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When David Durnford-Slater and Johnny Buxton (the ‘D-S’ and ‘B’ of DSB) launched DSB Offshore in January 1981, they did so with some trepidation.
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Lohr am Main/Hanover - In recognition of its contribution towards greater sustainability, Bosch Rexroth’s SVA R2, the world’s most compact electrical Subsea Valve Actuator, received the Hermes Award 2021, the greatest international industry prize, at
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Thursday, 8th April 2021
The team behind Oceanology International are putting together the final touches to Oi Connect – the leading digital meetings platform for the ocean tech and science community.
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Global integrated logistics and materials management company, ASCO, has appointed Craig Revie as General Manager of its specialist lifting division, NSL. 
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PDL Marine have completed the multi build patrol boats destined for Africa. The 6 x 10m Patrol boats underwent final trials in the Solent and surrounding areas.
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A JFC Marine Data Buoy is to monitor how noise impacts whales and dolphins was deployed off the coast of Baltimore, west Cork, as part of Ireland’s first ever real-time acoustic monitoring project.
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Today, 3t Energy Group can announce that it has made a major transformational acquisition with the purchase of Petrofac’s UK training centres. The purchase includes Petrofac’s Survival and Marine, Health and Safety, Fire, and Major Emergency Managemen
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The heavy-duty lighter, “Fortitudo”, transported three transformers from the port of Duisburg to Saint-Leu d’Esserent in France via several European inland waterways at the end of March.
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Leading ROV specialist, HPR ROV, has signed an exclusive two-year agreement with Saudi-based Intelligent Energy Services (i-Energy). 
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Tuesday, 30th March 2021
Red Jet 7 was built in East Cowes by Wight Shipyard Co in 2018 and represents a £7m investment by Red Funnel in upgrading its Southampton-West Cowes route. 
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We are extremely pleased to announce that IMS (Industrial Marine Silencers Ltd.) have appointed Halyard (M&I) Ltd. as their exclusive distributor for the marine market. This follows a longstanding and successful relationship where the two companies have w
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Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) has designed and built bespoke new crew transfer vessel (CTV) berthing facilities for Moray East Offshore Windfarm Ltd.
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Purposely designed to meet the requirements of Pilot vessels, SeaTRAX assists the vessel operator in the transit and transfer phase, allowing the skipper to monitor all motion parameters and make an objective assessment of the conditions.
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World Match Racing
The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced sailboat manufacturer RS Sailing as Official Partner of the WMRT Academy, the training and development initiative set up by the tour in 2020 to grow participation in match racing around the world.
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Keynvor Morlift
Keynvor Morlift (“KML”) has successfully completed the decommissioning of the offshore met mast as main contractor on behalf of Moray East Offshore Wind Limited.
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Gas Detector
IM&M have over 25 years of experiencing in specifying, supplying and servicing gas detection equipment for the most demanding of work environments, with a dedicated team of in-house engineers, we are able to provide specialist solutions for gas detection.
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Offshore Renewable Energy
Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) has signed a major contract with leading renewable energy provider Ørsted to provide the full temporary power solution, service technicians and both crew transfer and walk to work vessels, during the construction phase of the
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Teignbridge Launch New Web Site
Wednesday, 17th March 2021
Teignbridge is pleased (and excited) to announce the release of our new web site.
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Following the successful expansion into Australia, leading integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider, Unique Group, has expanded its survey operations in the Netherlands, whilst strengthening its global survey team with three senior appointments.
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Workboat - Iceni Valour
Diverse Marine, the industry leading workboat constructor and refit/repair provider is delighted to announce the early delivery of the offshore wind crew transfer vessel ‘Iceni Valour’ to Turner Iceni.
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Ray Foley
Southbay Civil Engineering Limited and Wirral Borough Council have been awarded the Civil Engineering Contractors Association Small Project of the Year award for the North West Region.
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Hydraulic Marine Winch
Motive Offshore Group, specialists in onshore and offshore cable handling equipment, cable lay packages, and deck equipment, is projecting a positive year ahead with the continued growth of Motive AS, its Norwegian entity. 
