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Rays of Hope Seen for German Marine Equipment Suppliers

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Germany’s marine and offshore equipment suppliers will have to continue efforts this year to respond to the continuing weak demand from other countries and growing competition in global shipping markets, says German Engineering Federation (VDMA) who reported a decline in orders in the maritime sector in 2017 as sales slid slightly to €11.1 billion ($12.

HENSOLDT Acquires Kelvin Hughes

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 HENSOLDT Acquires Kelvin Hughes   Kelvin Hughes has been acquired by HENSOLDT (formerly Airbus Defense Electronics) as a result of an agreement by its owners ECI Partners to sell its investment in the company.   “Following the buyout from Smiths Group, ECI has been a consistent and supportive partner as we have consolidated our position as a global leader in surveillance and security radar solutions,” said Kelvin Hughes CEO, Russell Gould.

Meet OSCAR, the Water Rescue Training Dummy

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Recovering someone who has fallen into the water is no easy task, especially if the victim is unconscious or lethargic due to cold temperatures. Training is essential to prepare potential rescuers for how difficult it can actually be. The OSCAR Water-Rescue Training Dummy from Emerald Marine Products is used by safety instructors across North America for teaching people what it's like to retrieve a lifeless, 180 lb.

Technology

LED Indicator Enhances Shore Power Convenience

Photo: Hubbell

The ability to quickly verify whether shore power connections carry live current is a basic safety

ACR Electronics Acquires United Moulders

ACR Electronics, Inc. confirmed it has acquired United Moulders Ltd. (UML), a United Kingdom based designer and manufacturer of lifejacket inflating devices.

SeaCURE BWTS Completes USCG Type Approval Tests

The Evoqua SeaCURE system has completed all USCG Type Approval tests (Photo: Evoqua)

SeaCURE Ballast Water Management System (BWMS), the electrochlorination based solution from Evoqua

Maritime Safety

Fishing Vessel Owner Jailed for Crew Fatalities

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The owner of a fishing vessel has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to

Solo Fisherman Prepares for Man-Overboard Situtation

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The cold, shark-infested waters off the Farallon Islands are no place to fall overboard.

Compact Circuit Tester Improves Marine Safety

Photo: Hubbell

While conventional 3-wire grounding is essential to electrical safety on a boat, minute faults can

Marine Propulsion

Volvo Penta Names Ljungström VP of Finance, CFO

Lars Ljungström (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Lars Ljungström has been appointed to vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO)

Voith Completes First Major Marine Overhaul at New UK Facility

1)	A Voith technician dis-assembles the Voith Schneider Propeller (Photo: Voith)

Voith Turbo, a manufacturer of a wide range of products for the marine industry, said it has

MTU 4000 Engines to Power Harbor Tugs

Four Robert Allen/ Rastar 2900 SX terminal tugs from Sanmar will be used in the fleet in the Tanger-Med Port in Morocco, operated by the Danish towage company Svitzer as of 2018. The tugs will each be fitted with two 16V 4000 M73L MTU engines. (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

Rolls-Royce and Sanmar Shipyards in Turkey have signed a contract for the delivery of eight MTU

Marine Power

Christie Joins OEM Group in Technical Support Role

Malcolm Christie (Photo: OEM Group)

OEM Group said it has appointed industry veteran Malcolm Christie in a senior technical support

Sizing Up the Market, Scaling Solutions to Size

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GE Dips its toes in inland waters with its compact and easy to install Tier IV EGR solution    In

Wärtsilä to Power Two New Fishing Trawlers

rendering of the fishing trawler to be built at the PJSC Vyborg shipyard in Russia (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä said it has been contracted to provide the engines and the complete propulsion package

Marine Electronics

Saudi Aramco Selects CTG Ballast Water Testing Device

Dr. Brian Phillips (Photo: CTG)

Oil producer Saudi Aramco has selected Chelsea Technologies Group (CTG), designer and manufacturer

Canadian Coast Guard Expands Mapping Capability

Underwater image captured using an EM 712 multibeam echo sounder (Image: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Maritime said the Canadian Coast Guard has chosen its high resolution EM 712 multibeam

Simrad Announces A2004 Autopilot Controller

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The new Simrad A2004 is a dedicated autopilot controller designed to meet the needs of workboat

Software Solutions

Marine Business Software Delivers Advantages

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MasterTools, from Online Computing, replaces disparate applications with a single solution

Shell's Integrated Lubrication Solutions for World's Largest Box Ship

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Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has appointed Shell Marine to provide its integrated marine

Raytheon Debuts New Bridge System

SYNAPSIS NAVAL is the new generation of a software-defined and open architecture based naval Integrated Navigation System (Photo: Raytheon Anschütz)

Raytheon Anschütz has launched its next generation naval navigation and bridge system SYNAPSIS