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Migeotte Joins Art Anderson Associates

Art Anderson Associates announced the addition of naval architect Dr. Günther Migeotte to its marine division. Dr. Migeotte, a world leader in the design and testing of hydrofoil supported catamarans, joined the firm from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, where he was responsible for all commercial and research projects related to naval architecture carried out at the University including the design and model testing of the original “Hysucat” and the improved “Hysuwac” version of the high-speed, hydrofoil assisted catamaran. At the University, Dr. Migeotte was responsible for towing tank testing of high speed craft, CFD and theoretical calculations for resistance and powering of high speed craft, catamaran hull design (semi-displacement, semi-planing and planing types), planing hull design, hydrofoil design, and hydrofoil retrofits to existing hulls. This expertise has been put to work in the use of interceptors for drag reduction and steering, design for wake wash reduction, sea trials of high speed craft, the structural design of hydrofoils, and the manufacturing of hydrofoils. Dr. Migeotte received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pretoria, and his Masters of Science degree and Doctorate from the University of Stellenbosch in mechanical engineering (naval architecture). He has published articles and presented technical papers internationally on the developments in hydrofoil assistance for high-speed catamaran ferries.


SOLAS and Mandatory Codes Go into Effect

As of January 1, several amendments to IMO Conventions went into effect, including: December 1998 amendments to the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code The amendments to the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code, which are aimed at improving minimum standards of competence of crews sailing on ships carrying solid bulk cargoes, entered into force on January 1. The amendments concern section A-II/1 and A-II/2 under "Cargo handling and stowage at


Mitigation of Shock & Vibration on Fast Boats

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Repeated Shock and Whole Body Vibration Awareness For some time now, military agencies and specialist organizations around the globe have driven the evolution of high speed watercraft.  As a trickle-down effect fast response craft now serve roles once typically serviced by displacement designs including pilot boats, dive boats, crew boats and offshore support. During high speed operations the repeated shocks (RS) and whole body vibrations (WBV) of this harsh environment are transmitted


Arabian Gulf Service Contract

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Austal confirmed an unconditional contract has been signed with Oman’s National Ferries Company (NFC) for the maintenance of seven large high-speed craft. The contract requires Austal to deliver vessel maintenance services for NFC’s five high speed ferries and two Oman Coast Guard rescue boats, co-managed by NFC, for a period of up to five years. Work will be performed by Austal at various regional ports within the Sultanate of Oman, including the capital city, Muscat


FBM Babcock Marine Makes New Appointments

FBM Babcock Marine Ltd has appointed Nick Pearson as commercial manager and Craig Patrick has joined the company as sales manager for commercial vessels. Nick Pearson has joined FBM Babcock Marine from Three Quays Marine Services where he was business development manager. He is a Master Mariner who has spent his career in the marine industry, working with P&O, Stena Line, SWATH International and Samsung Heavy Industries


MultiService Formed to Fulfill Maritime Security Needs

Multiservice Srl is a new company specializing in security especially maritime using highly qualified professionals. Staff include engineers and technicians with much experience in maritime affairs and in certification. Currently Multiservice Srl can certify the management of passenger vessels including RoRo ferries and high-speed craft. Multiservice also supplies numerous shipping companies with various technical services.


Joint Venture Returns from the Gulf

The Incat Tasmania-built ship, HSV-X1 Joint Venture, has arrived back at Hobart, Tasmania, returning from the Persian Gulf in service with U.S. defense forces. As the High Speed Vessel HSV-X1 Joint Venture (Incat hull 050) left Tasmanian waters on the evening of September 11, 2001 (AEST) the towers of the World Trade Center fell in New York. The ship which had been chartered for experimental purposes did participate in a number of


Bollinger INCAT USA -- Marking Its Territory

Known for its sleek, fast and high-performance wave-piercing catamarans, Incat Australia expanded its reach to U.S. shores with its decision last year to partner with Lockport, La.,-based Bollinger Shipyards for the construction and design of a new breed of high speed, aluminum fast craft for operation in the U.S. Wanting to break into the U.S. military market, Bollinger Incat USA is poised to establish a new breed of fast ferry construction that will meet the needs of the U.S military forces


Fifth International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation

The FAST '99 Conference is scheduled to be held at the new Bell Harbor International Conference Center located on Pier 66 in the heart of Elliott Bay in Seattle, from August 31 to September 2, 1999, bringing together owners, builders, designers, suppliers, service providers, and policy makers from around the world to Seattle. The purpose of the FAST '99 Conference is to foster dialogue among the many different communities involved in the design


Incat LNG Ferry a World First

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Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd launch world’s first high speed passenger Ro-Ro ship powered by LNG (Liquified Natural Gas). The vessel will be the first installation of LNG powered dual fuel engines in an Incat high speed ferry, and the first high speed craft built under the HSC code to be powered by Gas Turbines using LNG as the primary fuel and marine distillate for standby and ancillary use.


