Innovators: Emergency Response

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VIRTUAL MARINE TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES LIFEBOAT SIMULATOR FOR ROWAN COMPANIES

by Admin on January 17, 2015

(St. John’s, NL: January 16, 2015) Newfoundland – OceansAdvance member comopany, Virtual Marine Technology (VMT) is pleased to announce the provision of its Survival Quest lifeboat simulator training system to Rowan Companies, a global provider of contract offshore drilling services. The lifeboat simulator will be used to provide enhanced lifeboat launch and recovery training to lifeboat operators and marine crews and will complement weekly safety drills conducted onboard Rowan drilling rigs. Read more.

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HIBERNIA INSTALLS LIFEBOAT TRAINING SIMULATOR ON OFFSHORE PLATFORM

by wade on June 18, 2013

St. John's, Newfoundland, June 17, 2013: Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd. (HMDC) recently installed Virtual Marine Technology’s (VMT) SurvivalQuest Lifeboat Simulator System onboard the Hibernia platform. SurvivalQuest is an enclosed cabin, full mission lifeboat simulator system which uses lifeboat specific helm controls and virtual environments to allow lifeboat coxswains and crew to practice emergency launch scenarios not possible using conventional training and drills. Read more.

PRNL ISSUES RFPs FOR EVACUATION SAFETY AND OILSPILL RESEARCH FACILITY

by wade on January 5, 2013

Petroleum Research, by means of two new requests for proposals is seeking submissions from qualified Service Providers to form the basis for the negotiation of Contracts to conduct project work as detailed in the attached two RFPs including one for life raft towing and recovery and the other for investigating the feasibility of an Arctic and cold climate oil spill research facility. Read more.

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OGP SOLICITS EOI FOR OILSPILL R&D ACTIVITIES

by wade on February 16, 2012

The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP) through the Oil Spill Response Technology Joint Industry Programme (JIP), founded in January at the Arctic Frontiers Conference in Tromsø, Norway, has already begun research and development procurement activities. Solicitation for Expressions of Interest (EoI) were recently issued for: Read more.

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Specialized Radar for Ice and Oil-Spill Detection

by wade on July 1, 2011

Second Article from From City of St. John's Ocean Technology Media Program

By Andrew Safer

 “Canada is one of the world’s leading maritime nations, with the world’s longest coastline and bordering three of the world’s oceans,” Jane Rutherford, Global Practice Lead, Ocean Technologies, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Canada), was quoted as saying in the last issue of Marine Technology Reporter. “We know the sea. Read more.