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New Foss Tug Outfitted with New Ship-Assist & Escort Winch

Markey Machinery Company of Seattle, Wash., has developed a new Electric Bow Ship-Assist & Escort Winch and Electric Stern General Purpose Deck Winch for Foss Maritime, in response to their application requirements for the new 5,000 hp ASD Tug, Morgan Foss, constructed at Foss Maritime's Rainier Shipyard. The type DEPGF-42 Electric Ship-Assist & Escort Winch installed on the bow features a 75 hp electric-motor drive, a drum sized for over 500 ft. of eight in. soft-line, a level-wind fairleader, and an auxiliary warping-head of 24 in. diameter. The high-capacity drum brake will hold well over 400,000 lbs. Markey also outfitted this winch-system with its Line-Tension Display System which shows the operator the tension in the line while the drum brake is set. This winch includes Markey's Render-Recover Mode capability which allows the Captain to operate the Winch in a hands-free manner. This new tug is also outfitted with a new-design Markey type DEPC-32 20 hp Electric Deck-Winch on the stern, with a drum to hold 250 ft. of 6.5 in. soft-line, and with a high-capacity drum brake rated to hold over 200,000 lbs. The new designs are based on Markey's industry-standard soft-line hawser winches for assist-tugs, which allow the winch to be set up for either wire rope or high-performance ropes based on Plasma or Dyneema fibers. The new designs also include features which simplify installation and long-term maintenance


Liberty 129 Fast Ferry Tow Tank Test Scheduled

Bristol Harbor Marine Design (BHMD), a division of Bristol Harbor Group, Inc., has completed the hull and preliminary engineering for the Liberty 129TM, a new fast ferry that will compete with the foreign designs currently being constructed by US ship builders. A scale model of the hull has been constructed and tow tank testing is scheduled for October at the University of Michigan. The new design will be rolled out at the International Work Boat Show 4-6 December, in New Orleans.


Increased IPS Range for Marine Commercial

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Volvo Penta is now launching IPS900 with Rating 3 for commercial boats, which they say means a larger number of boats for commercial use can take advantage of the well-known IPS benefits: improved fuel economy, better maneuverability and lower overall operating costs. With the launch of Volvo Penta IPS900, the Inboard Performance System (IPS) is now available for boats in the Coast Guard and Patrol, Supply Vessels and Offshore Energy and Passenger Transport segments


OSD-IMT Wins Two New Contracts

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OSD-IMT, the UK arm of IJmuiden-based Offshore Ship Designers, has been chosen by Samsung and Boskalis-SMIT Engineering to develop the basic design, detailed design and production drawings for a 99 m cable laying vessel. The vessel will combine a large, obstruction free main deck with ample accommodation facilities, allowing for multiple future configuration possibilities.  In the current cable laying configuration, the deck has a cable loading capacity of 5,000 tons.


Schat-Harding Delivers Chinese Patrol Boat

Schat-Harding has expanded production at its Chinese plant to build the first of a series of new design high-speed patrol boats. The first 10 m UP1000 patrol boat can reach 32 knots and was delivered during March to Shan Dong Maritime Safety Administration for use in coastal patrol work. Designed in China and powered by twin Volvo diesels, the UP1000’s glass-fibre twin hull and double knuckle configuration can be fitted for engine options giving up to 45 knots top speed.


Cortland Company Launches New Website

Cortland Company recently unveiled its newly-designed website. The website, located at www.cortlandcompany.com, offers a range of information related to Cortland’s products, technologies, and services, including product literature and company news.  “As technology advances, it is imperative companies keep their websites up-to-date," said Melissa Suring, Global Marketing Communications Leader. “Cortland’s website was in dire need of a new design


Croatian Deal for Yarmouth Ferries

A Croatian shipyard will build two new Yarmouth to Lymington ferries. The ferries, set to cost about $18.7m, are due on the route before the summer season of 2008. The new design came from a working party made up of staff from the route, managers and representatives from Hart Fenton Naval Architects. It is said the models demonstrated the flexibility of the new vessels to carry a greater and more varied traffic load within a footprint that was only marginally larger than the current vessels


AEUK Completes Sonar FAT for German Navy

Atlas Elektronik U.K. Ltd. (AEUK) confirmed that that their Cerberus Mod2 Diver Detection Sonar has now successfully completed its Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) at their premises in the U.K. against a particularly comprehensive and demanding set of requirements set by the German Government. Of particular significance was the accreditation of a completely new design and build of a bespoke Power Supply and Processing Unit (PSPU) to the Mil-Std EMC and Environmental qualification standards


New Freestanding Offshore Access System

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Offshore Solutions B.V. (OSBV), the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland N.V., has launched a free standing Offshore Access System (OAS) designed to significantly reduce installation time. OSBV has worked with Lowestoft-based, AKD Engineering to convert an existing OAS into a free standing skid mounted unit. The new design will allow quayside installation to be completed in a day and eliminate the need for structural modifications to the vessel to accommodate the pedestal both above


