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  • Crude Oil Spill Near Port Sulphur, La.
    The U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday it is responding to a crude oil discharge in Rattle Snake Bayou, southwest of Port Sulphur, La.Coast Guard watchstanders in New Orleans received a report from the National Response Center that the well was…
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23 JUN 2016 - TAIWAN MOVES ON $14.7B INDIGENOUS SHIPBUILDING, UPGRADE PROJECTS. TAIWAN NAVY ACCEPTS NEW CATAMARAN

The Taiwanese Navy announced 12 new shipbuilding and force modernization programs covering a 23-year period at roughly $14.7 billion on Monday. This indigenous build effort is part of an overall plan to wean Taiwan off expensive and politically troublesome US defense acquisitions — which often consist of refurbished older platforms — and develop a robust defense industry on the island.

SOURCE: DEFENSENEWS
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16 APR 2016 - SECOND OF EIGHT SINGAPORE-DESIGNED AND BUILT WARSHIPS LAUNCHED

Singapore has launched another littoral mission vessel (LMV), Sovereignty, the second of eight new warships that will eventually replace the Navy's older Fearless-class patrol vessels.

Sovereignty is expected to be operationally ready by next year (2017), after its combat systems are installed and it undergoes sea trials. The others are expected to be operational by 2020.

The eight LMVs will do the work previously required by 11 patrol vessels, which have been in service for about 20 years. They also require at least 10 per cent less manpower.

Pan Delta Controls is proud to be a supplier for the LMV project. 

SOURCE: THE STRAITS TIMES
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14 APR 2016 - KEPPEL SINGMARINE TO DELIVER HIGH-SPECIFICATION DERRICK LAY VESSEL TO MCDERMOTT 

Keppel Singmarine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), will soon deliver a high-specification deepwater derrick lay vessel to Hydro Marine Services, a subsidiary of McDermott International (McDermott).

The derrick lay vessel, which is built to Keppel's proprietary design, was named DLV 2000 during a ceremony held earlier today. The first project she will be deployed for is the INPEX Ichthys Liquefied Natural Gas project in offshore Western Australia.

Pan Delta Controls is proud to have supplied the NAV1560DC-NLP Navigation Light Panel and Hospital Call System which fulfills Safe Return to Port requirements for this vessel.

SOURCE: KEPPEL CORPORATION
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31 DEC 2015 - TAIWAN NAVY ACCEPTS NEW CATAMARAN

The Taiwan Navy received the first prototpe of the stealthy Tuo Jiang class catamaran corvettes (PGG 618). The new 500-ton vessel completed a year of testing, with plans to build 11 follow-on ships after the prototype's evaluation is completed. 

The media tour of the ship confirmed that other foreign companies participated as suppliers; including Florida-based Hose-McCann Communications, Singapore-based Pan Delta Controls, Korea-based Master Clock Systems, Garmin International, Germany-based MTU Marine and UK-based Scott Safety. 

SOURCE: DEFENSENEWS
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03 JUL 2015 - SINGAPORE LAUNCHES FIRST INDEPENDENCE-CLASS LITTORAL MISSION VESSEL (LMV)

Singapore has launched the first of eight Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs) on order for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).

The vessel, Independence , was launched on 3 July at ST Marine's shipyard in Benoi in a ceremony presided over by Singapore's defence minister Ng Eng Hen.

Pan Delta Controls is proud to be a supplier for the LMV project. 

SOURCE: IHS JANE'S NAVY INTERNATIONAL
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