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Wing-in-Ground Craft to be Jointly Developed by DSME, Wing Ship Technology

WIG Craft: Photo credit DSME

Korean shipbuilder DSME signs a MOU with Wing Ship Technology for development of Wing-in-Ground vessels DSME has signed a memorandum of understanding with Wing Ship Technology, a leader in wing-in-ground (WIG) craft. Through this MOU, DSME plans to assist in the commercialization of WIG crafts through mutual cooperation. DSME agreed to co-market with Wing Ship Technology and jointly develop the WIG craft’s mooring system for use on offshore platforms, in addition, DSME also has plans to cooperate with Wing Ship Technology in the development and co-production of a 200 seat military use WIG. Wing Ship Technology successfully built the world's first commercial WIG craft capable of seating 50 people (WSH-500) last December. DSME has supported them since the company established itself in 2007 and has helped in the successful development of the WSH-500 by providing financing of about 6.3 million dollars. Through this cooperative agreement, it is possible to maximize both companies’ strengths and provide mutual benefits. For example, if people can use WIG craft to approach offshore platforms in the ocean, it may be safer and more economical than helicopters which are universally used these days. Through this MOU, DSME plans to increase the marketability of offshore platforms and help expand the WIG craft market.

Harbor Technologies Receives Development Grant

Harbor Technologies, Inc., a provider of innovative and cost-effective composite solutions to the marine infrastructure market, announces that it has received a $418,500 development grant from the Maine Technology Institute to purchase and further develop a machine to produce composite marine pilings in a continuous manner. Harbor Technologies will utilize technology known as pultrusion to manufacture its pilings, and will enhance this mechanical process using

Blackmon Announces Boat Yard Liquidation

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Thursday, March 1 / 9:00AM / Greenville, MS By order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Mississippi Case No. 09-15836-NPO Greenville, Mississippi. Blackmon Auctions has been in business since 1938 and conducts auctions all over the U.S. Specializing in On-Site auctions of Construction, Marine and Other Industrial Equipment. Blackmun has been been ordered by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to liquidate assets of Superior Boats Works

Port to Test New Clean-air System

Photo: Port of Long Beach

The Port of Long Beach will fund testing of a new air pollution-control technology for docked cargo ships, thanks to an agreement approved Monday by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. Under the pact, the Port would rely upon regional air quality authorities to oversee a demonstration project to thoroughly assess both the safety and the pollution-reducing effectiveness of a mobile, barge-mounted emissions control system to capture and treat ships’ smokestack emissions.

Harbor Branch Gets $2m Navy Grant

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Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute received a $2m grant from the U.S. Navy to develop a robotic laser system to identify mines and other threats in ports and coastal waters. The system to be developed at Harbor Branch would involve a group of underwater robots scanning the water with laser beams and sending information to shore or to a ship above. According to project leader Fraser Dalgleish, an assistant research professor at Harbor Branch

Envelop Protective Covers Answer NDAA Call

Since 2004 Shield Technologies Corporation of Eagan, Minnesota has provided more than 60,000 Envelop Protective Covers to all branches of the U.S. military. Corrosion prevention cover technology Envelop Protective Covers are used to protect a variety of high value U.S. military equipment to include topside naval weapons, Army ground combat vehicles and both fixed and rotary wing aviation assets. The FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act includes language encouraging the enhanced

Clean Hybrid Technology Gets EPA Verification

Foss Maritime and AKA's retrofit system wins federal listing after tug test shows significant fuel savings and reduced emissions Clean hybrid technology that's already proving its value in two of the world's most environmentally sensitive ports has received verification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA verified the XeroPoint Hybrid Tug Retrofit System (XeroPoint) pioneered by Foss Maritime of Seattle, Wash., and Aspin Kemp and Associates (AKA) of Stratford, PEI

WAVcam + Command Bridge Kept Eye on Baltimore Harbor 'Sailabration'

Using one 80 megapixel WAVcam, The CommandBridge Regional Domain Awareness application kept recent track of a crowded harbor The electronic pairing offered safety and security personnel an unprecedented view of a 25+ square mile area of the harbor from north of Ft McHenry, west to the Hanover Street Bridge and southeast past the Francis Scott Key Bridge. With blue force tracking and the ability to correlate the video, AIS and radar tracks

Product: Night Vision Technology Keeps Rigs and Boats Safe

Night Vision Technologies, Inc. (NVT) offers a comprehensive approach to night/day navigational and security video needs, addressing the offshore commercial industry. By designing systems that incorporate many complimentary technologies, NVT is able to meet the growing security and safety concerns for vessels, platforms, ports, and harbors worldwide. NVT offers hybrid infrared imaging, and thermal heat gathering technologies for detection of objects on water, platforms, or land

Battleship Missouri Reopens

Photo courtesy Battleship Missouri Memorial

Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard commander Capt. Gregory R. Thomas joined the Battleship Missouri Memorial in saluting its volunteers and supporters as the historic ship fully reopened to visitation following a multimillion-dollar drydocking project. A ukulele band from the Big Island of Hawaii's Waiakea Intermediate School performed at a ceremony in honor of the memorial's volunteers and supporters

BTӦ Orders Damen ASD Tug

Photo courtesy of Damen Shipyards

Sweden-based BogserTeam Ӧresund (BTӦ), part of MarCon gruppen, recently signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of a Damen ASD Tug 2810. MarCon gruppen is currently experiencing growth and is undertaking a program of renewal and expansion to its fleets.