Kongsberg to Supply Engine Room Simulator to Ghana

From left: Dr. G. Jaw, Deputy Rector, RMU; E. Jaju, Director of Finance, RMU; A. Saiku, Director of Academic Affairs; H. Kluken, Area Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime; Capt. A. Turkson, Rector, RMU; Tone-Merete Hansen, Global Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime; A. Addy-Lamptey, Dean of Faculty of Engineering, RMU; D. Fofana, Procurement Officer, RMU and Akua D. Asare-Adei, Accounts Officer, RMU

The Regional Maritime University (RMU) has awarded Kongsberg Maritime a contract to deliver its K-Sim Engine simulator for its premises in Accra, Ghana. The highly advanced Full Mission Engine Room Simulator (ERS), which is due for delivery in May 2014 will enable RMU to provide education


On Patrol: North River Boats

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ALMAR by North River Boats of Roseburg Oregon recently built and launched the first of three 29 x 10 ft. Liberty Walk Around vessels destined for the San Francisco area. The Liberty family of boats features a Wing Hybrid Foam/Air Fender protecting the exterior perimeter of the boat


With an Interceptor, a RHIB and a Cat

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Two extreme AC72 foiling catamarans with wing sails went head-to-head at over 40 knots in San Francisco Bay, California. The teams were competing in the 2013 Americas Cup Challenge which took place from September 7-21, 2013. Anyone watching the first few days of Americas Cup sailing will know


RS, Baku Shipyard Enter Crewboat Agreement

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) signed an agreement with Baku Shipyard LLC of Azerbaijan for the design approval of project 38М сrewboat high speed craft (designer - SHIPTECH, Singapore). The new boats are intended for the carriage of specialized personnel employed at offshore oil and


A Closer Look at Dynamic Navigation for High Speed Craft

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FRC International launched the innovative ‘DYNAV’ dynamic navigation system for high speed craft at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden in October. The DYNAV launch event enabled attendees from Scandinavia and Europe to come together with the objective of improving


iXBlue to Supply Gyrocompass Systems to RFA Tankers

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iXBlue announced it is to supply QUADRANS fiber-optic gyrocompass systems for installation aboard the four new Tide Class tankers of the U.K. Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). The systems to be supplied to Kelvin Hughes Limited will be integrated as a sub-system of the Integrated Bridge Systems for


Adveto to Upgrade, Support 26 Passenger Catamarans

Tyrving is one of the 26 HSC passenger catamarans to be upgraded. Photo Adveto

Swedish Adveto has through its distributor Westronic in Bergen secured an order consisting of software and ECDIS-kernel upgrade and new continuous 36 month support for 26 High Speed Crafts (HSC) passenger catamarans. The customer is Norled, the HSC operator in Norway.


BMT Nigel Gee Contracts Penguin for Three Ferries

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BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., announced its latest contract with Singapore-based Penguin Shipyard International Pte. Ltd., for the design of three 38-meter monohull high-speed passenger ferries for the busy Singapore-Indonesia ferry route.


Irish Ferries Increase Dublin-Holyhead Capacity

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Irish Ferries has chartered the Epsilon (built in 2011) to supplement its existing Ireland to Britain services. The ship will provide two additional departures per day in each direction which will result in an increase in the company’s schedule to a maximum of twelve sailings between Dublin


John Deere Introduces Tier 3 Lineup

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John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announced that it will meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations with a complete lineup of diesel engines from 74-559 kW (99-750 hp) .New PowerTech 9.0L and 13.5L Tier 3 propulsion and generator-drive engines join the


The Versatile PI 65 Coastal and Offshore Craft

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Euro Marine Ltd. answers the call for small, Long-range offshore High-Speed Patrol, Interdiction and Surveillance Vessels, capable of operating in severe sea and weather conditions. These hulls come with an added propulsion twist. The PI-65 is a tactically sized Coastal and Offshore Craft


FRC International Launch Dynamic Navigation for High Speed Craft

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FRC International is launching the innovative DYNAV (DYnamic NAVigation) system for high speed craft at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, October 29-30. All individuals and organizations operating planing craft from SAR, navy, special forces, coast guard, law enforcement


Meridian Gyros Achieves China Type Approval

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The Meridian Standard and Meridian Surveyor gyro compasses manufactured by Teledyne TSS have been given type approval by the China Classification Society. The approval was granted after the Society inspectors completed a detailed study of the gyros


Reduced Government Rates for HiPer Craft WBV Manager Course

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FRC International is running the first WBV Manager course in the U.S. on 18th June at HiPer Craft 2013 in Norfolk Va. Due to the continuing restrictions on Defense Department budgets, FRC International is offering reduced-rate registration for the WBV Manager course at HiPer Craft


WBV Manager Course to be Held June 18

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FRC International is running the first WBV Manager course in the U.S. on June 18 at HiPer Craft 2013 in Norfolk, Va. The course fee per person is $400 and places can now be booked. WBV Manager attendees also receive free admission to all three days of HiPer Craft 2013.


 
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