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FEB 2017

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www.sea-technology.com February 2017 / st 53 efficiencies. As part of this new capabil- ity, a number of BMT's key senior mete- orologists have completed an intensive training program at the Danish Meteo- rological Institute to better understand the ice regime: how ice builds up, how it moves and reacts, and how it evolves during the season. The ice buildup and movement is very dependent on the weather. Interpreting satellite images is also a key requirement for delivering an effective output. Verifavia, INSB Class Partner on MRV Services Verifavia has signed a memorandum of understanding with the independent Greek ship classification society and certification organization INSB Class. As part of the new strategic partnership, INSB Class will offer MRV (monitor- ing, reporting, verification) services to its customers by leveraging the knowl- edge and expertise of its partner Verifa- via Shipping Hellas. As an established independent veri- fication company, Verifavia will utilize their tools, knowledge and expertise to instill shipowners and operators with the confidence that the right systems, capabilities and understanding are in place to achieve compliance. Shipping companies with vessels exceeding 5,000 GT operating in the EU have until August 2017 to prepare plans to monitor and report their car- bon emissions, fuel consumption and associated transport work. Adopted July 2015, the MRV regulation will see the EU collect and make publicly available data for more than 12,000 vessels visit- ing EU ports. The regulation is the industry's first step toward cutting carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport in the EU, and compliance is nonnego- tiable. Owners and operators must submit a monitoring plan (MP) to a verifier, and all MPs must be successfully as- sessed by an accredited verifier by De- cember 31, 2017, before the start of the first monitoring period. FSI, RigStat Install Current Monitoring Systems Falmouth Scientific Inc. (FSI) and RigStat have successfully installed ocean current monitoring systems with aids to navigation (AtoN) over AIS com- munications at the Puerta Maya Cruise Terminal in Cozumel, Mexico. The monitoring systems will not only assist captains in navigating into the port, but will also increase the safe- ty for the many thousands of cruise ship passengers that visit the resort city each year, according to the general manager of the Puerta Maya Terminal. AtoN transceivers are a subclass of AIS that communicate critical naviga- tion information, such as marine haz- ards and meteorological data, to ben- efit mariners and authorities. The systems that were installed on the two Puerta Maya Terminal piers in- tegrate FSI ACM-PLUS current meters with RigStat environmental monitor- ing systems to send real-time current speed, current direction and water temperature data to incoming cruise vessels to enhance the safety of their approach to the terminal. The data are displayed to the ship's captain as part of the standard AIS data stream. FSI and RigStat teamed to provide a fully integrated solution that included instruments, hardware, battery backup, AIS communication, user interface soft- ware and installation services. ST & LINEAR For mor building amplifiers to drive reactive loads. Model S16-20 A A 20% duty 35 x 31.5 x 35.5 inches; 985 lbs. isit our .instrumentsinc.com 7263 Engineer Rd., San Diego, CA 92111-1493 (858) 571-1111 FAX (858) 571-0188 info@instrumentsinc.com Copyright 2017

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