Seventeen fishing vessels from seven Norwegian fishing companies are currently trying out Mareano charts on their chart plotters. These show undersea terrain and bottom types produced using advanced multi-beam echo sounders.
Russian company Dobroflot, which operates its own fishing fleet and canned fish production, has signed an agreement with the international service provider Orange Business Services to equip Dobroflot vessels with an IoT solution for managing fuel consumption and engine operation.
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.
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.
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.
Florida shipyard Patti Marine Enterprises has delivered an original concept design clam catcher, developed with the Truex family’s company SeaWatch International which operates 30 vessels and is the largest US harvester of offshore clams.