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FEB 2018

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Page 35 of 52 February 2018 | ST 35 UAE is First Arab Country to Achieve IMO Council Category B Membership The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the first Arab coun- try to win Category B membership into the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council. The council elec- tion included nominees from 11 countries in the interna- tional marine trade sector including Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, France and Australia. The announcement of UAE's membership was made during the 30th General Assembly IMO meeting. New Company Offers Differential GPS International Geomatics Group is a recently launched marine startup focused on differential global position system (DGPS) provision, as well as marine positioning services, exploration, inspection and digital data deliv- ery. Co-founders include: Steve Rampton (CEO), who has more than 30 years of experience in offshore oil and gas, including ROV support and trenching; and Ken Adams (COO), an engineer and graduate of Aberdeen University and Robert Gordon University in Scotland. Subsea Installation Completed In Record Time Hydratight supplied and supported the subsea instal- lation of three remote connectors within three weeks for Statoil off the west coast of Norway. The installation was performed using remotely operated equipment from the Pipeline Repair and Subsea Intervention Pool (PRSI Pool) managed by Statoil. The MORGRIP mechanical connec- tors were deployed on two 12-in. risers and one 16-in. riser at depths more than 300 m. Site integration trials were completed at Statoil's PRS Base facility in Haug- esund, Norway, prior to the connector deployment off- shore. Marlink and Radio Holland Strengthen Long-Term Partnership Marlink acquired Radio Holland's connectivity busi- ness to further strengthen its offerings of maritime VSAT while Radio Holland will focus on providing efficient NavCom, ICT and maintenance solutions to the shipping industry. Radio Holland will be a global sales and service partner and offer Marlink's satcom connectivity portfolio. Radio Holland and the Marlink Group, including Tele- mar, will intensify their existing cooperation in NavCom sales and servicing. OSIL Supplies Modular Multiple Corer For Papua New Guinea Project Ocean Scientific International (OSIL) delivered a 12-station multiple corer to Australia for use in a project near Papua New Guinea. The multi-corer is constructed from stainless steel, features detachable core assemblies and collects up to 12 samples simultaneously, which in- clude a high-quality sediment sample and the overlying supernatant water. ST

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