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2010-09-21 08:49:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Brownie's Marine Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: "BWMG." www.browniesmarinegroup.com) today announced that its patented technology has now been integrated into the Kon Tiki Royal US "KTR-US" lifejacket and has successfully met, and exceeded, standards codified in the new MSC 200 (80) SOLAS regulations. Of all the international conventions dealing with maritime safety, the most important is the International Convention for the Safety of Life...

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2010-08-26 10:50:00

Nearing the end of its third month of continuous operation, the International Space Station's ship-tracking experiment has experienced a marked increase in data quality. Now it operates along with a dedicated satellite carrying the same receiver. The Station's Columbus laboratory is being used to track Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals from ships at sea. AIS is, in a way, the marine equivalent of the air traffic control system, with commercial vessels mandated to carry AIS...

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2010-07-12 13:05:00

Norway launched a spacecraft on Monday with the intention to help monitor shipping in its territorial waters. The AISSat-1 satellite will track ships over 300 gross tons by picking up signals from their Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponders. AIS is used principally for collision-avoidance, and the authorities use it to keep watch on cargo, passenger and fisheries activity. The small satellite will enable Norway to see what is happening over the area. "Norway has the largest...

2010-03-10 09:46:00

SAN DIEGO, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- APS Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of optical character recognition (OCR) and automation technology solutions for marine and intermodal terminals, today announced its expansion into Europe. Yilport Container Terminal and Port Operators Inc. is implementing APS container automation solutions at its facility in Gebze (near Istanbul), Turkey. Yilport provides container handling, general and liquid cargo handling, and warehouse services; and...

2009-12-16 15:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, ON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - exactEarth Ltd., the data services subsidiary of COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX: CDV), today announced that it has entered into an agreement to provide its space-based Automatic Identification System (S-AIS) service, exactAIS(TM), to the Danish Maritime Safety Administration (DaMSA) on a paid trial basis. Under the agreement, exactEarth will provide DaMSA with an S-AIS data feed and value-added services for a limited time commencing with the...

2009-08-05 06:06:00

MUMBAI, India, August 5 /PRNewswire/ -- India's containerized transportation is poised for significant growth spearheaded by rising international trade, and increasing investments in ports infrastructure by the government and through public-private partnerships (PPPs). Sea traffic carries 95.0 percent of India's exports by volume and 70.0 percent in value terms. Considering the present stage of economic development, the shifting of manufacturing activities to India, privatization of port...

2009-07-06 04:00:00

LONDON, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Delays in cargo screening significantly extend the time of goods at port. This process could be shortened with foolproof and rapid screening and detection systems. At the same time, increased illegal immigration and smuggling augment the need for efficient access control systems in ports and entry points. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.aerospace.frost.com), Maritime Security Market...

2009-06-22 08:00:00

Automatic Identification System Arms Boaters with a Clear Picture of Nearby Vessels MERRIMACK, N.H., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Raymarine, Inc., a world leader in marine electronics, today announced the availability of its AIS500 Class B Automatic Identification System Receiver. By communicating with nearby vessel traffic, the AIS500 gives boaters the added security of seeing and being seen by other vessels in busy ports and harbors. The AIS500 is ideal for recreational boaters operating in...

2009-04-16 15:49:00

WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report requested by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security, and Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, entitled Maritime Security - Vessel Tracking Systems Provide Key Information, But the Need to Duplicate Data Should be Reviewed (GAO-09-337). The report finds that while the Coast Guard has many tools at...

2009-02-12 07:30:00

Automatic Identification System Offers Increased Safety and Maneuverability MERRIMACK, N.H. and MIAMI, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami International Boat Show -- Raymarine, Inc., a world leader in marine electronics, today introduced its AIS500 Class B Automatic Identification System Receiver. With Raymarine's AIS500 onboard, navigational information is continually transmitted and received, offering boaters enhanced safety and situational awareness. Designed for recreational boaters, the...


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