***This article originally appears in the March 2018 edition of The American Oil & Gas Reporter. To view the original, please click here.
A new communications satellite network owned by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation will be up and running by 2020. The new network plan was announced at the Fourth Aerospace Internationalization Forum in Beijing in December, 2016. Maritime Executive reports that the satellites, known together as the Hongyan system, will operate globally.
Last Friday night, at approximately 1800 CST, a cargo ship sank in the southern part of the North Sea, about 35 nautical miles NE of Ramsgate.
***This article was written by George Guy Thomas and originally appeared on Orbcomm's Blog on November 30, 2016. You can view the original article HERE.
***This article originally appears in the October 2016 edition of Ocean News & Technology
Safety and security are as important as operational efficiency for owners of geographically dispersed maritime assets and remote infrastructure. These organizations are increasingly much more proactive about monitoring and responding to the threat that vessels pose to assets including pipelines, offshore rigs and other fixed infrastructure above and below the water. When a vessel comes into contact with these assets, it can lead to unplanned and expensive surveys, repairs, costly litigation, and the potential of third-party claims for the economic and environmental impacts of a spill in the maritime environment.