Advanced Marine Propulsion with a New Twist
OCOR Corporation in San Diego, California has recently patented a submerged waterjet marine propulsion system that utilizes a helical lobe pump to displace water through a jet system. The ‘new twist’ refers to the helical geometry of the pump lobes on each of the counter-rotating rotors. Called OCOR Marine Propulsion (OMP), the new system has the potential to dramatically reduce the fuel consumption of virtually any size vessel and do so without cavitation.
Transas VTS Simulator Arrives in the UK
Transas Marine (UK) Ltd and Blackpool and the Fylde College’s Fleetwood Nautical Campus have successfully added a VTS simulation suite to the Transas Navi-Trainer Professional Simulation centre.
EzyRider Eco-Friendly Mooring System
The moving parts of conventional mooring systems, particularly the heavy chains, can damage seabeds which serve as vital marine habitats. With no moving parts to come in contact with the seabed floor, the EzyRider Mooring System from Global Moorings Pty Ltd has virtually no impact on the marine environment. Designed, engineered and tested to safely secure boats, even in open water conditions, EzyRider is manufactured from heavy duty…
New Fuel Cell Guidelines for Shipping
International classification society Bureau Veritas has developed new guidelines covering the safe application of fuel cells on ships which could have important environmental and commercial advantages for shipowners and operators. Fuel cells are electrochemical devices which convert the chemical energy of a fuel, for example hydrogen-rich gases, into Direct Current power. Until now, their application in shipping has been limited to a few pilot projects…
Navy to Christen USNS Wally Schirra
The Navy will launch and christen dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra, March 8, 2009, during a 7 a.m. PDT ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, Calif.
New Order EVTN’s Separation Technology
Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: EVTN) announced on March 5 that the company has received an order from Twin Filter, a marketing partner of EVTN and a global…
New Bull Mascot For M/Y Embark
Every other year, the M/Y Embark, a 112 ft Coda Casa, pulls into Bradford Marine's Fort Lauderdale shipyard for refit and repairs. On this past world tour, Embark has spent time cruising the waters of North Europe, the Mediterranean, Greenland, Iceland, Canada, down through the Panama Canal and back up to Alaska only to cross the Pacific to Japan and back again. With a hard-working program, the yacht earns her time in the shipyard with Bradford Marine.
International-Marine.com Goes Live
International-marine.com announced its new website which offers new features and more relevant content as well as a chance to win an iPod. International-marine.com…
Trade Tech Full-Service 10+2 Solution
Trade Tech, a major supplier of web-based supply chain and transportation applications and service solutions, has created a full-service Importer Security Filing…
Avoid Poorly Implemented Training Programs
All vessel owners and operators will agree that employee training and education is of prime importance when it comes to running a safe operation. A considerable amount of time, effort, expense and other resources are usually allotted to such programs. Although some programs are implemented with very little fanfare, other programs are often rolled out with a great amount of attention and the highest of expectations.
Wesmar’s HD850 Aboard Ice Exploring Vessel
Lindblad Expedition’s newest vessel, The National Geographic Explorer, is an ice-class expedition vessel. Among its technology is WESMAR’s new 850 series all digital stabilized searchlight sonar, a high-resolution sonar that can detect underwater hazards near the surface as well as everywhere beneath and around the vessel. Captain Leif Skog set sail with the new sonar in August. Skog uses the new WESMAR…
AER Distributes BSCO Fire Suppression
AER Supply Ltd. has been named the exclusive distributor for BSCO, Inc. Fire Suppression Systems for 13 states. BSCO manufactures and installs semi-custom systems…
This Day in Naval History – March 6
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