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AUG 2017

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48 st / August 2017 its Arctic operations. The Canadian Coast Guard is expand- ing its Arctic season in 2017 to 2018 and will continue to gradually increase its presence over the next several years. The Marine Communication and Traffic Services Centre has been reopened in Iqaluit and will remain open until late December 2017. Guided by the new Oceans Protection Plan and the En- hanced Federal Operational Capacity in the Arctic Initiative, the Canadian Coast Guard is positioned to support ocean science, management and maritime security. Marine traffic in the eastern Arctic typically picks up as industry begins its first leg of annual resupply missions to the Arctic mid-June until late July. San Francisco Ferry Gets WESMAR Bow Thrusters The San Francisco Bay Area's newest high-speed, cata- maran ferry was delivered to the Water Emergency Trans- portation Authority, with WESMAR's bow thrusters as part of its docking system. Hydrus is a 135-ft., 400-passenger ferry that is the first of four new vessels to join the San Francisco Bay Ferry fleet over the next three years. It is equipped with two WESMAR hydraulic V2-12 dual-prop, counter-rotating bow thrusters. Expanded Panama Canal Celebrates One-Year Anniversary The Panama Canal commemorated the one-year anniver- sary of the inauguration of its Expanded Canal, one of the most significant milestones in the history of the 102-year-old waterway and a defining moment for the global maritime industry. The Expanded Canal's performance has exceeded what was originally forecast. On average, 5.9 vessels transit per day, surpassing original forecasts of two to three daily tran- sits for the first year of operation. The Expanded Canal con- tributed to the reduction of 17 million tons of CO 2 during its first year of operation, thanks to the shorter traveling dis- tance and larger cargo carrying capacity it offers. Cat Marine Propulsion System for New Tug Caterpillar announced the christening of Dr. Hank Ka- plan, the first vessel in North America to feature a complete Cat Marine propulsion system with both Cat power and Cat azimuth drives. Owned by Seattle-based Harley Marine Services, this tug has a length of 80 ft., a beam of 36 ft. and a depth of 13 ft., 7 in. The vessel is equipped with two 3516C marine propul- sion engines, each delivering 2,675 hp to a pair of MTA 524-T azimuth thrusters. Canada Invests $1 Million in Tidal Energy Project Canada announced a $1 million investment in a tidal en- ergy project led by the Offshore Energy Research Associa- tion (OERA). The project, which aims to address knowledge gaps and challenges associated with tidal energy in Canada, received the funding from NRCan's Energy Innovation Pro- gram. The Province of Nova Scotia and OERA have each contributed $125,000 to the project. New Aegean Service Center in Savannah Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. launched a new service center in Savannah, Georgia, the third largest con- P.O. Box 2030, North Kingstown, RI 02852, USA Tel: +1 401 884 8801 Fax: +1 401 884 8868 The World's Best Underwater Lift Bags from 25 lbs. to 50 tons, Water Load Test Bags to 50 tons. IMCA Compliant. ABS Approved. MARK V/ORCA RAPID RECOVERY SYSTEMS AIRCRAFT LIFTING BAGS WATER LOAD TEST BAGS VEHICLE RECOVERY SYSTEMS CABLE & PIPELINE FLOATS LIFEBOAT DAVIT TEST KITS FEND-AIR ® INFLAT-A-TANK PIPE PLUGGERS ®

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