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First Manned Dive to the Titanic in 14 Years

.Scientists intend to publish the full results alongside a documentary film being made by Atlantic Productions London.The RMS Titanic sank after striking an iceberg during its maiden voyage in 1912, leading to the deaths of 1,517 of the 2,223 people on board, in one of the largest and most well-known maritime tragedies.While on the wreck site, the team aboard Limiting Factor laid a wreath and held a ceremony in honor of the deceased.Victor Vescovo, CEO of Caladan Oceanic and the submersible’s chief pilot, said, “We are so pleased that we were able to repeatedly take the Limiting Factor down

The latest Kongsberg AUV, HUGIN Superior is its most advanced, with significantly enhanced data, positioning and endurance capabilities.  Photo: Kongsberg

MTR100: Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg MaritimeHorten, NorwayPresident/CEO: Egil HaugsdalNo. of Employees: 11,000www.kongsberg.com/maritimeKongsberg Maritime’s subsea portfolio includes everything from underwater robots and transponders to hydroacoustic sonar systems and cloud-based infrastructure for data storage and analysis. The company’s subsea portfolio includes single and multibeam echo sounders, sonars, underwater vehicles and subsea transponders and positioning systems, in addition to software and solutions for defense customers. In line with other marine sectors, Kongsberg Maritime is also at the forefront

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Offshore Wind: Regulatory “Takes” – Take a Close Look

directly injure, a marine mammal or stock, e.g., migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering.  Vineyard Wind, and National Marine Fisheries, do not expect the project to cause mortalities or serious injuries; hence, the “harassment” filing is deemed appropriate.For maritime companies experienced with ocean energy projects, such as oil and gas, these are not new concepts and regulatory demands.  The MMPA was passed in 1972 and updated over the last 47 years.Along the Atlantic, however, there is no ocean-based energy construction industry comparable to, say, the

Admiral Karl Schultz – Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard

MTR100: #2 Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant, USCG

predictably impressive for an officer that has ascended to the top of the United States Coast Guard. Admiral Schultz, who become the 26th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard on June 1, 2018, hit the ground running and has been on a mission since day one to not only stress the importance of the maritime industry as a whole, but to inextricably link the U.S. maritime industry – inland, Great Lakes and coastal – to the current and future success of the U.S. economy. He and his leadership team have been tireless advocates to ensure that Coast Guard operation and asset budgets as well as

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Mermaid Reports Subsea Contracts

Mermaid Maritime announced that its Middle East and Southeast Asian business units have recently been awarded subsea contracts with a combined total estimated potential contract value of $7.4 million.The first highlighted scope of work, commencing in the third quarter of 2019, involves carrying out air diving and a light work-class remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) services for a national upstream oil and gas company offshore in the Middle East GCC. The duration of the contract is for approximately nine months.The second highlighted work package, also commencing in the third quarter of 2019

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China Fishing Safety Workshop Mulls Treaty Ratification

and IUU Fishing (October 21-23) will be followed by the Joint FAO/ILO/IMO Working Group on IUU Fishing (October 23-25).  The workshop was attended by 45 participants from the Bureau of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs; Ministry of Transport; Shanghai Ocean University; Dalian Maritime University; China Overseas Fisheries Association; China Classification Society; all China's coastal provincial port authorities; IMO; FAO; The Pew Charitable Trusts and the IMO Number Scheme manager


Fabien Napolitano (left) and Thomas Buret (Photos: iXblue)

Executive Team Changes at iXblue

as Chief Executive Officer of the Group.Since joining iXblue in 2002 as an R&D engineer, Buret has made a considerable contribution to the company's development and to making iXblue a world leader in inertial navigation, the company said. Previously in charge of the company's space and then maritime activities, he has been the head of the navigation department since 2017.For Fabien Napolitano, "it has always been in iXblue’s DNA to provide customers with new solutions, enabling them to go a step further and make their dreams become reality. In the fields of maritime applications

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Sea Machines to Demo Autonomy for MarAd

Sea Machines Robotics has been a progressive leader in advancing autonomy in the maritime space, and today it announced a deal with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MarAd) to demonstrate the value of Sea Machines’ autonomous technology in marine oil-spill response ops. The scope of the deal has Sea Machines installing its SM300 autonomous-command system aboard a Marine Spill Response Corp. (MSRC)-owned MARCO skimming vessel and will train MSRC personnel to operate the system. Then, on August 21, Sea Machines and MSRC will execute simulated oil-spill

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Regulatory Crewing Challenges for Offshore Wind Vessels

of the marine-related laws governing vessel crewing to ensure conflicting interpretations do not impede the development of this promising new offshore wind industry.  About the AuthorJonathan K. Waldron is a partner in the Blank Rome's Washington, D.C., office who concentrates his practice in maritime, international and environmental law, including maritime security. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for 20 years, attaining the rank of commander, and was senior counsel to the Marine Spill Response Corporation

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New GNS Voyager Planning Station Ready

The maritime services group Global Navigation Solutions (GNS) has announced a further enhancement to its Voyager Planning Station (VPS), with the addition of tools to manage compliance with special environmental requirements under International Maritime Organization (IMO) MARPOL regulations.The specialist providers of maritime navigation information, solutions and support to the global shipping industry said in a press release that the upgrade comes as part of the release of Voyager 7.3.4, making it easier for users to manage MARPOL compliance with designated Special Areas, Emission Control Areas and

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