Brazilian Navy Training Vessel

Transas has installed the Navi-Sailor 3000 ECS onboard the Brazilian Navy’s 3,168 ton training vessel U-27 BRASIL. The Navi-Sailor 3000 ECS, a Transas Marine electronic chart navigational system, will be used to support navigational activities and also comprises World Folio ZR00, worldwide chart coverage, providing the vessel with access to more than 10,000 vector charts with ports indicated worldwide. Another solution installed is Navtex Manager, which is capable of automatically reading and processing Navtex messages, extracting co-ordinates, areas, transmitting station and other parameters, saving messages onto the hard disk and displaying the message mark on the electronic chart. The Transas... (read more)
2004-10-05 12:00:00

Research Vessel June Launch

The Taiwan Ocean Research Institute (TORI) is preparing the launch of the new 2.700 ton ORV, Multi purpose Oceanographic Research Vessel, Research V. The vessel that is being constructed in the shipyard Jong Shyn Shipbuilding Group in Kaohsiung will be launch in June, and will be completed by 2012.     Jong Shyn is responsible for the delivery of the complete research vessel to TORI and the Taiwanese science community. TORI is one of the National Applied Reseach Laboratories (NARL) in Taiwan. Deck equipment and oceanographic winches has being supplied by Spanish companies. IBERCISA is leading the project for the... (read more)
2011-05-13 12:00:00

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

Noordhoek Orders Support Vessel

Noordhoek Offshore has ordered a new-build diving offshore construction support vessel for their North Western European operations. The delivery of this new vessel is scheduled for the second half of 2009, following its delivery it will join the Noordhoek fleet.   This ordered vessel is specifically designed for efficient diving operations in the harsh North Sea environment. The new vessel will have an 76 metres overall length, 18 metre beam, 100 tonne main crane and accommodation for 70 people. The vessel will have Class 2 Dynamic Positioning and be compliant with the most demanding maritime and environmental regulations worldwide. The 12-man, single bell, saturation diving system will utilise the... (read more)
2007-11-13 01:47:04

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

‘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

Marine Vessel Traffic Visualised

ABPmer has made available for viewing a new national dataset of marine vessel traffic for the UK. The data layers display AIS vessel transit lines from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s network of receivers, which ABPmer has mapped on behalf of the Marine Management Organisation. The dataset shows tracks by vessel type and a further layer shows the average weekly density grid (heat map) for 2015. To create the layers ABPmer processed raw AIS data sampled from the first seven days of each month. The data processing follows the method contained in ‘Mapping UK shipping density and routes from AIS... (read more)
2017-06-28 02:03:07

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

Vessel Corrosion Monitoring

MICAD Marine has begun to include Vessel Corrosion Monitoring as standard equipment in all of its Marine Systems. Corrosion is one of the greatest enemies of all vessels and there are several protective measures that vessel owners can take to eliminate this risk. The typical solution is the placement of zinc on various parts of metallic objects making up submersed parts of the vessels. This new monitoring device offers display and archive of the current status of cathode protection, as well as a permanent log of the entire protective system employed on the boat, for its entire history. If zinc... (read more)
2005-10-07 12:00:00

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
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