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ClassNK Releases New Hull Design Software

Patran based FE Analysis software. Photo: ClassNK

ClassNK announced the release of a new version of its PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) ship design support software. In addition to a variety of new features, the new version includes in the new second draft of the IACS Harmonized Common Structural Rules, or H-CSR, for bulk carriers and oil tankers released on April 1, 2013. Initially released in July 2012, ClassNK’s PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) was the world’s first design support software to incorporate the requirements of the new IACS Harmonized Common Structural Rules, and is already used by shipyards and designers in China, Korea and Japan. The new version of the software not only incorporates the latest changes and amendments found in the second draft of H-CSR, but also features a number of new and improved functions to help ship designers evaluate and implement the new standards. The new version includes new features to easily interface with and export HCSR calculations to commercial CAD software, among other features designed to greatly reduce the amount of time necessary to carry out the direct strength calculations of all the vessel’s cargo holds as required by the H-CSR. This latest version also incorporates the FEM Pre- and Post-processer from Altair Engineering’s HyperWorks software, Computer Assisted Engineering (CAE) software which is used in the aerospace and automotive industries due to its high-performance meshing functions as well as its solver and construction optimization functions.


Drew Marine Introduces New Version of Drew Watch

A new version of Drew Watch Electronic ServicesTM software with expanded programs is now available from Drew Marine, a business unit of Ashland Specialty Chemical Company. Drew Wtch is a PC-based software application that monitors shipboard water treatment tests and recommends action for out-of-range results. The version 1.1 release builds on the functionality of version 1.0 by now offering monitoring for standard boiler water with AMERZINE corrosion inhibitor programs for motor vessels


A New Version of CEACT River Navigation Software

SevenCs and CEACT Information Systems Inc. announce the latest development of their inland navigation system CEACT. The new version includes two new major functionalities which will allow operating the vessel safer and more efficiently. The new version will be available November 2012. Multiple CPA enables the user to track several AIS targets simultaneously. The operator can toggle between the most relevant targets without re-acquiring


Van der Velden Introduces EPS Azimuthing Retractable thruster

Van der Velden Marine Systems has introduced a new version of its award-winning EPS thruster. The new EPS Azimuthing Retractable thruster performs both propulsion and steering duties, making it a solution for superyacht dynamic positioning, station keeping and mooring. Compact, silent and easy to install, the EPS Azimuthing Retractable thruster offers phenomenal maneuverability and can turn 360 degrees in its own length.


Globe Wireless Releases Rydex V8

Globe Wireless announced the availability of a new version of the Rydex software. Now branded GlobeRydex, the software is a ship/shore satellite communications solution for the maritime industry. Customers use the GlobeRydex software either through the public hub environment (a service where ships connect to a shoreside hub managed by Globe Wireless) or a private hub configuration (where the shoreside server is kept and maintained at the customer’s premises).


Vizada Showcases New Business Solutions

Crew PC, new versions of Vizada XChange and SkyFile Mail optimize crew comms and business data management. Vizada, an independent provider of global satellite-based mobility services, will showcase some of its newest updates and innovations in communications solutions for crew and optimization of business data at this year’s Europort in Rotterdam (November 8-11). Vizada and partner Marlink will be available at booth 3117 for the duration of the event


TugAssist Releases New Version

Edoc Systems Group Ltd., the makers of TugAssist Marine Dispatching Software and a leader in industrial software, has released version 6.0 of TugAssist and renamed it to HELM: Marine Operations Software. The software will be making its debut at the Pacific Marine Expo and International Workboat Show this year. In response to market demand, HELM has many new features that go beyond what TugAssist offered. From one centralized server


New Synergi Pipeline Software Enables GIS Integration

Synergi Pipeline for efficient pipeline operations.

DNV GL Software’s new release of Synergi Pipeline software includes Geographic Information System (GIS) integration, providing pipeline operators better analyses and decision-making based on geographically referenced and visualized data via the web interface. Obtaining and managing correct and valid information about a pipeline’s risk and condition, including linked geographic information, is a constant challenge in integrity management


UKHO Updates Digital Navigation

Trusted Admiralty information now viewed instantly on the Electronic Navigation Chart (ENC) for easier passage planning The UKHO today announced another simple way to view the most accurate and up-to-date navigational charts, with the release of SevenCs ORCA Master Electronic Chart System (ECS) compatible with the Admiralty Information Overlay. The Overlay, brings the latest navigational updates from Admiralty to an ECDIS or ECS to help make digital navigation safer


Updated Merchant Mariner Medical Eval Forms

The Coast Guard is releasing a new version of the CG-719 K (Merchant Mariner Credential Medical Evaluation Report) and CG-719 K/E (Merchant Mariner Evaluation of Fitness for Entry Level Ratings) forms to facilitate obtaining objective medical information which will enable the Coast Guard to make accurate and timely fit for duty determinations which will reduce risk to maritime safety. These forms more clearly align the Merchant Mariner Credentialing process with the policies set forth by


IMCA DP Proposal to be Basis for Updating IMO Guidelines

Jane Bugler (Photo: IMCA)

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to use the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) proposals as the basis for the review of the IMO Guidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning (DP) systems (MSC/Circ.645).


