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25 May 2018
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Press Releases

WesCom Emergency Flares to Support Sailing North East School
WesCom Signal and Rescue is supporting UK training school Sailing North East with the delivery of Pains Wessex emergency flares for its Bowman Corsair Ocean Racer.

WesCom Defence Exhibiting at Eurosatory
WesCom Defence will be showcasing its latest products at Eurosatory for the first time under the WesCom name.

WesCom Defence Will be Attending Eurosatory
WesCom Defence has announced it will exhibit at Eurosatory for the first time under the WesCom name.

Macduff Ship Design Celebrates 25 Years
Macduff Ship Design was founded in 1993 by Donald Cameron formerly of the renowned James N Miller shipyard and a consortium of local Macduff businessmen. 

CASAR Present at TOC Europe
CASAR has announced that it will be showcasing at the TOC Europe in Rotterdam, Netherlands, this year.


Ballast must now be comprehensively planned and embraced
The IMO’s Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) has reinforced regulations requiring all ships to install ballast water management systems (BWMS). Dr Stelios Kyriacou, general manager of BALPURE® BWMS at De Nora, considers what this means for the shipping industry.

Martek calls for ISPS review of security measures on drones
UK-based manufacturer and distributer of marine equipment Martek Marine has called for a review of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code amid concerns about the threats to security caused by drones.

Corvus to supply energy storage systems for all-electric Fjord1 ferries
Norwegian Electric System (NES) has selected high-power energy storage provider Corvus Energy to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for two all-electric ferries built by Havyard and belonging to Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1.

How are cruise operators preparing for the IMO sulphur cap?
As the IMO presses on with the implementation of its 2020 sulphur cap, cruise operators need to ensure their fleets are prepared to adequately cut harmful emissions, either by implementing greener fuels or exhaust gas cleaning systems on vessels. But what are the financial and operational challenges involved with de-toxifying cruise ships?

The 21st century Mayflower: preparing for an autonomous voyage
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship is currently under development and preparing for its maiden voyage in 2020, which will see the unmanned vessel navigate itself across the Atlantic before continuing on its globe-spanning journey. What are the components that will make this autonomous voyage possible, and what challenges remain?


MS Koningsdam Cruise Ship
MS Koningsdam is a new cruise ship being constructed by Fincantieri at its Marghera shipyard, Italy, for Holland America Line. It will be the first Pinnacle-class vessel to join Holland America's cruise ship fleet.

Lekki Deep Sea Port, Lagos, Nigeria
Lekki deepsea port is being built over 90ha of land at the centre of the Lagos Free Trade Zone, approximately 60km east of Lagos. It is the first deepsea port to be built in Nigeria.

AirFish 8 WIG Craft
AirFish 8 is a Type A-class wing-in-ground (WIG) marine craft being developed by Wigetworks.

Kronprins Haakon Polar Research Vessel
Kronprins Haakon icebreaking polar research vessel is one of the world’s most advanced marine research ships.

Brabant Cruise Ship
Brabant, the latest river cruise ship in Fred Olsen’s fleet, commenced its inaugural cruise season from Amsterdam on 5 April 2018.

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