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JUL 2017

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42 st / July 2017 www.sea-technology.com current staff at its current location, as a subsidiary of Perfor- mance Inflatables Co. Fremont Merges Training, Safety Programs into MITAGS-PMI Seattle-based Fremont Maritime Services has merged its wide range of USCG-approved basic training and safety programs into the larger MITAGS-PMI educational organiza- tion. Fremont Maritime will become part of MITAGS-PMI's Seattle facility, the Pacific Maritime Institute. RJE Receives ISO Quality Management Certification RJE International announced that the certification audit of its corporate and manufacturing facilities in Irvine, Cali- fornia, have been successfully completed, and the company has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification. ISO accreditation is the most comprehensive quality management standard covering all main processes within a company. South Bay Cable Turns 60 South Bay Cable is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The company was founded in 1957 by Gordon and Joyce Brown, who designed and laid up customer-specific cables in their garage in Southern California. These first cable products consisted of standard off-the-shelf electrical components that were readily available. By 1970, the company had grown and relocated to its present location in Idyllwild, California. In 1986, a second manufacturing facility was opened in Temecula, California. Today, South Bay Cable continues to focus on highly en- gineered cables for use in dynamic applications, including ROVs, side scan sonar, tow systems, minesweepers, pipe- line inspection, airborne aerostats and military programs. New Vessel Size Record for Panama Canal The Panama Canal welcomed the largest capacity ves- sel to transit the Expanded Canal since it was inaugurated in June 2016: the Neopanamax container vessel OOCL France, which measures 366.47 m in length and 48.23 m in beam, with 13,926 total TEU allowance. The previous record was set on May 2 by the COSCO Development containership. Shipping Industry Wants More Focused Spatial Planning in Canada A new study estimates the economic value of commer- cial shipping to Canada at $30 billion. The shipping industry seeks assurance from the government of Canada that coastal management will recognize the need to secure marine trade corridors through a focused spatial planning effort. "Coastal management must also address areas of high activity where the need for sustainable growth should be proactively managed," said Chamber of Shipping President Robert Lewis-Manning. "The current federal approach is overly focused on large area targets and does not appropri- ately address current and future trade needs." Volvo Strengthens Partner Network in North America Volvo Penta of the Americas is taking steps to strength- en its network of Power Centers and distribution partners Trans-Pacific Sail With Colligo Rigging John Spurlock is sailing his Corsair 31 by Corsair Marine named "Wicked" from San Diego, California, to Hilo, Ha- waii. Wicked is rigged with Colligo Dux sidestays, a new forestay and a Colligo Dux backstay. The entire mast is held up by Colligo Marine rigging. Colligo Marine installed a Double Cheeky Tang Shroud and Forestay System, which connects the forestay to the same Cheeky Tang Fitting that the shrouds are connected to. Kraken Subsidiary Gets Funds From RDC for ThunderFish Kraken Sonar Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary Kraken So- nar Systems Inc. has been awarded $745,950 by the Re- search & Development Corp. (RDC) of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada. The funding will support development of Kraken's Thun- derFish AUV program, which will combine smart sonar, la- ser and optical sensors, advanced pressure-tolerant battery and thruster technologies, and cutting-edge artificial intel- ligence algorithms onto a 6,000-m depth-rated AUV. Rayna Kanapuram Wins BIRNS Scholarship Award BIRNS announced that Rayna Kanapuram was awarded the annual Debra K. Geist Memorial Scholarship, an award of $500 to be used for college in the fall. The annual schol- arship program aims to encourage and recognize high- school students in Ventura County, California, with strong leadership potential, committed to the pursuit of excellence in a business career. Kanapuram is a national AP Scholar, a National Merit Scholar finalist, a Black Belt and co-founder of the Girls Who Code Club. She will be attending University of Cali- fornia, Berkeley as a Regents' and Chancellor's Scholar. VideoRay Announces Winners of Photo Contest The winners of the Best of VideoRay 2016 Photo Contest have been announced. First place went to Marko Van Ess of Aqua Events. Second place went to Sarah Nahaebdian of The Maritime Aquarium, who took part in a two-day course to become a certified ROV pilot with VideoRay. Falcon Helps with Cleaning Operation in Gulf Inquest Services conducted cavitation blasting of 68 in- take screens in six days at a drillship while working in 8-ft. waves and 2.5-kt. currents using the small Saab Seaeye Fal- con in the Gulf of Mexico. Inquest removed up to 3 in. of hard growth and up to 2 in. of soft growth in the vessel's moonpool. Prior to the start of the cleaning operation, In- quest sent the Falcon to visually examine the lower hull, side shell and moonpool. Inquest created a modified tray to house the cavity blaster on board the Falcon. Performance Inflatables Acquires SUBSALVE SUBSALVE USA has been acquired by Performance In- flatables Co. The business will continue to operate, with its ocean business

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