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Lowrance Support for Power-Pole Shallow Water Anchors

HDS Gen3 System Control Panel

  Lowrance announced the upcoming software update for the HDS Gen3 fishfinder/chartplotter series — enabling wireless compatibility with the complete line of C-Monster compatible Power-Pole products. These efficient hydraulic anchors and all-electric Micro Anchor products quickly and quietly anchor fishing boats and kayaks in shallow-water situations. A simple touchscreen control on the Lowrance High Definition System (HDS) Gen3 display allows anglers to wirelessly engage the anchor — saving anglers additional steps and minutes, so they can focus on fishing. First announced in December 2014, the HDS Gen3 7-, 9- and 12-inch models offer a unique combination of professional-level features and easy-to-use operation. Full boat integration and system control are core areas where Lowrance products excel. The innovative Lowrance SmartSteer™ user interface allows anglers to intuitively switch between electric-steer, trolling-motor as well as outboard-motor control. The system also allows users to easily convert trails to routes to retrace a previous track and to make the perfect pass by fish or structure. Power-Pole Shallow Water Anchor control directly from the HDS Gen3 display, greatly enhances the system’s capabilities and ensures anchoring in the easiest way possible.


MacGregor Wins Deck Machinery Order in China

MacGregor has expanded its winch portfolio

  MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed contracts with Chinese shipyard Guangzhou Shunhai Shipyard Ltd to deliver anchor handling/towing winch packages for five 48m anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels, each with a 75-tonne bollard pull and one 40m AHTS vessel with a 70-tonne bollard pull. The vessels are under construction for an undisclosed Middle East owner. The order was booked into third quarter 2015 order intake.  


From China to Italy

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South China Shipyard (SCS) in is putting the final touches on a sturdy new anchor-handling tug for delivery to Italian buyers. The 42 by 11-meter vessel is powered by a pair of 60 liter V-16 Cummins QSK60 main engines. Each engine delivers 2200 hpat 1800 RPM into Reintjes WAF763 gears with 5.75:1 ratios and four-blade fixed-pitch propellers in nozzles. Electrical needs are met by a pair of Cummins QSM11 powered 240 Kw generators with a harbor set that is a Cummins-powered 60 KW generator.


Karachi, Pakistan, Power Ships Idle Worsen Outages

Two Turkish floating electricity power station ships lie idle off Karachi since late 2010 despite Karachi power shortage The world’s largest power ship lies anchored off Pakistan’s energy-starved port city of Karachi, just one of its 19 chimneys puffing smoke into the sea air, reports Haris Amwar in  Blooberg Business Week news item. The Kaya Bey and a sister vessel, whose furnace-oil generators could halve the city’s peak 600-megawatt energy shortfall


Rolls-Royce Wins Italian Shipyard Order

Rolls-Royce wins new order from Italian shipyard for integrated power, propulsion & equipment systems for anchor handling vessel Rolls-Royce has signed an £18 million contract with Italian shipyard Rosetti Marino S.p.A for the design and delivery of an integrated power & propulsion and equipment system for an anchor handling vessel. The vessel will be built for Augusta Offshore S.p.A and is a repeat order of a Rolls-Royce UT 712 CD due to be delivered in June from the same yard


'Ford' Anchor Aweigh at Newport News Shipbuilding

Anchor-handling test: Photo courtesy of HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries'  reports that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has successfully completed anchor testing on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), bringing the ship closer to its 2016 delivery to the U.S. Navy. Ford's new anchor system features a lighter anchor and chain, weighing in at half the weight of the previous Nimitz-class carriers' anchor systems. Newport News shipbuilders recently gathered to test Ford's anchor windlass system that is used to


Delivery: Damen Celtic Presence Felt With Research Vessel

Damen Shipyards Gorinchem has completed the research vessel Celtic Explorer for the Irish Marine Institute of Dublin. This outstanding 215-ft. (65-m) ship was constructed by Damen in partnership with the Vlissingen yard of Royal Schelde and follows two other important vessels previously delivered to Ireland, the research vessel "Celtic Voyager" and the buoy maintenance ship "Granuaille". The work to be carried out by this new vessel will include a National Seabed Survey in Irish waters


Sophisticated Celtic Explorer Delivered by Damen

Damen Shipyards Gorinchem recently completed the research vessel Celtic Explorer for the Irish Marine Institute of Dublin. This 65 m ship was constructed by Damen in partnership with the Vlissingen yard of Royal Schelde and follows two other important vessels previously delivered to Ireland, the research vessel “Celtic Voyager” and the buoy maintenance ship Granuaille. The work to be carried out by this new vessel will include a National Seabed Survey in Irish waters


AHT from South China Shipyard

Photo courtesy South China Shipyard

This past September the South China Shipyard located at Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province, China delivered another in their successful series of 4400 hp, 137.8-ft by 36-ft-meter anchor handling tugs. The Kitty Fox II is classed BV 1 +HULL +Mach Special Service Multi-purpose AHT unrestricted navigation; the vessel is one of a continuing series. It is powered by a pair of 2200 hp Cummins QSK60-M main engines and is fitted with an anchor handling and towing winch set


