Titan Refloats Grounded Vessel
Titan Salvage refloated the 262-foot containership M/V Danio from its stricken position on England’s Northumberland after the ship, which was carrying a load of timber and en route to Belgium from Scotland, ran aground at Farne Islands, an environmentally sensitive area, in early March. The onset of severe weather conditions prevented an immediate attempt to tow the Danio from the coastline. Because the Farne Islands – home to thousands of puffins and grey seals…
Control Systems on LCC 20 Saves Fuel, Reduces Workload
Naval Sea Systems Command completed the installation of new control systems aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), April 8, which will reduce fuel usage and crew workload. Engineers from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division - Ship Systems Engineering Station (NSWCCD-SSES) SSES installed the new control systems on a number of shipboard engineering components and are specifically designed to improve automation on the optimally manned ships.
AVEVA Enhances Pipe and Steel Outfitting Fabrication
AVEVA announced that it has further strengthened its AVEVA Marine software portfolio with efficiency enhancements to better manage production information. New and improved features have been added to AVEVA Outfitting to better control pipe and steel outfitting fabrication. These features will enable shipbuilders and offshore engineers to benefit from tools to manage the entire production process from design to workshop…
LNG Tech on tap at Europort 2013
Emissions regulations from 2015 onwards are driving shipowners to a crossroads on fuel selection. Ahead of Europort 2013, Rotterdam, Dutch interests are making significant waves in tangible investments in LNG as a fuel option. While there is not consensus on the potential of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, the concept is gaining traction rapidly as using LNG reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from ships…
Ridge Teams Up with iJET for Security Training
Ridge Global, an international provider of security and risk management services, and iJET University, a provider of risk management training curricula and solutions, announced that the two companies will collaborate to offer instructor-led training for executives and decision makers with security responsibility. Specifically, iJET University will offer Ridge Global’s flagship corporate security and resiliency training courses to its broad base of international clients and members.
Hutton’s Adjusts to Meet Customer Demand
Customer service and meeting fast-moving international deadlines are at the heart of a head office reorganization by Hutton’s, the U.K.’s leading ship supplier. Hutton’s has developed a centralized Customer Services department at its headquarters in Hull. Bringing together staff skilled in sales, accounts and client liaison, Hutton’s highly trained and knowledgeable Customer Services team will assist all its customers with any sales or technical enquiries they may have.
McMurdo Widens AIS Range with Smartfind M15 Receiver
McMurdo, a business of the Orolia Group, announced that the Smartfind M15 Automatic Identification System (AIS) Receiver is now available. Designed for recreational vessels using a computer with AIS-capable navigation software, it receives AIS messages, so can see other AIS equipped vessels within VHF range and can assist with collision avoidance. The Smartfind M15 AIS Receiver will decode all AIS messages that are transmitted by AIS Class A…
New FleetBroadband Dual Antenna from Cobham
Cobham SATCOM announced at Nor-Shipping 2013 a new SAILOR FleetBroadband Dual Antenna solution which has been designed to secure uninterrupted data and voice communications on vessels. The innovative new solution consists of two SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband solutions and a Dual Antenna Control Unit (DACU), which can automatically switch between antennas without loss of connectivity. With the ability to position two SAILOR FleetBroadband antennas at different locations on a vessel…
Kongsberg Unveils New Radar Solution at Nor-Shipping
Kongsberg Maritime presented a new solution for the distribution of Radar data on board ships during Nor-Shipping 2013. Utilization of an Ethernet based LAN (Local Area Network) is a significant addition to Kongsberg Maritime’s K-Bridge Integrated Bridge System and is capable of improving safety and navigation through enhanced Radar functionality whilst offering significant installation benefits. The system is currently undergoing Type Approval testing at DNV…
Kongsberg Launches New Propulsion Control System
The next generation of AutoChief propulsion control systems from Kongsberg Maritime is now officially available. The new AutoChief 600 (AC 600) is suitable for all two and four stroke engines, for both fixed and controllable pitch propeller. It features new touch screen operation based on the Kongsberg Maritime standardized Human Machine Interface (HMI). The touch screen interface for AC 600 improves usability by introducing more logical, intuitive menu navigation.
ABS Releases Ship Energy Efficiency Measures Advisory
ABS released the ABS Ship Energy Efficiency Measures Advisory to provide guidance on the wide range of options available to improve vessel efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions.
KVH, Jeppesen Offer IP-MobileCast Content Delivery Service
KVH Industries, Inc., announced at the international maritime Nor-Shipping show in Oslo, Norway that it plans to launch a new IP-MobileCast content delivery service…
AWT Updates Voyage Optimization Software
Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT) announced substantial advancements to its Bon Voyage (BVS) marine voyage optimization system with the release of BVS Version 7.0. The new developments are intended to help ship captains find safer and more fuel-efficient routes. BVS 7 includes access to high-resolution weather and ocean data via broadband, enhanced voyage optimization and new safety features.
Rolls-Royce, Baleària to Partner in LNG Conversion Project
Rolls-Royce Plc signed a memorandum of understanding with Spanish shipping company Baleària to design gas-powered propulsion systems for three of the company’s high-speed ferries, which currently run on diesel. Baleària, which operates ferry services between the Spanish mainland and the Balearic Islands in the Strait of Gibraltar and The Bahamas Islands, is proposing the conversion of three ferries from diesel to liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Herbert-ABS Releases New Load Management Software
Herbert-ABS Software Solutions LLC, a company in naval regulatory, management, salvage and ship design software, announced the release of its latest version of CargoMax…
NLI, WTS Win DNV Approval for LNG Tank Design
NLI Solutions and Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions have received Approval in Principle from DNV on a jointly developed LNG Fuel Tank solution based on the NLI LNG tank design. Oslo, 4th of June 2013. Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) and offshore oil and gas engineering specialist NLI Solutions (NLI) have received Approval in Principal (AiP) from the Norwegian class society Det Norske Veritas (DNV) on their jointly-developed LNG fuel tank design.
Heinen & Hopman Complete Giant HVAC project
Heinen & Hopman in the Netherlands has completed the installation of a major HVAC system onboard the Dolwin Alpha offshore converter platform. Designed by IV-Oil and Gas, commissioned by Tennet /ABB and built by Heerema Fabrication group, the platform is now ready to be moved to the North Sea. This challenging project involved the complete design and engineering of the HVAC systems, which Heinen & Hopman completed on time and to satisfaction.
Ferries Design Competition Ofers $5,000 Prize
Student teams from seven maritime universities have submitted proposals for the designcompetition for Safe Affordable Ferries sponsored by the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA).
Shipping Faces Half Trillion Dollar Environment Costs
Speaking to delegates at the opening of the Nor-Shipping event in Oslo, the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Masamichi Morooka, said that impending new legislation to protect the environment potentially presented an additional industry-wide cost of more than half a trillion dollars between 2015 and 2025. This is around 50 billion dollars of additional capital and operating cost in every single year for a 10 year period and beyond.
Keppel to Build $800 Million Semisubmersible
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. (Keppel O&M) through its subsidiaries Caspian Rigbuilders BV (an affiliated company of Keppel FELS) and Caspian Shipyard Company (CSC)…