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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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