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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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IMTRA LED Courtesy Lights for MegaYachts

IMTRA, a leading manufacturer of advanced LED solutions, announced availability of its new Valencia and Majorca LED courtesy lights. The largest courtesy lights available from IMTRA, the Valencia and Majorca are designed to illuminate walkways and steps on large vessels and megayachts. The energy-saving LED fixtures feature an indirect LED light source that eliminates hot spots and glare, are surface-mounted for ultimate installation convenience, and have a smooth, low-profile design with curved surfaces to prevent them from catching on shoes and clothing. Crafted of certified AISI 316 marine grade stainless steel, the Valencia and Majorca are constructed to withstand the rigors of the marine environment faced by ocean-going vessels.

Larson’s Magnalight.com Introduces Explosion-Proof Halogen

Magnalight.com has announced the addition of the EPL-QP-1X150-100 explosion-proof halogen light tower to its extensive line of explosion-proof lighting equipment. The portable tower and removable lamp assembly design of this tower provides versatile operating options, and a simple halogen lamp provides effective yet economical illumination. Providing 1,500 square feet of work area coverage with 1,520 lumens of light output, this affordable tower light provides reliable illumination and convenient portability in an easy to deploy lighting package. Equipped with a 150 watt halogen bulb, which produces illumination in a wide flood pattern…

RSL Fiber Systems to Provide Remote Source Lighting for Italian Navy Warships

EAST HARTFORD, CT (April 11, 2011) – RSL Fiber Systems, LLC has added yet another major distinction to its rapidly-increasing portfolio of achievements, securing its first international defense contract, with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, to supply fiber optic remote source lighting systems for the Italian Navy’s new FREMM class frigates, currently under construction. The contract, for the first six of an anticipated 10 FREMM (Fregata Europea Multi-Missione) anti-submarine warfare and general purpose frigates, is RSL’s first non-U.S. Navy agreement. Financial terms were not disclosed.

A History of Marine Aids to Navigation

Today many of us take aids to navigation for granted, and until they need to be replaced, we don’t realize how much we depend on them. Most marine navigation aids only require a routine inspection and maintenance after installation. Then they effectively continue their job so that mariners, harbor masters and other seafarers have one less thing to manage. However, it wasn’t always that way. The first marine aids to navigation were very different. Early mariners were guided into port by fires lit on hillsides to denote where the safe passage lay.

Heavy Duty Floodlight Is a Match For Any Job

Working ships require reliable illumination that withstands the most demanding tasks in the harshest marine environments. Hella marine specifically addresses commercial vessel needs with its new ultra heavy-duty AS 5000 LED floodlight. This 5,000+ lumen LED lamp provides highly effective and dependable illumination while drawing only 60 W, or 5 amps at 12V and 2.5 amps at 24V. Hella's precision optical engineering a crisp white color that closely simulates daylight. Unlike some warmer halogen lighting, the 5700K color temperature reduces eye strain and fatigue.

Beijer Electronics Unveils X2 Extreme Panels

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Beijer Electronics has rolled out its new X2 extreme family of rugged HMIs for tough environments. X2 extreme panels are certified by all major classification societies. Designed to perform in rugged environments and in hazardous areas where gases, vapors and dust are present. Extended environmental capabilities include operating temperatures from -30°C to +70°C, high vibrations and high-pressure wash-downs. X2 extreme panels are available in 7, 12 and 15 inches, all in three versions: Standard versions, high-performance versions and fully sealed high-performance versions.

Larson Debuts New LED Light

Magnalight LED Blasting Light

The Magnalight BL70-LED Magnetic Mount Blasting Light from Larson Electronics' uses LED technology and heavy duty materials and design to provide operators with an LED blasting light that can provide excellent illumination while resisting the damaging effects of operation in media blasting applications. This LED blasting light produces 6,020 lumens and comes with an inline transformer that allows operation with standard 120V-277V AC current. These units can also run on 9 to 46 Volts DC without the transformer…

Eco Ships: The New Norm for Top Tier Ships

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The high average cost of bunker fuel over the past decade led to increased interest in fuel efficiency. Shipowners have a difficult time demanding higher rates in response to cost increases. This makes any savings they can realize on operational and fuel costs critical. Fuel costs account for about 70 to 85 percent of the cost of running a ship, so savings realized in consumption go to their bottom line. Ships which travel at a higher speed, such as gas carriers and container vessels, see the highest percentage adaptation.