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Marine Line Monitors
Dynamic Load Monitoring (UK) Ltd. (DLM), of Southampton, UK has provided eight bespoke Running Line Monitors (RLMs) for Jan de Nul’s 236.8m-long Les Alizés, a next generation, 5,000t capacity floating installation crane vessel, currently being built in
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Wind Turbines
Wednesday, 10th March 2021
Harnessing energy from the wind provides a renewable source of low-carbon energy, cleaner and more environmentally friendly than fossil fuels. But developing the tools to harness that energy requires innovation and investment, not only from energy compani
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Marine Survey Vessel
HydroSurv Unmanned Survey (UK)
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Clarksons Port Services
Aberdeen-based Clarksons Port Services (CPS) has underlined ongoing commercial success and a commitment to its sustainability strategy with a move into new, larger premises at Aberdeen Harbour’s Matthew’s Quay.
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Spill Containment Tanks
It’s fair to say that oil and water have a complicated relationship. While they famously don’t mix, it’s also true that when there are no intervention measures in place, oil will usually find a way to reach water.
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Multicat Barge
Williams Shipping is delighted to welcome another Eurocarrier 2209 to the fleet. Our crew joined the vessel at Neptune Marine’s yard in Aalst, The Netherlands and sailed to Southampton in February.
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Ross Moloney
Some industries are essential and commonplace yet despite existing in plain sight there is little or no perception of them among the wider world. The Lifting Sector is a good example. Fortunately its key stakeholders have resolved to change this.
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ASAP Supplies
Tuesday, 23rd February 2021
ASAP Supplies have now introduced Dixon-Arctic Steel to their ever-growing range. The new Arctic steel range includes strainers, thru-hull fittings, and spares.
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Hanwell Solutions Ltd has helped preserve one of the most famous tourist attractions in the UK by developing a temperature and humidity monitoring solution to ensure the correct environmental conditions are constantly maintained for the site. 
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First Marine Solutions
First Marine Solutions (FMS), a leading provider of mooring solutions to the global energy sector, has made a six-figure investment to strengthen the firm’s survey and positioning service. 
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Cruise Line
Pride in ownership and trust in delivery – The SMS Group is excelling with fit out and marine interior refurbishments in 2021, exceeding budget by circa 25%.
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Air Freight
The BLG LOGISTICS GROUP has made a strategic decision to focus on its domestic and international business in its Contract, Automobile and Container divisions in future. Rhenus Air & Ocean is consolidating its position in Germany with the planned takeover
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Williams Shipping
Leading marine and logistics company Williams Shipping provides key services to the marine energy sector and is a recognised supplier to the Port of Milford Haven at the heart of the UK’s energy supply and development industry.
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Ground Stabilisation Trackway
Thursday, 11th February 2021
FAUN Trackway Limited, the leading manufacturer of ground stabilisation Trackway® solutions, has successfully delivered their renowned Boat Ramp Kit system to Kingston District Council, South Australia.
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Jumbo Marine Transporter
Representing a significant milestone in the largest job in its history, Jumbo has completed the transportation part of its Transport & Installation contract for the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan. Jumbo mobilised ships from its own Heavy Lift Vessel
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PCE-GA 10
The PCE-GA 10 leak detector was developed to detect and locate escaping flammable gases in systems, containers and pipes. The sensor head can be brought close to the examined parts even in confined spaces as it is connected to the device via a semi-rigid
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Dredger Refit
A successful start to the year – The SMS Group has started 2021 with a D Class refit on behalf of Hanson Aggregate Marine.
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ASCO Marine
Global integrated materials and logistics management company, ASCO, has started 2021 with the announcement of two vessel monitoring contracts in West Africa, worth in the region of $3.5m USD. 
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Dynamic Load Monitoring
DLM are excited to announce their new partnership with Dunlop as an official global distributor of the 18’’ Dunlop Tyre, commonly utilised by the Cable Laying Industry.
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SIC Marking Ltd
"After the huge success of the L-BOX and XL-BOX, our compact marking stations, we have been asked on numerous occasions to offer a larger workspace in order to be able to mark large parts.
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Marine Vessel
Wednesday, 3rd February 2021
A British crew transfer vessel operator has kitted out its latest CTV with DuroWiper pantographs commercial marine windscreen wipers in order to benefit from their ease of installation and reduced maintenance.
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DSB Offshore Ltd
DSB Offshore Ltd recently acted as exclusive broker to Jan De Nul Group, in the sale of one the ‘great ladies’ of her dredging fleet, to Congolaise des Voies Maritimes (CVM) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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2020 was an apocalyptic, zoom-intensive, stay-at-home year for DSB Offshore Ltd. As with much of the marine world, with crew changes hampered, flights unreliable and inspections impossible (not to mention Brexit looming) 2020 proved to be a disruptive and
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Jumbo Shipping
Jumbo Shipping raised the bar with the recent shipment of a 1435t shiploader, measuring 135 x 25 x 43 metres, from Vietnam to Canada for the machine’s manufacturer Tenova.
