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26 ST | April 2018 www.sea-technology.com Chevron Releases its Second Climate Change Risk Report Chevron published its second report describing the company's approach to managing climate change risks and its resilience under a low-carbon scenario. Titled "Climate Change Resilience – A Framework for Decision Making," the publication provides more detail on the company's approach to governance, risk management, strategic planning and emission reduction investments and activities, including key metrics. New Mariner Training Program Opens in Mumbai, India MITAGS-PMI established its latest Navigation Skills Assessment Program (NSAP) training center in Mumbai, India. The new facility is located on the campus of An- glo-Eastern Maritime Training Centre (AEMTC), India's leading maritime institute. NSAP is a risk-based mea- surement tool using Class A full mission simulators to measure mariner skills against internationally accepted STCW standards. The program is offered at locations throughout the world, including two in the U. S., Croatia, the Philippines, the U.K. and now India. Maritime Group Works with UN Global Compact Initiative OSM Maritime Group has signed a memorandum of understanding to relaunch the Mozambican High- er School of Nautical Sciences and is actively working to increase the number of females in its global pool of 11,000 qualified seafarers as part of its involvement in the UN Global Compact (UNGC). OSM is one of the first companies in the ship management segment to join the UNGC, and it has submitted an initial report detailing its desire to set new industry standards, with a focus on the four key areas of human rights, labor, environmental protection and anti-corruption. Rotterdam Port Fund Invests in Magnet Anchoring Product Investor Rotterdam Port Fund and InnovationQuar- ter have acquired a majority interest in McNetiq bv, a Rotterdam technology company that has placed an inno- vative magnet anchoring on the market. McNetiq offers the Controlock technology without the use of temporary welds. The Controlock is the first magnet that can be test- ed and used on different surfaces. It offers considerable advantages compared to traditional steel connections, such as drilling and welding. New Standards in Development For Ballast Water Sampling Paris-based aqua-tools will participate in the for- mulation of an international standard for ballast water sampling and analysis. The company will work with French standardization organization AFNOR (Associa- tion Française de Normalisation) and the International Standards Organization (ISO) to establish new chapters for ISO 11711 – the Ships and Marine Technology, Pip- ing and Machinery, Ballast Water Sampling and Analysis standard. aqua-tools will participate in ISO/TC 8, ISO's ships and marine technology subcommittee for piping and machinery and is also working with the French dele- gation to the International Maritime Organization. New Partnership Will See Broader Use Of Robotics in Oil and Gas Industry Petrus and ECA Group signed a €6 million agreement for subsea robotics services over four years. The A18D AUV designed and manufactured by ECA Group can dive up to 3,000-m depth and work autonomously for 24 hr., as well as carry out inspection and 3D mapping missions, revealing seabed conditions before or after construction of an underwater structure, pipeline or ca- ble and during decommissioning of subsea installations. Petrus will carry out and coordinate missions ranging from preparation to data processing and delivery of re- sults to the customer. Hyperbaric Chamber Manufacturer Acquisition to Boost Defense Jobs JFD parent company James Fisher and Sons plc has ac- quired diving and recompression specialist Cowan Man- ufacturing. This acquisition will create Australian defense industry jobs and expand JFD's presence in Australia. The acquisition of the Newcastle-based business comple- ments existing high-tech facilities at Bibra Lake, south of Perth, and Kirrawee in Sydney. Cowan Manufacturing is recognized worldwide for its design and manufacture of lifesaving recompression and hyperbaric chambers. Arctic Icebreaker Consortium Launched to Establish Research Metrics The kickoff for the EU-funded Arctic Research Ice- breaker Consortium (ARICE) was held in Bremerhaven in February and was attended by Arctic research represen- tatives from 13 countries in Europe and North America. The World Ocean Council (WOC) is the lead partner on the consortium. The ARICE Project will enable scientists to collect more data in the Arctic by coordinating im- proved use of existing polar research vessels and working through the WOC to engage commercial vessels operat- ing in the Arctic to collect oceanic and atmospheric data. Mariner Input Wanted on Key Standards For Development of Navigation Equipment The Nautical Institute announced a consultation to help assess the latest proposals for standardized naviga- tion equipment. The latest suggestions were presented at the IMO's fifth navigation, communication and search and rescue subcommittee meeting by the institute and other stakeholders. Navigators' views are sought on the latest concept for S-Mode, which is in its final stages of development before being finalized next year. Subsea 7 Acquires Stock Subsea 7 has agreed to acquire a 60 percent interest in Xodus Group, and existing shareholder Chiyoda Corp. international

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