Cargotec introduced a new range of electrically-driven offshore winches that the company claims offers proven safety and reliability, with improved operability and reduced environmental impact Cargotec can now offer electrically-driven versions of its proven range of offshore MacGregor anchor handling/ towing winches (eAHT). "This new series of electrically-driven winches inherits the best characteristics of our proven designs," says Francis Wong, Cargotec's Sales Director for offshore winch solutions. "This ensures safe operations, easy maintenance, and also combines improved operability with a low environmental impact, reduced power consumption and low installation costs." He adds: "All our eAHTs are designed to meet the most stringent offshore standards, including those set by the Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD). Each winch is fully tested electrically and mechanically before shipping, and can be delivered as a complete unit or multiple assembly units for easy installation on board." The eAHT series comprises winches with line pulls ranging from 200 tonnes to 600 tonnes, with an initial speed up to 25m/min and with a brake holding capacity up to 800 tonnes. Each winch is available in double- or triple-drum configuration to meet various designs and operational requirements
Wilhelmsen Ships Service’ (WSS) was a sponsor of last month’s Smart Shipping event in Singapore, with Business Director Ships Agency Frederic Fontarosa describing it as an ‘essential conference for the industry which is certain to root itself firmly in the international maritime events calendar’. Held from 17-18 October at the Four Seasons hotel, the event was attended by over 170 delegates representing over 40 of the world’s leading shipowners
Raytheon Company completed the Delta Interim Detailed Design Review for the DDG 1000 Integrated Deckhouse and Apertures (IDHA) Element. The DDG 1000 is the Navy's next generation multi-mission destroyer. The IDHA Element is responsible for the integration design of apertures into the DDG 1000 composite deckhouse. The apertures comprise a system of antenna arrays for functions such as radars and communications that are to
The SMM 2006, 22nd shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology, international trade fair hamburg, closed on Friday at the end of this four-day event, setting up a new visitor record. The event went very successfully for the 1,669 exhibitors from 50 nations. Seldom has the mood been so good among SMM exhibitors. A key element in that was the attendance by a total of more than 45,000 trade visitors from all continents (the SMM 2004, which lasted 5 days, had 42,151 trade visitors)
CP Ships Limited today announced its agreement to the long-term charter of nine 4250 teu newly built containerships from Seaspan Container Lines for a term of up to ten years. Scheduled for delivery between late 2005 and early 2007, the ships will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries of Korea. "We recently completed a four-year $800 million ship investment program to replace chartered ships with owned ships. But with the addition of Italia
VT Shipbuilding completed its construction work on the Royal Navy’s first-of-class Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring with delivery of the foremast to BAE Systems Naval Ships in Glasgow. The 89-tons steel structure was lifted onto a barge at VT’s Portsmouth Shipbuilding Facility and towed over 600 nautical miles by tug, completing the transit in just over four days. The foremast was then transferred directly to HMS Daring where fitting out will be completed
Special Warfare Boat Operators (SB) from Special Boat Team 20 (SBT-20) reached a milestone on March 28 when they successfully completed the 100th and 101st insertion of the Maritime Craft Aerial Deployment System (MCADS) off the coast of North Carolina. Serving as a true force multiplier, the MCADS capability enables Naval Special Warfare Sailors to rapidly deploy anywhere in the world in a maritime environment.
