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Strategic Marine Delivers 4 Crewboats

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The vessels Gelatik, Peregrin, Cocabora and Colibri 1, on order from Indonesia’s Baruna Raya, have recently been delivered ahead of schedule by Strategic Marine’s Singapore yard. Series Specifications: Type of vessel    Offshore Crewboat In survey to    +A1 HSC, CREWBOAT +AMS Home port    Indonesia Owner    PT. Baruna Raya Logistics Operator    PT. Baruna Raya Logistics Designer    Strategic Marine / Southerly Designs CAD software    Maxsurf / Microstation Builder    Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd Hull construction material    Aluminium Superstructure construction material    Aluminium Deck construction material    Aluminium, Timber sheathed Length (o.a.)    101.7 ft Beam    24.6 ft Draught    7.2 ft Tonnage/s    GRT 179 t, NRT 53 t Engine Make    Cummins Number of Engines    Three Engine Model    KTA 38 M2 Rating    1200 BHP @ 1800rpm Gearbox Make    Twin Disc Gearbox Model    MGX 6690SC Reduction Ratio    2:47:1 Auxiliary generator/s    Cummins 6BT 5.9D (M) 80ekw Steering system fwd station    electrically powered hydraulic system


Transas Equips New Ice-breaker

The ceremony to launch the new ice-breaker “Fesko Sakhalin” for Far Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO).built at the Finnish shipyard Aker Finnyards took place in May. The new ice-breaker is a part of A unique technical feature of this vessel is the absence of a helm. It is replaced by propellers (AZIPOD), which rotate 360 degrees; this enables the vessel to hold position without anchors, to move through ice in either direction


Galtex Pilots Third Boat From Gladding-Hearn

Photo courtesy Gladding-Hearn

Galveston-Texas City pilots have taken delivery of its third pilot boat, a new sister-ship to the 30 knot, 70-ft launch, built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, less than four years ago.  Designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, the all-aluminum vessel measures 70 ft over-all, with a 21-ft beam and a shallow three ft nine inch draft.  The new launch is powered by twin Cummins QSK38-M diesel engines


Raytheon Anschütz do Brasil Wins OSV Contracts

Standard 22 Gyro Compass System

Raytheon Anschütz do Brasil reports a number of contract awards for the supply of gyro compass and autopilot systems to new offshore platform supply vessels built at Brazilian shipyards. The largest contract covers four shipsets, each with a fully equipped triple Standard 22 gyro compass system, repeater compasses and Anschütz PilotStar D autopilot system, for four newbuilt Platform Supply Vessels, followed by various contracts for DP2-classed gyro systems


ACL Award from Compass Minerals

American Commercial Lines Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLI) announced that it has received the 2009-2010 Service Excellence Award from Compass Minerals. The award was presented by Compass Minerals to 18 of its approximately 350 logistics providers at a banquet at the company's headquarters in Overland Park, Kan. on April 28. Recipients of the Service Excellence Award were selected for consistent service excellence, innovation, and logistics solutions during a two-step panel review process


Boat Beacon App Now Android Capable

Image credit Pocket Mariner

Boat Beacon App, for smartphones & tablets now on Android following its success on iPhone; improves safety at sea for boaters. Mariners can now use their Android devices to keep a watch on nearby boats along busy coastlines while enabling other boatsto follow their current location using Boat Beacon Maps and Global Marine AIS systems. The Boat Beacon app, developed by a skipper for other skippers, does not require an external AIS receiver or transponder equipment and provides


St Lawrence Seaway: Proposed Regulations Amendment

Telegraph: Image courtesy of UK P&I Club

Under agreement with the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation is proposing to amend the joint Practices and Procedures (known as "regulations" within the SLSDC). Some of the amendments, which are intended to become effective from March 31, 2014 are as follows: Navigation Equipment Gyro compass error greater than 2 degrees must be serviced prior to transiting the Seaway, if noted during a Seaway transit


Lockheed Martin Awarded Contracts Two GPS lll Satellites

GPS Satellite: File image

Lockheed Martin inform that the U.S. Air Force has awarded it more than $245 million in contract options to complete production of its seventh and eighth next-generation Global Positioning System satellites, known as GPS III. “With eight GPS III satellites now fully under contract, the GPS III program is moving from development into recurring production,” said Mark Stewart, vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Navigation Systems mission area


World Magnetic Model Updated

The WMM is a large-scale representation of Earth’s magnetic field. The blue and red lines indicate the positive and negative difference between where a compass points the compass direction and geographic North. Green lines indicate zero degrees of declination. (Credit: NOAA)

NOAA and British Geological Survey make critical changes to World Magnetic Model to ensure accurate navigation   NOAA officials announced today the World Magnetic Model (WMM), a representation of Earth’s large-scale magnetic field and an indispensable complement to GPS devices used by NATO, the United States and United Kingdom militaries, as well as civil applications ranging from mineral exploration to smartphone apps, has been updated.  