This Day in Coast Guard History – Feb. 8

1958-A U.S. Navy P5M aircraft enroute from San Juan to Norfolk lost one engine and changed course to the island of San Salvador, British West Indies, to attempt a night ditching. AIRSTA Miami sent up a Coast Guard UF amphibian plane, later reinforced by a second amphibian. After contacting the disabled US Navy plane, the pilot of the first amphibian talked the Navy pilot out of attempting to ditch without benefit of illumination and alerted the commanding officer of the Coast Guard LORAN station on San Salvador for assistance after ditching. In true Coast Guard tradition, the LORAN station's CO borrowed a truck and an 18-foot boat to assist. The commanding officer managed to be on the scene 1 1/2 miles offshore, when the Navy P5M landed with two minutes of fuel remaining.

This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – February 8

1958-A U.S. Navy P5M aircraft enroute from San Juan to Norfolk lost one engine and changed course to the island of San Salvador, British West Indies, to attempt a night ditching. AIRSTA Miami sent up a Coast Guard UF amphibian plane, later reinforced by a second amphibian. After contacting the disabled US Navy plane, the pilot of the first amphibian talked the Navy pilot out of attempting to ditch without benefit of illumination and alerted the commanding officer of the Coast Guard LORAN station on San Salvador for assistance after ditching. In true Coast Guard tradition, the LORAN station's CO borrowed a truck and an 18-foot boat to assist. The commanding officer managed to be on the scene 1 1/2 miles offshore, when the Navy P5M landed with two minutes of fuel remaining.

Caterpillar Marine’s MEO & ‘The Big Virtual Engine’

(Image: Caterpillar Marine)

Late last year Caterpillar introduced the Multi-Engine Optimizer, or MEO. According to T.E. “Dra” Wiersema, Product Manager, Caterpillar Marine, 85 to 90 percent of the value of MEO is in fuel savings. But the story of MEO is so much more. As the maritime industry increasingly moves toward data analytics to control everything from fuel management to overhaul scheduling to route planning, there has been the requisite avalanche of new products and systems purporting to deliver incredible returns.

Rolls-Royce to Equip Baydelta’s New Hybrid Tug

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Rolls-Royce said it will supply a hybrid propulsion arrangement for installation to a multipurpose tractor tug being built for Baydelta Maritime LLC at the Nichols Brothers Boat Builders shipyard in Washington State, U.S. The 100-foot long tug is due for delivery in the first quarter of 2019, and will feature the same ship assist and tanker escort capabilities of existing Delta Class harbor tugs but with improved towing performance. Rolls-Royce said its hybrid system enhances the vessel’s escort capability…

Multiclient Seismic Data Offshore Mozambique Available from Schlumberger

The survey includes the extensions to the original program in the Mozambique Channel, south extension offshore the Limpopo River, and the Rovuma basin.

Schlumberger announced today the availability of its multiclient seismic survey offshore Mozambique. The Schlumberger multiclient seismic data offered in collaboration with the National Petroleum Institute of Mozambique (INP) includes reprocessed 2D lines and newly acquired seismic data, and provides detailed imaging of the subsurface. “The recent discoveries and regional appraisals in the area indicate significant frontier exploration potential,” said Maurice Nessim, president, PetroTechnical Services, Schlumberger.

Wight Shipyard to Build New Danube River Ferry

(Image: Incat Crowther)

U.K. shipbuilder Wight Shipyard Co has secured an order to build a new 39-meter low wash, high-speed catamaran ferry for operation by Twin City Liner on the Danube River between Vienna and Bratislava. The new vessel is scheduled to be delivered in time for the 2019 summer season, starting at the end of March. Incat Crowther said it was selected as the designer after its staff viewed the operation on the Danube first-hand, affording a detailed understanding of the complex operational requirements.

General Atomics Wins Navy Contract

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) won a contract from the U.S. Navy through the Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium (DOTC) to develop advanced, high energy density capacitors for use in High Power Microwave (HPM) systems. GA-EMS is applying advanced technologies to create high energy density capacitors that will enable the deployment of HPM systems on smaller and more tactically relevant Navy platforms. GA-EMS is leading the research, development and demonstration of high energy density capacitor technologies that enable more powerful, compact system designs for a broad range of next generation land and sea-based platforms and directed energy applications.