Offshore Ship Designers has sealed ten new design contracts for large diesel-electric Platform Supply Vessels for two major offshore operators building at three shipyards in Brazil, Japan and Spain. Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Limited has ordered four IMT-997 Platform Supply Vessels to be built by Universal Shipbuilding Corporation in Japan and four sister vessels to be built at the EISA shipyard in Brazil
Northrop Grumman Newport News has expanded its use of ABAQUS advanced finite element software. Traditionally, Northrop Grumman Newport News, the sole designer and builder of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers in the U.S., used a combination of ABAQUS and other commercial software for finite element analysis. As a result of their collaboration, technical teams from ABAQUS and Northrop Grumman Newport News determined that ABAQUS usage could be extended to a
Intellian, provider of marine satellite antennas, opened a facility for research and development (R&D), manufacturing, shipping and training. Located just south of Seoul, South Korea, the Intellian Innovation Center is a new 71,000 sq ft, four-story building designed for increased production and technology development opportunities. R&D is the heart of the Intellian Innovation Center, offering even greater frequency of product testing with the versatility to simulate harsh marine
The recent IMO Symposium on the Future of Ship Safety recommends that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) carries out a full review of the existing regulatory regime, in order to meet future needs and expectations. Following two days of intense discussions on a wide range of issues
The Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is able to extend its grant and scholarship program in Small Craft Design thanks to further funding from the Kathy & Jerry Wood Foundation. The funds were originally for three years, but an additional thirty thousand dollars was given to assist
ASA Electronics, an international manufacturer of audio and video electronics and appliances has partnered with the Independent Boat Builders, Inc. to be the video supplier of choice. Independent Boat Builders, Inc. (IBBI) is a marine buying group that currently has 20 members located in the
Rolta India Ltd wins contract for establishing "National NAVTEX Network" from a subordinate office under the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Government of India, that provides general aids to navigation along the Indian coast.
SSP, a company in stainless steel and nickel-based alloy fluid system components, assemblies and CNG fueling applications, introduced the Mud Dauber series of fittings, now available with tube fitting ends, in Duolok, Unilok and Griplok designs.
The U.K. Enav Center has partnered with Total HLM Solutions to provide Human Element Leadership and Management (HELM) course at Management Level which is in line with the Manila Amendments 2010 at their training center in Hampshire, U.K. The course will be available to the maritime industry from
International classification society RINA launched new rules for Offshore Support Vessels, new environmental notations covering cargo handling and transshipment operations and a new guide on complete ship model calculation of passenger ships.
The NTSB recently investigated an accident that required the crew to abandon a weather-damaged liftboat in near-hurricane-force conditions. Several problems leading up to and during the vessel abandonment negatively impacted the 10 crewmembers’ probability of survival once they were in
The IMO Symposium on the Future of Ship Safety will be held 10 & 11 June, 2013, at IMO Headquarters in London. The symposium will include six international panels of high-level speakers from across the broad spectrum of ship design, construction, equipment, operation and regulation
Three Somali men face a possible death penalty when they go on trial this week for a pirate attack that led to the death of four Americans. Jury selection begins Tuesday in the city of Norfolk, Virginia, for Ahmed Muse Salad, Abukar Osman Beyle and Shani Nurani Sheikh Abrar, reports VOA.
A con/ro ship, said to be Canada’s largest, was launched in Flensburg, Germany on Friday, May 31. Representatives from Oceanex Inc., were in attendance for the naming ceremony and launch of its newly constructed, custom-designed 210 meter con/ro vessel
Scorpio Tankers Inc. announces 16 newbuilding agreements and US$ 525-million in commitments to its 2013 Credit Facility. The company has reached agreements with five shipyards in Korea to construct 16 newbuilding vessels consisting of eight LR2, four MR
10 University of California, & Scripps Institute drifter buoys for meteorology & oceanographic observation released into the Pacific from 'USS Pearl Harbor' The buoys measure ocean currents up to 15 meters in depth, and were launched during 'Pacific Partnership 2013' to measure
Abaqus FEA and XFEM for a Weld Redesign Against Fatigue Cracks A century ago this year, the first ocean-going diesel ship in the world, the M/S Selandia, embarked on her maiden voyage. She was a technological wonder, and both her hull and engines were built by Burmeister & Wain (B&W) of
It is no surprise that the correct packing of containers is high on the agenda for industry bodies, regulators and insurers, as the consequences of unsafe and badly secured cargo are serious. In fact, of all freight transport insurer TT Club’s claims