2016-11-11 06:02:12

Vessel Contract

Aberdeen-based specialist subsea service company DOF Subsea UK has been awarded a contract worth around GBP4.7 million by Technip for the provision of a light construction vessel. The vessel provided will be the Skandi Bergen for BP-operated Block 31, offshore Angola. It is anticipated that the project will commence in Quarter 3 2010 and will last for approximately 100 days.Garry Millard, managing director, DOF Subsea UK says "This is a significant win for the company. The award of this contract demonstrates our commitment to developing the company in West Africa."DOF Subsea provides subsea construction and engineering, IRM, ROV and survey... (read more)
2010-02-10 02:29:49

Vessel Performance

Kongsberg Maritime is to show three new monitoring and efficiency applications for its K-Chief automation system for the first time during Posidonia 2010. The 'Fuel Saver' applications have been developed as part of Kongsberg Maritime's commitment to the Green Ship concept, and through the provision of detailed data and advice based on multiple factors including current engine use, can be used to enhance vessel performance and reduce emissions. The K-Chief marine automation system is a distributed monitoring and control system that provides high-end functionality for power management, auxiliary machinery control, ballast/bunker monitoring and control, and cargo monitoring and control.The new... (read more)
2010-06-07 09:56:52

‘Silent’ Research Vessel Delivered

Damen Shipyards Group, The Netherlands, has delivered the Research Vessel (RV 3609) Simon Stevin to its Belgian client DAB Vloot, the Flemish governmental fleet operator. The RV 3609 was jointly designed by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and VLIZ, the Flemish Institute for the Sea. The Simon Stevin will be used offshore for scientific research on climate change, sustainable fishing, energy production at sea and for educational purposes. While hull and hot works were built at Damen Shipyards Galati (Romania), the outfitting was done by Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam (The Netherlands). This Damen yard installed all high-tech research and fishing equipment. The Flemish... (read more)
2012-09-10 03:26:15

Guidelines for Vessel USBL

The publication Guidance on Vessel USBL Systems for Use in Offshore Survey and Positioning Operations (IMCA S 017) is intended for use by offshore construction, survey and inspection companies when chartering third-party vessels with USBL system(s) already installed, when commissioning new USBL installations on new-build or existing vessels, or when maintaining existing systems.       Advances in system design and sensor performance, together with high-accuracy GNSS surface positioning, have led to a significant increase in the capability, performance and accuracy of modern ultra-short baseline (USBL) acoustic positioning solutions. This has made it possible for such solutions to be used... (read more)
2011-05-09 11:48:29

Stranded Vessel Owner Claim

The Canadian government is facing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit from the owner of a cruise ship that became stranded in the Northwest Passage last summer, according to CBC News. Adventurer Owner Ltd. of Nassau, Bahamas, is seeking at least USD15 million for costs related to its cruise ship, MV Clipper Adventurer, running aground on 27th August 2010, according to a statement of claim that has been filed with the Federal Court.     The Clipper Adventurer was ferrying 128 passengers through the Arctic passage when it struck an uncharted rock shelf in Coronation Gulf, near Kugluktuk, Nunavut. No one was injured,... (read more)
2011-07-18 04:17:34

New Survey Vessel Commissioned

Deep has commissioned her new survey vessel SV Storm. The vessel is a purpose-built 12m Blyth catamaran. To facilitate various survey sensors, the vessel is equipped with a hydraulic operated bracket through a moonpool between the hulls and an A frame.   The vessel will be used on survey contracts of Deep with the Dutch government and various windfarm-related clients. Key survey equipment on the vessel are a SEA Swathplus echosounder, IXSEA Octans, L3 Klein 3000 side-scan sonar and an inshore sled operated Innovatum Smartrak cable tracker.   (read more)
2009-04-01 01:09:43

Survey Vessel Acadia

By an Old Hydrographer
On July 5th 2003 the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, the Canadian Hydrographic Service and former officers, staff and crew of the CSS Acadia, gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to celebrate her 90th birthday. The Acadia was the pride of the Canadian Hydrographic Service fleet for many decades. Now, as the museum’s largest artefact, she draws considerable attention, respect and admiration from those who appreciate fine vessels. The Canadian Survey Ship (CSS) Acadia was designed and built for hydrographic surveys by Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. She arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on July 8th 1913... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

Survey Vessel 'FeliX' Operational

iXblue has christened its new survey vessel 'FeliX', a 25m catamaran developed for hydrographic, biological and oceanographic surveys. Her composite construction houses innovative techniques, responding to scientific and economical requirements. FeliX is described as agile in her movements, while at the same time being respectful towards the environment. The hull will not corrode as she is made of composites. She is also very maintenance friendly. The fuel consumption also is reduced. The shape and materials used make the vessel to have a low acoustic noise emission, contributing to good imagery. This makes the vessel versatile. She is adapted for high seas and... (read more)
2016-06-22 02:25:58

Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel

The Canadian Coast Guard is looking to develop a new offshore oceanographic science vessel is to replace CCGS Hudson on the East Coast. The new vessel will be used to conduct multi-disciplinary physical, chemical, and biological oceanographic expeditions; observe global and regional oceanographic circulation and interactions; contribute to the assessments of resources and impacts to the various marine ecosystems; support marine geology and contribute to data gathering for hydrographic charts, oceanographic engineering, establishment of internal and international marine boundaries and for other government departments and research organisations. The vessel will have accommodations for approximately 59 (crew and scientists). She will... (read more)
2010-11-30 12:00:00
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