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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Hempstead Navigation Service News

Washburn & Doughty Delivers Kittiwake

On October 3, 2002, Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. Vessel, to Hempstead Navigation Service LLC of Exeter, Rhode Island. (5/16" shell) and an aluminum deckhouse. adjusting and repair when not otherwise at sea. advanced navigation, seamanship and shiphandling aboard Kittiwake. smaller research projects. Davis' years of experience at sea. URI and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. vessel deliveries worldwide to her credit. similar vessels in steel, aluminum and fiberglass. practices. 1800 rpm. 22 shaft, and a 48" 5 blade NiBrAl propeller through an Aquadrive unit. requirements. satisfied. isolation and corrected voltage when plugged into shore power. thruster hydraulically powered from the 35 KW generator. installed at the pilothouse and bridge wing stations.

Hempstead Navigation Takes Kittiwake

Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. (W&D) delivered Kittiwake, a 72- x 20- x 10.5-ft. Offshore Motor Vessel, to Hempstead Navigation Service LLC of Exeter, Rhode Island. The vessel, which is designed for long distance travel, has a .375-in. steel hull and an aluminum deckhouse. Hempstead Navigation Service's core business has been contracting the delivery of military and commercial vessels worldwide, and compass adjusting and repair when not otherwise at sea. With the delivery of Kittiwake, company owners Robert Hempstead and Letitia Davis, a husband and wife team, plan to expand their business to include training in advanced navigation, seamanship and shiphandling aboard Kittiwake. Additionally, they plan to operate her as a research platform for smaller research projects.

Washburn & Doughty Win Contract

Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine signed a contract to design and build a 72 x 20 x 10.5 ft/ Offshore Motor Vessel (Hull 76) for Hempstead Navigation Service LLC. The vessel, which is designed for long distance travel, will have a steel hull (5/16" shell) and an aluminum deckhouse. Hull 76 will feature a Caterpillar 3406E main engine rated at 450 hp at 1,800 rpm. The vessel is designed to travel at 10 knots and will use a Twin Disc 5114 close-coupled reverse gear with a 4.1 to 1 reduction ratio, a 4-in. Aquamet 22 shaft, and a 48-in. five-blade NiBrAl propeller. Two generators, a Northern Light model 984 K (32 kW) and a Northern Light model M844K (16 kW), will fulfill the vessel's electric power requirements.

New York – No Discharge Zones

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice stating that it has determined that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for Hempstead Harbor, Nassau County, New York. The harbor is thus designated a Vessel Waste No Discharge Zone. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice stating that it has determined that adequate facilities for the safe and sanitary removal and treatment of sewage from all vessels are reasonably available for Oyster Bay/Cold Springs Harbor Complex, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York. The harbor complex is thus designated a Vessel Waste No Discharge Zone. (Source: Holland & Knight)

SeaArk Delivers Commander Patrol/Rescue Boat

Marine 7, a 21-ft. Comander center console patrol/rescue boat

SeaArk Marine, Inc. recently delivered Marine 7, a 21-ft. Commander center console patrol/rescue boat to the Town of Hempstead Bay Constables in Point Lookout, NY. This boat is responsible for patrol, rescue, law enforcement and fisheries/conservation enforcement on the South Shore of Long Island in the waters within the Town of , Jones Inlet and the . The SeaArk 21-ft. Commander is based on a widely proven hull designed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, , and is constructed of all-welded marine-grade aluminum.

Tug Safety Training Offered at Port of Milford Haven

Milford Haven's simulator suite has the potential to put you at the helm of any marine vessel, in any port. (Photo: MPHA)

A powerful virtual-reality ship simulation system, operated by the Port of Milford Haven is running courses to train tug boat operators from across Britain. The Navigation Suite, based at Milford Waterfront, creates highly realistic computer-generated versions of any port in the world, giving trainees the opportunity to take the controls of any vessel, including tugboats, to practice scenarios. Tug skippers from Williams Marine Services and Teignmouth Harbor Commission spent two days undertaking theory based safety training and working on simulated ‘as real’ scenarios within the port.

Rhine in Germany Reopens as Water Levels Recede

File Image: A cargo vessel underway on inland German waters. CREDIT: Adobestock / (c) digitalstock

The river Rhine in Germany was reopened to shipping on Wednesday after a fall in water levels, the German inland navigation authority said. The river was closed to inland shipping at the beginning of the week after rain and melting snow raised water levels. High water means vessels do not have enough space to sail under bridges, but drier weather means water levels have dropped enough to enable navigation to resume, an official said. The Rhine is an important shipping route for commodities including minerals, coal and oil products such as heating oil, grains and animal feed.

