Radical Submersible Catamaran Concept Design

Press Release
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
SHC Wavedancer: Image credit Dennis Knox

The offshore support vessel concept design is named 'SHC Wavedancer' and  the designer calls it  – 'The workhorse of the future'.

The designer, Dennis Knox, describes his ship as being both exceptionally stable in bad weather, as well as fast, with a speed of 50 knots. In bad weather he elaborates:  "The seas are high, fifteen foot waves and other ships are bouncing around like a cork, but not us. We could play billiards in the mess deck, but we have work to. There is a platform to re-supply, the Superintendent wants his ice cream for dinner.

"

He continues: "In the offshore industry the biggest battle we face is with the weather. I have been a mariner for about 40 years and worked in offshore oil and gas for about 25 years. I have sat on ships riding out marginally bad weather that costs companies millions in losses."

Just last year I was involved in a simple 3 day operation to install a subsea template. The limiting factor imposed by the warranty surveyors was less than 1.5m sea state. We waited five weeks at about $500,000 a day vessel costs to get the right conditions. The SHC Wavedancer could have done the job with no weather delays. This vessel is  revolutionary, it is a game changer, it will have a major impact and will become the vessel of choice for most offshore operations."

"All up to get to start a build I will need to raise about half a million dollars, but with your help to get started so we can do the first bit, then we should be able to attract some major investors for the rest."

"Check me out, Dennis Knox, I am on LinkedIn. You will find that I do know a little about ships and things."

For more information click here.


 

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Schlumberger Announces Q1 Results

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported first-quarter 2014 revenue from continuing operations of $11.24 billion versus $11.91 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013, and $10.

RS at SEA JAPAN 2014

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) was the only Russian company to take part in SEA JAPAN 2014 exhibition and conference – one of the major exhibitions of the maritime industry.

When Will Deep Sea Mining Commence? The Robot is Ready

The world's first deep sea mining robot sits idle on a British factory floor, waiting to claw up high grade copper and gold from the seabed off Papua New Guinea

Offshore

Coast Guard tactical air squadron holds change of command ceremony

Capt. Kevin P. Gavin relieved Capt. Donna L. Cottrell as commanding officer of Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron Jacksonville during a change of command ceremony at HITRON Friday.

Shell Commited To Russia Expansion Despite Sanctions

Royal Dutch Shell is committed to expansion in Russia, Chief Executive Ben van Beurden told Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting on Friday amid sanctions

Russia Ships First Oil From Offshore Arctic Platform

President Vladimir Putin hailed Russia's first shipment of Arctic offshore oil on Friday, saying the platform decried by environmentalists will help Moscow expand its global energy markets share.

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction 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: 0.1887 sec (5 req/sec)