New Vessel in MMT's Fleet

As a natural next step in the process of expanded subsea services in the oil and gas industry, MMT has signed a long-term charter contract for M/V Stril Explorer that is operated by Simon Mökster Shipping AS. Stril Explorer has one main ROV hangar, suitable for 2 x WROV, launching through hangar port/starboard side doors. The vessel is also equipped with a separate deck hangar suitable for 1 x IROV launching through a side door. This makes Stril Explorer a suitable platform for conducting complex subsea operations demanding multiple ROVs in the water. These subsea services are performed in close... (read more)
2014-03-05 02:05:23

NERC Commissions New Research Vessel

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, UK) has commissioned a scientific research ship to replace the RRS Discovery, which was built in 1962 and is coming to the end of her scientifically useful working life. The new ship will operate worldwide, enabling cutting-edge scientific research. The ship's design will allow it to work in higher sea-states, complementing the work of NERC’s other research vessel, the RRS James Cook.     The build is assigned to Spanish shipyard C.N.P. Freire, S.A. after a tender prcedure. The total project cost of bringing the new vessel into service is GBP75 million.   Chief... (read more)
2011-04-14 09:25:05

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

Belgian Cooperation on Scientific Vessel

The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and the Flemish vessel management organisation (VLOOT) have entered into a cooperation agreement to manage the new scientific vessel Simon Stevin, which was put into service on 25 May 2012. Prof. dr. Jan Mees, general manager at VLIZ, looked back fondly on ’10 years of Zeeleeuw’ but was proud to announce that the Simon Stevin includes advanced technology. "She is able to operate as a silent vessel, which brings the Flemish maritime scientific research to a new level." Kapt. Yves Goossens, general manager at VLOOT, elaborated on the main aspects of the agreement and thanked prof.... (read more)
2012-05-31 09:20:40

Sonar Equipment for Autonomous Vessel

Deep BV is entering into a partnership with the initiator of an autonomous vessel, the big-data company Xomnia from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The autonomous vessel uses an advanced 3D sonar system from Deep BV to capture the underwater world, measuring the bottom and detecting objects. The captured images are being analysed and classified by Xomnia's big-data experts. The goal is to develop this autonomous vessel using artificial intelligence (deep learning) using the least hardware possible. By doing so, Xomnia intends to shift the focus from advanced hardware to an algorithmic approach and reduce the cost of autonomous vehicles.   (read more)
2017-09-05 12:05:28

Debris Removal Vessel for USACE

Kvichak Marine Industries recently constructed and delivered the M/V John A.B. Dillard, Jr., a debris removal vVessel for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) San Francisco Bay District. The USACE San Francisco Bay District has a unique mix of duties, including keeping the navigation and shipping lanes of the greater San Francisco Bay region and its lower tributaries free of floating debris deemed as hazardous to marine vessels. This mission is especially demanding based on the diverse topography and ever changing weather conditions.     This vessel is capable of a multitude of missions including bottom profile surveying, submerged... (read more)
2010-03-22 12:04:08

Packages for Spanish Research Vessel

Kongsberg Maritime, via its subsidiary Simrad Spain SL, has completed the delivery of an NOK25 million (US$4.2 million) electronics suite for the advanced newbuild Spanish research vessel, Miguel Oliver. Installation of the Dynamic Positioning, heading reference, trawl monitoring and echosounder systems was completed in April 2007. The 70m Spanish Fishery Ministry owned vessel is in operation and has completed its first fishery research campaign in Hatton Bank.   The comprehensive Kongsberg Maritime package onboard the Miguel Oliver includes several systems: Dynamic Positioning DP10; Radar DB10 and VDR; EM302, EA600, MDM400, SSU; Seapath 200 and Seapath 20; EK60 MultiFreq, ES60, FS20/25,... (read more)
2007-08-15 09:41:22
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