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AB Marine To Distribute Gobius Tank Monitors

AB Marine of Rhode Island has been selected to distribute Gobius Tank Monitors in the U.S. and Canada. Sweden-based Gobius recently introduced the Gobius4, an outside-the-tank monitoring system that requires no holes to be drilled for mounting. The Gobius Technology system consists of a shaker and an accelerometer. It is best described as “knock and listen”, to measure fluid levels in all types of tanks. The sensors are mounted outside the tank so no holes need to be drilled. Unlike other tank monitors, the Gobius4 can be used on aluminum, plastic, stainless steel or fiberglass tanks of any shape and size. The control head maintains all of the calibration data even when the system is switched off so there are no worries about accuracy or reliability. Using advanced software, the data from each measuring device is NMEA 2000 compatible and can be shared through networks and read on WEMA, VDO and FARIA displays. Gobius4 systems draw less than 40 milliamps. (www.ab-marine.com)


Costa Wreck Uprighting: TRIAXYS Wave Buoy Plays Part

Image courtesy of AXYS Technologies

The TRIAXYS wave buoy supplied by AXYS Technologies has been deployed near the wreck since the beginning of the year to provide real-time directional wave data to the salvage crews performing the operation. Data from the buoy has helped the salvors understand the wave conditions of the site and enables them to make informed decisions on whether technicians are safe to work on the water near the salvage site. The TRIAXYS™ buoy uses the TRIAXYS Next Wave solid-state sensor


Navigation System for Sting Ray Torpedo

Northrop Grumman Corporation's LN-200 inertial measurement devices will be used to increase the capabilities of the U.K. Ministry of Defence's Sting Ray torpedo. Under a 10-year contract awarded recently by BAE SYSTEMS' Underwater Systems Division, Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division will provide LN-200s for the torpedo, which is being modified to defeat the dual threats of both fast, deep diving, double-hulled submarines operating in the ocean and quiet conventional submarines in


Xsens to Supply Sagem with DSP Module

Xsens, a supplier of 3D motion tracking systems, signed an agreement today with Sagem (Safran Group) for the supply of advanced sensor fusion signal processing modules for integration in a new line of inertial system products from Sagem. Sagem chose Xsens after a careful technology and supplier selection process. As part of the supply agreement, Xsens has customized its proven 3D motion tracking sensor fusion algorithms to take full benefit of Sagem’s advanced Coriolis resonating gyros


Pan Ocean Orders OCTOPUS-Onboard for Heavy Lift Vessels

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The Korean based global shipping company Pan Ocean, has ordered OCTOPUS-Onboard system from Amarcon for two semi-submersible heavy lift vessels. The state-of-the-art ship monitoring and advisory system will support the vessels’ route planning, optimization of speed, heading and fuel consumption.   For the two semi-submerging heavy lift vessels, the Sun Rise and the Sun Shine, Amarcon will deliver an OCTOPUS-Onboard installation including motion monitoring and forecasting


MSHIPCO Granted Vessel Model Testing Patent

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted MSHIPCO a patent for its Rapid Empirical Innovation (REI®) process including model testing method, platform structure and data acquisition systems. “Time and money are two of the biggest barriers to naval innovation,” explains Bill Burns, Co-Founder of MSHIPCO. “The REI® platform lowers the cost of discovery by giving naval architects a practical, low-cost tool to explore ship design concepts in real time and real world


Maintenance-free Gyro Compass

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With the new Horizon MF the German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz launches a new generation gyro compass which can be operated free of maintenance. Horizon MF is Raytheon Anschütz’ new strap down compass system which uses Hemispherical Resonator Gyros (HRG) to measure angular rates for heading calculation. In a strapped-down system angular rate gyros and accelerometers are not gimballed but mounted stationary in a housing.


