 2019. It is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.44% and reach $ 5.77 billion […]

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Sailor aboard USS Boxer in San Diego becomes first shipboard sailor to test positive for COVID-19

SAN DIEGO – A sailor aboard the amphibious assault ship Boxer has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first US Navy sailor to do so, the Navy said in a statement on Sunday. The sailor, whose official status is “presumptive positive” until confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is now in isolation […]

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Shipowners want notice limiting cadets for on-board training suspended

National shipowners have urged the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) to suspend a recent notice it issued which limits the number of cadets to be accommodated on board ships for their on-board training. Cadets from the country’s oldest maritime school, the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) PHOTO BY WILMAR ALMERIA According to Pedro G. Aguilar, executive […]

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Gallagher Marine expands technical services on board with mAuditor

Posted on Jan 17, 2020 1:26 PM by The maritime executive Gallagher Marine System expands technical services on board with mAuditor Gallagher Marine signs on mAuditor, a cloud-based electronic checklist powered by data science to revolutionize assessments, audits, investigations and inspections Gallagher Marine Systems LLC. (GMS), a leading provider of comprehensive marine pollution response and […]

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Curtiss-Wright Signs $ 132 Million Deal for On-Board Box Supplier 901D; David Adams quoted

David adams Curtiss-Wright (NYSE: CW) has agreed to acquire electronics producer 901D Holdings for approximately $ 132 million in cash as part of efforts to expand its work with the US Navy on shipbuilding programs. Curtiss-Wright said Tuesday he expects the transaction to close in December, subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions, […]

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Launch of a game application to reduce deficiencies on board ships

Hong Kong ship management giant Anglo-Eastern has launched an educational game app aimed at reducing deficiencies on board ships. Launched during Hong Kong Maritime Week, Vessel Inspector is a gaming app that encourages players to compete with their peers to achieve zero impairment. The goal is to improve situational awareness skills in a competitive play […]

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Maritime players: 4IR is repositioning jobs and skills on board

Fluency in English and professional skills based on the Convention on Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Standards (STCW) are no longer sufficient to guarantee employment at sea, especially with the advent of automated vessels which threaten to eliminate human workers on board ships. This was confirmed by those responsible for crew training and training in maritime […]

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L3 unit to support US Navy shipboard training systems

A subsidiary of L3 Technologies has been awarded a contract worth $76 million to support integrated training systems aboard US Navy ships. Credit: US Navy/Nicholas O’Neill. A subsidiary of L3 Technologies has been awarded a $76 million contract to support integrated training systems aboard US Navy ships. The contract was awarded to the new Maritime […]

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3D printing on board ships spreads around the world – 3DPrint.com

Polar waters, icy environments and seemingly hostile environments make the Arctic one of the most difficult marine environments to work with., especially with regard to ships and marine technology. This complexity demands risk-based designs and frameworks for safe and sustainable technology that can survive in difficult ecosystems. The very harsh sailing conditions in arctic or […]

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Canadian Navy tests augmented reality for onboard maintenance

Video again courtesy of Kognitiv Spark Posted on Apr 2, 2019 2:15 PM by The maritime executive The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is now testing augmented reality glasses to facilitate maintenance and repair work aboard warships. The system, which RCN calls Mixed Reality Remote Assistant Support (MIRRAS), is based on Kognitiv Spark software for Microsoft […]

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Wastewater treatment without sludge on board ships? Not scientifically possible, says the paper

Written by Nick blenkey “There are systems certified for use at sea that are scientifically incapable of treating wastewater,” says Mark Beavis, CEO of ACO Marine. Some approved types of marine wastewater treatment are at sea and are scientifically incapable of treating the wastewater. This is the charge brought by a group of leading wastewater […]

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The Talos missile had an assembly line aboard a wonderfully complex ship with a launch system

Talos was truly a modular design, with three separate components – missile, thruster, and control fins – to be mated and tested before being declared ready for use. The intricate and outsized nature of Talos – the missile was 32 feet long and weighed nearly 8,000 pounds when fully configured – meant that it could […]

