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Icom unveils M510 transceiver at NMEA 2021

(KIRKLAND, Wash.) — At this year’s NMEA Marine Electronics Conference and Expo, Icom will be showcasing its newest VHF marine transceiver, the M510. With the M510 on board, conveniently command and control wirelessly, all from your smart device. Icom will…

Propspeed launches commercial marine kit for anti-fouling

(AUCKLAND, New Zealand) — Propspeed, a leading innovator of underwater foul-release coatings, has launched its first kit packaged specifically for the commercial marine trade professional. The Propspeed Commercial Kit includes what is needed to coat two propellers 165-203 centimeters in…

Atlantic Wind Transfers chooses CrewSmart for compliance, management

(QUONSET POINT, R.I.) — CrewSmart, the end-to-end management system for compliant, effective maritime operations, has been chosen by U.S. offshore energy support vessel (OESV) pioneer Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) to ensure compliance and set the benchmark for fleet and personnel…

Mackay Marine selected as Iridium GMDSS global service provider

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — Global marine electronics and satellite communications provider Mackay Communications, dba Mackay Marine, has joined the group of worldwide service providers for Iridium’s new Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS). Mackay is similarly a global partner with…

NMEA releases new version of 0400 Installation Standard

(SEVERNA PARK, Md.) — The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has released an extensively updated and expanded version of the NMEA 0400 Installation Standard. This standard is the basis for the popular daylong NMEA Marine Electronics Installer training certification courses…

MacGregor to deliver cranes for largest US-built hopper dredge

(SEATTLE) — MacGregor, part of Cargotec, will deliver two 120-foot double telescopic service cranes and one 50-foot telescopic stores crane for Frederick Paup, a self-propelled hopper dredge being built for Manson Construction Co. It will be the largest vessel of…

Crowley chooses Markey hawser winches for all-electric tug

(SEATTLE) — Crowley Maritime has chosen two Markey model DEPC-48 hawser winches to outfit the first all-electric-powered ship-assist tug in the United States. Informed of Crowley’s selection, Markey President Blaine Dempke expressed pride at joining the team building this groundbreaking…

Scania powers new Western Canada Marine Response vessels

(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — Scania, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engines for boats, trucks, buses and industrial applications, has been selected by the Western Canada Marine Response Corp. (WCMRC) to power four 52-foot oil spill response landing crafts.…

ABB to power first fully electric US tugboat

(SAN DIEGO) — ABB will deliver an integrated electric propulsion system and advanced vessel control technology for Crowley Maritime Corp.’s pioneering eWolf tug, built for sustainable and safe operations at the Port of San Diego. Upon delivery by Alabama-based shipbuilder…

MobileOps, ioCurrents launch data integration initiative

(BELLEVUE, Wash., and SEATTLE) — MobileOps, a pioneer in the design and development of maritime software applications (safety, compliance, vessel maintenance, scheduling and analytics) and ioCurrents, a leader in maritime data analytics and IoT technology, have partnered to launch an…

Crowley appoints John Claybrooks as chief marketing officer

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Crowley Maritime Corp. has appointed John Claybrooks to the newly created position of chief marketing officer, leading the company’s strategic marketing and communications to enhance and differentiate the Crowley brand across its worldwide services. In this new…

Helm launches crew rest product to help ensure STCW compliance

(VICTORIA, British Columbia) — Leading marine operations software provider Helm Operations has launched Helm CONNECT Work Rest, a new set of tools to help companies combat crew fatigue and ensure rest time compliance across their fleets by allowing them to efficiently manage onboard work schedules…

Registration opens for in-person IBEX 2021

(TAMPA, Fla.) — The International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced Thursday that registration is now open for the 30th anniversary of the event, to be held Sept. 28-30 in the Tampa Convention Center. North America’s largest trade event for…

Herbert Engineering appoints Hendrik Bruhns as president

(ALAMEDA, Calif.) — Herbert Engineering Corp. (HEC) has appointed Hendrik Bruhns as company president. Bruhns succeeds Spencer Schilling, who will formally step down on July 1. Spencer, who has worked for HEC for 38 years, 14 of them as president,…

Rushton Gregory to promote Propspeed to commercial market

(LEE, N.H.) — Rushton Gregory Communications, a marketing communications agency specializing in the marine, outdoor and consumer electronics markets, announced Monday it has expanded its efforts on behalf of Propspeed to promote the company’s award-winning foul-release coatings in the commercial…

Eastern partners with Bayou Metal Supply on OPC production

(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Louisiana’s Bayou Metal Supply to provide material and labor in support of the production of the U.S. Coast Guard offshore patrol cutter (OPC) program. ESG…

SCA presents Maritime Leadership Award to Sen. Richard Shelby

(WASHINGTON) — The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national association representing the U.S. shipbuilding, maintenance and repair industry, on Thursday presented Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., with the SCA Maritime Leadership Award. The award is given annually to national leaders…

Crowley first US company to join Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Crowley Maritime Corp. has become the first U.S.-owned and 13th overall ship owner-operator that will publicly disclose its ship recycling policies, practices and process through the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI) website. Headquartered in Florida, Crowley operates…