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DEC 2018

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32 ST | December 2018 celerates the commercialization of innovative products, processes and services. exactView RT consists of a sys- tem of more than 60 maritime satellite payloads hosted on board the Iridium NEXT constellation. LNG-Powered Ship Added To Puerto Rico Supply Chain Crowley Maritime Corp. christened its commit- ment-class combination container/roll on-roll off ship El Coquí, which is among the first of its kind to be powered by LNG. The ship is a key new component in Crowley's supply chain transformation in the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico trade. The christening was held in October at the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal in Jacksonville, Florida. Tidal Test Site to be Grid Connected The Massachusetts Economic Development Bill in- cludes $205,000 to put the Bourne Tidal Test Site (BTTS) on the grid, allowing the site to be wired to shore so that its turbines and devices can receive shore power and produce power to the grid. A pilot license application required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in order to obtain grid interconnection is now in process. AUV Company Expands Operations, Adds Training and Testing Vessel AUV developer and manufacturer L3 OceanServer added 4,700 sq. ft. of space at its headquarters in Fall River, Massachusetts, which doubles its operational foot- print and leverages its waterfront location for daily vehi- cle testing and operations. Additionally, a 46-ft. research vessel, RV Cassiar, has been dedicated to customer train- ing and vehicle testing at L3 OceanServer's San Diego location. Search Expands to SS North Carolina Wreckage Blue Water Ventures and Endurance Exploration Group are expanding operations to include what is be- lieved to be the wreck of the SS North Carolina. Endur- ance Exploration has been granted a custodianship of the vessel by the Middle District Court of Florida. Operations will begin by conducting an archeological study and sur- vey of the area using advanced underwater sensing tech- nology. The SS North Carolina is of interest because of its similarity to the recently located Pulaski: It sank in 1840, only two years after the Pulaski, it was of similar size and design, and it operated along the same routes along the East Coast of the U.S. Towfish Products Optimized for Navigation Klein Marine Systems has chosen Greensea Systems to provide SWaP-C optimized inertial navigation for its high-performance side scan sonar towfish products. The Greensea INSpect GS products utilize Greensea's head- ing alignment methodology and its open architecture op- erating platform, OPENSEA. SonarWiz Used to Locate WWII Plane Chesapeake Technology, the maker of SonarWiz soft- ware, renewed its partnership with the BentProp Project, which uses SonarWiz to create and review sonar images to identify search targets. BentProp and Project Recov- er this summer located a B-24 airplane called Heaven Can Wait in Hansa Bay near Papua, New Guinea, using scanning sonars, high-definition imagers and unmanned aerial and underwater robotics to find the site. Latest Coast Guard Cutter Delivered Bollinger Shipyards delivered the USCGC Terrell Horne fast response cutter (FRC) to the U.S. Coast Guard. The 154-ft. patrol craft, the 31st vessel in the USCG Senti- nel-class FRC program, has a flank speed of more than 28 kt., advanced command, control, communications and computer technology, and a stern launch system for the vessel's 26-ft. cutter boat. The newest USCG FRC vessels have been deployed as far as 4,400 nautical mi., a nota- ble increase in operational reach. Bathymetric Software Includes Softkey Licensing Teledyne CARIS is moving to a new software licens- ing technology that will be implemented in conjunction with the release of Bathy DataBASE 5.2, with integration into other CARIS applications to follow. Key benefits in- clude softkey activation; elimination of hardware to re- duce possible damage or loss; elimination of a separate licensing tool; faster software purchase and setup; and improved license usage transparency. New East Coast Ferry Equipped with Interceptors and Active Ride Control The newest addition to the Seastreak ferry fleet is equipped with interceptors and active ride control sup- plied by Humphree USA. Seastreak Commodore, which was put into service this summer, is the biggest and fast- est passenger ferry in the Seastreak fleet. The 150-ft. cat- amaran can carry up to 600 passengers. The high-speed vessel makes daily commuter runs between Sandy Hook, New Jersey, and the East 35th Street terminal in New York City, with transit times of about 45 min. Fairfield Seismic Tech Business To Operate as Magseis Fairfield Fairfield Geotechnologies has agreed with Magseis ASA that Magseis will acquire the seismic technologies business from Fairfield comprising data acquisition, nod- al and system sale, and rental activities, including all shares in Fairfield's wholly owned U.K. subsidiary WGP Group. The new business will be Magseis Fairfield. Inaugural Maritime Nations Forum To be Held on Board Queen Elizabeth A high-level maritime trade delegation is being led by Julian Clark, global head of shipping at the Hill Dickin- son law firm, accompanied by Dr. Liam Fox, secretary of state for the Department of International Trade, and other maritime sector business leaders. Discussions will take place on board HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is currently in the U.S. for tests with the F-35 fighter jet. The British maritime leaders will meet with an American delegation at the inaugural Maritime Nations Forum between the U.K. and U.S. ST

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