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Great Ships of 2013

Read this page in Pdf, Flash or Html5 edition of December 2013 Maritime Reporter Magazine 53Newly Merged Drew Marine and ACR under New Ownership Drew Marine is merging with ACR Electronics, Inc. Headquartered in Whippany, N.J., Drew Marine serves global customers in nearly 100 countries around the world. ACR?s operations are headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where they will remain. The merger is taking place concurrently with the sale of both Drew Marine and ACR to The Jordan Company, a private equity Þ rm.J.F. Lehman Sells NE Ship Repair J.F. Lehman & Company sold its portfo- lio company, Northeast Ship Repair , Inc. to afÞ liates of Plexus Capital and NewS- pring Capital. The sale of Northeast Ship Repair follows J.F. Lehman?s recent sales of ACR Electronics and Drew Ma- rine, both announced on November 19.Northeast Ship Repair is a provider of large vessel maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the U.S. Govern-ment noncombatant ß eet and commer- cial customers, with facilities in Boston and Philadelphia (pictured). Maersk Orders Routing Software for 110+ Vessels Meteo Consult and Amarcon received an order from Maersk Line to equip a minimum of 110 Maersk Line container vessels with SPOS Seakeeping. The Sea-keeping plug-in is a feature within Me-teo Consults weather routing software SPOS. With this plug-in the user can deÞ ne vessel loading conditions and mo- tion threshold values based on the input of Amarcon?s OCTOPUS-Onboard. Am- arcon, a fully owned subsidiary of ABB, provides monitoring and forecasting software solutions for performance and availability optimization of sea-going vessels, and is the leader in vessel mo-tion prediction solutions.Seagull, MLS PartnerComputer-based training (CBT) special- ist Seagull AS and Marine Learning Sys- tems, a developer of advanced maritime-speciÞ c learning management system (LMS) technology, are partnering to pro- vide the full library of Seagull learning content on the MarineLMS training plat-form. The partnership will provide an in- tegrated solution to the cruise and ferry industries enabling rapid deployment of eLearning programs with course content on land and on-board, with or without connectivity. The system will also pro- vide metrics and analytics which iden-tify training issues before they become performance or safety problems.Maersk Training Addresses the Human Error FactorA new training program has been launched by Maersk T raining that aims to address human errors in marine envi-ronments. The course is designed to help offshore workers understand the impact of the human error in marine incidents, and enhance their leadership and man-MR #12 (50-57).indd 53MR #12 (50-57).indd 5312/6/2013 9:58:21 AM12/6/2013 9:58:21 AM

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