Amarcon Receives Orders For Two Octopus-Onboard Systems

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Amarcon, a member of the ABB group, announced that it has received an order for two Octopus-Onboard motion monitoring systems for Heavy freight cargo vessels KOREX SPB no.1 & 2 from CJ Korea Express. CJ Korea Express is a result of the merger between Korea Express and CJ GLS. With a head-office in Seoul, the company is providing differentiated logistic services across the globe. The company is South-Korea’s largest total cargo delivery company


Raytheon Anschütz Launches New Gyro Compass

Photo: Raytheon Anschütz

With the new Horizon MF the German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz launches a new generation gyro compass which can be operated free of maintenance. Horizon MF is Raytheon Anschütz’ new strap down compass system which uses Hemispherical Resonator Gyros (HRG) to measure angular rates for heading calculation. In a strapped-down system angular rate gyros and accelerometers are not gimballed but mounted stationary in a housing


New Satellite Antenna for Coastal Freighters and Megayachts

Sweden-based Naval Electronics AB – active in TV and radio reception since 1971 - expand their satellite programme with the NavSat 60 satellite antenna for TV and internet reception on the Ku-band. Naval Electronics AB expand their satellite programme. The NavSat 60 is the most recent addition, in the company’s satellite programme. It is a 60 cm satellite dish antenna for TV and internet reception on the Ku-band. The antenna is designed for easy plug and play installation and requires no


Maintenance: How Well Do You Listen?

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A predictive / preventative maintenance program that includes vibration analysis can help save time and money. Are you one of those people who “listen to your gut?” If you are in charge of a vessel’s maintenance program – listening to your machinery is vital to its


Duty of Care

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Data collection and monitoring helps measure the impact exposure of Workboat crew and passengers. Professional powerboat users face an increased risk from injuries associated with the constant impacts they receive during their daily activities


Amarcon Receives Orders for Eleven OCTOPUS-Onboard Systems

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Amarcon, a member of the ABB group, announced that it has received an order for in total eleven OCTOPUS-Onboard installations for Heavy Lift vessels from Cosco Heavy Transport and BigLift Shipping.   The Cosco deal was closed after the heavy cargo transporter leased the portable


Vibration Mitigation on Fast Craft

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Whole body vibration affects crew & passengers on fast craft   The professional maritime sector recognizes the need to reduce the effects of Whole Body Vibration (WBV) but this is not a straightforward process for those operating planing craft


Inventing the iBoat

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It all started back in the mid 1990’s when the seemingly new fangled internet became a tangible information portal for home computer users. As the prohibitive costs started to dissipate, the so called ‘e’-volution took off, thus making access to email, blogs


Iridium Delivers Smallest Voice & Data Module

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Partners Integrate the Iridium Core 9523 Into Advanced Smart Devices To Provide Connectivity Everywhere On The Planet.   Iridium Communications Inc. announces the commercial availability of the Iridium Core 9523 transceiver. The Iridium Core 9523 further emphasizes the company’s


M Ship Co. Thinks “Outside the Box”

self-powered FLOWT (short for “fast, low-cost, open-water testing”) platform

New Approach to Hull Testing & Rapid Empirical Innovation Program Unveiled. Hull testing literally has been taken out of the box and into the open ocean with M Ship Co.’s new Rapid Empirical Innovation (REI) program. The REI approach allows scaled-down hull models of recreational


DIVEX Wins Funding From Carbon Trust

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International diving equipment technology company Divex are delighted to announce they have been selected by the Carbon Trust for support within the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme for their Launch and Recovery technology.  


Wärtsilä Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service

Wärtsilä announced the launch of a unique Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service (PCMS), designed to provide customers with real-time data and advanced analytics on the condition of a vessel's propulsion equipment. Ship owners will have access to information and analysis needed to


Great Boats of 2000

Every year, MarineNews chooses a handful of vessels delivered in the past 12 months and bestows upon them the distinction of “Great Boats.” The boats are chosen for innovations in design, construction and utilization. Following are the 17 vessels or groups of vessels chosen as the Great Boats of


MetalCraft Building Multi-Beam Hydrographic Survey Craft

MetalCraft Marine Inc., of Kingston, Ontario, is nearing completion of its second Hydrographic Survey Craft for the Canadian Government's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Canadian Hydrographic Service. The 30 x 10.3 ft. vessel will carry three transducers


Seacoaster Merges Surface Effect Ship with Catamaran Design

Air Ride Craft, Inc., Miami, has developed a new marine vehicle that promises to revolutionize the fast-craft industry. The Seacoaster combines the best features of the Surface Effect Ship (SES) and the catamaran. The vessel is the subject of extensive ongoing patent efforts both in the U.S






 
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