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

Crane Vessel Building Delay

Heerema Marine Contractors expects the Basic Design of its new build crane vessel to be completed in early 2009. Given the global economic developments and its effects on the international oil and gas industry, the decision to construct a new build vessel can not be made until market conditions improve.     The current oil price and economic situation are not favorable for making major investment and financing decisions.     (read more)
2009-01-12 11:48:48

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

Unmanned Surface Vessel Presented

Sirehna is presenting its Unmanned Surface Vessel: Rodeur. Based on a 9.2m RHIB platform, Rodeur is a fully autonomous surface vessel adapted to many missions. With full range of control modes: remote joystick, track keeping, station keeping and obstacle avoidance, the Rodeur is operational for a wide range of applications like oceanographic survey, pollution/chemical detection, etc... Rodeur is available for testing of  equipment in real sea conditions and if you already have a platform, please notice that a USV robot kit  is available to drive your own USV platform! For more information, Sirehna is available booth 70.   (read more)
2007-03-28 01:03:04

NOAA Research Vessel Exceeds International Standards as Quiet Vessel

The newly constructed NOAA fishery survey vessel Henry B. Bigelow has exceeded international standards as an acoustically quiet vessel, according to a report released by the U.S. Navy. NOAA received the results from a battery of underwater acoustic tests done by the Navy on the ship at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center on Andros Island in the Bahamas.   With her dramatically lower background noise levels, this ship will enhance NOAA's ability to use the most sophisticated acoustic devices to assess fish stocks. The noise radiated by the 208-foot vessel was carefully compared by the Navy to noise... (read more)
2007-07-02 01:43:08

Plymouth University Receives AutoNaut Vessel

Researchers and students at Plymouth University, UK, will be able to use an advanced autonomous wave-propelled surface vessel thanks to a new deal signed with a leading UK designer. MOST (Autonomous Vessels) Ltd, based in West Sussex and Devon, is to provide one of its AutoNaut craft after entering into a licence agreement with the university through its Marine Institute. The licence includes access to a 3.5m pre-production model, designed to be sent out unmanned into the marine environment and used to conduct research. Propulsion by Pitch and Roll AutoNaut comprises a single hull with four moving hydrofoils that harness wave energy as... (read more)
2015-12-02 04:24:55

Research Vessel Handover at Seawork

A search which began three years ago culminated in the handover of a new research vessel on the floating pontoon at Seawork 2009 in Southampton last week. The Aluminium Boatbuilding Company of nearby Hayling Island officially turned the 14m LOA, 6m beam catamaran RV Marisa over to Professor Stephen Holloway, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool.   In 2006 the University of Liverpool began the search for a new coastal research vessel. The University has been carrying out marine biology and oceanographic research since 1881 and has operated research vessels of various types since 1885. However, the nature of the... (read more)
2009-06-26 12:00:00

Vessel and Voyage Optimisation Program

Jeppesen Marine is offering a 45-day trial and evaluation program to introduce prospective customers to the Vessel and Voyage Optimization Solution (VVOS). VVOS empowers masters and shore-side managers to develop optimised passages while managing vessel speed, fuel consumption, schedule integrity, seakeeping and environmental conditions.     Jeppesen Marine's patent-pending Hindcast Analysis is included as part of the no-cost, no-risk VVOS trial. Key performance indicators (KPIs), such as fuel conservation, cargo loss reduction, vessel damage, motion reduction and schedule integrity are selected to match each customer's operational objectives. Jeppesen Marine then prepares a final report documenting the trial results for each... (read more)
2009-03-24 03:22:10

Vessel Charter for Marine Renewables

Subocean Group, has chartered a DP2 subsea support vessel in what represents a GBP30 million investment for the subsea installation company. The Polar Prince will go on charter to Subocean in late July 2009 for two years, with three one year options.     The vessel, which will be supplied complete with survey and ROV spreads, will mobilise to the Greater Gabbard project, the first 140 Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) offshore wind-farm development in the world, off the coast of Suffolk.   Subocean was contracted by Fluor Ltd on behalf of Scottish and Southern Electricity Board to install power cables... (read more)
2009-05-04 04:22:06

Kongsberg Presents Compact Survey Vessel

The GeoSwath Compact Survey Vessel (CSV) is being shown for the first time at this week's Ocean Business (located on the dockside). The first-ever Kongsberg-developed survey vessel integrates all the equipment needed to survey shallow coastal and inland waterways quickly. It is based on a powerful and manoeuvrable two-person catamaran equipped with the latest GeoSwath 4 shallow-water multibeam system. The GeoSwath CSV features a 30HP outboard motor and is road transportable on the supplied lightweight trailer, which enables launch and recovery from even the remotest of locations. With a draft of only 0.35 metres and a dry weight of just... (read more)
2017-04-05 03:28:19
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