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19 Nov 2018

V.Ships Wins Magellan Explorer Contract

Expedition Vessel Magellan Explorer. Image: V.Group

The global marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider V.Group said that its V.Ships Leisure unit has been awarded a contract by Antarctica21 for the technical management of the expedition vessel, Magellan Explorer.The 100-guest Magellan Explorer is currently under construction at Asenav in Chile and due to be delivered in October 2019, the ship management company company said.The vessel, which is being built to the new polar code and is uniquely customised for fly-cruises in Antarctica…

28 Sep 2016

Dellner Brakes Introduces Electrical STL System

(Image: Dellner Brakes AB)

Manufacturer of technologically advanced industrial and marine braking systems Dellner Brakes AB has launched what it is calling “the world’s first fully automated, electrical ‘Stop, Turn, Lock’ (eSTL) braking system” at September’s SMM 2016 international marine fair in Hamburg. The Dellner eSTL system is compact and needs no additional piping, making it quick, easy and cost effective to install, the manufacturer said – especially where space is at a premium. It’s simple to use…

07 Sep 2016

Unique Piloting System for US East Coast’s Longest Pilotage Route

Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has supplied the Association of Maryland Pilots with SafePilot Portable Pilot Units (PPUs) and a Port System server solution to facilitate consistent, real-time information sharing between almost 70 pilots. The SafePilot system is part of Trelleborg’s Smarter Product Portfolio, which its marine systems operation is evolving to support the ‘Port of the Future’. The Association of Maryland Pilots serves the Chesapeake Bay, the longest pilotage route on the East Coast of the United States, with its nearly 200 miles of waters. The scale of the waters put particular demands on the operational battery time the piloting equipment requires.

04 Aug 2016

Two High-tech SSCVs Ordered in China

OOS Serooskerke rendering (Image: OOS International)

Holding OOS International Group B.V. confirms it has signed a fixed contract for the engineering and construction of two new build Semi-Submersible Crane Vessels (SSCV) with China Merchant Industry Holdings, a fully owned subsidiary of the China Merchant Group. “OOS took a quantum leap within the oil and gas/wind Industry,” said Léon Overdulve, Founder and owner of Holding OOS International Group B.V. OOS will equip its two new SSCVs named OOS Serooskerke and OOS Walcheren with two heavy lift cranes, with a total dual lifting capacity of 4,400T per vessel.

02 Feb 2016

First Steel Cut for Bibby WaveMaster

SOV Wavemaster 1 for Bibby Marine Services_LR Photo Damen

Following the recent contract signing for the first ever Damen Service Operations Vessel (SOV) with walk-to-work capability, the first steel was cut this week at Damen Shipyards Galati, marking the beginning of construction for U.K.-based client Bibby Marine Services. The new vessel will be named Bibby WaveMaster 1 and deployed in the North Sea to support forthcoming offshore wind construction and O&M projects. Damen Sr. Project Manager René Hooijman said, “This is a significant moment for this vessel and for both Damen and Bibby Marine Services.

02 Dec 2015

WISTA UK Focuses on Curtailing Ship Emissions

The Carbon War Room’s Phoebe Lewis speaking at WISTA UK Forum

WISTA UK, the Women in Shipping and Trade Association, isn't shy in hosting events that challenge its members to address the major issues affecting the shipping industry, and this was very much the case during the its most recent Forum. With the Paris hosting this week, The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 21 meeting, the Forum looked at the part the maritime sector plays in the climate change agenda. The subject of Thursday’s debate (26 November) was the divisive emissions problem, with the panel exploring potential solutions to curtail shipping’s emissions.

01 Oct 2015

Radio Holland Revamps Cruise Ship Bridge

Photo courtesy of Radio Holland

Holland America Line’s cruise ship MS Noordam recently underwent a 10-day dry-dock period, during which it was fit with a customized bridge from Radio Holland. The work on Netherlands-flagged MS Noordam included refitting the navigation and bridge systems to improve working conditions in line with HAL’s Bridge Resource Management concept. Radio Holland, a supplier, installer and maintainer of maritime electronics, also provided additional equipment including an upgrade of the autopilot interface with the propulsion systems to deliver fuel savings.

