Engineering Better Propulsion
director at HydroComp, Inc. But it’s an art that MacPherson has always had a knack for, and today his company is known as experts in the field of hydrodynamic performance.MacPherson co-founded HydroComp together with managing director Jill Aaron in 1984. The Durham, N.H. based firm’s maritime software and consultancy services have aided a wide range of hull and propeller analysis and design projects – from large commercial ships to unmanned underwater vehicles. For any maritime vehicle, better hydrodynamic performance leads to reduced propulsion power requirements, freeing extra power
Sonardyne Hires Lynch
years of experience working within the offshore energy, maritime and naval sectors. A former serviceman in the RAF and licensed avionics engineer, Lynch has held senior management positions with several technology companies involved in positioning, navigation and vessel control systems, including maritime software developer Sea Information Systems, Nautronix where he was Vice President Sales for Dynamic Positioning and Vessel Control Systems, GNSS service provider Veripos and most recently, Positioneering, where he was a founding member of the company set up to pioneer new approaches to precise GNSS
Nautisk, MarineMTS to Provide ENC Auto-Updates
Global maritime software solutions provider Nautisk has announced that it is working with MarineMTS to provide automatic ENC updates to vessels sailing with ECDIS. Nautisk’s new Head of Innovation and Product Development Kjetil Bentsen said: “We approached MarineMTS to work with us to develop a service that would facilitate automatic updates of ENCs onboard vessels sailing global routes.” “The solution that we are launching is revolutionary as it is non type-specific, meaning that it will work with ANY existing ECDIS and through any communication channel.
VIKING Saatsea Puts Crew Training in its Place
and report on such certifications. And it will also be the launch pad for the first onboard training system that enables them to design and build their own, fully customized courses for any training task. Leading the change, and present at VIKING’s stand in Hall B1, is VIKING Saatsea, the maritime software developer recently acquired by marine safety equipment manufacturer VIKING Life-Saving Equipment. VIKING Saatsea develops 24/7 onboard training systems for OPITO and STCW crew certification, addressing the need of vessel and rig owners and operators to continuously train their crews by offering