Kongsberg Installs CCTV System for USCG Icebreaker

USCGC Polar Star (Photo: USCG)

Kongsberg Maritime has delivered a complete new CCTV system to the U.S. Coast Guard for its heavy icebreaker vessel Polar Star (WAGB-10). The delivery follows a CCTV System upgrade on Polar Star’s sister vessel, the USCGC Healy Polar Ice Breaker, in 2013. The USCGC Polar Star is one of the largest ships in the U.S. Coast Guard and one of the world’s most powerful nonnuclear ships. It was commissioned in 1976 but in 2006 went into caretaker status when the crew was reduced and the ship kept ready for a return to ice.

New Explosion Proof LED Light Fixture

Image: Larson Electronics

Industrial lighting company Larson Electronics has released a 70 watt explosion proof LED light fixture mounted on an adjustable beam clamp to simplify mounting on existing beams. The new EPL-LP-70W-LED-HDBC-20-EPP beam clamp mounted LED fixture is weatherproof and comes with an adjustable aluminum mount that makes it suitable for industrial applications, maintenance, cleaning and servicing duties, as well as large hazardous work areas. This unit contains a 70 watt LED lamp that produces 6,000 lumens of light capable of illuminating an area of 5,000 square feet.

First of Three New ATBs Delivered for Vane Brothers

Photo: Vane Brothers

Vane Brothers Company continues to expand its fleet with new vessel construction. This February, the marine transportation company took delivery of the first of three new ATB tugs from the Conrad Orange Shipyard in Orange, Texas. The first boat is the Assateague, named for a barrier island located in Maryland and Virginia. The other two boats will be the Chincoteague, named for a barrier island on the coast of Virginia, and Wachapreague, named for a Virginian coastal town. Designed by Greg Castleman of Castleman Marine…

Century-old Tall Ship Goes High Tech

Statsraad Lehmkuhl (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

The 1914-built three-masted steel bark Statsraad Lehmkuhl is the oldest of the large square riggers still in operation today. The century-old tall ship, which is currently in use as a Norwegian sail-training ship, will be able to cruise out of Bergen harbor next year without any greenhouse gas emissions, thanks to a hybrid power system from Rolls-Royce. Norway’s state-owned company Enova, which works to facilitate the country’s transition to a low-emissions society, is providing just over NOK 4.2 million for an innovative project to equip the historic tall ship with shipboard battery power.

Torqeedo Partners with Sentinel Marine Solutions and WhisperPower

Photo: Sentinel Boat Monitors

Torqeedo has announced strategic agreements to integrate Sentinel Boat Monitors and WhisperPower smart power generation systems into its electric boat propulsion product offerings. The announcements were made in a press conference at the Dusseldorf International Boat Show Jan. 23. The Sentinel Boat Monitors are now fully integrated with Torqeedo’s Cruise, Travel and Ultralight electric propulsion systems. The Sentinel app allows remote monitoring of the vessel’s location and onboard systems, and provides automatic alerts of any malfunctions and alarms.

IMTRA Debuts AcXent LED Linear Lighting System

IMTRA ACXENT LED LINEAR LIGHTING OFFERS A FRESH APPROACH TO YACHT LIGHTING

IMTRA announced today the release of the AcXent LED Linear Lighting System. AcXent is a linear LED solution that provides customized overhead and accent lighting in lengths from 4-inches to nearly 8 feet for power and sailboats. Ordered cut-to-length at the IMTRA facility, this revolutionary lighting system allows boat builders to illuminate interior living spaces in a completely new way, providing an architecturally pleasing appearance that blends perfectly with today’s contemporary style trends.

Deep-sea Submersible Purchase by OceanGate

Deep-sea Submersible 'Lula': Photo credit OceanGate

OceanGate Inc., provider of deep-sea manned submersible solutions, buys 3-person, diesel-electric submersible 'Lula'f rom Portugal's Rebikoff-Niggeler Foundation. The submarine, which can operate at a depth of 500 meters (1,640 feet), was purchased to meet the increased demand for manned submersibles in commercial applications focused on biological and environmental surveys, monitoring, and inspection. Having conducted hundreds of dives during her 10-year operating history, Lula will expand OceanGate's ability to meet growing industry client demands…

Larson Electronics Releases New LED Spotlight Light

Larson Electronics' Magnalight.com has announced the release of the HML-5M-LED Handheld LED Spotlight with magnetic base designed to provide reliable and powerful illumination under tactical and professional conditions. Producing 3,600 lumens and pulling only 1.6 amps on 24 volts, this handheld LED spotlight is based on Magnalight's proven HML series of military spotlights that have seen use in Iraq and Afghanistan as a part of the Military's Escalation of Force Kits. Operating on any voltage from 9 to 32VDC…

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