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Great Workboats of 2017: Apply Now

Will your vessel be honored as a “Great Workboat of 2017” in the December 2017 edition of Marine News? Every year, Marine News profiles the most outstanding vessels built in shipyards in North America, recognizing builders, owners and designers as leaders in their field. This edition — the much anticipated end-of-the-year edition — generates much excitement, as your work is profiled and delivered to the largest audited b2b maritime industry audience in this genre. The only way…

Marine News Boat of the Month: October 2017

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RIBCRAFT recently introduced the all new 41’ RIBCRAFT 12.5 with the recent delivery of a specialized USCG Sub Chapter T Certified tour boat to a customer in New England. At 41’, the RIBCRAFT 12.5 is the newest and largest model in the RIBCRAFT model line. The ultimate offshore platform for tour operators, security and patrol operations, military applications, and discerning recreational boaters, the 12.5 combines RIBCRAFT’s signature deep V hull and bow sheer with an extended waterline and generous beam.

MN100 Application Deadline: July 7

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Sign-ups have been extended until Friday 7 July at 1200 hours, due to extraordinary demand from Marine News subscribers. Each year the August 2017 edition of Marine News magazine, the leading voice in the North American workboat market, features 100 leaders and innovators, including workboat owners and operators, builders and repairers, and product and service providers.   Participation is free, but to be considered you must apply before at http://mn100.maritimemagazine.com/. The new deadline is July 7.   Contact Joe Keefe with questions at: keefe@marinelink.com

MarineNews Launches Letters to the Editor

Marine News is launching its new Executive Corner, providing workboat industry executives with a place to be heard. This letters-to-the-editor section will feature readers’ opinion pieces on industry topics such as legislation, finance, industry tradition, innovation and any other issue that motivates you to speak your mind. Send your submissions, anywhere from 50 to 500 words, to Raina Clark, MarineNews managing editor, at rainaclark@marinelink.com. Please include your name, title, company and daytime phone number.

MarineNews Launches Letters to the Editor

Marine News is launching its new Executive Corner, providing workboat industry executives with a place to be heard. This letters-to-the-editor section will feature readers’ opinion pieces on industry topics such as legislation, finance, industry tradition, innovation and any other issue that motivates you to speak your mind. Send your submissions, anywhere from 50 to 500 words, to Raina Clark, MarineNews managing editor, at rainaclark@marinelink.com. Please include your name, title, company and daytime phone number.

Shetland Whalsay Ferry Overstretched

According to an August 20 report from the Shetland Marine News, the capacity of an already overstretched ferry service in Shetland is likely to be cut even further this winter to meet safety regulations introduced after the Estonia disaster in 1994 when 852 people died. The current two ferry service is unable to cope with rising demand and plans to enhance it have been deferred while the authority investigates building a five mile tunnel to the isle. Now the council has said the eight year old ferry Linga must almost halve the number of passengers it carries before being modified to meet new European rules to prevent passenger vessels sinking if they suffer damage to their hull. (Source: Shetland Marine News)

Final Days to Apply for the MN100

File photo: Thomas Rollins

Is your firm a top workboat, brown water or inland enterprise? Apply now for Marine News' annual MN100 awards edition – and hurry! The last day to apply is July 3, just a few days away. Each year the August 2017 edition of Marine News magazine, the leading voice in the North American workboat market, features 100 leaders and innovators, including workboat owners and operators, builders and repairers, and product and service providers.

MN100: MOPS Marine License Insurance

MOPS manager Randy O'Neill (Photo: MOPS Marine License Insurance)

Since 1935, MOPS Marine License Insurance has defended the USCG licenses of mariners operating in every maritime sector in the United States. Its network of over 80 maritime law firms, representing almost 200 experienced maritime attorneys, provides MOPS policyholders with personal legal representation from the marine casualty to final disposition. MOPS provides Unlimited License Defense, Full or Partial Income Protection, Civil Legal Defense, Civil Penalty Defense, Criminal Defense, Professional Liability, and Professional Equipment/Instruments Protection. The firm has 12 employees.

MarPro Editor Joe Keefe Appears on Fox Business News

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Joseph Keefe, editor of Maritime Professional and MarineNews magazines, last night appeared on Fox Business News' "America's Nightly Scoreboard" with David Asman to discuss the scrapping of a pair of U.S. Navy tankers before they were complete. Joe Keefe Appears on Fox Business News    

EPA Nod for GE Marine’s Tier 4 Marine Diesel Engine

GE Marine’s 12V250 marine diesel engine has received U.S. EPA Tier 4 Certification.   GE met the emissions requirements through non-Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology that requires no urea-based after-treatment. The Company is also working towards U.S. EPA Tier 4 and IMO Tier III Certification for additional models and families of its marine engines utilizing the same non-SCR technology.   www.ge.com (As published in the March 2015 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)  

AlphaEye Allows Real-time Audio Visual Support

Alphatron Marine’s robustly designed AlphaEye is a next generation service communication tool offering the capability to have an extra set of eyes “onboard.” With the AlphaEye, the crew onboard can call through a dedicated (satellite from 128kb, 3G or 4G) communication link directly with the expert in the Alphatron Marine office and obtain error analysis and problem solving in a matter of minutes. www.alphatronmarine.com (As published in the January 2016 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)

H2O’s Owens CrapZapper Offers More

H2O’s Owens CrapZapper marine sanitation device has dual certification to the latest IMO and USCG standards for operation anywhere in the world. Features include low maintenance, compact footprint, patented floating skimmer ensures optimum discharge water clarity, and corrosion proof operation in optional 316L Stainless Steel. H2O is a leading provider of potable water solutions, as well as comprehensive water safety products, services and rentals.

