2016-11-11 06:02:12

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

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

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

Additional Seismic Vessel Capacity

Wavefield Inseis ASA has signed an agreement with Shanghai Offshore Petroleum Geophysical Corporation (SOPGC) for a one and a half year Bare-Boat Charter of the fully equipped 2D/source vessel Discoverer 2 with two single year extension options.   The new charter will commence in June 2008 and Wavefield Inseis has already secured several months 2D backlog for the vessel. The new contracts are additions to the previously announced vessel backlog figures. The company has previous experience chartering the M/V Discoverer 2, and with the strong seismic market and a good operational track record, it expects the vessel to make a... (read more)
2008-04-17 02:42:13

GeoShips Charters New Vessel

Aberdeen-based SeaHold GeoShips Limited (GeoShips) has chartered its first new multi-purpose offshore vessel to support the growing offshore renewable energy market and the subsea sector. To enable GeoShips to offer a full suite of services from the Stril Explorer, and future vessels, the company has entered into agreements with both ROV services provider Hallin Marine UK, and survey and positioning contractor NCS Survey.     The contract is worth in the region of GBP15-GBP20 million and will result in the creation of an unspecified number of new job opportunities within all three companies.   The Stril Explorer has been chartered... (read more)
2011-04-29 12:00:00

Autonomous Vessel as Enforcer

Patrolling Marine Protection Areas
There are currently 13,764 Marine Protection Areas (MPAs) jointly covering over 2% of the oceans. One such MPA is Malaysia’s newly formed Tun Mustapha Park comprising 1 million hectares of marine park and shark sanctuary in northern Borneo. Governance, management, effective real-time situational awareness and enforcement are essential for the preservation of the resources in these water spaces and especially the hundreds of fish species that they support. The development and deployment of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) offers a potentially long-term and cost-effective solution. Arguably the key challenge is the scourge of Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fishing (IUU), which has... (read more)
2016-07-26 11:55:17

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

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/Support Vessel Delivery

Alnmaritec has delivered Dalby Esk, the second of the new Wave Master class of wind farm support vessels, to Dalby Offshore Renewables. The new vessel has a multi-purpose capability for survey and dive support as well as wind farm service roles. She already has her first contract, working on the Outer Gabbard wind farm as a crew transfer and logistics vessel, with her prime roles being refuelling and transferring equipment around the field.   The Dalby Esk measures 20m x 7.2m and she is fitted with twin MTU engines and fixed-pitch propellers giving her a top speed of 28.5 knots.... (read more)
2011-11-15 12:34:10
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