Oshawa Port Authority Joins Green Marine

The Oshawa Port Authority, one of Green Marine’s founding members as the former Oshawa Harbor Commission, announced it is again a Green Marine participant.   Green Marine is a voluntary initiative in Canada and the U.S. targeting levels of environmental performance that exceed the

Technology Readiness Levels Defined for Oil Spill Response

Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility Courtesy BSEE

  Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) staff participated in a workgroup meeting at the bureau's Ohmsett facility in Leonardo, N.J., as part of the workgroup’s efforts to define Technology Readiness Levels for use in the oil spill response community.

Pittsburgh Coalition Receives Marine Air Quality Grant

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Cutting-edge Demonstration Project on the Rivers. The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) is proud to be participating with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC) and Clean Fuels Clean Rivers (CFCR) to conduct a marine air quality study centered on the conversion of an inland towboat to dual fuel

SAFE Boats' Riverine Interceptor for Colombia

Courtesy SAFE Boats International

SAFE Boats International has been selected by the Colombian Navy/Coast Guard to build its new Type-F Riverine Interceptor Vessel.   The contract will provide the Colombian Navy/Coast Guard with a state-of-the-art, shallow draft, aluminum high speed intercept vessel designed to provide

Simrad HALO Radar Wins 2015 Design Award

In October 2015, Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar also won the NMEA 2015

Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar, the world’s first high-performance recreational solid-state, open-array radar system with pulse compression technology, has won the prestigious 2015 Design Award METS (DAME) in the Marine Electronics category at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam

Bandy Creek Boat Harbour Dredging Complete

Photo: BMT

BMT JFA Consultants (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, recently completed the project management and supervision of the 2015 Bandy Creek Boat Harbour Dredging works

Helsinki Port Tariffs to Increase

Courtesy Port of Helsinki

  From 2016 onwards, the Port of Helsinki will increase the following tariffs:   * Harbor dues: + 1.5 percent * Garbage/sludge truck waiting/per hour: + 1.5 percent * Water sales: + 1.4 percent (+possible increase in HSY water sales cost) * Passenger dues: + 1.1 percent

Crowley Vessels Win Environmental Awards

Accepting the awards on behalf of Crowley were Golonka; John Bohn, captain at Crowley’s Marine Transport Lines; Wendy MacDonald, vice president, technical management; Keith Montpas, chief engineer, petroleum services; Jay Debruhl, port captain, petroleum services; Jack Andrews, technical management, and Jarrett Flynn, captain, marine services.

101 Crowley Vessels Honored with Environmental Awards in Recognition of 984 Combined Years of Safe Operations.   More than 100 Crowley Maritime Corporation-owned and -operated vessels were honored with Certificates of Environmental Achievement for years of safe operations during the recent

Long and Successful Links: Sanmar Hosts Robert G Allan

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Some 200 delegates from all around Turkey attended the Pilotage & Towage Services Technologies Congress in Izmir, an event supported by shipbuilder Sanmar, whose Projects Director Ali Gurun presented a paper about technical specification of modern harbor and terminal tug boats outside of

South African Boatbuilding: Tugboat Honors Mandela Birthplace

(Photos courtesy of Southern African Shipyards)

Transnet National Ports Authority announced a milestone in its $98 million tug building contract when the first of its nine new tugboats was launched at the Durban premises of contractor, Southern African Shipyards.     “This is the largest single contract TNPA has ever

New Drydock for FMT Shipyard and Repair

Photo: Gulf Island Marine Fabricators

Gulf Island Marine Fabricators has recently delivered a new drydock named the J.B. Barthelemy to FMT Shipyard and Repair.   The new drydock, which is 180 feet long and 73 feet wide with 63-foot clearance between the wingwalls, seven-foot deep pontoon with 18-foot high wing walls, has a 2

Damen ASD Tug Delivered to Clyde Marine

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Clyde Marine Services has taken delivery of its first Damen ASD Tug, the shipbuilder announced today. The Damen ASD 2310 has been named CMS Warrior, and she will join a 12-strong fleet of tugs and crew tenders at the Scottish company.   

Search On For Missing Sailboat in Gulf of Mexico

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  The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue boater near Main Pass in the Gulf of Mexico, Monday. Missing is Keith Carver, 61, of Tucson, Az. Carver's girlfriend notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi that his 38-foot sailboat, the Carpe Noctem, was overdue on Nov

Pacesetter Award for Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor plays a critical role in the Great Lakes Seaway System

  The top federal official presiding over the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway presented Indiana Governor Mike Pence with its flagship award today in recognition of an increase in international shipping at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor.

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