MacGregor Wins Fujian Southeast Shipyard Contract

MacGregor deck machinery orders

  MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a contract from Fujian Southeast Shipyard in China to supply deck equipment packages for two 78m anchor-handling/offshore support vessels under construction for Singapore-based Adhart Shipping Pte Ltd.  The order was booked into fourth quarter 2014 order intake.   The 12,000 bhp, 150 tonne bollard pull vessels are intended for operations in Asia/Pacific, the Middle East and West Africa


APM Terminals Mumbai Introduces Solar Power

APM Terminals Mumbai solar panels Photo APM

On February 1st APM Terminals Senior Vice President Peder Sondergaard officially inaugurated a new solar power initiative at APM Terminals Mumbai, the busiest container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP), at the Port of Mumbai, serving India’s commercial and financial hub.  


Briggs Marine Orders Damen Multi Cat 2712

Photo: Damen Shipyards

Briggs Marine and Environmental Services, the Fife, Scotland-based leading supplier of offshore services, has ordered a Damen Multi Cat 2712.   One of the largest models in Damen’s extensive Multi Cat range, the 27-metre 2712 is a versatile workboat capable of taking on almost any


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


Hijacked Singaporean Ship Released in Nigeria

The Safmarine Kuramo. Photo: Marine marchande

 The crew of a Singapore-registered container vessel, Safmarine Kuramo, hijacked off the Nigerian Coast earlier this week, were released unharmed on Saturday (Feb 6) following efforts by Nigerian authorities.   All 25 crew members on board, comprising nationals from India, South Africa


LNG STS Transfer Planned off Scotland

File Image: an Excelerate STS transfer operation underway (Photo: Excelerate)

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker Arctic Princess is expected to transfer a cargo to the Excelerate off Scotland's coast this week, a spokesman at Orkney Islands Council said. The transfer between the two vessels while at anchor in the stretch of water known as the Scapa Flow had been planned


New Energy Storage Solutions for Marine Hybrid Market

XALT Energy’s newest scalable marine power offering for marine power needs, the XPAND Modular Pack Architecture, will be showcased at the 2016 Electric & Hybrid World Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.   According to XALT Energy, the system’s design provides workboat operators


Vattenfall: Subsidy-free Offshore Wind by 2025

Sweden's Vattenfall expects to be able to build offshore wind power projects, one of the most expensive sources of renewable energy, without subsidies by the middle of the next decade, a senior company official said on Thursday. The state-owned utility plans to boost its wind power portfolio in


Iran-Venezuela Oil Tanker Deal Hit by Sanctions Snags

An agreement to build oil tankers in Iran for Venezuela has been left in limbo years after it was announced as Western sanctions plus disagreements over payments and delivery terms took their toll, sources familiar with the matter say.  


Coast Guard Western Rivers High Water Closures, Restrictions

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a number of river closures, restrictions and advisories in response to floods in the Midwest and South.   The following Coast Guard sectors have issued closures or restrictions:   Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River:


Venezuelan ship VMF Alita Sank off near Panama

Image: Panama Maritime Authority

 A ship Venezuelan flag, name VFM Alita sank last week in Caribbean waters of the Panama Canal after colliding with another anchoring vessel, which caused hole above the waterline and water ingress.   According to the information revealed on Sunday by a Panamanian official source


Iran Slowly Offloads Stockpiled Oil

Iran is slowly winding down stocks of oil stored on tankers close to its shores and the process is likely to take longer than Tehran had wanted, despite the lifting of international sanctions this month. The pace of sales taken from floating storage highlights the difficulties Iran is facing


Microsoft Mogul's Yacht Destroys Coral Reefs

MV Tatoosh. By Comiquaze

 The anchor chain of 303-foot mega-yacht, the Tatoosh, belonging to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has been blamed for destroying a large area of protected coral reef in the Cayman Islands.   It destroyed almost 14,000 square foot, or about 80 per cent


Drifting Cargo Ship Taken Under Tow

A cargo vessel that went adrift off the west coast of Cornwall and Devon after encountering engine difficulties is currently under tow, the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reported.   The 91-meter-long vessel reported that it was drifting without power y Thursday just after 12:30 p


ABB Makes 5 km Subsea Operations Safe

MT6027 UItra Deep Sea Courtesy ABB

Marine software and hardware to assist multi-purpose diving support vessels in complex deepwater projects Power and automation technology group ABB will provide the technology that will help three vessels safely carry out construction and maintenance tasks up to 5 kilometers under water


Norway Exempts Idled OSV's From License Fee

Owners of ships serving the oil industry will be exempt from paying license fees for 2016 on vessels that have been mothballed, Norway's industry minister said in a statement on Tuesday. The price of crude oil has plunged 70 percent since mid-2014






 
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