Marine link

TSS Ltd., U.K., Supplies Electronic Motion Compensation System For U.S. Dredging Project

TSS (U.K.) Ltd. supplied its electronic motion compensation system to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a project to enable the latest generation of containerships to use the Port Newark- Elizabeth Marine Terminal. Previously, ship draft was limited to 35 ft. (11 m) and it was considered by port officials that this restriction had resulted in some vessels being diverted to other ports. Work on the project began three years ago, with completion scheduled for later this year, by which time more than five millioncu.- yards of spoil will have been removed from the site. The final $ 112 million clean-up phase is now underway, after which there will be a full electronic survey.

Survey work for the entire project is being carried out by the N.Y. District Army Corps of Engineers using its two large survey vessels, Hatton and Sentry, both of which are equipped with TSS Motion Compensation Systems.

The TSS 320 Motion Compensation System on each vessel is used in conjunction with a Ross Dolphin boom type survey system which employs a 10-transducer array. For this type of operation, any vessel roll will have a significant effect on the accuracy of the sounding data.

To date, a total of three and a half million soundings have been taken along the seven-mile channel, although further surveys will be conducted to verify the results of the rock removal project. Once this has been completed, the Corps of Engineers will certify the channel to a depth of 40 ft. (12 m) below MLW, allowing the U.S. Coast Guard to open the Channel later this year for larger vessels.

For more information on TSS Ltd. Circle 4 7 on Reader Service Card

Port Authority History

AAPA Names Nagle President And CEO
Blount Delivere 155-F: Ferry Cayo Norte
Boston Whaler Fire/Rescue Boat On Duty At Massport Fire Department
Braking New Ground; Creating New Opportunities
Brazilian Joint Venture Delivers Brazilian Venture
Coast Guard Considers Seven Port Zones For Establishing New Vessel Tracking System
Commercial Metals Ships Scrap
Drive For Quality To Afflict Owners, Benefit Builders
Forest Products Nicho Looks Ripo For Expansion
High Tech Equipment To Bring Kawasaki Port Into The Future
IACS Encourages Close Links With Port State Control
Ingalls-Built USS Port Royal Commissioned
Lykes Lines Joins Mediterranean/U.S.Gulf/ Mexican Alliance
MaK-Propelled Container Vessel Built For U.S.-Based Owner, Christened "Tropic Sun7
MarAd Sponsors Study On North American Shipping
Marine Terminals Corp. To Operate Oakland Terminal
National Waterways Conference Officers
NEWTARGET: International Fast Ferry Market
Panamanian Vessel Sunk To Create Artificial Reef
Pena Accepts Port Award, Stresses Highway System Legislation
Pilot Vessels Designed For Anticipated USCG Regulation Changes
Polar Sea Uses FT4 Gas Turbine Power To Reach North Pole
Port Of Goteborg Reports On 1995 Shipments, Recent Port Developments
Port Of Portland Contracts Liftech For Crane Upgrade
President Clinton Declares Dredging "A National Concern"
RoRo ' 94
Second $7.9 Million Crane In Place At South port
Senate Committee Holds Hearing On Hathaway And Scroggins Nominations
The Great Lakes Towing Co. Handles Two Significant Cargoes
Wallenius Delivers 100,000th Deere Unit At Galveston
rss feeds | archive | privacy | history | articles | contributors | top news | contact us | about us | copyright