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DEC 2017

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www.sea-technology.com December 2017 / st 37 December 2017 / st 37 BWT Systems Installed During Operations To Avoid Drydocking Freight ferry operator Seatruck installed Optimarin Bal- last Systems on five of its vessels while they were undertak- ing normal operations, including on board the 5,300-dwt Seatruck Progress. Optimarin was formed in 1994 to focus on ballast water treatment systems and was the first to re- ceive full U.S. Coast Guard approval last year. Deep Ocean Research Uses Finnish Steel To Withstand High-Pressure Depth Finnish foundry TEVO LOKOMO Ltd. is working with Chinese scientific research company Rainbowfish Deepsea Equipment & Technology Co. Ltd. to construct a deep-sea research vessel for Marianas Trench exploration. A manned submersible cabin casting will be manufactured at the steel foundry in Tampere, Finland, and made from Vaculok Mar- aging Steel to withstand extreme pressures at depths of more than 36,000 ft. IMO Convenes Groups to Plan CO 2 Reductions for Global Shipping The UN International Maritime Organization (IMO) con- tinued development of a comprehensive CO 2 reduction strategy for the international shipping sector with an Octo- ber meeting of representatives from the International Cham- ber of Shipping, BIMCO, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO. Efforts included review of CO 2 reduction proposals from members of the shipping industry and IMO member states, as well as determining short-, medium- and long-term goals for reaching zero emissions through development of alter- native fuels and propulsion technologies. IMO member states will finalize a comprehensive CO 2 reduction strategy for international shipping at the next meeting of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Com- mittee in April 2018. Extended Maritime Telecommunications Orange Business Services and BlueTide Communications formed a collaboration to deliver maritime communica- tions, including navigation services, cybersecurity protec- tion, voice and video service, access to land-based corpo- rate applications, predictive ship maintenance and remote cargo tracking. The broad scale of Orange's global satellite network combined with BlueTide's specialized maritime so- lutions offers advanced telecommunications availability in remote waters. Norautron Group Changes its Name To EMBRON Group AS Norautron Group of Norway has changed its name to EMBRON Group AS. It is the parent company of technol- ogy firms GuardREC, Elektronix, Norautron and maritime display and computer manufacturer Hatteland Display. EMBRON provides hardware and software solutions, R&D and engineering services and manufacturing to customers in marine, offshore, defense, automotive, security, industrial automation and transportation sectors. international 1953 County Street, East Taunton MA 02718 USA (800)822-4744 or (508)822-7330 Email: info@jwfishers.com / www.jwfishers.com 8" anchor chain - Low cost, single or dual frequency towfish - 500' (150m) depth capability - Simple to operate, "turn key" system - Up tp 2,000' (600m) range on each side - Displays sonar images on a laptop or tablet - Store files (XTF format) - In use by commercial dive companies worldwide with the help of a JW Fishers Side Scan Sonar! Remove the water

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