The Mission to Seafarers unveils new seafarer welfare centre in Port Talbot

The Mission to Seafarers has unveiled a new centre for seafarers in Port Talbot, significantly increasing its vital welfare service provision for seafarers calling at the port. Supported by a £35,000 grant from the Merchant Navy Welfare Board, the new centre will offer high-quality respite care to the hundreds of seafarers who visit the port […]

KVH surpasses 9,000 VSAT systems shipped for global connectivity

KVH Industries has announced that it recently shipped its 9,000th mini-VSAT Broadbandsm system. KVH’s TracPhone V-series antenna systems are designed to provide satellite broadband connectivity to commercial vessels and leisure yachts around the world, by utilising advanced satellite technology, including the latest high throughout satellites (HTS). “Ever since we launched our mini-VSAT Broadband network more […]

Inmarsat brings Crew Xpress to market with unique ‘Fleet Hotspot’ for seafarers

Global mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat is staying ahead of fast-changing dynamics in ship connectivity by launching Crew Xpress, a new service for crew available as part of an ever increasing number of services on Fleet Xpress. The new service package includes a managed Wi-Fi solution ‘Fleet Hotspot’, a leased antenna, a business use data […]

Optimarin gains approval for reduced holding time from USCG

Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) have gained approval from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) slashing their required holding time from 72 to just 24 hours for all salinities. The certification ensures the systems are optimized for short sea shipping routes in the US, as the time between ballast water treatment (BWT) and de-ballasting is cut […]

Liberian Registry confirms departure of Scott Bergeron

The Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) has confirmed that Scott Bergeron has left the organisation. The Cohen family, in particular Adam Cohen and Elan Cohen, continue to lead the organisation as Executive Chairmen. Furthermore, Alfonso Castillero has been elevated to the role of Chief Operating Officer reporting directly to the Cohen family. Christine […]