Omni-directional Output Option for BEx Horns

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E2S has introduced a new option for its BEx range of explosion proof horns. A new design of output horn turns the sound 90 degrees into a radial, omni-directional pattern without reducing the unit’s sound output levels. This is especially suited to combined horn/strobe units that are ordinarily installed with the strobe at the top and the horn facing downwards so that the sound output is pointing directly at the floor, limiting its range and impact


Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid Tug Delivered to Multraship

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Multraship took delivery of a Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tug vessel, built at Damen Shipyards Galaţi, in Romania. The delivery is part of Multraship’s fleet expansion program, which involves a number of Damen vessel orders.   The new vessel, named Multratug 28


New Managers for ULSTEIN Design and Innovation

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ULSTEIN has announced management changes within its design and innovation areas, naming Frode Sollid as development manager at Ulstein Design & Solutions AS and Bernt-Aage Ulstein is as its new design manager.   Sollid brings 30 years of experience developing solutions and designs for


Wärtsilä DF Engines for Shell's Bunker Vessel

The specialized LNG Bunker vessel to be built at the STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Company yard in South Korea on behalf of Shell will be powered by Wärtsilä DF dual-fuel engines. (Pic by Wartsila)

  A specialized LNG Bunker vessel to be built at the STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Company yard in South Korea on behalf of Shell will be powered by Wärtsilä DF dual-fuel engines. The ship will be used to deliver gas to LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) fuelled vessels in Northwest


USCG Launch Redesigned Boating Safety Website

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  The U.S. Coast Guard's Office of the Auxiliary and Boating Safety has officially launched its redesigned Boating Safety website to provide easier navigation for recreational boaters to locate the information they need. "The newly redesigned website has a fresh look that is aligned


Van Wijngaarden Orders Damen Workboat

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Damen has begun work on the latest and one of the largest yet in its shallow draft Shoalbuster range. Ordered by Van Wijngaarden Marine Services, the Shoalbuster 3512 is 35 meters in length, has a draft of 2.9 meters and GRT of 498 metric tons


BICERA Explosion Relief Valve

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Sometimes it seems cliché to repeat that a product or system “protects equipment and saves lives,” but in the case of valve manufacturer Penn-Troy, which recently unveiled a new crankcase explosion relief valve that boasts lower exhaust temperatures


Editorial: BWTS. Like it or Not, Here it Comes

Gregory R. Trauthwein  Associate Publisher & Editor

With age comes perspective, and in my 20 plus years reporting on this industry I have seen my fair share of regulation that has served to ‘raise the hackles’ of ship owners. It is quite simple really; new regulation often means new procedure, new design, new equipment and new costs


ABS Awards AIP for Next-generation Drillship

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ABS  has awarded approval in principle (AIP) for Hyundai Heavy Industries' next-generation HD12000 heavy duty, wide beam drillship design. The drillship, which can accommodate a 20,000-psi blowout preventer system, has been designed in full compliance with the ABS Guide for the


Canada Picks Irving to Build Arctic Patrol Ships

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Canada has picked Nova Scotia's Irving Shipbuilding Inc to build at least five Arctic patrol ships for the country's navy for C$2.3 billion ($1.9 billion) and has increased the overall program's budget, government officials said on Friday.


ULSTEIN Sells 100th X-BOW Design

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With the latest contract for two offshore wind service vessels for Bernhard Schulte/WINDEA Offshore, ULSTEIN has achieved 100 sales of the X-BOW hull line design. The milestone was achieved 10 years after the launch of the X-BOW design in 2005.


ACL Planning New, Modern Riverboats

Expansion will introduce new style of river cruising in the United States. American Cruise Lines announced today its plans for the construction of a new fleet of modern riverboats, which will add a new dimension to river cruising in the United States


2H Offshore Joins TCP Design Guideline Initiative

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2H Offshore has joined an oil and gas industry initiative to develop a new design guideline for thermoplastic composite pipes (TCP) to advance the understanding and use of composite materials in the offshore industry, the company announced.  


Symphony Orders DP2 Offshore Ships from Ferus Smit

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Ferus Smit has received an order from Symphony Shipping to build and deliver two DP2 offshore dedicated versions, with two options, of the new ECOBOX design. The two ships are in addition to the six ECOBOX-MPVs presently being built by Ferus Smit for the same client.  


DSME Returns for More Dual-Fuel Engines

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MAN Diesel & Turbo received an order for four MAN B&W 5G70ME-GI engines in connection with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co.,Ltd. (DSME) agreeing a deal with the BW Group to build two LNG carriers. The technical engine specification complies with IMO Tier II


BAE Systems to Upgrade UK Navy Torpedoes

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BAE Systems has been awarded a £270 million contract from the U.K.’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) to upgrade the Spearfish Heavyweight Torpedo for the Royal Navy’s submarines. Following the completion of the design phase, existing torpedoes will be upgraded by BAE Systems at its






 
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