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New Berth
Working for the Department of Agriculture Food and Marine, Dunmore East Fishery Harbour Centre and liaising closely with the RNLI, Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) has designed, manufactured and installed a new berth for Dunmore East RNLI’s all
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Material Handling Equipment
Tuesday, 26th January 2021
A new USA material handling equipment store has gone live at fadequipmentstore.com, offering free shipping on all products.
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Tuesday, 26th January 2021
In 1971 a group of like-minded friends in their early 20s, feeling a little disillusioned with the early railway steam preservation projects locally, hatched the idea of preserving something steam powered that wouldn’t be confined by the regulations of
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Fulkrum Technical Resources
Fulkrum Technical Resources (FTR), a global provider of technical personnel specialising in QA/QC, inspection and vendor surveillance services to the energy industry, has reported a successful 2020, resulting in year-on-year growth of more than 50%.
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Offshore Oil Platform
Friday, 22nd January 2021
The Crosby Group proudly introduces the world’s first improved high fatigue life shackle to end-users in the offshore mooring sector.
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Offshore Cable Laying Vessel
Thursday, 21st January 2021
Vulcan Offshore Ltd. has put cable lay vessel mobilisation at the centre of its multifaceted offshore service offering.
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SWiFT CTD
Tuesday, 19th January 2021
Designed with the intention of a seamless workflow, the new SWiFT CTD is the next generation of Valeport’s popular SWiFT profiler range and delivers enhanced accuracy and versatility for those requiring CTD measurements. 
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ARG Stabiliser System
The SMS Group is pleased to represent Tohmei Industries in the UK for its Anti Rolling Gyro (ARG) system – widely regarded as one of the best solutions in the world for the minimisation of roll both at anchor and at slow speed.
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Ian McGillivray
Monday, 18th January 2021
MRDS Group, the Aberdeen-headquartered oilfield and marine services expert, is looking forward to a fruitful 2021, following significant investment, development and commercial success in the latter part of 2020. 
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Trailer Winch
The Rotrex Group, which boasts the largest range of trailer winches in the UK and is one of the leading lifting firms in the whole of Europe, has invested almost a quarter of million pounds in a brand new state of the art 60-tonne capacity trailer winch t
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Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd
Friday, 15th January 2021
Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) has opened its eighth facility—in Roborough, Plymouth.
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Borescope
Borescopes enable quick and non-destructive visual inspections in cavities that are otherwise not accessible, for example to inspect machines in offshore plants. Due to the various fields of application, there are many different devices with a wide range
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Mosaic Expedition
Wednesday, 13th January 2021
Sustainable use of the oceans is one of the focal topics at SMM DIGITAL. At the Offshore Dialogue online conference on 2 February, international experts will discuss current trends in the offshore wind farms segment, technical challenges facing tidal and
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LEEA Academy Awards
The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) presented the Academy Awards for 2020 during a special Zoom event on the morning of 17 December 2020, which celebrated the achievements of the Association’s global learners.
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JC Mobile Hydraulics
Hydroscand UK, a leading provider of solutions and services for hose and fittings, is pleased to announce it has acquired the assets of Southampton-based JC Mobile Hydraulics as of 31st December 2020.
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Drax Hoppers
Port of Tyne has completed a detailed modelling exercise and long term analysis of its electricity network, as part of its award-winning decarbonisation and clean energy strategy.
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Port of Tyne
Port of Tyne has signed an option agreement with Dogger Bank Wind Farm.  This successfully concludes the preliminary phase of a state-of-the-art development to build the operations and maintenance (O&M) base of the world’s largest offshore windfarm.
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Wightlink Refit
Wight Shipyard Co has showcased its maintenance and repair capabilities to the highest standards during a refit for one of the Isle of Wight’s leading ferry operators.
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HTL Group
The decision to rebrand Gee-Force, previously presented as part of the HTL Group, has been a critical element of an extensive rebranding effort in response to accelerated company growth and renewal to its corporate vision.
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South West exporters
A new project has been launched for South West exporters in the Marine sector, with applications closing on 16th December.  
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Motive Offshore Group
Motive Offshore Group, specialist in marine equipment fabrication and rental for the back-deck and beyond, has announced the acquisition of subsea equipment experts, Flowline Specialists, for an undisclosed figure.
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 ROV
Monday, 7th December 2020
Film-Ocean, a UK-based ROV services provider has expanded its fleet by adding another Quasar 150HP Workclass ROV system.  
