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46 st / April 2017 www.sea-technology.com maiden voyage. For the survey, Global Maritime carried out an independent assessment of all aspects of the ves- sel's condition. The vessel will serve the Upper Zakum 750 project in Abu Dhabi. Teledyne RESON, PDS Open Courses Teledyne RESON A/S has announced a new series of SeaBat and Teledyne PDS training courses. Teledyne Ma- rine brings a number of courses set at different global lo- cations. The open courses cover Teledyne PDS for dredge or multibeam operations and SeaBat training. D3 Consulting Offers Decommissioning Waste Management Expertise D3 Consulting has launched a comprehensive waste management advice service. The waste management ad- vice function has been developed as an additional com- plimentary service to the current offering and is hoped to improve collaborative working within the industry. "Waste is becoming a key and complex issue for regu- lators, operators and supply chain companies planning for late life asset management and decommissioning," said Martin Bjerregaard, director of D3 Consulting. "We've had increasing requests for advice and support around offshore decommissioning waste management." CMS-Geotech Chosen for Galloper Project Lowestoft, England-based multipurpose vessel MV FlatHolm finished off a busy 2016 with a successful char- ter to James Fisher Marine Services Ltd., undertaking a va- riety of service activities in connection with the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm during November and December. The Galloper project was busy last year, with turbine foundation preparation, and MV FlatHolm provided daily cover, making sure the site was clear and checking for hazards and obstructions that might have hindered opera- tions with the scour protection rock placement work. SikaFloor Collaborates with DELTA Acoustics of Denmark SikaFloor Marine is collaborating with DELTA Acous- tics of Denmark to tackle the issue of quantifying the re- duction of structure-borne noise by measuring the damp- ing properties of their flooring solutions for commercial vessels. "Working with DELTA Acoustics of Denmark, we are now able to measure this reduction of magnitude and pro- vide this information to the acoustic experts involved in the design of vessels," said Tony Jenkins, SikaFloor Marine key account manager for shipping. Martek Marine Launches Global First in Marine Telemedicine Martek Marine has launched the world's first affordable telemedicine service iVital, an innovation that could lead to annual industry-wide savings of up to $168 million. At any given time, 1.5 million seafarers are operating around 55,000 merchant vessels across the globe. iVital could save shipowners hundreds of thousands of dollars each through avoiding costly, and often ultimately un- necessary, course diversions and helicopter evacuations through the misdiagnosis of ill or injured crew members. ICS Releases Latest Flag State Performance Table The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has pub- lished its latest Flag State Performance Table. The ICS Table provides an annual overview of the performance of the world's flag states against a number of criteria such as port state control records, ratification of international maritime conventions and attendance at IMO meetings. The Table is mainly intended to encourage shipowners and operators to maintain an open dialog with their flag administrations. EU Shipping Policy Solid but Needs Stronger Global Orientation To develop further growth in European shipping, the EU needs to adapt its framework into a comprehensive, globally oriented shipping policy that aims to improve the EU's competitiveness as a location for international shipping. That is the principal conclusion from a study by Monitor Deloitte that benchmarks the overall EU policy framework for shipping with policies of five international shipping centers. The study was commissioned by ECSA as input for the ongoing review of EU shipping policy, which started in 2015 with a midterm review of the 2009-2018 Maritime Transport Strategy. First Tidal Energy Turbine with Lockheed Martin Technology Deployed off Scottish Coast Atlantis Resources Ltd. has deployed the first AR1500 tidal energy turbine with new Lockheed Martin technol- ogy off the coast of Scotland. The installation is the latest development in the MeyGen project designed to harness the motion of the tides to provide clean, sustainable, pre- dictable power for up to 175,000 homes in Scotland. Installation and connection of the AR1500 was com- pleted with record-breaking efficiency in less than 60 min- utes, representing a significant time reduction compared to most similar systems. Container Cranes Scheduled for Delivery at Port of Cork Three new, ship-to-shore container cranes manufac- tured in Ireland by Liebherr and assembled in Cork Har- bour were scheduled for delivery to Crowley Puerto Rico Services' Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan in March. The cranes, which were on board the Overseas Heavy Transport (OHT) vessel Albatross, transferred from Cork Dockyard to the Port of Cork's Deepwater berth in Ringas- kiddy to take on ballast before departure to San Juan. Each crane has a capacity of 65 t and measures approximately 65 m tall, with an outreach of 40 m. Rovco Completes First Overseas Contracts Rovco has taken its first steps into international waters and made significant progress toward growing its global footprint following the completion of two subsea survey contracts in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The contracts saw Rovco perform advanced subsea survey work in Fiji and Oman, utilizing its state-of-the- art SubAtlantic Mojave, Saab Seaeye Falcon and VideoRay Pro 4 ROVs. ST

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