Marine electronics specialist Marport has announced that Marport France SAS (Sales and Service) is moving to new and improved facilities in Lorient, adding technical support to its customers in France, central Europe and Africa.
The Síldarvinnslan fishmeal plant at Seyðisfjörður in eastern Iceland was last night evacuated after a long period of snowfalls combined with rising temperatures and rain created an avalanche risk as snow on the Strandartindur mountain overlooking the factory began to loosen.
A pelagic vessel under construction at the Kleven Verft yard at Ulsteinvik in Norway is being fitted with the latest in ultra-high definition (UHD) wheelhouse systems, with six 55-inch displays for its integrated fishing and navigation hardware.
A&S Thai Works (ASTW), located in Samut Prakan west of Bangkok, has finalised an order for a 500 tonne per day fishmeal plant for Russia with a value of more than US$12 million. The customer is PCF Yuzhno-Kurilsky Ryibocombinat Co Ltd (YUKR) and the plant will be installed on Kunashir Island in the Kuril Islands.
Bruce H. Blakey, founder and President of Wesmar, has announced the sale of his company to local businessman Roger Fellows.
Wesmar has been getting some enthusiastic feedback on its powerful new HD860 Dual Stabilized Beam sonar from Dutch Harbor, the Washington, Oregon and California coasts, and as far south as Mexico.
Scanmar has appointed well known ex-fisherman George Youngson to the role of the company’s Global Sales Manager.
Inmarsat Maritime has launched a new fishing pricing plan for the Pacific North West which will make it easier and more economical for regional Fleet One users to get live weather updates, track and trace fish, and send catch reports.
Furuno has presented its new VideoWall, which could be one of the biggest steps forward in bridge design in recent times. This is an exceptionally large display that can be configured as required to show all the information the operator could want to see.
Good news for Danish fishermen as the Brisling Box off Denmark’s west coast is open as of today (29th July).