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Solar Technology For Improved Port Safety

An off-grid solar module manufacturer is expanding its commitment to the use of solar technology. In addition to panels for smart lighting solutions and traffic sensors, OPES Solutions is supplying integrated solar technology for maritime safety ladders made by the Danish manufacturer Port-Safety. “The LifeLadder is a good example of how solar power makes new

By |2020-05-15T13:37:16+01:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: News, Onboard Systems, Safety, Survival & Training|0 Comments

Maritime Training Courses Moving Online

The Covid-19 pandemic has precipitated many ongoing trends in the maritime economy, not least the move of many training courses onto online platforms. For example, UK-based SeaRegs Training has moved many of its courses online such as RYA Navigation and Radar training, MCA Master Oral Prep for Master 200/OOW500/Boatmaster and the SQA Electronic Chart Systems

By |2020-05-13T08:38:13+01:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: News, Onboard Systems, Safety|0 Comments

Plan Ahead To Avoid Supply Delays

A global supplier of marine distress signals has urged businesses to order pyrotechnic products ahead of their expiry dates, following the updated guidance of certification of goods for seafarers released by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. WesCom Signal and Rescue stressed the importance of forward planning for the

By |2020-05-11T13:59:44+01:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: News, Onboard Systems, Safety|0 Comments

Technology Deal For Lifeboat Refit Project

A supplier of audio communications technology will help ensure a lifeboat refit project has the equipment it needs to operate efficiently. Hamble Independent Lifeboats has selected Big Blue Maritime to provide the Diamond Intercom and Radio Combiner system by Drumgrange for the refit of its lifeboats. The system is designed to cope with the harsh

By |2020-05-11T11:38:39+01:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: News, Onboard Systems, Safety|0 Comments

Manufacturers Raise Awareness On 406Day

Three beacon manufacturers have raised 406 MHz beacon awareness and offered important advice on the eighth annual 406Day. ACR Electronics, ARTEX, and Ocean Signal teamed up with supporters and aviation, outdoor, and boating safety partners on 6 April to highlight the benefits and responsibilities of owning an EPIRB (Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon), PLB (Personal Locator

By |2020-04-14T09:38:50+01:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: News, Safety, Survival & Training|0 Comments