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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Hatteland Redesign Type Approval

The continuing introduction of Hatteland Display's redesigned Series 1 family received another boost in December with several models receiving type approval certification from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK). The new Class NK, and other pending type approvals for Series 1 redesign products, will ensure the certification of Hatteland Display's new generation of marine displays and computers matches the last generation Series 1. The new Series 1 displays consists 15", 19", 20", 23" and 27" products…

First UEC50LSH-Eco Marine Diesel Engine Ordered

Photo: MHI

The first order for UEC50LSH-Eco low-speed marine diesel engine being developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., was placed with Kobe Diesel Co., Ltd., a licensee of Mitsubishi UE engine technology located in Hyogo, Japan. The advanced low-fuel-consumption engine will ensure high efficiency even during slow steaming, and will be installed on a 35k chemical tanker being built by Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co., Ltd.

MacGregor Delivers Load Handling for New Accommodation Vessels

Two sizes of MacGregor's offshore cranes have each been specified for Marine Assets Corporation's new series of four accommodation support vessels being built at Fujian Mawei shipyard in China. MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract that will see eight cranes fitted onboard a new series of four compact semi-submersible (CSS) offshore accommodation vessels for Marine Assets Corporation (MAC). Each vessel, under construction at Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd. in China, will feature a 60-ton and a 12-ton offshore MacGregor crane. Crane deliveries are scheduled to begin in August 2014 and finish by the end of February 2015.  

Omega Introduces KFH Series Prewired Strain Gages

Omega introduced its new series of prewired strain gages. Each gage for the KFH series has 50 mm of PTFE cable before transitioning to AWG 28 leads to prevent leads from adhering during installation. It features short, medium and long grid linear gages, short and medium grid XY gages (T-Rosettes), no soldering at the measuring point, rugged polyimide carrier and a fully encapsulated gage for protection from the environment. Ideal for R& D and automotive industries where stress analysis of suspension components are necessary. Price Starts at $ 140.00 www.omega.com

New MTU North America Training Courses

MTU Series 8000 Engine: Photo credit Tognum MTU

MTU North American Training Center announces arrival of new Series 8000 marine engine for maintenance & repair training. Tognum America has announced the arrival of an MTU Series 8000 marine engine at its 30,000 square-foot MTU Training Center in Canton, Mich. The Series 8000 is used in mega-yachts, commercial marine and defense applications. Measuring over 11 feet high, 21 feet long, and with dry weight of 46,200 kg (101,853 lbs), the Series 8000 is the largest and most powerful engine produced by MTU.

Fireboy-Xintex Brings New Tech to IBEX

Image: Fireboy-Xintex

Fireboy-Xintex said it will exhibit its latest technology developments at The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), including newly released carbon monoxide alarm system as well as a new series of fire suppression systems. At IBEX, to be held October 4-6, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center, Fireboy-Xintex is releasing its new CMD5-M Carbon Monoxide Alarm, which features an electrochemical sensor, compact design and a version that requires no external power to be fully functional.

BP to Charter New Product Tanker from U.S. Shipping Partners

U.S. Shipping Partners L.P announced that it has entered into a long-term charter agreement with BP for a new double-hulled product tanker being built for U.S. Shipping Partners' tanker joint venture by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego. This vessel is due for delivery in early 2009 and will be employed by BP in the U.S. domestic coastwise trade. The ship is the first in U.S. Shipping's new series of nine vessels.

Cat Unveils New Glycol Pumps

Cat Pumps has introduced a new series of glycol pumps designed to supply triethylene glycol for natural gas dehydration systems. According to the company, these TEG triglycol pumps have been field proven in the most rigorous dehydration systems. The electric-engine-driven pumps were designed to reduce HAP's compliance and regulatory costs. They were also designed for performances from 2.3-25 gpm (8.7-94.6 lpm), pressure from 100-2500 psi (7-175 bar) and Temperatures up to 240°F (116°C).  

MTU Series 2000 Yacht Engine Development

Marine Engine MTU 2000: Photo credit MTU

Tognum is to develop its MTU Series 2000 yacht engines to meet forthcoming exhaust gas emission regulations. Tognum is to develop its MTU Series 2000 yacht engines for compliance with US EPA Tier 3 Recreational and IMO Tier III emissions regulations. The new Series 2000 M96 engines will be able to cover outputs up to 2,600 bhp (1,940 kW), at the same time complying with IMO Tier II and EPA Tier 3 regulations using in-engine technology only. Compliance with IMO Tier III will be possible with SCR exhaust gas aftertreatment.

