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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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New Dual Use Piracy Barrier Launched

Guardian Greenwater

Guardian Maritime launched Guardian Greenwater, a new product that was developed to deal with the issue of greenwater on-board deck following turbulent weather conditions, but also serves as piracy barrier but . It will be fitted onboard a tanker next month, its first installation. David Stevens, Sales Director at Guardian Maritime says “Following several months of development and trials, we have designed a modification to the reverse of the unit which alleviates the issue of Greenwater by providing a drainage mechanism.

CEMEX UK Orders Dredger from Damen

Damen Marine Aggregate Dredger (Image: Damen)

CEMEX UK Marine Limited has placed an order for the first Damen Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD). The vessel, which will be built at Damen Shipyards Galati, in Romania, is designed to extract sand and gravel from the sea bed up to depths of 55 meters, including in the challenging conditions experienced in the North Sea. Damen said the MAD is the result of extensive market research and customer consultation. A new, future-facing vessel of this type is aligned with an aggregate industry faced with an aging fleet of vessels and an increased focus on marine activity.

Staten Island Ferry Selects PVA Green WATERS

The Staten Island Ferry, Staten Island, NY, has selected the Passenger Vessel Association’s (PVA) Green WATERS Program—a comprehensive program designed specifically for passenger vessel operators to promote and enhance environmentally responsible practices—as its environmental stewardship program. “The Staten Island Ferry is the nation’s largest passenger-only ferry system today and in keeping with Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s PlaNYC agenda, we are committed to a cleaner, more efficient ferry fleet as part of a more sustainable future for New York City,” said Staten Island Ferry Chief Operating Officer James C. DeSimone. PlaNYC  is a large-scale effort undertaken by Mayor Bloomberg to prepare New York City for one million more residents…

Island Packers Orders Second Catamaran

"We’ve pretty much kept everything the same," says Mark Connally of Island Packers in reference to the sister ship to their two-year-old catamaran Islander. The new boat, as yet un-named, will have a few interior modifications such as more tables for the passengers and it will be a little beefier in the framing in recognition of the rugged waters and full loads that the Islander has experienced. Connally and his partner Alex Brodie’s company, which has a transportation concession for the California’s Channel Islands National Park, currently operates two single-hull boats with 49 and 80-passenger capacities and the 149-passenger 65x24-ft. Cummins-powered catamaran Islander, delivered in mid March 2001.

NEWS:Island Packers Takes Second CAT

"We've pretty much kept everything the same," says Mark Connally of Island Packers in reference to the sister ship to their two-year-old catamaran Islander. The new boat, as yet un-named, will have a few interior modifications such as more tables for the passengers and it will be a little beefier in the framing in recognition of the rugged waters and full loads that the Islander has experienced. Mark Connally and his partner Alex Brodie's company, which has a transportation concession for the California's Channel Islands National Park, currently operates two single-hull boats with 49 and 80-passenger capacities and the 149-passenger 65 x 24-ft. Cummins-powered catamaran Islander, delivered in mid March 2001.

MARIN Names Buchner President

Photo courtesy MARIN

As of January 1st Bas Buchner is president of the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN). He’s taken over the helm from Arne Hubregtse, who stood down to become general director of the heavy lift shipping company Biglift. Buchner: “Under my predecessors George Remery and Arne Hubregtse MARIN has evolved into an entrepreneurial organization at the heart of the Dutch and international maritime market and the biggest of its kind. We’re going to keep pursuing that course…

SeaKing Electrical Strikes Transatlantic Service Agreement

Merseyside based SeaKing Electrical has secured a transatlantic service agreement with a manufacturer of green technology for the maritime sector. The Birkenhead and Aberdeen business will be supporting Hyde Marine Inc. with its delivery of Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS). Hyde Marine is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., where the company designs and manufactures the Hyde Guardian GoldTM BWTS that combines efficient filtration and Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection of seawater. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the New York Stock Exchange listed Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC). SeaKing managing director Dave Gillam said the “green water” systems are set to play a major role in the global shipping sector.

