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

Deepwater Repair Vessel Launch

A launching ceremony for the first of Ulstein's SX130 for Neptune Offshore took place at Sinopacific shipyard, Zhejiang Shipbuilding in Ningbo China, on Sunday 9th of May. The SX130 for Neptune Offshore will conduct inspection, maintenance and repair operations in deep water and is designed with moonpool, integrated ROV hangar, is equipped with two LARS systems for work class ROV and a 150 tonnes crane with active heave compensation. The vessel will bear Clean Design class notation, Comfort Class V3 and DP2. The vessel will also be fitted with a new solution where exhaust will pass through the catalytic reactors... (read more)
2010-06-01 02:07:31

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

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 ka

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 ka

Multipurpose Subsea Support Vessel

SENER, Spain, is developing a multipurpose subsea support vessel especially designed for subsea ROV (remoted-operated vehicle) light construction duties, for worldwide service. The ship will have a length overall of more than 112m, a length between perpendiculars longer than 100m and a breadth of 22m. The depth to main deck will be 9m while the draft will have more than 7m. In total, it will be able to accommodate 110 persons on board. The vessel will incorporate the following capacities: two FP (Fixed Pitch) Azimuthal main propellers of Diesel electric propulsion, two FP tunnel thrusters and one FP retractable Azimuthal... (read more)
2015-05-05 10:05:00

‘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

Offshore Vessel Personnel Transfer

Personnel transfers at sea can be a risky business. With ever-improved offshore safety in mind, it is a topic that has led to the publication of ‘Guidance on the Transfer of Personnel to and from Offshore Vessels' (IMCA SEL 025 / IMCA M 202) by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). "One of the activities specific to offshore operations is the transfer of personnel between vessels and other offshore structures," explains IMCA's Chief Executive, Hugh Williams. "Such transfers can include movements of personnel at crew change and shift change from vessel to vessel and also between vessels, offshore structures, barges... (read more)
2010-05-17 02:24:45
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