Elizabeth Dole To Serve as Carnival Spirit's Godmother

Elizabeth Dole will serve as godmother to Carnival Cruise Lines' new Carnival Spirit, the first in a new series of 88,500-ton vessels for the line. Mrs. Dole will officially name Carnival's newest ship at ceremony held dockside at the Port of Miami Friday, April 27. A former president of the American Red Cross who resigned her position in 1999 to pursue her own campaign for the U.S. presidency, Mrs. Dole's public service career began with her appointment as Deputy Assistant to President Nixon for Consumer Affairs in 1971. Over the years, she has directed U.S. public policy serving as a member of the Federal Trade Commission, Secretary of Transportation under President Reagan, and Secretary of Labor under President Bush. Mrs.

Kirby Launches First In New Series

Following on the success of its 90 x 35-ft. series of towboats, Kirby Marine has taken delivery of the first in a new series of 76 x 35-ft. boats. Building at the Raymond and Associates LLC shipyard in Bayou LaBatr, Ala., the Capt. Bill English, is the first of four currently under construction with the possibility of eight more to follow. Although shorter than the earlier series, these boats retain the robust beam of their cousins. Mark Davis, Kirby’s representative at the shipyard explained that it is important to the firm to retain crews. “The extra beam lets us make the boats a little nicer and then we add internet access and flat screen TV with surround sound for the crew,” he said. In the engine room the new towboats continue the use of Cummins engines.

Tognum Upgrades MTU Series 2000 Yacht Engines

Tognum said it will develop its MTU Series 2000 yacht engines for compliance with US EPA Tier 3 Recreational and IMO Tier III emissions regulations. The new Series 2000 M96 engines will be able to cover outputs up to 2,600 bhp (1,940 kW), at the same time complying with IMO Tier II and EPA Tier 3 regulations using in-engine technology only. Compliance with IMO Tier III will be possible with SCR exhaust gas aftertreatment. Despite the lower exhaust emissions, a reduction in fuel consumption will still be achieved.

New Arctic Tanker Class Builds Underway

Construction has begun on a new series comprising six Arctic shuttle oil carriers (project 42K Arctic Shuttle Tanker) in South Korea. The steel cutting ceremony for the first ship was held on April 1, 2015 at Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in the presence of the representatives of PAO Sovcomflot, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) and Lloyd`s Register (LR). The series is constructed to dual RS and LR class. RS class notation: KM Arc7 AUT1-ICS OMBO LI CCO ECO-S BWM BLS-SPM Oil tanker (ESP) CSR. The new tankers are designed to complete a set of tasks of hydrocarbons transportation from Novoportovskoye field. It is planned to put the first ship into operation in June 2016.

New Watch Alarm Systems from SAM Electronics

Hamburg-based SAM Electronics, an L-3 company, has launched a new series of Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm Systems (BNWAS) designed for simple installation aboard both new and existing vessels of any type or size in accordance with IMO carriage regulations due to become effective from this July onwards. Type-approved by major international classification societies such as ABS, GL, Class NK and RINA, the advanced alarm and monitoring series ensures enhanced safe vessel operation via continuous surveillance of bridge activities…

FloScan: ABS Certification for New Flowmeters

FloScan Instrument Company said that the new Series K Stainless Steel Diesel Flow Sensor that has earned ABS Product Design Assessment Certification. FloScan is a manufacturer of fuel monitoring systems for permanent installation on diesel and gasoline engines. FloScan Systems are installed worldwide on commercial and recreational vessels, stationary industrial generators and general aviation aircraft. With the introduction of the new Stainless Steel Series K Flow Sensor, FloScan…

RS to Class Newbuild Arctic Tankers

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has signed an agreement with South Korean yard Samsung Heavy Industries Co. LTD for design approval and survey under construction of a new series of 42,000 dwt Arctic shuttle oil carriers (project 42Đš Arctic Shuttle Tanker). The new tankers are designed to complete a set of tasks of hydrocarbons transportation from Novoportovskoye field, which is situated in the north of Yamal peninsula, 30 km off the Gulf of Ob coast. The propulsion unit with two Azipod azimuth thrusters and a special hull shape will enable the ships to operate year-round in harsh Arctic conditions. Construction is scheduled to begin in April 2015 and conclude by the end of 2017. The series, comprising six ships will be constructed to dual RS / LR class.