World’s Largest Containership First Tested at MARIN

Bastien Abeil

MARIN was delighted to take part in a truly historic milestone in the industry when Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) asked MARIN to investigate the seakeeping ability of what would become the largest container vessel in the world - Maersk Line’s Triple-E. MARIN carried out an extensive scope of work, combining numerical predictions and basin model tests to provide the most complete qualification of the vessel’s behavior in various sea conditions. An important yet unfortunately…

Mares Joins Guardian as Europe, U.S. Agent

Photo courtesy of Guardian

Going from strength to strength, Guardian Maritime Ltd, producers of GUARDIAN anti-piracy barriers, has further expanded its worldwide coverage and distribution by signing a deal with Mares Shipping GmbH, specialists in the supply of spare parts and technical equipment for ships, for it to become the latest stockist and agent. With owners seeking a more crew friendly and environmentally responsible option in the fight against piracy, GUARDIAN, a proven alternative to razor wire…

New Energy-saving Windshield on MOL MARVEL

Windshield on MOL’s containership”MOL MARVEL”

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that it has started demonstration tests of a new windshield for containerships, which has the potential to reduce wind resistance, save fuel, and reduce CO2 emissions. MOL jointly developed the device with MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd. Ouchi Ocean Consultant, Inc., Akishima Laboratory Inc., and the University of Tokyo. The project was backed by the “Joint R&D for Industry Program”, in which Nippon Kaiji Kyokai promotes wide-ranging R&D activities in cooperation with industry, government and academia.

Mitsui Innovation: noah-FPSO Hull Gets AIP from BV

(Image: Mitsui)

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) obtained Bureau Veritas Approval in Principle (AIP) for the noah-FPSO Hull and associated design and construction methods following American Bureau of Shipping. This AIP provides assurance of the feasibility and reliability of the noah-FPSO Hull design. The noah-FPSO Hull is a next generation FPSO – Floating Production, Storage and Offloading – platform, and “noah” stands for New Offshore Adapted Hull. The hallmark of the noah…

Keppel Clinches FPSO Conversion Contract

Keppel Shipyard, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Ltd, has secured a Floating Production Storage & Offloading (FPSO) hull conversion contract worth S$84 million from Marathon Petroleum Company (Norway) on MST Odin. The 87,000 dwt multi-purpose shuttle tanker arrived at Keppel Shipyard for the fast track hull conversion on 19 March. Odin will undergo hull upgrading and modification works which involve procurement, construction and installation of the FPSO hull equipment, including shipboard marine systems, cargo, ballast, inert gas, crude oil washing, fire fighting and electrical and instrumentation. The contract also entails the fabrication and installation of topside module support structures…

Keppel Shipyard Delivers FPSO Alvheim

Keppel Shipyard, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd, delivered FPSO Alvheim, its first Floating Production and Storage Offloading (FPSO) facility for Marathon Petroleum Company (Norway) (MPC). Previously known as MST ODIN, the 87,000 dwt multi-purpose shuttle tanker was contracted to Keppel Shipyard at $84 million for hull upgrading and structural modifications. The scope of work involved procurement; construction and installation of the FPSO hull equipment; fabrication and installation of topside module support structures and green water protection; and modification of the mid-ship moon pool into a cargo tank, turret cone and support structures and caissons for seawater lift pumps.

Channel Island Cruises Choose Teknicraft Catamaran Design

Brodie’s company, which has a transportation concession for the Channel Islands National Park, currently operates four single-hull 49-passenger boats. The new 149-passenger 65- x 24-ft. Cummins-powered catamaran Islander, delivered in mid March, will replace two of the smaller vessels. The new vessel features a range of environmentally friendly features such as high boxes around the fuel filler fittings to catch overspill. It also has non-toxic high polish bottom paint. Aluminum boat builder All American Marine, of Bellingham, Wash., has a partnership with Auckland, New Zealand’s naval architect Nic de Waal for the exclusive building rights to his unique Teknicraft catamaran designs on the U.S. west coast.

LCS 1 To Be Commissioned Nov. 8

Civilians watch as the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) approaches the Menekaunee draw bridge as the ship goes to sea to begin acceptance trials. The Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey team will conduct the acceptance trials in Lake Michigan.

The Navy's newest ship, the future USS Freedom (LCS 1), will be commissioned Nov. 8 at Veteran's Memorial Park in . The commissioning date set by Secretary of the Navy, Donald C. Winter, was announced by the commissioning committee Aug. 18 in . "This is a huge milestone, another milestone in the life of USS Freedom," said Cmdr. Michael Doran, prospective commanding officer of Freedom's Gold Crew. The littoral combat ship was designed to provide the U.S. Navy with greater flexibility and capability in operating in the littoral or "green water" coastal areas.

