KVH Introduces YOURlink
KVH Industries, Inc. has announced that it is introducing KVH YOURlink, a content delivery service that fleet managers and owners can use to distribute company-produced videos to all vessels in their fleet. The company will be presenting the new service at Nor-Shipping in Lillestrom, Norway, this week. A new addition to KVH’s IP-MobileCast content delivery service, YOURlink takes a process that once required weeks or months of shipping time and the cost of distributing DVDs or flash drives…
Dozens of Migrants Rescued from Burning Rubber Dinghy
Dozens of migrants were rescued at the weekend after jumping from a rubber dinghy that had burst into flames as they tried to get to Spain across the Mediterranean Sea.
Harvey Gulf Charters Harvey Deep-Sea Through 2018
Harvey Gulf International Marine has announced that it has secured a charter extension for the MPSV Harvey Deep-Sea through December 31, 2018. Combined with its announcement of four long-term vessel charters last week, Harvey Gulf continues to buck the “spot-work” only trend that has been pervasive throughout the ongoing industry downturn for vessel operators. The Deep-Sea is a Multi-Purpose Support Vessel equipped with a 165-ton NOV heave-compensated…
ABS Expands Guidance for Fire Protection on Containerships
ABS has updated the ABS Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for On-Deck Cargo Areas of Container Carriers (FOC Guide), expanding its industry-leading guidance to the existing containership fleet.
New Coating from UltraTech has Shipping Applications
Originally developed to keep military jet fighter canopies clean and free of rain, dirt and debris, the Gentoo coating from UltraTech International, Inc. has performed well in many other applications including corrosion resistance, camera lenses, windows and more. The advanced, clear, hydrophobic coating recently added to the UltraTech lineup combines features and properties never seen before in a coating, the manufacturer said.
Arctech to Build Peace Boat's 'Ecoship'
Japanese cruise organization Peace Boat has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with the Finnish shipbuilding company Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc. Peace Boat director and founder Yoshioka Tatsuya, Esko Mustamaki, CEO from Arctech and Jon Rysst, Regional Manager North Europe, from Classification Society DNV GL, announced the agreement during Nor-Shipping. Yoshioka said, "We have agreed with Arctech to build the Ecoship, the most innovative and ecologically friendly cruise vessel ever.
Volvo Penta Rolls Out IMO Tier III Concept
Volvo Penta’s new IMO Tier III concept was revealed for the marine sector at the Nor-Shipping international exhibition and conference in Norway, ahead of further regulations coming into force in Europe. Volvo Penta is launching a new engine and aftertreatment concept to comply with the forthcoming implementation of IMO Tier III standards, enabling a global solution for commercial marine operators.
Dual-fuel Escort Tug for Østensjø Rederi
The first of three new dual fuel RAstar 4000-DF class extreme escort tugs, the Dux, has been delivered to Østensjø Rederi AS by Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondán S.A. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., the 40.2 meter vessel is the first of a three boat order from Østensjø for severe weather operations at Statoil's Melkøya LNG Gas terminal at Hammerfest in the extreme north of Norway. These escort tugs will conduct approximately 300 LNG ship escorts annually…
Tropical Opts for Seawater Lubricated Shaft Package
Thordon Bearings’ Jacksonville-based distributor Coppedge Marine has secured an order with Tropical Shipping for the COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system. The COMPAC systems destined for two 300TEU box ships under construction in China, at the Guangzhou Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard, will represent a first reference for COMPAC with this ship owner. “Tropical Shipping is a long-standing customer to whom we have supplied various Thordon equipment over the years…
Marlink Upgrades SkyFile Messaging Portfolio
Marlink has launched SkyFile Mail 10.1, the latest addition to its SkyFile messaging portfolio used by thousands of vessels worldwide. SkyFile Mail 10.1 is designed…
Valmet to Supply Automation for Icebreaking Tanker
Valmet said it has been awarded a contract to supply automation for an arctic icebreaking tanker to be built by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc. in Finland. The tanker (NB 515) is designed by Arctech and measures 229 m in length and 32.5 m in breadth. It will be built to ice class of Arc 7 and can reliably break ice almost two meters thick. The vessel will be tasked with transporting gas condensate year-round from the Yamal Peninsula to Europe and Asia…
Danelec Introduces New Remote Management Tools
Danelec Marine’s new intelligent remote management platform is bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) to the maritime industry by providing easy, low-cost access to data from ships at sea. The second-generation DanelecConnect telematics platform is now fully available and the first ship installations are currently underway. The company is working with third-party software application providers to use…
Kotug Aids Allseas in Topsides Transport
Kotug International’s offshore division has assisted Allseas with the transfer and transport of Shell’s Brent Delta topsides after the record-setting removal of the structure by Pioneering Spirit. Kotug was mainly involved in the assistance of the cargo barge Iron Lady during the transfer of the topsides from the Pioneering Spirit to the Iron Lady and the ensuing tow of the barge to the Able UK decommissioning yard in Teesside, Northeast England.