28 Jul 2015

New Load Measurement Solution for Port of Dampier

Photo courtesy of Strainstall

Strainstall designs and delivers a load measurement solution for the world’s largest floating wharf at Port of Dampier. Strainstall, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, was commissioned to design and deliver a load monitoring system for the Dampier Floating Deck - the world’s largest floating wharf at the port of Dampier, Western Australia. The wharf, located in some of the most challenging marine operational conditions, is a new concept in jetty extension and Strainstall’s bespoke…

29 May 2015

IRS Moves Closer to Tokyo MOU's High Performers

The Tokyo Memorandum of Understanding has positioned the International Register of Shipping (IRS) closer to the higher ranking achievers on its performance list, following the classification society’s success during the 2012-2014 period. IRS achieved a zero excess factor, placing the society just seven places behind IACS member societies on the list of high performing recognized organizations (ROs). In its Annual Report 2014, the Tokyo MoU reported that of the 863 inspections carried out on IRS-classed ships only 1.16% resulted in detentions across the three-year period. The statistics resulted in IRS moving from a 2012 excess factor of 0.25 to zero.

11 Sep 2014

MN 100: PPG Protective & Marine Coatings

Executive Vice President: Viktor R. Vice President: Timothy M. PPG Industries, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, is a global, multi-billion dollar diversified manufacturer supplying paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials and glass. PPG is a world leader in protective and marine coatings, developing products that protect customers’ assets in some of the world’s most demanding conditions and environments. These include, among others, Offshore, Petrochemical, Marine new-build, Marine dry dock and Marine sea stock.

22 Aug 2014

Servowatch to Showcase New AMC Range at SMM

Servowatch Systems, a U.K.-based business unit of the Electrical and Automation division of India’s engineering giant Larsen & Toubro, said its exhibition stand at SMM in Hamburg this September will be used as a platform from which the global specialist in marine automation and systems integration will launch a suite of new alarm, control and monitoring solutions into the merchant marine market. The company has now standardized its technology to provide a cost-effective, commercial-off-the-shelf solution for the mainstream shipping industry. “The development means that Servowatch technology, which is the technology of choice in the high-tech, high-value naval and luxury mega-yacht markets, can now be easily applied to the industry’s workhorses – bulk carriers, tankers, containerships.

14 Mar 2013

ANT Pioneering Education at Sea

U-Touch Lite

ANT provides solutions for Superyacht schools of the future in partnership with U-Touch. Advanced New Technologies (ANT) Ltd, one of the world’s leading technology integrators for the Superyacht and luxury home markets, is pioneering education at sea by bringing the very latest in classroom technology to Superyachts in partnership with U-Touch, as well as a collection of other suppliers. With the growing desire for owners to take their young families on life broadening ‘explorer’…

05 Feb 2013

Fendercare's New Offshore Pipe-Laying Solution

Piggyback Saddle: Image credit Fendercare Marine

Fendercare Marine launch a new range of piggyback saddles to assist pipeline installation in the offshore industry. Piggyback saddles - alongside clamps and spacers - can act as a shaped interface between a pipeline and a cylindrical buoyancy tank, to ensure the tank rides comfortably and safely on top of the pipeline during the laying operation. They can also act as separators during parallel lay installations and are most frequently used when smaller secondary umbilicals or pipelines need to run along the top of the main pipeline in piggyback formation.

22 Jan 2013

Tracerco Targets Fuel Fraud

New device will help combat multi billion dollar global crime. Tracerco, part of the Johnson Matthey group, has developed what it touts to be the world’s first fully portable, lightweight and rugged system to test for tampering in fuel. Dubbed Nemesis, the company claims it is the only analyser of its kind, and is the latest addition to Tracerco’s range of Product Assurance technologies and is expected to play a significant role in the global fight against fuel adulteration, substitution and smuggling. Fuel adulteration is a global problem in both the developed world and emerging economies, driven by significant price differentials between subsidised or rebated fuels, non-rebated fuels and industrial solvents.

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