JonRieā€™s New Assist Winch for Bisso Towboat

Photo: JonRie

JonRie informs its new Series 230 Assist Winch has been commissioned on the new Bisso Towboat ASD Becky S.   The new JonRie Series 230 Ship Assist Winch is a new version of the Series 230 winches line. The winch features JonRie’s independent drive level wind


ClassNK Updates Guidelines for Floating Offshore Facilities

Photo: Excelerate Energy

ClassNK released a new version of its Guidelines for Floating Offshore Facilities for LNG/LPG Production, Storage, Offloading and Regasification.   Available on the ClassNK website, this second edition is an update to the initial guidelines released in February 2011 which aims to provide


Navionics Debuts SonarCharts

Sonar Chart

Navionics, the leader in location-based content for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, announced today the release of a new SonarCharts chart card for use with several Garmin GPS chartplotters. Featuring extraordinary bottom contour detail of up to 1 foot in the US and Canada


ClassNK Releases Ship Design Support Software

ClassNK  announced the release of Ver. 2.0.0 of its PrimeShip-HULL(HCSR) ship design support software. The new version is reportedly the world’s first software system to fully reflect all rule amendments of the IACS Common Structural Rules (harmonized CSR) adopted in December 2014.


Fugawi Debuts Quilted Charts

Fugawi

  Industry leading online chart service Fugawi X-Traverse, announced today that in coordination with GPSNavXTM and its app, iNavX, the availability of quilted raster charts for the navigation app’s most recent version. One of the most established marine navigation apps on the Apple iOS


Unique System & HYPACK's Hydrographic Course in UAE

Hypack Training Seminar By Pat Sanders at Unique System FZEs Training Centre in Sharjah, UAE

  A division of the Unique Maritime Group (UMG) which is one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, Unique System FZE in conjunction with HYPACK Inc. has successfully conducted HYPACK’s hydrographic & offshore survey training course


SENER Releases FORAN V70R3.0

Photomontage of a patrol vessel and its FORAN 3D model.

Earlier this year SENER released the new FORAN V70R3.0, a new version which leans on the company’s 45+ years serving the market. The process starts with the forms generation in FORAN or the importation of forms from a third party solution


WTO Publishes Annual Package of Trade and Tariff Data

International trade Statistics

  The WTO released on 28 October 2014 new editions of its key statistical publications: International Trade Statistics, Trade Profiles, World Tariff Profiles and Services Profiles. The four publications provide a detailed breakdown of the latest trade developments.


ChartCo Debuts Improved Navigation Data Software

Photo courtesy of ChartCo

ChartCo, a division of Kelvin Hughes, recently announced the release of a new  version of its PassageManager data management software. This latest release - PassageManager 5.1 - will be on display at SMM and incorporates a number of new features and improvements. New Features


Alfa Laval Announces PureSOx 2.0

Image courtesy of Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval said its PureSOx is one of the market-leading alternatives for complying with the sulphur limits imposed by MARPOL Annex VI and its guideline MEPC 184(59), and with January 2015 and the enforcement of Emission Control Areas (ECAs) rapidly approaching


ACO Unveils New Plant for Upcoming Wastewater Rules

ACO Maripur NF

ACO Marine, a supplier of advanced wastewater treatment systems, is about to introduce a new version of its established Maripur wastewater treatment range. The next generation ACO Maripur NF sewage treatment system has been specifically developed to ensure operators of specialist tonnage in the


New Features Added to Revamped XChange

Airbus Defense and Space has added new features to its XChange communications management platform with the release of version 3.1 at SMM 2014. Headlining the new version is a unique system that provides Universal Remote Access to any device connected to on board networks or the IT network itself


SENER Announces the FORAN V70R3.0

Symmetries from a transversal plane

SENER announces the new FORAN V70R3.0, available from July 31, 2014. With more than 45 years in the market, FORAN takes advantage of SENER´s innovative development effort as the key factor to give added value. The new version incorporates improvements for the users and on its own


Barge Master Receives ISO 9001 Certification

Barge Master T700 in use as a crane platform and a supply platform (Photo courtesy of Barge Master)

Barge Master has obtained ISO 9001 certification for the development and exploitation of its offshore motion compensation systems, the company announced today in a press statement. Barge Master said its quality assurance, safety, health and environment (QASHE) system is in compliance with legal






 
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