MISHA to Install DESMI BWMS Fleet-wide

(Photo: MISHA Shipping)

Danish firm DESMI Ocean Guard A/S said it has finalized a contract to supply CompactClean ballast water management systems (BWMS) to the entire fleet of Turkish ship owner MISHA Shipping. The contract includes delivery of 10 CompactClean BWMS in sizes from 340 to 750 m3/h, with the first system to be delivered later in 2018 for the m/v Mohican currently under construction. MISHA Shipping is a privately held company with both shipping and shipyard activities. Its vessels are shallow-draft dry cargo vessels primarily designed for operations in Russian inland waters…

Raytheon Anschütz expands to USA

Raytheon Anschütz is expanding its presence in the U.S. navigation systems market with the opening of its San Diego, Calif.-based operations in January 2012. The business area will be co-located at Raytheon’s established facility, dedicated to the development and delivery of naval and maritime systems and technology. With the new office, Raytheon Anschütz focuses its capabilities in providing navigation systems and customer support to the U.S. maritime industry. The U.S. office will promote the full portfolio of Raytheon Anschütz’s navigation  components and solutions, including gyro compasses, autopilots and steering controls, radars, ECDIS and complete integrated bridge systems for both, new and retrofit projects.

SUNY Maritime to Host e-Navigation Conference

It is likely that regions like the Baltic, the North Sea, the Strait of Malacca, Torres Strait and other areas will implement e-Navigation services that modern ships transiting these areas will be required to subscribe to. This will have the effect of requiring such ships to implement e-Navigation even without a formal IMO carriage requirement. Ships transiting the St Lawrence Seaway are already using e-Navigation services. The U.S., too, is making plans to implement certain e-Navigation Services in its coastal and inland waters. The maritime insurance industry is starting to realize that proper implementation of e-Navigation will improve their general average and is considering avenues to encourage their customers to implement e-Navigation.

USCG – GPS testing off North Carolina

The USCG Navigation Center (NAVCEN) has issued a special notice stating that, from 3 through 10 February daily from 1600 EST to 2145 EST, the GPS navigation signal in waters off Wilmington, North Carolina may be unreliable due to testing of GPS signals used by shipboard, aviation, and handheld navigation devices. From Feb 03 through Feb 10, 2012, daily from 1600 EST to 2145 EST, the GPS navigation signal may be unreliable due to testing on GPS frequencies used by shipboard navigation, aviation and handheld systems. Systems that rely on GPS, such as E-911, AIS and DSC may be affected at an approximate testing center point of 33 45.00N, 77 00.00W, with an impact radius of approximately 75 NM from center point.

Transas SimUC 2013 to Address e-Navigation Challenges

E-Navigation has been a hot topic in the maritime industry for some time, and it is likely that it will continue to be into the future. But for many in the industry, the subject remains an abstraction that everybody is talking about but few can properly explain. That is why the Future Challenges in e-Navigation session is one of the highlights of the Transas Simulation User Conference 2013 with its theme, Future Trends and New Challenges in Maritime Simulation. The session will…

Road Map to Boost Singapore Maritime Industry

Dr Lam Pin Min, SMS, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health, at the PSA ‘Intelligent Port of the Future’ Exhibition showcasing the transformation of port operations through technology and innovation. Photo:  Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State (SMS) for Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health, launched the Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map (ITM) at the annual Singapore Maritime Foundation New Year Cocktail Reception. Developed by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in partnership with the industry, unions and other government agencies, the Sea Transport ITM builds on MPA’s strategic long term plans to develop Singapore’s next-generation port and strengthen our international maritime centre (IMC).

Northrop Grumman Awarded In-Service Support Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) to provide in-service support for the MK-49 inertial navigation systems and navigation data distribution systems fielded aboard surface ships and submarines of the Royal Canadian Navy. The $12.1 million contract, awarded by Public Works Government Services Canada, includes material spares and software maintenance for the next five years. This is the fourth in-service support contract that Northrop Grumman has received from the DND since 2001.

