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JUN 2017

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Page 47 of 72 June 2017 / st 47 creased its manpower by 25 percent to strengthen its diver- technician capability. The refurbished facility incorporates a diver training center and a workshop for underwater repairs. New Subsidiary Location For Visedo in Hong Kong Visedo seeks to hasten the transition to hybrid and elec- tric marine vessels, including ferries, across Asia-Pacific with the opening of a new office in Hong Kong, which will assist Visedo's expansion into emerging markets across the region. This follows the company's signing of a letter of intent with Beijing Capital Investment to help Visedo access Chi- na's booming electric vehicles market. LJMU Maritime Centre Offers New Training Courses A new portfolio of STCW (Standards on Training, Certi- fication and Watchkeeping) and bespoke training courses has been launched by Liverpool John Moores University's (LJMU) Maritime Centre, delivered through the Maritime Knowledge Hub, which is operated in partnership with Mersey Maritime, the representative body for the maritime sector in northwest England. It covers courses for all ranks and departments of commercial ships, superyachts and workboats utilizing the center's bridge, engine and commu- nication simulators. The university also plans to offer bespoke training for senior officers in the Merchant Navy, including courses on ballast water management and engine and bridge resource management. Two Damen Companies Unite for Ballast Water Solutions Damen Green Solutions and Damen Shiprepair & Con- version are combining their specific skill sets to offer ship- owners a smoother transition toward compliance with the IMO's Ballast Water Management Convention. This means an entire ballast water treatment system retrofit can be han- dled in one contract. Aquabotix Exceeds Target Max Subscription for IPO In April, UUV Aquabotix Ltd. announced that it was un- dertaking an initial public offering (IPO) on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The maximum subscription un- der the IPO was set at $7 million AUD (about $5.5 million USD). This max was exceeded, and the IPO closed substantially oversubscribed. Investors will be advised if and how their applications for shares have been scaled back. Aquabotix will be the first dedicated underwater drone publicly traded company globally, the company said. Mission Control Centre Open For ASView Development ASV Global's Mission Control Centre is now open at the company's headquarters in Portchester, England, for ongo- ing development of the ASView autonomous vessel control system. The center can operate and monitor the company's fleet of ASVs all over the world using satellite communica- tion links and will also be used for operator training and simulation exercises. ST Li-Ion Batteries • Highest capacity, reliability, safety • Your power source for subsea, AUV, ROV A d d e d Va l u e • MIL-STD, API17, ISO 13628 approved • IPC class 3 production • Customizing and personal support pCO 2 Analyzer • Auto-calibration & cleaning SubCtech GmbH pCO 2 Analyzer OceanPack™ FerryBox Subsea Sensors AUV Batteries Battery Systems Ocean Engineering

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