When Using CFD Simulations, an Analysis of Anti-Roll Tanks (ARTS)

Maarten Kerkvliet

In 2014, the behavior of anti-roll tanks was studied at MARIN by using ReFRESCO CFD simulations to fully understand the working principles. In 2014, the behavior of anti-roll tanks (ARTs) was studied at MARIN by using ReFRESCO CFD simulations to fully understand the working principles. The roll motion of ships operating in a seaway often limits operations. These limits could be due to the maximum acceleration, green water, capsize risk or just comfort, for example. Therefore, additional roll damping is often desired to improve the operability of ships.

Damen’s BWM in Eight EU Ports

Pic: Damen Shipyards Group

Ship owners are now able to treat their unmanaged ballast water or load cleaned ballast water in eight different Northern European ports using Damen’s unique IMO certified InvaSave ballast water management system. In a cooperation between Damen Green Solutions and Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), this ballast water reception/bunkering service will be available in Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Brest, Dunkerque, Vlissingen, Den Helder, Stellendam and Harlingen. Damen’s InvaSave is the…

Rotterdam Port Signs Pact for Maintenance of Roads, Greenery

From left to right: Leendert Ripping, Director of Aannemingsmaatschappij Van Gelder; Ronald Paul, Director of Infrastructure & Maritime Affairs (COO), and Olaf Janssen, CEO at BTL. Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority

The Port of Rotterdam Authority signed agreements with two contractors relating to what is known as the port’s dry infrastructure. One contract covers maintenance of the roads in the port and the other maintenance of the green spaces. Following a tendering procedure, Van Gelder emerged as the best choice for the road infrastructure. The green spaces will be maintained by BTL. Both contracts run for two years and an express wish has been made for them to be extended by eight years. The combined sum of the contracts comes to over 14 million euros for the first two years.

Wärtsilä Developing Hybrid Tug for Brazil

(Image: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop a new environmentally friendly tug design for a new port facility being built in the Brazilian city of São Mateus. The MoU, signed with Petrocity, parent company of a new port facility, will see Wärtsilä develop a harbor tug design based on its recently launched Wärtsilä HYTug, which features hybrid propulsion and energy storage using batteries. The prime consideration is to maximize the ecological operational…

Maiden Voyage of the BRAtt

Photo courtesy Robert Allan Ltd

Early on the morning of October 28th, the BRAtt departed Point Roberts, Washington State bound for Seattle. Captain Ron Burchett and his able crew Alan Burchett and Ben Flodquist started out in 12 to 15 knot easterly winds and a two foot chop. With Boundary Bay abeam, the winds increased to NE 20 – 25, with four foot seas on the forward quarter. The ride was lively for this 28-ft tug, but with the heavy ballasted skeg the motions were very good with just moderate spray and no green water on deck.

Unique Bulk Carrier Launched

design with an eight-ship order in Vietnam. Vinahsin's Pha Rung shipyard. Delivery dates begin in mid 2007. hull handymax design. of these vessels ordered to date. available to handysize operators. 34 based on the same concepts. indicate that power requirements for service speeds are lower than expected. discharging time, and major savings of time in cargo hold cleaning. protection, with all bunker tanks coffered from the ships sides. surfaces in the holds. openings and no lower hopper side tanks in holds 2, 3 and 4. hold to be flooded, and all ballast can be sequentially exchanged at sea. The vessel is fitted with four cranes up to 36 tonne capacity each. hull structure, even when the vessel is loaded. fore decks - improves the safe operation of the vessel.

Top 20 Cruise Ports: Apply Now

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The January/February 2018 edition of Maritime Logistics Professional will focus on today’s cruise shipping trends, how cruise lines are achieving a greener signature, and many other aspects of the global cruise markets.   Additionally, MLPro will feature the World’s Top 20 Cruise Ports. To enter your port, apply at https://cruiseports.maritimeprofessional.com/. Contact MLPro editor Joseph Keefe with questions at 704.661.8475 or at keefe@marinelink. This edition will also feature bonus distribution at Seatrade Cruise Shipping in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Enter your port now.

Hyde Marine, Goltens Enter Engineering Agreement

Hyde Marine, Inc., announced today it has launched an agreement with Goltens Green Technologies division to help shipowners determine how to best fit the chemical free Hyde GUARDIAN Gold Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) onto its existing vessels. Hyde Marine’s partnership with Goltens will allow shipowners to benefit from precision 3D laser scanning and modeling, which helps eliminate complications during the BWTS installation process on existing vessels. Laser scanning provides an accurate and efficient solution for fitting BWT systems onboard and mitigates risks associated with manual measurement and fabrication onboard. Hyde Marine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, is one of the world’s fastest growing ballast water treatment (BWT) technology companies.

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