China Plan 2020 World Satnav Coverage

China's navigation system BeiDou (with 16 satellites up at present) is expected to achieve full-scale global coverage by around 2020. The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS)  will then be able to provide highly accurate and reliable positioning, navigation and timing service with the aid of a constellation of 35 satellites, reports Xinhua. China started to build up its own space-based Positioning, Navigation and Timing system in 2000 by launching the first satellite for an experimental version of the BeiDou which has since started providing licensed services for China's government and military users in transport, weather forecasts, fishing, forestry, telecommunications, hydrological monitoring and mapping.

Voyager Distribution Network Expands

Global Navigation Solutions announced that Voyager is now offered by all members of the Global Navigation Solutions maritime services group. Ship operators looking for the state-of-the-art route planning, intelligent data management and quality of compliance provided uniquely by this new digital chart management system can now obtain Voyager from any company within the Global Navigation Solutions group worldwide. Bringing together the world’s most established and reputable names in maritime navigation into one global network…

GNS Launches First Vessel Management System

At SMM in Hamburg, Germany this week, Global Navigation Solutions (GNS), the maritime services group, is launching its Vessel Management Service (VMS), the first integrated management system for total navigation compliance, to give shore-based ship managers more control of navigation compliance, save them money on charts and save time on navigation related administration. This new service is offered free of charge to GNS customers. VMS enables shore-based ship managers to better monitor and control navigation compliance across their fleet. It does this by highlighting whether the ships in the fleet have applied all relevant chart and…

NOAA Orders Newbuild Navigation Response Boats

NRT5 surveys the Potomac River

NOAA today announced that Lake Assault Boats of Superior, Wisconsin, will build two small vessels for the Office of Coast Survey's navigation response program, part of a plan to eventually replace all six of the program's small survey boats. The combined cost of both 28-foot vessels is $538,200. "All of the navigation response team survey boats are nearing or have exceeded their designed service life," said Russ Proctor, division chief of Coast Survey's Navigation Services Division.

VTC Gets $6.4m Contract

The upgrade of DGPS stations includes adding capability to use Modernized GPS signals and the additional functionality required for tracking the future Galileo and GLONASS signals without further complex upgrade. The upgrade program will also ensure that the GLA service is compliant with the latest International Maritime Organization (IMO) Resolutions and recommendations from the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA). VTC will also provide ongoing support of DGPS for a further 10 years. The award of this contract builds on VTC’s expertise in the field of electronic navigation and its relationship with the GLAs, where it is delivering a state-of-the-art eLoran navigation service from its radio communications facility in , as part of a 15 year contract signed in 2007.

NOAA Announces New Members of The Hydrographic Services Review Panel

NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco recently appointed nine new members to the Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that gives NOAA independent advice for improving ocean and coastal navigation products, information, data and services. “Optimizing the benefits of navigation services and products is a priority for the agency,” said Margaret Spring, chief of staff for NOAA and the agency’s representative to the Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS).

Thomas Gunn to Outfit Unicom Fleet

Thomas Gunn Navigation Services won a new contract by Unicom to supply an additional 43 vessels with its outfit management service. Thomas Gunn now supplies navigation solutions to 78 vessels, the bulk of the Unicom fleet. “We value the strong business relationship we have built up with Unicom over a number of years,” says Thomas Gunn, founder and Managing Director of Thomas Gunn Navigation Services. Thomas Gunn will supply the Unicom fleet with both Russian Hydrographic Office and UK Hydrographic Office charts and publications…

China's GPS 'Beidou' to be Enhanced

The Third China Satellite Navigation Conference in progress in Guangzhou, South China’s Guangdong Province, with satellite experts, government officials and business executives from China, the US, Russia, Europe and Japan participating in the event.The Beidou system chief designer, Sun Jiadong, said China will expand the Beidou satellite navigation service across the entire country. Beidou is a satellite navigation system developed by China and has been providing services since the end of 2011. The conference is a key stage for China to exchange knowledge with the world about satellite navigation know-how and to enhance innovation of its own satellite techniques.

European Global Navigation Satellite System

The UK Department for Transport summarized the Department’s work on the European Global Navigation Satellite System programs Galileo and EGNOS. Galileo is the European Union’s global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and will be fully interoperable with the US GPS system. The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) is the first pan-European satellite navigation system. It augments GPS, making it more suitable for safety-critical applications, such as navigating ships through narrow channels. (9/16/10). (Source: Bryant’s Maritime News)

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