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Waste Treatment Plant
Tuesday, 1st December 2020
OTS, a privately-owned Norwegian company, is pleased to announce an expansion of assets to its UK rental fleet.
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Ship Refit
Working with their new Italian partner, Westeam Srl, Scanjet PSM have secured a floating dock refit project win with the Fincantieri Group, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups with twenty shipyards across Europe, the Americas and Asia.
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Guy Frankland
Thursday, 26th November 2020
Valeport has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of a Head of Marketing, as it targets market leadership in the environmental sensors sector.  
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Module Lifting
Modulift, well known in the industry for their popular modular design spreader beams and frames, has seen their orders for custom designed lifting solutions increase substantially since the beginning of the year, and there are no signs of that pace slo
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Tug Boat
(Barendrecht, The Netherlands; November 24, 2020) – Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, a leading developer of autonomous command and remote-helm control systems, announces today that Herman Sr. BV, a Netherlands-based tug and workboat company, will a
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The SMS Group relocated their Southampton base just eight weeks ago; the business has proudly become the only ship repairer based within the Port of Southampton.  
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Case Lifting Tool
On the 12th of November leading marine contractor Van Oord, awarded Breman Machinery and KENC Engineering with the assignment to design and build a casing lifting adapter (CLA). The lifting tool supports the installation of 190 pin piles at Saint-Brieuc o
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SMM Digital
SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair, will not be held as a hybrid event on Hamburg's exhibition campus in February 2021 as originally planned. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hamburg Messe und Congress is instead organising a purely d
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Castoldi Waterjets
Jet tender and waterjet expert Castoldi is no stranger to cutting edge technology.  Now thanks to SAIM, Zipwake distributor in Italy, it has entered into collaboration with the Swedish top interceptor manufacturer to make its waterjets the best on the m
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Wind Turbines
Port of Tyne is using the Offshore Wind North East conference as the forum to launch its latest commercial venture, a new green energy park for the north east region.
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Motive Offshore Group
Motive Offshore Group, specialist in marine equipment fabrication and rental, has appointed Declan Slattery as Chief Financial Officer. 
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Automatic Boat Landing Systems
On the 9th of November 2020, KENC Engineering revealed two new automatic boat landing systems (ABLS). The ABLS provides a safe transfer between a CTV and large vessels and is now available in two configurations.
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Pilot Boat Fleet
Associated British Ports (ABP) the UK’s largest and best-connected port operator, has commissioned a fleet of nine new state-of-the art pilot boats from Goodchild Marine Services, representing an investment of around £9 million to further enhance port
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AMI are proud to announce our official partnership with Coltraco Ultrasonics. Coltraco is the perfect brand to accompany the AMI Marine products. Together they provide a complete vessel safety solution for Bridge and Navigation systems.
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Shipbuilders around the world are currently facing the challenge of reducing their environmental impact.  Accurate alignment of engines, propeller shafting and stern tubes all reduce vibration and wear - which cause fuel inefficiencies - so the Taylor H
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H.E. Dr. Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and ADNOC Group CEO, to inaugurate the opening ceremony on Monday, November 9
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Film-Ocean Ltd, a leading ROV specialist company, continues with its delivery of providing excellent inspection and integrity support to its clients with the appointment of George Gair as Inspection Manager. 
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PSM Instrumentation continue to deliver global projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. Working closely with their Spanish Agents, Aries Industrial Y Naval Servicios, they have recently delivered a complete instrumentation package for the vessel ‘Blue Ea
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Tuesday, 3rd November 2020
ScanjetPSM is poised to launch a new development which provides essential back-up in the event of failure or malicious adjustment of the GPS system. The first ever Digital Sextant provides a simple to use solution that requires no specialist training and
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The iSea bridge display from MAN Engines, which was designed for yachts and work boats, has won the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020”, the international award for outstanding quality of design. “The international Red Dot jury only bestows this co
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Portishead Marina, on the Southern bank of the river Seven, just to the North of Bristol offers boat owners a relaxed atmosphere with a quayside of restaurants and craft ale pubs.
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Inland and Coastal Marina Systems will be exhibiting at RenewableUK’s Global Offshore Wind virtual event 28-30 October 2020.
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Landing Craft
Thursday, 15th October 2020
PDL Marine are pleased to announce securing an order for a 14.4m Landing craft. The aluminium vessel has been purposely designed to suit the client’s specific requirements such as cargo loads, shallow draft and the ability to carry passengers as and whe
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