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Liles Heads Structurmarine Timber Dock Division

David Liles

David Liles was appointed U.S. sales director for the new division, bringing more than 30 years of marina experience in the timber dock market. Structurmarine recently announced its newest product line, Timber Dock Systems, geared to marina and harbor owners and operators. Timber Dock Systems use materials and hardware specifically selected to withstand a location's unique marine conditions, including saltwater installations. The heavy lateral laminated beams are sized and tailored for each site.

Retro 'Americas Cup' Regatta Sponsored by Lewmar

Photo credit Lewmar

All four participants have chosen Lewmar equipment to achieve the combination of elegant styling, cutting-edge materials technology and  performance demanded by these classic yachts. Velsheda (JK7) – The only original J-Class on the start line, was designed by Charles Nicholson and built by Camper & Nicholson in 1933.Today she is fitted with Lewmar winches as well as Lewmar steering and docking systems. Ranger (J5), referred to as the 'Super J' following her defence of the America's Cup against Endeavour ll…

Indian Ports Register Positive Growth of 3.64%

Union Minister for Shipping, India, Nitin Gadkari. Photo: PIB

The major ports in India have recorded a growth of 3.64% and together handled 499.41 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to December, 2017 as against 481.87 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year. For the period from April- December 2017, Eight Ports (Kolkata (incl.Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, JNPT and Kandla) have registered positive growth in traffic. The highest growth was registered by Cochin Port (17.27%), followed by Paradip (14.59%), Kolkata [incl. Haldia] (12.45%), New Mangalore (6.60%) and JNPT (5.94%).

Marina In San Francisco Upgrades Docks

Located in the heart of San Mateo County, Oyster Point Marina, offers San Francisco boaters direct access to the bay. The City owned marina recently completed replacement of piers 8 and 11. Bellingham Marine, world renowned marina builder, was contracted to perform as the general contractor. Oyster Point’s existing 20 plus year old glu-lam, timber system was replaced with Bellingham Marine’s concrete floating docks fitted with upgraded utilities and accessories. Upgrades were made to the marina to provide improved moorage for boaters in the San Francisco Bay area.

Hempel's Economic SP-Sea

Economic SP-Sea 74030, from Hempel, is a self-polishing copolymer antifouling. The product is recommended for cost-effective newbuilding and dry-docking systems where excellent fouling protection is required. Economic SP-Sea 74030 provides proven high-performance fouling protection for up to 36 months. It works effectively through the self-polishing effect of the organotin copolymer. The self-polishing effect means a bio-active surface is maintained during the entire service life of the system.

Concrete Floating Docks Delivered to Boston FD

(Photo: SF Marina Systems USA)

As a part of a waterfront upgrade project at the Boston Fire Dept Burroughs Wharf Station, a floating dock system of Type 1200 concrete floating docks manufactured by SF Marina Systems USA was delivered. The Type 1200 system was design to withstand the vessel loads and wave action of the exposed Boston harbor location. With winter holding on, Coastal Marine Construction accomplished the installation in tight quarters between the city piers. The dock was designed in three sections…

Litton Marine Systems Wins IBS Orders

Litton Marine Systems has received orders to supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for two new cruise ships for Royal Caribbean International. The two vessels are currently under construction at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg. Radiance of the Seas will be delivered in early 2001, with the second vessel scheduled to arrive during the second half of 2002. In accordance with Royal Caribbean's two-bridge concept, each will vessel will house a completely redundant package comprised of two independent Vision 2100 integrated bridge systems. The total package will include interswitched BridgeMaster E S-band and X-band radars, a Sperry Marine Voyage Management System (VMS) with ECDIS and a docking system.

Litton Marine Systems Supplies IBS Order

Litton Marine Systems will supply integrated bridge systems (IBS) for two new cruise ships for Royal Caribbean International (RCI). The two vessels are currently under construction at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg. Radiance of the Seas, will be delivered in early 2001, with the second vessel scheduled to arrive during the second half of 2002. In accordance with Royal Caribbean's two-bridge concept, each vessel will house a completely redundant package comprised of two independent Vision 2100 integrated bridge systems. The total package will include interswitched BridgeMaster E S-band and X-band radars, a Sperry Marine Voyage Management System (VMS) with ECDIS and a docking system.

