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ZF Donate Gearbox, Engine Controls for 'Chauncy Maples'

Photo credit Chauncy Maples Trust

ZF donate to the 'Chauncy Maples' project which aims to bring health care to Lake Malawi's poor by renovating Africa's oldest motor ship Malawi in Central Africa is a quiet, peaceful country of immense beauty. However, it is one of the ten poorest nations in the world, with a life expectancy of only 50 years. For much of the thousand miles of shoreline of Lake Malawi, there are no roads and no access to health services. The only means of travel is by dug-out canoe, risking the dangerous currents, storms and crocodiles. The Chauncy Maples project on Lake Malawi combines:     •    health service delivery     •    preservation of Malawi's marine heritage     •    green engineering by recycling a 19th century vessel     •    marine and engineering training     •    national symbol of pride for Malawi Major gifts push the  project forward

: leading marine lawyers Holman Fenwick Willan have donated £60,00 in cash and £40,000 in pro bono work.  ZF, one of the world’s leading makers of gearboxes, has generously donated the gearbox and engine controls worth £25,000.

Hoyer Motors Gains ABS Approval of Motors


Hoyer Motors has received the first design approval from ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) of IE2 motors. More approvals are expected.   Hoyer Motors has acquired the first approval of their IE2 marine motors. The design approval from ABS opens up for many new business areas and is an essential step forward for Hoyer Motors."The marine Industry is a key area for Hoyer Motors, and it is our belief that our marine customers can see the benefit of switching to more energy friendly IE2

AMSC Completes Factory Acceptance Testing of Propulsion Motor for Navy

American Superconductor Corporation and its partner, Northrop Grumman announced the completion of factory acceptance testing for the world's first 36.5 megawatt (49,000 horsepower) high temperature superconductor (HTS) ship propulsion motor at Northrop Grumman's facility at the Philadelphia Naval Business Center. This is the final milestone before the Navy takes possession of the motor. The motor was designed, developed and manufactured under a contract from the U.S

Rotor B.V. Gets Chinese Order

The Dutch company Rotor B.V. has a contract with Chinese OEM’s for the delivery of rotor nl electric motors. The electric motors will be provided for the construction of nine ships, with an option of another seven ships The ships will be built in Dalian, at the Dalian New Shipyard, this is the largest and modernist shipbuilder that is represent in the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIS). The Dalian New Shipyard is an export base for shipbuilding granted by the state.

UK Support Team Checks Africa's Oldest Motor Ship Refit

Chancy Maples: Photo credit Chauncy Maples Malawi Trust

The 'Chauncy Maples' is being renovated to bring health care to one of the poorest communites in the world, Malawi. Members of the Chauncy Maples team recently took a trip to Malawi and visited remote villages, watched welders at work on the ship in Monkey Bay and made a pilgrimage to the final resting place of Bishop Chauncy Maples, in Nkhotakota. Moored on Lake Malawi, the steamer Chauncy Maples, was built in Glasgow in 1899

Marine Engine Exchange Offers Grants for Motor Upgrades

Photo: The Port of Los Angeles

In an ongoing effort to improve the air and water quality of San Pedro Bay, the Port of Los Angeles has made additional funding available for its Marina Engine Exchange Program, incentivizing boat owners to replace their older, high-polluting outboard motors with California Air Resources Board (CARB)-certified, “three star”/ultra-low emission-rated engines (up to 10 horsepower). The Port of Los Angeles is offering boat owners 75 percent of the total cost (up to $2

American Superconductor Wins $5.3m NAVSEA Contract

American Superconductor has signed a cost-plus-fee contract valued at $5.3m with the United States Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for the design and optimization of high temperature superconductor (HTS) ship propulsion motors and power electronic drives. The first $1.9 million increment of funding that has been allotted for this contract will focus on motor, drive and electrical system options that are optimized for possible system integration into later flights of DDG-1000 and

Metal Craft Marine, MIL Systems Get Contract

MetalCraft Marine and its joint venture partner MIL systems of Ottawa was awarded an option contract for four additional 47-ft. motor lifeboats. These self righting vessels are in addition to the original contract of seven, part of the Canadian Coast Guard Motor Life Boat program. The proprietary design is being built under a cooperation agreement between the U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian Coast Guard. The U.S 40-ft

Ship Collision in Caribbean – USCG Responds

USCG Venturous

Coast Guard responds to a vessel collision in the Caribbean Sea The 557-foot United Kingdom-flagged motor vessel Seagate collided with the 492-foot Liberia-flagged motor vessel Timor Stream approximately 60 miles northeast of Isle de Tortue, Haiti. It was reported the motor vessel Seagate was taking on water, and had 21 crewmembers aboard, 18 of whom boarded life rafts, while the remaining three crew members remained aboard to assess the damage

Elco Launches Electric Outboard Motor Line

Image courtesy of Elco Motor Yachts

Expansion into outboard category brings benefits of electric propulsion to even more boaters Elco Motor Yachts, a company in electric and hybrid marine propulsion for more than 120 years, is applying its expertise to the electric outboard motor category. The company is launching a new line of 5- and 7-horsepower motors, with an additional model offering 9.9-horsepower later this year. The outboards are designed to meet the growing interest in clean

