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

Seismic and Construction Vessel Orders

Eidesvik has ordered two large seismic vessels of the type Ulstein SX120 from Ulstein Verft. The ships will be delivered in spring 2010. The contract's total value is about NOK 1.3 billion (US$ 0.2 billion). The ships that Eidesvik has ordered will be contracted by the world's largest seismic company, the merged CGG-Veritas. Marine Subsea Inc. has signed a contract with Ulstein Verft for building an offshore construction vessel specialized in inspection, maintenance and repair operations (IMR/OCV).   In oceanic seismic surveys, the sea bottom is examined with shock waves in the search for gas or oil reservoirs. The seismic... (read more)
2007-07-10 03:03:26

New Spatial Vessel Berthing Planner

Vessel Berthing Manager from GeoSoft Solutions of Fugro Survey Limited is now available as a PC-based software application to help manage and organise vessel activity and docking arrangements within a port. Operating as a stand-alone product or integrated with other port management software the user friendly application provides a digital platform to which all vessel activity can be planned and recorded. The application allows vessel activity to be designed, stored and made available well in advance of the operation day, building a comprehensive picture of forthcoming vessel activity in the port for all to access. Simple User Profiles are created... (read more)
2004-09-13 12:00:00

Vessel Scuttling: Fine and Apologies

A Gloucester man was sentenced in federal court for towing his charter boat off the coast of Gloucester and sinking it in a commercial fishing area. Thomas W. Lukegord was sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith Dien to one year of probation, a fine of US$2,000, restitution and a public apology in the Gloucester Daily Times and the Standard-Times of New Bedford, the newspapers of the two largest fishing ports in the region, in connection with Lukegord's conviction on one count of violating the Refuse Act. Lukegord towed a sixty-two foot charter boat named the Nicole Renee to sea and... (read more)
2007-01-18 10:49:08

UMI SAN Adds Hydrographic Vessel

Recently, UMI SAN from Brazil took the new survey vessel St. Edwiges into service. She has a steel hull, two engines with 600HP of propulsion each, two generators and appropriate accommodation for continuous operation. The reduced sail area ensures exceptional safety and performance for hydrographic surveys in offshore areas, bringing more efficiency and quality to the work. Prior to UMI SAN’s acquisition, St. Edwiges worked for more than two years for a dredging company in bathymetric monitoring for Açu Port installation, located in northern Rio de Janeiro. Her recent acquisition and suitability for UMI SAN's hydrography work focuses on attending... (read more)
2015-07-27 09:41:36

New Survey Vessel for Geo

Geo has entered into an agreement with Fjellstrand AS of delivery of a survey vessel. The total cost for the vessel amount to approximately NOK250 million (US$34.9 million). The vessel is scheduled for delivery to Geo medio 2007. The total cost for the 70m long crew vessel depends of the final survey equipment configuration. It will accommodate 50 persons. Geo employs 231 people. Source: (read more)
2006-12-05 12:00:00

Innovative Twin-hull Survey Vessel

Fast Solution for Hydrographical and Ecological Survey
The Dutch government closely monitors morphological processes and water quality in its national waters, a task that falls to the measuring and information divisions of the Dutch Directorate-General of Public Works and Water management (Rijkswaterstaat). These divisions are currently undergoing a process of change. The Scheurrak may be the first in a series of new survey vessels for future Rijkswaterstaat deployment. Several transition processes have been initiated within Rijkswaterstaat, aimed at enhanced outsourcing to commercial firms on the one hand, and on the other more mutual co-operation within the organisation. This objective of organisational modification has been taken into account... (read more)
2007-05-31 12:00:00
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