Workboat with Luxury Fittings Delivered by UK Shipyard

Windfarm Support Ship Iceni Pride: Photo courtesy of South Boats

South Boats deliver windfarm support catamaran with leather, teak fittings, for VIP guest accommodation for operator Iceni Marine Services South Boats Special Projects Ltd. announces the commissioning of its 54th offshore wind farm crew transfer vessel, ‘Iceni Pride’. The vessel is a South Catamaran 13m Rapid Response Vessel (RRV) built to fulfil a 5 year contract Iceni Marine Services has in place with Scottish & Southern Energy on their Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm


Synapsis INS for Offshore Crew Change Vessel

Synapsis INS, installed on an Esvagt Windpark Service Vessel (Photo: Raytheon Anschütz)

German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has secured a contract for the delivery of the Synapsis Integrated Navigation System (INS) to a Crew Change Vessel (CCV). The vessel is being built for the Danish shipping company Esvagt by Astilleros Zamakona Shipyard in Spain.  


Smugglers Use Facebook to Advertise Boat Trips to Italy After EU-Turkey Deal

Smugglers based in Turkey are offering to take migrants to Italy instead of Greece where they are likely to be deported under a deal between the Ankara government and European Union, according to a newspaper report.   The Guardian said on Thursday that smugglers had used Facebook to


Elcome to Showcase Latest Technology at Dubai Boat Show

Raymarine Quantum Wireless CHIRP marine radar Photo Elcome

Elcome International, the leading marine solutions provider and system integrator in the Middle East and one of the largest marine technology companies in the world, will showcase a full array of the latest technologies at the Dubai International Boat Show next week.  


Guy Harvey to be Honored by Seafarer's House

Guy Harvey

Guy Harvey – artist, conservationist and entrepreneur – has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Seafarers’ House International Golden Compass Award. The award is given each year to those who have achieved distinction in the maritime world


EU Pulls Plug on Back-Up Nav System

A British-led initiative to create a back-up to satellite navigation systems for ships has been pulled after failing to garner interest from other European countries, despite its proponents pointing to the growing risk of disasters at sea.


HamiltonJet Debuts JETanchor Positioning System

Global waterjet manufacturer HamiltonJet has launched its latest vessel positioning system, JETanchor.   Developed from the blueARROW controls platform JETanchor is the newest addition to the HamiltonJet controls’ product range, developed and tested over the past 18 months


Drone Technology Aids Antarctic Ship Operations

Australian UAV Director James Rennie prepares the drone on the aft deck of the Aurora Australis (Courtesy Australian UAV)

   A quadcopter drone has helped navigate the Aurora Australis through the sea ice on its annual resupply voyage to Casey station. Flown off the aft deck of the ship, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) provided the crew with real-time imagery of the sea ice conditions ahead of the ship


Shakespeare Debuts JellyFish Antenna

Image: Shakespeare

Marine antenna manufacturer Shakespeare has introduced the JF-3 Multi-Band Antenna into its Galaxy range. Built for recreational and commercial use, the JellyFish is an omni-directional, IP67 waterproof antenna for marine communication and transmission in harsh environments


Ejde Loran Station Shut Down on Faroe Islands

Photo: Danish Maritime Authority

The Ejde Loran station on the Faroe Islands will be shut down on December 31, 2015, after having been in operation since 1959. At the end of the year, the entire European Loran system will be discontinued.   The Loran-C station on Ejde is a part of the Northwest European Loran system


Vesper Marine Debuts New AIS Transponder

XB-6000 (Image: Vesper Marine)

Marine safety products manufacturer Vesper Marine has released a new Class B Automatic Identification System (AIS), the XB-6000. The black box transponder includes a built-in NMEA 2000 gateway and GPS antenna that integrates AIS, GPS and NMEA instrument data to display vital safety information on


Electronic Charts on a Paper Scale

Image: Alphatron Marine

JRC and Alphatron Marine have launched a new digital AlphaChartTable comprising of a dramatically increased 46-inch touch display where routes can be planned on a “paper chart” scale.   By use of the digital chart table, navigators are now given an intuitive and user friendly


Radio Holland Inks Sevice Deal with Cassens & Plath

Photo courtesy of Radio Holland

Radio Holland has been appointed by Cassens & Plath to conduct Magnetic Compass replacement services, in all countries where Radio Holland holds office. Before, these services were conducted by Cassens & Plath themselves, and forwarded to an appropriate service agent.


BCG Releases Fleet77 Emulation

Image: BCG

Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) Inc. has launched a new Fleet77 Satellite Phone and E-mail Application.   BCG said the recently created software will be incorporated into its Virtual Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (VGMDSS) simulator to better mirror existing systems that are in


Teekay LNG Partners Declare Distribution

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  Teekay GP LLC, the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. has declared a cash distribution of $0.70 per unit for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. The cash distribution is payable on November 13, 2015 to all unitholders of record as at October 13, 2015.


Hoover Container Solutions Unveils Asset Tracer

Image: Hoover Container Solutions

Hoover Container Solutions, a subsidiary of Hoover Group Inc., and a global provider of chemical tanks, cargo carrying units and related products and services, has unveiled its new Liquitrac Tracer, a battery-powered GPS unit that can be easily attached to any of Hoover’s comprehensive






 
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