Protea Launches Heavy-Lift Cranes


Protea, a manufacturer of offshore handling equipment, launched two types of heavy lift cranes at Nor-Shipping in Oslo earlier this year. “The target of any marine crane design is to provide high lifting performance whilst minimizing overall weight,” said Tomasz Paszkiewicz

SCHOTTEL Debuts New EcoPeller


SCHOTTEL, a manufacturer of propulsion and steering systems for ships and offshore applications, has launched a new thruster optimized for open sea and coastal operating conditions: the SCHOTTEL EcoPeller.   SCHOTTEL said the new thruster combines quality and technology with hydrodynamic

USCG Icebreaking Tug Returns from Midlife Overhaul

Morro Bay passes the Cleveland West Pierhead Light in June 2013. (USCG photo by Christopher M. Yaw)

Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay returned to homeport in Cleveland Tuesday following a 14-month service life extension project (SLEP) at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore, the U.S. Coast Guard announced.   SLEP is a major midlife overhaul which is expected to extend the cutter's service life 15

Ulstein Systems Ordered for New Rock Installers

(Image: Ulstein)

Ulstein Power & Control announced it has been contracted by Chinese shipbuilder AVIC Weihai Shipyard Co. Ltd. to deliver power and control for two subsea rock installation vessels for offshore dredging and construction specialist Jan De Nul Group.  

Maersk's Blend-on-Board Project to Market Soon

‘SEA-Mate Blending-on-Board’ is the creation and core product of Maersk Fluid Technology. Photo: Maersk Fluid Technologies

 The Danish shipping giant Maersk has decided to commercialise its new tech invention -  SEA-Mate Blend-on-Board - developed by the subsidiary Maersk Fluid Technologies (MFT), says Denmark's post.   The new technology recycles motor oil and has saved Maersk 110 million kroner

APM Terminals Pipavav Starts New Ro/Ro Service

APM Terminals Pipavav handles RORO vessel

  With 1,300 new Indian-built Ford automobiles loaded onto the Grand Dahlia on August 27th for delivery to Mexico, a new era for the Indian auto industry and Gujarat Port Pipavav commenced. The 59,217 gross ton roll on/roll off (Ro/Ro) vessel was the first to call Western India’s

Comprehensive Winch Outfitting for New Trawlers

HB Grandi’s F/V ENGEY, courtesy of NAUTIC

Fishing company HB Grandi of Iceland recently awarded Naust Marine a contract for complete winch outfitting of three new 180 ft. fishing trawlers.   The contract, of record size for the winch supplier, will see Naust provide no less than 20 electrical winches per vessel

Neander Deal Sees Yanmar Return to Diesel Outboards

Left to right: Floris Lettinga, YMI Global Sales Manager, with Lutz W. Lester: Managing Director Neander Shark (Photo: Oliver Franke)

Marking its return to the diesel outboard market, engineering company Yanmar Marine International (YMI) has reached an agreement for exclusive distribution rights with German outboard manufacturer Neander Shark.   YMI, whose headquarters are in the Netherlands

Two Kayakers Rescued in Pamlico Sound, N.C

Coast Guard on rescue mission

 The Coast Guard rescued two missing kayakers Sunday in Pamlico Sound, south of Oregon Inlet.   Both male kayakers were found alive, conscious and wearing life jackets at about 1:20 a.m., approximately nine miles southwest of the area they initially reported their distress.

Newbuild Containerships Delivered to Rickmers

The Rickmers Group informs it has taken delivery of the first two in a series of three 9,300 TEU newbuilds acquired by the group in April while already under construction. The containerships were built at the South Korean STX shipyard and are on long-term charter to CMA CGM.

Siemens Power and Drive Systems for New DSV

Image: Siemens

Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (ZPMC) has commissioned Siemens to equip the latest diving support vessel being built for Toisa Ltd. with complete drive and power systems.   According to Siemens, the solution is designed to improve the vessel’s reliability and maneuverability

Video: Mega Sailing Ship Docks in Greece

Photo: Konstantinos Mil. Anagnostou

One of the largest sailing ships in the world, the 636-foot-long Club Med 2 is a huge five-masted cruise ship owned and operated by Club Med. The impressively massive vessel recently called the port of Chios Island Greece, where Konstantinos Mil

SAILOR VSAT Antenna Systems Unveiled

Photo: Cobham SATCOM

Press release - The team at Cobham SATCOM is unveiling a new generation of 60cm Ka-band VSAT antenna systems at Monaco Yacht Show this week.   The new SAILOR 60 GX and SAILOR 600 VSAT Ka are based on a lightweight, high performance Ka-band VSAT platform designed for Inmarsat Global Xpress

VFD Controlled Pumps Help Keep Barges Afloat

Photo: Invertek Drives

Optidrive E3 variable frequency drives (VFDs) from Invertek Drives have completely automated the control of pumps used to fill and empty ballast tanks on board commercial barges in the Netherlands.   As well as a faster and more reliable filling and emptying process

Umoe Mandal Places Order with DuroWipers

Photo: DuroWipers

Norwegian operator Umoe Mandal has purchased six External Panorama Pantograph heavy duty windscreen wipers from U.K. based DuroWipers to equip a newbuild Surface Effect Ship (SES).   Statkraft has entered into an initial six month charter agreement for the new WaveCraft vessel to transport

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