Hike Metal Delivers Ocean Research

Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Ocean Research Corporation, Florida, recently took delivery of a new 141 foot welded steel hull/aluminum superstructure Research Vessel from Hike Metal Products Ltd. in Wheatley Ontario Canada. Subsequent to contract signing, the customer’s design underwent a design check / detailed design review, after which time the workings drawing package was developed along with computerized lofting and CNC cut files generation for hull structure. The vessel measures 141 x 31 ft. beam and has a draft of 7.5 ft. The hull form is a double chine semi-displacement and with twin Caterpillar 3508 marine diesel engines allows the vessel to do an impressive 16 knots at full power. Two 99KW generators provide onboard power for such amenities as the dual water maker, HVAC, hydraulics (which operate the Quantum Zero speed stabilizing system, steering, 120hp bow thruster, Pallfinger deck crane), pumps,domestic appliances, refrigeration and other electrical / electronic loads. Although the exterior is primarily of a commercial finish, the interior is finished to a very high end standard with exotic mahogany joinerywork, granite and Wisperwalls deckhead system. The vessel is intended for worldwide cruising, research, and exploration activity and has an estimated cruising range of 5200 n.m. at 10 knots. The ship is ABS +A1 +AMS Classified, and MCA certified. Gross Tonnage is 495. The foredeck and focsile can accommodate two offshore launches in the 30ft range, as well as several jet ski’s.
Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

UK Subsidises 8 Renewable Energy Contracts

The British government on Wednesday awarded investment contracts under a new subsidy regime to eight renewable energy projects, including five offshore wind farms and three biomass plants.

Two Navy Contracts for GD Bath Iron Works

Included in the latest listing of contracts awarded by the US Department of Defense, Navy, are two contracts with General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine.

AMSEA Awarded US$33-Million Navy MSC Contract

General Dynamics American Overseas Marine LLC (AMSEA) apprises it has been awarded the USD$32.7 million contract modification to operate and maintain seven large,

Vessels

New Scheduled International Cargo Shipping Service

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) today joined the Port of Cleveland in announcing the launch of the

Viking Welding Delivers Fire/Rescue Boats

Fire Departments in South Carolina and Minnesota have recently accepted delivery of Response FR-28 and FR-31J boats built of welded aluminum by Viking Welding & Fabrication in Kensington, N.

ISS to Support Petrobras Expansion

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS)  has had its port agency and tanker husbandry services contract significantly enlarged by Petrobras.   The Brazilian government-owned energy giant,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0983 sec (10 req/sec)