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The Naval Architect - July/Aug 2017

Rim-driven propulsors could come to play an important role in the propulsion of future electric ships. Steven Fletcher and Robert Hayes, engineers at Frazer-Nash Consultancy, present the technology’s pros and cons and discuss the form future adoption may take for large commercial ships.

Ship & Boat International: eNews July/August 2017

 

French sea rescue association Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer (SNSM) is set to revitalise its rescue capabilities within the Gulf of Morbihan with a new boat, currently under construction at Alumarine Shipyard.

Ship & Boat International: eNews July/August 2017

 

Marine investigations and security consultancy Gray Page has launched an all-plastic, modular barrier system, developed to prevent over-the-side access to vessels of all sizes, either by pirates, stowaways or other illegal boarders.

Ship & Boat International: eNews July/August 2017

 

Described as the ‘flagship’ of the Pirelli-branded RIB range, the forthcoming Pirelli 1900 model would appear to be an attempt to add a touch of superyacht design flair to the ‘rough and tumble’ capabilities of the average recreational RIB.

Ship & Boat International: eNews July/August 2017

 

If RIB design typically tends to be a simple affair, then a new family of RIBs, conceived by renowned designer Barry Carson and manufactured by Probond Marine, is set to shake this perception to its foundations with a unique RIB hull form.

Ship & Boat International: eNews July/August 2017

 

One of the UK’s few remaining chain (or cable) ferry crossings has seen a major reinvestment, undertaken as part of an infrastructural development and local regeneration scheme.

Ship & Boat International: eNews July/August 2017

 

Early July saw custom yachtbuilder Oceanco deliver what has been billed as the largest ever yacht built in the Netherlands.

Shiprepair eNews June 2017

RAMLAB working with partners Damen Shipyards Group, Promarin, Autodesk and Bureau Veritas on the development of the world’s first class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller.

Shiprepair eNews June 2017

Oman Drydock Company (ODC) welcomed the biggest vessel to enter the dry dock since it opened in 2011. The Sohar Max is one of the largest bulk carriers ever built, measuring 360 metres LOA, 65 metres in beam

Shiprepair eNews June 2017

The Canadian based company Deep Trekker Inc. has just launched at Nor-Shipping 2017 its latest product a magnetic three-wheeled inspection/survey utility crawler for the marine and offshore sector.

Shiprepair eNews June 2017

Normand Reach a construction support vessel (CSV) owned by Solstad Offshore ASA stopped off at Gibdock in Gibraltar for a quick high specification clean up before departing for Western Australia to provide light construction services for McDermott.

Ship & Boat International: eNews June 2017

 

Hatteland Display has commercially launched its new display system, the Series X 55” Ultra High Definition Chart & Planning Table.

Ship & Boat International: eNews June 2017

 

The first batch of the Incat Crowther-designed ferries that will comprise Hornblower’s New York City (NYC) Ferries network have officially entered service.

Ship & Boat International: eNews June 2017

 

Feadship has launched its first ever yacht for an Australian client, in the form of the 73m loa, twin-screw motor yacht Hasna.

Ship & Boat International: eNews June 2017

Californian naval architect and boatbuilder Moose Boats has been contracted to build a new emergency response and recovery vessel (ERRV) for Rhode Island’s Newport Fire Department.

Ship & Boat International: eNews June 2017

 

Ocean farming services provider Abyss Aqua has returned to boatbuilder Maritime Partner with an order for a new Alusafe 1500 light diving vessel (LDV).

Ship & Boat International: eNews June 2017

 

The Ship & Boat International team has started work on this year’s edition of the annual RINA journal Significant Small Ships, profiling approximately 30 new vessels sized between 5-100m and officially delivered in 2017 (with the exception of prototypes).

The Naval Architect: June 2017

Research by Meyer Werft as part of the EU JOULES project has identified significant energy saving potential in a decentralised approach to passenger ship HVAC.

The Naval Architect: June 2017

Ship design and ship operations continue to be bolstered by new, technologically empowered approaches. Nick Danese, NDAR, presents highlights from COMPIT 2017, a conference dedicated to the latest leaps and bounds in maritime technology.

The Naval Architect: June 2017

MISC Berhad (MISC) is expanding its LNG fleet with five 150,200m3 Seri C Class MOSS carriers. Its Project Management Team tells The Naval Architect about the cutting-edge engineering technology being deployed and how this technology is helping to build a better world.

Shiprepair eNews May 2017

Singapore based GL Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd (GL E&C).have just delivered a large concrete floating dry dock to Marisco Limited, which will be used for the construction, maintenance as well as repair of ships and naval crafts, serving international clients from the owner’s base in Hawaii.

Offshore Marine Technology: 2nd Quarter 2017

 

On the face of it, the offshore oil and gas sector currently seems an unlikely breeding ground for autonomous vessels – and yet that’s precisely the market that Rolls-Royce is targeting with two proposed unmanned vessel concepts.

Offshore Marine Technology: 2nd Quarter 2017

Norway is set to realise a major development and transformation in its marine polar research capabilities through the commissioning, later this year, of the 100m Kronprins Haakon, now at an advanced stage of construction in Italy.

Offshore Marine Technology: 2nd Quarter 2017

 

Huisman has released its new ‘Foldable Offshore Crane’ design, which, the company claims, was developed specifically for cost-effective offshore wind turbine maintenance operations.

Shiprepair & Maintenance 2nd quarter 2017

The re-emergence of organotin in marine hull coatings is of increasing concern, with academics and environmentalists calling on IMO to investigate the use of tin in silicone-based foul release systems and other hull coatings.

Shiprepair & Maintenance 2nd quarter 2017

Close proximity to one of Europe’s most significant Emission Control Areas (ECAs) has helped create strong local demand for work to make vessels more environmentally friendly.

Shiprepair & Maintenance 2nd quarter 2017

Economic challenges mount but environmental opportunities open up.

Ship & Boat International: eNews May/June 2017

 

Blink and you might miss it – or, at the very least, mistake it for a high-speed interceptor craft or professional sports boat.

Ship & Boat International: eNews May/June 2017

Given its ability to safely transfer offshore personnel in temperatures as bitterly cold as -28°C, it’s perhaps no surprise that Ampelmann’s latest walk-to-work system, the N-Type, has been nicknamed the ‘Icemann’.

Ship & Boat International: eNews May/June 2017

 

For some naval architects, virtual reality (VR) is proving a useful addition to the toolbox.

Ship & Boat International: eNews May/June 2017

 

Safehaven Marine’s new XSV 17 class (see Ship & Boat International May/June 2017, pages 42-44) is to be put through its paces this summer, as it attempts to become the first ever vessel to circumnavigate both Ireland and the isolated islet of Rockall, situated apparently 500km northwest of the country.

Ship & Boat International: eNews May/June 2017

 

Another collaboration between Scotland’s Macduff Ship Design and Turkish builder Tor Marine has resulted in two new pilot vessels making their way to the Arabian Gulf in Q2.

Ship & Boat International: eNews May/June 2017

 

If the brains behind the Terminator movie franchise ever decide to throw a few robotic killer snakes into the mix, the prototype Eelume looks like it could wriggle its way into any director’s good books.

The Naval Architect: May 2017

Are shipbuilders liable for losses an operator incurs from a defective vessel?  Tom Kelly, associate at global law firm Clyde & Co, considers the implications of the Star Polaris LLC-v-HHIC-Phil Inc case.

The Naval Architect: May 2017

A recent condition monitoring study using acoustics emissions suggests it could offer a solution in situations where vibration analysis isn’t possible.

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