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MAY 2013

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Global Xpress will be the frst to offer global superfast mobile broadband with download speeds up to 50 megabits per second through a 60-to-100 centimeter antenna. It will offer the global coverage and reliability that Inmarsat is renowned for, with backup from FleetBroadband for extra resilience in the most challenging environments. Nautilus Takes Delivery of Newbuild Oil Spill Recovery Vessel Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp. (Athens, Greece) has taken delivery of the SK Line 69, to be renamed Vega Jaanca, a 5,150 BHP anchor-handling vessel, built in December 2012 in China. Nautilus has taken control of the vessel under a bareboat charter at a daily rate of $4,000, with an obligation to purchase the vessel at any time during the charter, at its option. The vessel has already completed its conversion into an oil spill response vessel and is en route to Cape Town, where the oil recovery equipment will be installed. Thereafter, the vessel will be delivered in Brazil into time-charter employment with Petroleo Brazileiro S.A. (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Ingvar Tjostheim / Shuterstock.com IMO to Assist in Implementation Of West and Central Africa Piracy Code The International Maritime Organization has pledged to assist in the implementation of a new code of conduct concerning the prevention and repression of piracy, armed robbery against ships, and illicit maritime activity in West and Central Africa, which has been adopted at a ministerial meeting in Cotonou, Benin. The code is expected to be opened for signature at the meeting of the heads of state and governments of Central and West African states, expected to be held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, in May. Saab Seaeye Doubling in Size Saab Seaeye (Fareham, England) has doubled the size of its operations. Planning for further growth, it has expanded into a second facility in Fareham, within meters of its existing factory of the same size. The company's existing training facility is being expanded in the new premises with enhanced training packages for customers' operation and maintenance of Saab Seaeye's underwater vehicles. No Compromise on Israeli Gaza Blockade Israel has apologized to Turkey for the deaths of nine Turks in 2010 headed to Gaza on an activist ship, Reuters reported. The original deal included compensation for those bereaved or hurt and an end to the trade blockade. But Israel has yet to lift the blockade, citing arms smuggling as the reason. MoogFocaloferscombinatonunits thatincludeelectricalandfberpasses forthemarineindustry.Thissoluton isidealforremotelyoperated vehicles,winchesandsubsea equipment. TheModel176 electricalslipringis comprisedofpowerandsignal electricalpassesandprovides superiorperformanceandreliability indemandingenvironments. Designedforthemarineenvironment, theModel176ishighlyconfgurable andcanbecustomizedforspecifc applicatons. Integratedwithourfberoptcrotary jointsandfuidrotaryunions,the 176slipringcanprovideacomplete rotatnginterfacesoluton. Model 176 Electrical Slip Ring Features: • • • • • • • • Passesratedto5kV Stainlesssteelenclosure Sealedhousingdesign testedtoIP66standards Accommodatesvarious wireandcabletypes Maintenancefree operaton Optonalfameproof/ explosion-proofcapability HeathandUsage MonitoringSystemopton Pressurecompensated subseaopton Looking for more? Scan to view marine slip ring specifcatons. N-SEA Secures the DPII DSV Northern River From Serco's Marine Services N-SEA (Zierikzee, Netherlands) will install ROVs on board DPII DSV Northern River, including a high-powered work-class ROV and two sub-Atlantic (Aberdeen, Scotland) Mohican inspection-class ROVs. N-SEA will also mobilize a full survey suite and a transfer-under-pressure diving system to cover the multitude of operations throughout the coming 2013 season. n www.sea-technology.com +1-902-468-2263 | mcg@moog.com www.moog.com/marine MAY 2013 / st 63

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