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JAN 2018

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46 ST | January 2018 Global Satellite Communications Office Opens in Ålesund, Norway Inmarsat opened a new office at the Norwegian Mar- itime Competence Center (NMCC) based in Ålesund, Norway, the heart of Norway's maritime community. From the Norwegian office, Inmarsat intends to intensify work with third-party innovators and digital disrupters to exploit high-speed broadband via Fleet Xpress through its Certified Applications Provider program. Fleet Xpress combines Inmarsat's Global Xpress high- speed data network operating on Ka-band with the ul- tra-reliable FleetBroadband service on L-band. Inmarsat Maritime is seeking to increase the penetration of Fleet Xpress services in the superyacht, cruise ship and off- shore rig markets. Inmarsat recently signed a letter of intent to enable the Rolls-Royce Energy Management System (EMS) via Fleet Xpress, logging data in real time. RTsys Helps Gauge the Impact Of Noise on Marine Ecosystems RTsys measurement devices have been qualified as suitable for submarine measurements within the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), a European col- laboration to better understand the consequences of and regulate noise from human activities in the ocean. The measurements will be made at low frequencies, concentrating on two one-third octave bands at 63 and 125 Hz, frequencies at which maritime traffic noise pre- dominates over all other noise sources. RTsys recorders include precalculation software that directly supplies the indicators required by the MSFD, such as the acoustic pressure (SPL), the exposure level (SEL) and the third oc- taves. It can also emit alarms in real time in the case that the noise exceeds the thresholds determined in advance by the user. Measurements are in progress and reports from col- laborators will be delivered to Europe by summer 2018. Ashtead Invests £1 Million in Technology Aberdeen-based Ashtead Technology expanded its rental fleet with an investment of £1 million in naviga- tion, positioning and imaging technology during 2017. Ashtead is currently the only rental company to offer the iXblue GAPS-NG system with the new telemetry capabil- ity, an ultrashort baseline (USBL) positioning system for locating subsea assets. Drones Used in Ship Class Surveys Robotics in Maintenance Strategies (RIMS) BV re- ceived a certificate as a Recognized External Specialist from ABS and RINA for remote inspection techniques us- ing drones for surveying enclosed spaces. RIMS was also the first company Bureau Veritas ap- proved as a service supplier. The approval allows ship- owners and managers to invite RIMS to support class surveyors by showing the objects to be inspected live on screen. ST In re Hydroscience Technologies, Inc., Solid Seismic, LLC, Bankruptcy Case No. 17-41442 pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas – Fort Worth Division TO ANY CREDITORS OF THE DEBTORS AND ALL OTHER PARTIES IN INTEREST: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on December 20, 2017, Hydroscience Technologies, Inc. and Solid Seismic, LLC (together, the "Debtors") filed their Motion for Order Approving/Authorizing (i) Sale of Substantially All of their Assets Free and Clear of Liens, Claims, Encumbrances, and Interests, and (ii) Assumption and Assignment of Certain Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases in Connection with the Sale (the "Sale Motion") [Docket No. 161]. The terms of the proposed sale of substantially all of the Debtors' assets have been incorporated into the Joint Chapter 11 Plan for Hydrosci- ence Technologies, Inc. and Solid Seismic, LLC (the "Plan") [Docket No. 159], and are likewise described in the Disclosure Statement Pursuant to Section 1125 of the United States Bankruptcy Code with Respect to the Joint Chapter 11 Plan for Hydroscience Technologies, Inc. and Solid Seismic, LLC (the "Disclosure Statement") [Docket No. 160]. If you are the holder of a claim against the Debtors, and have not received the Sale Motion, Plan, or Disclosure Statement, you may obtain copies of the same by request to Forshey & Prostok LLP, at the address and phone number below. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division (the "Court") has fixed January 31, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Central Time as the date to consider the Sale Motion, as well as confirmation of the Plan and related matters (the "Hearing"). The Hearing will be held before the Honorable Russell F. Nelms, United States Bankruptcy Judge, United States Courthouse, 501 W. Tenth Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. The Hearing may be adjourned from time to time without further notice other than by announcement made at the Hearing or any adjourned hearing. NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that objections, if any, to the approval of the Disclosure Statement, confirmation of the Plan, and/or approval of the Sale Motion must be in writing, and must (a) state the name and address of the objecting party, (b) state with particularity the basis and nature of each objection to the Sale Motion, and (c) be filed, together with proof of service, with the Court at the United States Courthouse, 501 W. Tenth Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, and be served so that it is received no later than 5:00 p.m. Central Time on January 22, 2018, by the following parties: (i) Forshey & Prostok LLP, 777 Main Street, Suite 1290, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, Attn: Jeff Prostok, (817) 877-8855, email; (ii) Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., 500 N. Akard Street, Suite 3800, Dallas, Texas 75201, Attn: Joseph J. Wielebinski, email; (iii) Thompson & Knight LLP, 1722 Routh Street, Suite 1500, Dallas, Texas 75201, Attn: Katherine B. Clark, email; and (iv) United States Trustee, 1100 Commerce Street, Room 976, Dallas, TX 75242, Attn: Erin Schmidt, email APPROVAL OF THE SALE MOTION AND THE PLAN MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS. international

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