Latest Underwater GAPS Launched by iXBlue
iXBlue has launched the next generation of its underwater global acoustic positioning system (GAPS), designated GAPS-NG. The manufacturers say that GAPS-NG, like its predecessor GAPS, is a truly portable and precalibrated ultra-short baseline positioning system (USBL) that incorporates INS and GPS technologies. The system is designed to work in demanding environments, notably acoustically challenging and/or extremely shallow waters, where other systems commonly fall down.
New Dutch Waterway Bunker Station
The Gorinchem Ferry Service & Damen Shipyards Group collaborate to install a modular pontoon with a jetty for the bunker station. “What started as a mooring pontoon with a small gas oil tank for the ferry service has expanded into a complete bunker station”, says Jeroen van Woerkum, Sales Manager Benelux. The work involved designing, building and installing a modular pontoon, jetty, together with supplementary activities for the bunker station along Buiten de Waterpoort in Gorinchem.
BMT Engaged in Australian Foreshore Project Design
BMT JFA Consultants (BMT) supports the Shire of Esperance, Western Australia in its plans to construct a granite seawall & headland. BMT was originally commissioned…
EPA' Issue Final Draft Ballast Water VGP
The US EPA release the Final Draft of the Vessel General Permit (VGP) which comes in to force 19 December 2013. The aim of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination…
Loss of 'USS Thresher' Remembered 50 Years On
Family members & dignatories join in Portsmouth, Maine, to remember the loss on sea trials of the nuclear-powered attack submarine. On April 10, 1963, Thresher began post-overhaul trials following lengthy testing and throughout evaluation of her many new technological features and weapons after her commissioning in August 1961. USS Thresher was built at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, as the lead ship of a class of 3700-ton nuclear-powered attack submarines.
IMCA Publish eCMID & CMID Guidance
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) advise on printed & electronic versions of its Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID). Both versions of…