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ITC considers innovative connectivity solutions on board ships – Cruise Industry News

Working with the commercial and offshore marine industries, delivering heaps of bandwidth is nothing new to ITC Global, according to Kevin Franciotti, vice president of channel partners. The company’s commitments to combined satellites owned by Panasonic mean it can offer connectivity decked out with innovative solutions on board ships, Franciotti explained. The amount of data […]

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Hidden Benefits of an Onboard Asbestos Survey

Image courtesy of Lucion Marine Published on June 19, 2018 09:36 by John Chillingworth, Lucion Marine Hazardous Material Inventory (HMI) surveys, when done correctly, can have a range of unexpected benefits for vessel owners. Recent experience not only underscores the value for shipowners to have an approved inventory for their vessels, but also reaffirms the […]

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Marines revisit UAS Group 5 requirements on board ships after industry warnings of high cost

The Office of Naval Research and DARPA are collaborating on Project Tern to give small forward-deployed vessels the ability to serve as mobile launch and recovery sites for medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems that would provide ISR and other capabilities. DARPA rendering. SAN DIEGO – The Marine Corps is re-examining the requirements for its Amphibious […]

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Study: Funding levels for training aboard Navy ships have remained unchanged for decades

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG-57) participate in an engineering training exercise September 26, 2017. U.S. Navy Photo The deadly decline in fleet readiness this year is caused, in part, by budget cuts, Navy management says, but DC think tanks say the money is there, the problem is to know […]

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USMMA suspends its on-board training program

Image file Posted on November 3, 2016 1:50 PM by Paul Benecki The United States Merchant Marine Academy issued a statement Thursday saying the academy is suspending training on active merchant ships until “it is satisfied that [Midshipmen’s] the training will take place in a safe environment. The full statement follows: While the Department of […]

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The Evolution BWT system begins testing on board the USCG

Cathelco announced that its Evolution Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) system has begun onboard testing for US Coast Guard type approval. The system was installed on Svendborg Strait, a 1,085 TEU container ship owned by Carsten Rehder of Hamburg. “From the start of this project to final completion, we appreciate Cathelco’s care and attention to detail, […]

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E-Logs and SaaS Set to Transform Record Keeping on U.S. Flag Ships

By Dean Shoultz The United States Coast Guard often appears behind schedule when it comes to crafting rules involving technological advancements on board ships. Often by the time the USCG gets a final rule approved for publication in the Code of Federal Regulations, the technology that that final rule was supposed to address has been […]

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New on-board firefighting simulator

Press release – After an extensive trial period and pilot sessions with professional AFF instructors and crews, VSTEP has released its Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF) Simulator for Onboard Incidents. The AFF simulator allows participants to experience and train for any incident aboard a ship and is designed to fully support and comply with STCW Advanced […]

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Coast Guard considers power aboard ASCO for Reliance and Famous class cutters

BALTIMORE, May 29, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard officials needed power electronics on board the ships for the 210-foot Reliance-class and 270-foot Famous-class cutters. They found their solution with ASCO Power Technologies, a business unit of Emerson Network Power in Florham Park, NJ The Coast Guard Surface Forces Logistics Center in Baltimore recommends several power electronics […]

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Fort Lauderdale (FL) firefighters conduct a firefighting drill aboard ships ashore

By John B. Molenda, Deputy Fire ChiefPictures of Doug Eaton As the Venice of America, the city of Fort Lauderdale experiences a constant influx of shipping traffic. The hundreds of yachts, numerous marine repair facilities, and special events, such as the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, Winterfest Boat Parade, and other attractions make Fort Lauderdale a […]

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FIRE IN THE HOLD EXERCISE ON BOARD

FIRE IN THE HOLD EXERCISE ON BOARD A shipboard fire presents a significant challenge to land-based firefighters who realistically cannot have intimate knowledge of every vessel visiting their jurisdiction. The Metro-Dade County Fire Department (FI.) is responsible for marine fire protection at the Port of Miami and much of the Miami River. Miami’s proximity to […]