Sea Technology

NOV 2013

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survey sensors and equipment supplied by Sonar Equipment Services. YOUNG Restrictions for New Fishing Licenses Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. (Fuzhou, China) announced that China's Ministry of Agriculture recently issued a notifcation that it will suspend accepting shipbuilding applications for tuna harvesting vessels, squid harvesting vessels, Pacifc saury harvesting vessels, trawlers operating on international waters, seine on international waters and trawlers operating on the Arafura Sea. Sensors to Measure Survey and Geoengineering Division Expands • Wind • Temperature • Humidity • Precipitation • Solar Radiation • Atmospheric Pressure Senergy (Aberdeen, Scotland) has reinforced its survey and geoengineering team by almost 30 percent. New contract wins across the U.K., Norway and Australia have resulted in the growth of the company's survey and geoengineering division. A new general manager has been appointed at Senergy's Bath offce in the U.K., while a senior geotechnical engineer has joined the company's Perth offce in Australia. Senergy was ranked earlier this year as number 10 in a league table of the U.K.'s fastest-growing international businesses. Lloyd's List to go Digital Lloyd's List is set to become a totally digital publication by December 2013. The move follows many months of research and preparation and is designed to ensure that the title continues to evolve with customer demand, which now overwhelmingly favors a digital product. In a customer survey, more than 97 percent of respondents said that the preferred way of accessing business information is online. Manufex and Centek to Provide Exhaust Systems Custom exhaust systems designed, engineered and manufactured by Manufex Ltd. (Highbridge, England) in partnership with Centek Industries (Thomasville, Georgia) are aboard two fast pilot launches built by Goodchild Marine Services Ltd. (Great Yarmouth, England) for Estuary Services Ltd. (Ramsgate, England). Both vessels operate from Ramsgate, supporting Thames pilots in the Southern North Sea and Thames estuary. Scuderi Group Signs Representative Agreement Scuderi Group Inc. (West Springfeld, Massachusetts) signed a four-year agreement with Sojitz Marine & Engineering Corp. (SOMEC), based in Tokyo, Japan, for representation in the shipbuilding and marine transportation markets in Korea and Japan. This represents Scuderi Group's growth in Asia. According to the agreement, SOMEC will assist the Scuderi Group in promoting, selling and licensing the engine technology to the manufacturers in those regions. North Korean Ship Fined for Arms Smuggling A possible $1 million fne was issued by the Panama Canal Authority to a North Korean ship found to have Cuban weapons concealed under containers packed with sugar, reported Reuters. The ship was searched after Panamanian investigators were tipped that the vessel was transporting drugs. Cuba said that weapons were being shipped to North Korea to be repaired and returned to the country. The ship owners have the opportunity to defend their point of view. n 52 st / November 2013

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