New Corpus Christi Oil Loading Dock Sees First Tankship

Tankship: Photo courtesy David Hawgood

NuStar Energy says it has completed construction of a private marine loading dock at its North Beach Terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, and has its first ship at the dock to be loaded with crude oil. Originally scheduled to be completed in the second quarter of this year, NuStar expedited the project in order to meet strong customer interest in using the dock to transport shipments of Eagle Ford crude oil by water. The new dock project includes a series of 30-inch and 12-inch pipelines that move the crude oil from incoming pipelines or tanks within the terminal to the new dock…

Ocean Signal, AMI Marine Partner

Photo: Ocean Signal

Communication and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal and manufacturer of marine electronic equipment AMI Marine have formed a new partnership to collaborate on product development for the large commercial vessel sector. Combining the specialist knowledge and extensive technical background of two of the UK’s most experienced marine companies, the cooperation facilitates a unique capability to incorporate the latest technology within new solutions to fulfil demand for next generation, mandated equipment.

Senesco To Construct For Boston Harbor

The Southeastern New England Shipbuilding Corp. (Senesco) was awarded a $120,000 contract for the construction of four steel floats for Boston Harbor Cruises. Measuring 48 x 8 x 3 ft. (14.6 x 2.4 x 0.9 m), each float, which allows passengers to walk to the boats, will be utilized in the docking systems for the cruise line. With fabrication currently underway at Quonset Point, the project is scheduled for completion in mid-March. This is the second contract for Senesco, who just completed a 400-ton, $420,000 barge for a Boston construction company.

Northrop Grumman Supplies Navigation Systems for New Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean International's newest cruise ship Brilliance of the Seas, which completed its maiden voyage this summer, is equipped with twin state-of-the-art integrated bridge systems supplied by Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit. The Sperry Marine system provides the highest level of safe and accurate navigation for the giant cruise ship, which carries up to 2,500 passengers. In accordance with Royal Caribbean's two-bridge concept, Brilliance of the Seas has been fitted with a totally redundant package consisting of two independent integrated bridge systems (IBS) with all critical components duplicated.

Indian Ports to Implement RFID

Photo: Indian Ports Association

All Major Ports have been directed to implement the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system to track the movement of men, materials and vehicles within the port premises on real time basis. Implementation of RFID system will eliminate manual checking of documents at port gate and real time tracking of movement of vehicles, men and materials. This would reduce congestion and also cost of operations at Ports. Ports have been directed to have the RFID system in place by 31.03.2017.

Kraken Announced Executive Appointments

Kraken Sonar Inc. announced it has recruited two industry veterans to further develop its sensors-to-systems strategy. Joining the company is Dr. Tom Tureaud, who brings 30 years of industry experience with expertise that resulted in 12 patents, and Gina Miller, adding 10 years of unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) system engineering and leadership to Kraken’s design team. “We view these appointments as a sign of our commitment to being a leading company in our industry,” said Karl Kenny, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kraken. “Our new innovations and increasing customer demand led us to look for additions to our team who will further our sensors-to-systems strategy. We are very fortunate that we were able to find such high caliber people. Dr.

Kongsberg Launches Laser-based Reference System

SpotTrack delivers range and bearing measurements and is primarily intended for Dynamic Positioning (DP) operations.

Kongsberg Seatex launched SpotTrack, a multi-target laser based relative position reference system. SpotTrack delivers accurate range and bearing measurements and is primarily intended for Dynamic Positioning (DP) operations. Kongsberg Describes SpotTrack as a robust, lightweight, motion stabilized rotating laser sensor offering precision range and bearing readings to one or multiple retro-reflective targets. As a multi-target sensor, SpotTrack uses an advanced detection system and tracking algorithms for true target recognition – minimizing lock-on to false reflections.

Kongsberg Launch SpotTrack™ DP Reference System

SpotTrack™ device: Image credit Kongsberg

Kongsberg Seatex's SpotTrack™ is an advanced multi-target laser based relative position reference system. SpotTrack delivers accurate range and bearing measurements and is primarily intended for Dynamic Positioning (DP) operations. SpotTrack™ is a highly robust, yet lightweight, motion stabilised rotating laser sensor offering precision range and bearing readings to one or multiple retro-reflective targets. As a multi-target sensor, it uses an advanced detection system and tracking algorithms for true target recognition – minimising lock-on to false reflections.