New Fast Small Ship Simulator

A new Fast Small Ship Simulator for training crews working on high speed boats is in development. Together with Cruden and Tree C Technology, the Royal Dutch Naval Defense School and the Royal Dutch Navy’s Surface Assault Training Group, the consortium aims to reduce wear on front-line operational vessels and sharply reduce fuel costs, while also opening up the possibility of coordinating with other marine simulators.    http://www.marin.nl (As published in the June 2015 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)

Scotland’s Offshore Industry Issued Warning

Scotland’s offshore oil industry was issued a government health warning by the Health and Safety Executive. The HSE published a new report which says more must be done to improve safety on oil and gas installations. The warning comes after a major three year investigation by the HSE’s Aberdeen-based Offshore Division into the safety and integrity of almost 100 offshore installations and their equipment. Amongst its many findings, the document reveals: There was wide variation in performance across the sector, but worryingly, there were wide variations within some companies. Source: Scotland Marine News

SCI Simulator Offers One-on-One Training

With a new simulator in full operation, SCI helps mariners complete assessments previously only available in large class settings or in the real world when exact conditions could be met on the water. The simulator offers affordable one-on-one assessments to help meet individualized training goals, obtaining credentials for licenses, and radar recertification. For mariners applying for new jobs, it allows them to demonstrate skills to the company. www.seamenschurch.org (As published in the March 2014 edition of Marine News - www.marinelink.com)  

Schottel: Propelling Inland Waterways for 65 Years

Since the 1950’s, SCHOTTEL propels inland waterway vessels with Z-drives and individually fitted thruster concepts. On the Amazon River Schottel thrusters, modified especially for shallow draft operation with a flat bottom nozzle that is partially integrated into the vessels hull, are driven directly by diesel engines. This nozzle concept reduces the draft of the vessel and thus reduces the danger of grounding and enables more clearance in shallow areas. www.schottel.de (As published in the June 2015 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)

Barge Ballast Pumps Run Smooth with Vesconite

Vertical turbine pumps keep barges trimmed and balanced by moving water ballast. Bearing failure at this critical time is not an option. Vesconite Hilube, an internally-lubricated polymer that can be used in wet and corrosive conditions, outperforms traditional bushing materials, even in the silty waters of the Mississippi River. A wear life of more than 10 times that of sintered bronze reduces maintenance costs.      www.vesconite.com (As published in the June 2015 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)

ELASTEC Introduces 1.5 Meter BoomVane

ELASTEC’S 1.5 meter ELASTEC BoomVane is designed to quickly deploy heavier oil booms in coastal and open waters in advancing sweeping and skimming applications – with only one towing vessel. No longer limited by the length of a sweep arm, wider boom swaths can be configured with the unharnessed power of the BoomVane to tow the boom into position. BoomVane also solidly holds the swath configuration in place, maneuvered by the boat’s captain.   www.elastec.com (As published in the May 2015 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)

New Player in the Rim Thruster Market

Rim-driven thruster technology has emerged and demonstrated potential for compact and super-silent maneuvering propulsion. Silentdynamics customized rim-thruster-based propulsion solutions applications include tunnel thrusters, and Silentdynamics ERT thrusters can be configured to be retractable and/or azimuthing. Major benefits include low noise emissions and compact dimensions. This is achieved by utilizing carbon-fiber blades, water-lubricated hydrodynamic bearings and a hubless propeller design.

Hyster Variable Power Technology Engines

Hyster Company has launched a new line of industrial engines designed to increase productivity and fuel economy for its 3,000 - 7,000 lb. Class IV and V product lines.   The new engines from Power Solutions International (PSI) feature Hyster Variable Power Technology and offer a more powerful and efficient solution for demanding applications. Optional dual fuel engines provides flexibility to run on LP or gas.     www.hyster.com   (As published in the March 2015 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)  

HEADHUNTER Marine Sewage Treatment Systems

Headhunter’s team of engineers, fabricators, and wastewater specialists work together to provide innovative and efficient sewage treatment solutions. Offering systems in three categories; STP, Physical Chemical MSD, Biological MSDs, all can be customized to fit customers’ needs. This includes space-saving modular unit designed for the bilge of a megayacht or a skid-mounted turnkey package complete with lift stations for a jack up rigs, and more.

Drones Allow Surveys Without Scaffolds

Photo: DNV GL

DNV GL has completed several tests using drones to support hull surveys of vessels. Using drones to visually check the condition of remote structural components has the potential to significantly reduce survey times and staging costs, while at the same time improving safety for the surveyors. The tests used a camera-equipped drone to visually evaluate structural components through video streamed to a tablet. www.dnvgl.com/maritime (As published in the January 2016 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)

The MN100 Edition is Coming

The August 2017 edition of Marine News, the leading voice in the North American workboat market, will feature 100 leaders and innovators, including workboat owners and operators, workboat builders and repairers, and product and service providers.     Is your firm a top 100 workboat, brown water or inland enterprise? Participation is free, but to be considered you must apply at the link below. To have your company featured in this edition, please apply at http://mn100.maritimemagazine.com/   Contact Joe Keefe with questions at: keefe@marinelink.com

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