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B-QUA for Ballast Water Surveillance

Meteor (Photo: Aqua-Tools)

The Government of Canada is testing aqua-tools’ B-QUA ballast water sampling and monitoring kit for possible use in the Canadian ballast water surveillance program. The program is being led a research scientist from Fisheries and Oceans Canada out of the Great Lakes Laboratory for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, in Burlington, Ontario.

VIKING Expects Steady Growth

Viking Life-Saving Equipment CEO, Henrik Uhd Christensen Photo credit Viking

   For the second consecutive year, revenue and earnings remained stagnant for 2017 at VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S. Signs of a slight improvement in the economy are encouraging, as well as VIKING’s gain in market share. Two of the largest customer segments, the cargo ship market and offshore industry,

DNV GL: The Drone Squad for Ship Surveys

Photo: DNV GL

With four drone types in its arsenal, DNV GL has adapted its survey technology to various ship structures. Recently DNV GL reached a new milestone with its first offshore drone survey.   It's a gusty day in Gdynia, Poland, and outside the DNV GL station Leszek Alba is waiting for the wind to change.

BWMS with Automatic Filter Receives USCG Certificate


Technology enterprise Boll & Kirch said one of its product innovations, the Bollfilter Automatic Type 6.18.3, recently helped SunRui Marine Environment Engineering, based in Qingdao, China, qualify for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) certificate.   Since the beginning of 2016, ballast water management

MOL Adopts 'Common Rail Fuel Injection' System

Main engine equipped with common rail fuel injection system Photo MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that its group company, Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai, Ltd. will use a main engine equipped with the MAN Diesel & Turbo SE (MDT)-developed “common rail fuel injection system” on a newbuilding vessel.   Shop test of the main engine was completed on January 29 and the vessel is slated for launching in 2018.

IMO recommends Fleet Safety for GMDSS


Fleet Safety from Inmarsat, a new service incorporating FleetBroadband and a Maritime Safety Terminal (MST) has been recommended for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) recognition, after its performance was subjected to intensive review by a group of International Maritime Organization-appointed experts.

When it comes to moving fluids, Albin delivers

With a line of 12 General Purpose Pumps, Albin Pump Marine  delivers reliable performance, at an appealing price point. Photo Albin Pump Marine

Whether on board or dockside, Albin Pump Marine makes moving fluid an easy task with its line of 12 General Purpose Pumps that deliver reliable performance, at an appealing price point. Albin Flexible Impeller Pumps are self-priming and available in 12V or 24V. Used for pumping a wide range of viscous fluids,

Globecomm Unveils Expanded Nimbus Range

The expanded Nimbus range supports the next generation of hybrid and satellite connectivity. Photo courtesy Globecomm

Globecomm has unveiled an expanded range of its Nimbus smartbox. The Nimbus range now includes three options, Nimbus Lite, Nimbus and Nimbus Pro, each designed to meet the diverse communications needs of shipowners, managers and crew. The expanded range builds on the success of Nimbus, the ‘bandwidth-neutral’

River Cruisers Get Wastewater Treatment Upgrade

The Carissima is one of a number of river cruise vessels being retrofitted with ACO Marine’s waste water treatment systems Photo courtesy ACO MARINE

ACO Marine has been awarded contracts to supply its wastewater treatment technology as retrofit solutions to river cruise vessels operating on European waterways. The 232-passenger capacity sisters Ukraina and Moldavia, undergoing refit work at the Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company’s fleet maintenance base in Izmail,

Rolls-Royce to Equip UK Navy's Type 26 Warships

The Rolls-Royce Mission Bay Handling System (Rolls-Royce)

Rolls-Royce Canada said it has won a contract with BAE Systems for its mission bay handling technology for the U.K. Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ship. The contract covers the first three ships, the first of which is currently under construction at the BAE Systems Glasgow shipyard, Scotland.