Articles written by Mario Meyer
SMM, the world’s leading trade fair for the maritime industry takes place from September 6th to 9th in Hamburg, Germany.
With the presence of almost every relevant industry player, the show is the perfect venue for spotting new trends, developing new business contacts, and interacting with leaders in the maritime sector.
FleetMon will be present at this top event for the international maritime industry. If you plan on attending, we would like to take the opportunity to get to know you and your company during the SMM.
Under https://fleetmon-smm2016.youcanbook.me/ we have created an online calendar, from which you can easily make an appointment with us.
We look forward to meeting you and having lots of interesting and stimulating conversations! You will find us on our partner’s booth of Lloyd’s Register in Hall B4.EG, Stand 105.
Best regards from Rostock
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Here is Orbcomms press release from 2015-12-22,
Second mission completes OG2 constellation to provide global M2M messaging and AIS services
Rochelle Park, NJ, December 21, 2015 – ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things T) solutions, today announced that it has successfully launched eleven next generation OG2 satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 8:29 pm ET. The eleven OG2 satellites were successfully separated from the Falcon 9 launch vehicle into the proper insertion orbit.
“Today marks a significant milestone for our company. We’d like to thank our vendors and partners for their cooperation in this effort,” said Marc Eisenberg, ORBCOMM’s Chief Executive Officer. “I’d also like to commend the ORBCOMM team for their hard work and dedication in making our second OG2 mission a success. Lastly, I’d like to congratulate SpaceX on making history by landing the Falcon 9’s reusable Stage one booster from a record altitude. It’s an exciting day for all of us in the space industry.”
Allegra, an ageing ship operated by Costa Cruises, the Italian cruise line that also owns the wrecked Concordia, was last night drifting without power and light off the Seychelles – in waters known for piracy – after a fire in the engine room. It had 1,000 passengers and crew on board.
The ship was left without power and light. Luckily they were in calm seas and 20 miles from land so there was no immediate danger of going aground.
The vessel now is beeing towed with the help of french fisherman to the Islands of Desroches.
Costa Crociere said the Costa Allegra is not expected to arrive until Wednesday morning “It’s a big ship and to tow it, to move it across the waters, is a heavy task,” said Seychelles presidential spokeswoman Srdjana Janosevic. She said that everything is calm on board the cruise ship and that no one is hurt.
Where that leaves Costa Cruises, a popular line with the Italians, remains to be seen. It has the backing of the giant US-based Carnival Corporation, so it will not collapse, but surely a new name and a new identity is on the cards.