MTEA Launches New EPA Tier 3 Marine Engine
Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine America, Inc. (MTEA) announces the introduction of a 684 hp at 1,800 rpm (510 kW at 1,800 rpm) engine that complies with EPA Tier 3 regulations. The new S6R-Y3MPTAW-1 model is a propulsion-certified unit ideal for heavy-duty workboat repower applications, such as with tugboats, cargo ships and offshore vessels. It’s a high horsepower, high displacement and high mass solution that achieves Tier 3 compliance in a fully mechanically controlled package.
RRS Sir David Attenborough: Construction Progressing
Cammell Laird shipyard informs it has reached the nine-month milestone in its project to build the U.K.’s new polar research ship the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The Merseyside-based engineering services giant beat off competition from around the world to be appointed to build the £15 0million vessel. The ship, which is the biggest commercial shipbuilding project in Britain for 30 years, has been commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)…
New Real-time Maritime Tracking Service
exactEarth Ltd , provider of Satellite AIS data services announces the launch of exactView RT powered by Harris (exactView RT) – the world’s first global, persistent real-time Satellite AIS service. This capability is expected to enable a wide variety of new service capabilities for the global maritime community and to contribute strongly over the next 20 years to the improvement of maritime safety, commerce, navigation, environmental management and security.
Study Pinpoints Operators’ Engine Challenges
In-depth data analysis of more than 400,000 oil samples from ExxonMobil’s MobilGard Cylinder Condition Monitoring (CCM) program has identified the wide range of potentially damaging engine issues facing vessel operators. With operators challenged by continued economic pressures and changing regulations, the need to protect engines and drive operational efficiencies is more important than ever. MobilGard CCM is designed to help optimize engine protection and minimize operating costs.
Dover Launches Windrock Enterprise
Dover Energy Automation announced the launch of a new enterprise solution that has the power to simplify a multitude of challenges that executives face while evaluating equipment reliability and efficiency across the enterprise. The press statement says that the key value of Windrock Enterprise is found in its ability to provide real-time remote visibility of an entire fleet of assets at the same time.
DNV GL's ECO Insight Tops 1400 Vessels
DNV GL revealed that more than 1,400 vessels have already signed up to its innovative fleet performance management solution ECO Insight. On the market for just over two years, ECO Insight has rapidly become the leading maritime performance management solution. “Two years ago, we came to Nor-Shipping to present ECO Insight for the first time – with the backing of just five customers,” says Petter Andersen, Principal Consultant at DNV GL’s Fleet Performance Business Unit.
Nitin Gadkari Lays Foundation of USD 173 mln Projects at Mumbai Port
To boost port infrastructure, Indian Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari laid foundation stone of eight connectivity projects worth Rs 1,117.03 crore (USD 173 mln ) at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), Mumbai. The projects include integrated common rail yard facility at JNPT, construction of coastal berth, and restructuring of yard behind shallow water berth, the Ministry of Shipping said in a release. All these projects will enhance connectivity of the hinterland to JNPT.