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BAE Sees Way to Replace GPS

BAE Systems unveils research on an advanced positioning system using existing transmissions to calculate accurately the user’s location Military platforms commonly use Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to find their position and navigate.

GAPS Act now heads to the Senate

Congresswoman Hahn’s Port Security Bill Passes the House.   Congresswoman Janice Hahn’s port security legislation has passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 411 to 9.  H.R. 4005 “Gauging

Silver Ships Delivers Patrol Boats to NC Sheriffs

Silver Ships, Inc. recently delivered two 27’ Patrol Boats to the New Hanover and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Departments.   The vessels will be tasked with patrolling the Intracoastal Waterways, the

AWO Applauds TWIC Reform Legislation

Waterways Operators Applaud House Passage of Bill to Streamline Worker Certification, Call on Senate to Act Quickly So Legislation Can Become Law.   Thomas Allegretti, President & CEO of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), praised the House of Representatives for its passage of H.

Clay Maitland Named to Board of Glacier Society

Clay Maitland, managing partner of International Registries LLC (which administers the Marshall Islands ship registry), Founding Chairman of  the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA),

World’s First Hybrid Car Carrier Completed

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) announced the completion of the hybrid car carrier Emerald Ace, designed to generate zero emissions while berthed, at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Australian Electronic Chart Service Launched

On the recent UN World Hydrography Day the Hydrographer of Australia announced enlarged ENC coverage & a new AusENC service AMSA's Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Mick Kinley, was a guest of honour

Canada's TSB Reports on Commercial Fishing Safety

The Transortation Safety Board publishes its findings on a broad safety investigation into commercial fishing accidents in Canada Since 1992 the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has made 42 recommendations concerning fishing safety, and many of these recommendations have been acted on.

Universities, Environmentalists get Help From Underwater Cameras

More universities and environmental groups are using underwater video systems to assist in their research and monitoring operations. These cameras can be very useful tools in studying benthic habitats and marine organisms, and to monitor the impact of pollution on the environment.

Moore Stephens Strengthens Regulatory Advisory Team

Moore Stephens has further strengthened its regulatory advisory capability with the appointment of John Westlake as compliance manager. John Westlake has a broad perspective of the insurance industry acquired through a variety of roles,

ECDIS Solution by Transas for Jo Tankers

Jo Tankers, of Bergen, Norway, choose Transas Marine as an ECDIS supplier for its fleet The agreement includes upgrade of 3 vessels, retrofit on-board 11 vessels and 6 planned newbuilds. All vessels will be equipped with Dual 26'' Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS Premium Multifunction Display,

TK Foundation Approves Maritime Education/Research Funding

The TK Foundation has announced the approval of eight grants totalling nearly $2 million. The TK Foundation is a strong funding vehicle for maritime programs and youth development. Its maritime grant-making program is proactive,