Six New Submarines Built for the Russian Navy

Photo: Admiralty Shipyards

JSC Admiralty Shipyards has finished building a series of six submarines for the Russian Navy’s Black Sea fleet, marked with a flag lifting ceremony on the large diesel-electric submarine Kolpino, which was transferred to the Russian Navy. The ceremony was attended by Chief of the Navy, Vladimir Korolev; president of JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation, Alexei Rakhmanov; and CEO of JSC Admiralty Shipyards, Alexander Buzakov. “It is difficult to overestimate the significance of today's event for our team,” said Buzakov.

PRISCO to Get New Series of Aframax Tankers

On May, 22 the building of a new tanker for PRISCO begun at Hyundai Heavy Industries (South Korea). It is the head ship of the series of 6 ships of 100 thousand tons deadweight. The ships will be named after Far-Eastern bays, reports in the company. It is scheduled that the tanker will be delivered to the customer in January 2008. All vessels of the series will be built during 2008-2009. The named Aframax tankers will have the ice class 1С, the classification of DNV. Source: FIS

New Artifacts Revealed at Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport will unlock its vaults to examine artifacts not usually exhibited for the general public in “Maritime Surprises from the Museum’s Collections,” a new series held at the Museum’s Collections Research Center beginning Friday, January 8, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. The series continues Friday evenings February 12, March 12 and April 9. Attendees will be able to view significant items in the Museum’s collections that relate to the nation’s maritime heritage. A cash bar and light snacks will be available. •    February 12 – “Fishing in the Footsteps of Dr. Charles K. Tickets are $12 per program (members: $10) and can be purchased online (www.mysticseaport.org/tickets) or by calling 860.572.5322.

Coral Princess Delivery Postponed Again

The delivery of Princess' upcoming ship Coral Princess has been delayed, cancelling its December 24 sailing. The vessel's inaugural Panama Canal cruise will now depart on January 3, 2003. Passengers on the affected December 24 sailing will receive a full refund, as well as credit toward a future cruise. Travel agent commission will be protected on all fully paid bookings. "We deeply regret having to cancel this departure," said Phil Kleweno, president. "The shipbuilder, Chantiers de l'Atlantique is working hard to deliver the ship as quickly as possible, however the ship requires additional work which will preclude the operation of the December 24 sailing.

New Series of Trawlers Built to RS class

Construction of a new series of trawler-seiner pr. SK-3101R has been commenced at the Shipyard Yantar (Kaliningrad). Project SK-3101R was designed by Skipskompetanse, Norway. The trawler is intended for fishery using bottom and pelagic trawls, bottom net and seiner net. The caught fish will be stored in six sea-water cooled cargo tanks (RSW type) of 800 cubic meters in capacity. The storage technology will enable the take to be kept fresh for seven days. RS class notation: KM(*) Ice3 AUT1 fishing vessel. Launching of a lead ship is scheduled for June, 2017. The complete series will be delivered to the customer in 2018. The fishing fleet amounts to one third of the total number of ships flying the flag of the Russian Federation and classed by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS).

Omega Introduces Temperature/Process Meters

Photo: Omega

Omega’s new series is a simple to configure meter with alarms that features universal inputs, high accuracy, two relay alarm outputs, totally programmable color displays, built-in excitation, AC or DC powered units, front removable plug connectors, and programmable digital filter, the manufacturer said. The Dpi-AL series offers flexibility in process measurement and alarm applications, Omega added. This product can be used to monitor the temperature of a clean room and with the…

Bulbous Bow Fabricated and Installed on M/V Monte Carlo

In March 2006 Bay Ship & Yacht Co. installed two new series 60 Detroit Diesel engines, a new bulbous bow, bow thruster, and a new reinforced rub rail on the dinner boat Monte Carlo owned by Hornblower Yachts. The initial design for modification work was drawn up by Dejong & Lebet of Jacksonville, Florida. Bay Design and Engineering provided detail design for most of the modification items, including a new engine bed design for proper shaft alignment, and CNC flat patterns for the bulbous bow. Layout, fabrication and assembly of the bulbous bow was accomplished on the drydock by Bay Ship’s experienced pattern makers and welding crew. Meanwhile, a new bow thruster was fitted and welded in place, and new gensets, shafting, boarding gates, sewage transport system and mast were installed.

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