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

Cable Laying Vessel and Contract

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Netherlands) has placed an order with Samsung, Taiwan, for the construction of a power cable-laying vessel. The vessel with an overall length of 100 metres and with a cable loading capacity of 5,000 ton is expected to be completed in the second half of 2012. The company has also been awarded a EUR20 million contract to lay two power cables between the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali. This is a full turnkey project in which Boskalis will place two 150kV underwater power cables of about 5km in length between the islands of Java and Bali. Due... (read more)
2011-05-25 01:32:16

Survey Vessel MV Proteus Launched

UK-based specialist seabed mapping company Osiris Projects has launched the 5th vessel in its fleet, the 14.0m GRP catamaran MV Proteus. Designed to provide an excellent working platform for coastal survey operations, MV Proteus can work up to 60 miles from a safe haven under MCA Category 2 and has a maximum speed of 24 knots. The vessel benefits from a shallow draft of just 1.0m making her ideal for inshore operations, while the hull design ensures exceptional manoeuvrability at both low and high speeds and incorporates a low drag profile providing fuel economy.   The vessel is equipped with... (read more)
2013-11-22 12:00:00

100th Alnmaritec Vessel Delivered

Alnmaritec has reached a landmark achievement with the launch of the 100th vessel built by the company. Endurance was launched in August of this year nearly a century after Shackleton's original boat, launched in 1912, and she is built for duties in wind farm maintenance support roles. As befits the famous name she carries the boat is built to excel whilst operating in extremely demanding conditions and she is one of the Alnmaritec Wave Commander class.   The Endurance has been built for the operators North Sea Logistics and she is the fifth in a series of sister vessels of the... (read more)
2010-09-23 09:46:33

Fugro Orders Geophysical Survey Vessel

Fugro has signed an agreement with ship designers and builders, Fr. Fassmer GMBH & Co. KG of Bremen (Germany), for the design and construction of a new geophysical survey vessel. It will be named the MV Fugro Searcher.   The suite of survey equipment will include EA600 single beam echo sounder, EM302 and EM3002 multibeam echo sounders, Edgetech dual frequency 4200 digital sidescan sonar, chirp sub-bottom profiler, Hydroscience SeeMUX digital system, with a seismic source of up to 970 cu in firing into a 3000 solid digital streamer, and a HiPAP 500 USBL system.  The vessel will be fully networked... (read more)
2007-12-27 10:44:30
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