Allen Marine's Groundbreaking Aluminum Floating Dry Dock

Allen Marine's Floating Aluminum Dry Dock

Allen Marine, Inc. has announced the construction of the world's first aluminum floating dry dock. This fully self-contained, eco-friendly unit represents a major breakthrough in boat-lifting equipment. The aluminum floating dry dock is the brainchild of CEO David Allen. The dry dock is 140 feet long, with 42 feet of space between the 26-foot tall wing walls. It is capable of lifting vessels of up to 1000 tons, at 5 LT/feet of keel block loading. The Allen Marine floating dry dock is unique because it is constructed entirely of marine-grade aluminum (a high-caliber alloy).

First LNG-powered Hopper Dredger Launched

World's first LNG-powered hopper dredger Minerva launched Photo Royal IHC

The launch ceremony of DEME’s 3,500m3 LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) MINERVA took place on 3 December at Royal IHC's shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands. The official name giving and christening ceremony will take place in the spring of 2017 in Zeebrugge, Belgium. "The launch of this vessel is an important milestone for the dredging industry,” says IHC's Executive Director Shipbuilding, Arjan Klijnsoon. “IHC had already started to investigate the integration of LNG into dredging vessels in 2012, enabling us to understand the challenges of this green solution.

Vestdavit Brings New Davit Lifting Force to Market

The new PAP-16000 single point davit from Vestdavit (Photo: Vestdavit)

Vestdavit has completed its largest ever single-point A-frame davit for over the side boat handling, rising to the continuing challenge set by customers to be able to launch and retrieve ever larger workboats from their ships. The first PAP-16000 davit, which features a safe working load of 16t, will be installed on board a service operation vessel destined for a specialized segment in the offshore industry for an unspecified owner. The 58.5 m length vessel, due delivery by the end of 2017, will operate off north continental Europe.

Torpedo and Missile Attack Vessel Launched in Italy

The ship was launched at the Riva Trigosa yard in Genoa on October 14, 2005, three years after the first plate was cut. Biraghi said “the plan put into action in the last few years in an extremely decisive manner will make available a fleet which is smaller but of the highest level. Delivery of the Andrea Doria is planned for the beginning of 2008. The ship was designed and built with funds from the navy budget and is the first of two vessels of the Orizzonte class commissioned at Fincantieri. At the beginning of 2010 the Andrea Doria will be joined by the Caio Duilio which started its building in 2003. The most up-to-date systems of…

NorseMerchant Adds a Third Ship to Service

NorseMerchant Ferries, a subsidiary of Cenargo International, is to introduce a third vessel to its Liverpool – Belfast service. Built in 1996, the 2,119 lane metre Lindarosa will join Mersey Viking and Lagan Viking on this route from 4 September 2002, increasing the number of daily sailings available to three on Tuesdays to Saturdays and two on Sundays and Mondays. A dedicated freight vessel, Lindarosa will carry up to 150 trailers and a maximum of 12 drivers. “It was always part of our planning to add this third ship once we transferred our operations to our new riverside terminal, Twelve Quays. On our old terminal, we simply didn’t have the space to increase the number of sailings.

SWM Uses Automation To Speed Workflow

The ability of ship repair yards to quickly, efficiently and effectively get ships in and out in the least possible amount of time is cornerstone to their very existence. Southwest Marine in San Diego has recently adopted an advanced, automated floating dry dock control system, which promises to ensure these lofty goals are met. In May 1999, Randy Jaeger a project manager at Southwest Marine (SWM) in San Diego, Calif., contacted IDAC West to discuss retroffitting their floating dry dock with a new automatic control system. SWM's 22,000-ton Floating Dry Dock, known as "Pride of San Diego" that is typically used for Naval Ship repair, had an existing control system that had become outdated and difficult to maintain.

1st Crude Oil Vessel Through Midia Marine

On Feb. 18, Midia Marine Terminal, a company member of the Rompetrol Group, unloaded the first petroleum ship (60,000 tons) through the new marine terminal, built at the end of last year. “It’s the first step that confirms both the functioning of the new investment in optimal parameters, as well as the Group's intention to become a key player in providing petroleum to the Central and Western Europe refineries. The transfer of the petroleum to the refinery's tank park has been done with no problems and has also benefited from excellent weather conditions” said Tudorel Dumitraşcu, general manager of the project developed by Midia Marine Terminal.

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