Archives: March 2016

GETTING REAL ON GNSS

March 29, 2016 3:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Veripos, a global supplier of high-precision GNSS positioning services to the offshore oil and gas industries, has extended its ranges of proprietary software with the introduction of Quantum, a new, all-purpose suite of visualization modules providing a state-of-the-art user interface to support next-generation services and features. Read the rest of this entry »

DP ON MEGA EXPEDITION YACHT

March 21, 2016 5:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

During a special press event today at the annual SeaTrade Cruise Global convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Crystal’s President and CEO Edie Rodriguez announced the introduction of the line’s first-ever expedition megayacht, Crystal Endeavor, which will debut in August of 2018.  Named after Captain James Cooks’ research ship “HMS Endeavour,” which discovered Australia and New Zealand nearly 250 years ago – the newly built vessel will be designed for global expedition in Arctic, Antarctic and tropical conditions and is DP equipped. Read the rest of this entry »

KONGSBERGS NEW PIECE OF KIT

March 16, 2016 5:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Kongsberg Maritime has introduced a new system that integrates all available Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and all correction services. The DPS 432 combines full decimetre accuracy with high integrity and availability of GNSS data, supporting the safety and efficiency of offshore operations that rely on advanced dynamic positioning (DP) systems. Read the rest of this entry »

GETTING SENSE ON BALLAST WATER

March 14, 2016 9:44 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As Belgium became the 48th signatory party this week, the Ballast Water Management Convention has now almost gained sufficient ratification to come into force, and will do so in 2017. The remaining 0.18% tonnage will not be difficult to meet within the next one or two months, introducing the industry to a tsunami of compliance costs and uncertainties. Read the rest of this entry »