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Warship Technology: January 2018

Replacing its Nimitz-class carriers with a less costly alternative to the Ford-class ships that are currently under construction is feasible, but would require capability trade-offs

Warship Technology: January 2018

The Indian Coast Guard’s modernisation and expansion plans continue to move forward at a robust pace with the induction of several new platforms and several dozen more ships at various stages of construction.

Shiprepair eNews December 2017

Established in 1974, Colombo Dockyard is the largest and oldest ship building and repair company in Sri Lanka and is based in within the Port of Colombo, thus having the benefits of a deep water harbour.

Shiprepair eNews December 2017

A bent, damaged or cracked propeller blade can produce severe vibrations on the vessel. The resulting unevenly pressure distribution loads on the propeller will increase loads on the shaft and can even damage the engine and transmission system.

Shiprepair eNews December 2017

The 3,237TEU container ship Philadelphia Express docked at Blohm+Voss (in Dock 10) in Hamburg on 29 November 2017

Shiprepair eNews December 2017

GAC Egypt is now offering the HullWiper hull cleaning system to vessels berthing at ports in the Suez Canal and they have already undertaken the first job on a crude oil tanker.

The Naval Architect: January 2018

 

The SD14 was the most successful British vessel of its type ever built. Ian Buxton has been researching how flexible building agreements made them profitable.

The Naval Architect: January 2018

Maintaining a fast, efficient year-round shipping line in the Russian Arctic for large-size vessels demands adequate ice-going capabilities, say the Krylov Centre’s А.А. Dobrodeev and K.Е. Sazonov.

The Naval Architect: January 2018

When IMO agreed to the introduction of the EEDI it set clearly defined reductions of CO2 emissions for newly constructed ships. But how can CO2 be reduced using developing technologies? Ian Adams considers the options.

Ship & Boat International: eNews December 2017

 

Switzerland-based RKLAB is developing a self-pressurising fuel injector, which is claimed to offer a dramatic reduction in diesel engine emissions with improved fuel efficiency.

Ship & Boat International: eNews December 2017

 

Ship & Boat International speaks to David Appleton, professional and technical officer at seafarers' union Nautilus International, to get his take on autonomous and remote-controlled vessel developments.

 

Ship & Boat International: eNews December 2017

 

Shiopowner Esvagt has christened its compact wind farm SOV, Esvagt Mercator, which is set to provide an alternative to large, bulky support vessels and smaller crew transfer craft.

Ship & Boat International: eNews December 2017

Norsafe has formally unveiled its new Marathon 900 RHIB-D model, described as a more spacious and robust evolution of the manufacturer’s high-speed Marathon 900 RHIB class.

Ship & Boat International: eNews December 2017

 

Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone looks set to bolster its dredging and reclamation activities with the arrival of two new trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs)

Ship & Boat International: eNews December 2017

 

Whitby, UK-based boatbuilder and retrofitter Parkol Marine Engineering has launched the first in a series of 10 trawler boats that it is building for various fisheries across the UK and Ireland.

Ship & Boat International: eNews November/December 2017

A leap forward in digitisation and technology, combined with fresh input from a new breed of architects, is helping to bolster ferry safety across the world. Dr Roberta Weisbrod, founder and executive director of the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association, reports on the group’s Third International Ferry Safety Conference, which was hosted in New York earlier this year.

Ship & Boat International: eNews November/December 2017

Sea-Kit has unveiled the first in a new class of small ships capable of manned, remote-control and autonomous operation, and adaptable to a number of mission requirements.

Ship & Boat International: eNews November/December 2017

Renewable energy innovator Inerjy is poised to transfer its onshore wind turbine technology onto a radical new vessel type, to guarantee all-electric operations.

Ship & Boat International: eNews November/December 2017

Marine agents should adopt strategic defensive measures to guard against currency-related losses, writes Nathan Abbot of Global Reach Partners

Ship & Boat International: eNews November/December 2017

GustoMSC has unveiled a new jack-up concept for " safe and efficient wind turbine installation” in north-eastern US waters.

Ship & Boat International: eNews November/December 2017

 

Kongsberg reports that testing of the forthcoming autonomous and all-electric container carrier, Yara Birkeland, has commenced, well in advance of her scheduled 2019 delivery deadline.

Ship & Boat International: eNews November/December 2017

The NYCDOT Staten Island Ferry Division is set to replace three of its ageing ferries with a larger, modern trio, dubbed the Ollis class.

Shiprepair & Maintenance 4th Quarter 2017

Despite the IMO effectively moving the goal posts on the deadline for implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention on existing ships, there has been a notable acceleration of retrofit activity and technology development.

Shiprepair & Maintenance: 4th Quarter 2017

Mobdock repairs demand speed and efficiency, as the Belgian company demonstrated with a recent cruiseship thruster refit.

Shiprepair & Maintenance: 4th Quarter 2017

Chinese shiprepair and conversion yards, which continue to diversify their target markets to include work on more specialised, high technical content vessels and complex conversions, are being restructured.

The Naval Architect: November 2017

The 18th International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding (ICCAS) took place in Singapore in September, offering a chance for industry experts to share developments, ideas and predictions for the use of computers in the digital age of ship building and design.

The Naval Architect: November 2017

Swedish members of the Gothia Tanker Alliance have implemented a major investment plan focused on IMO Type II chemical/product carriers for coastal and intra-regional distributive work.

The Naval Architect: November 2017

Very few countries these days can claim a healthy orderbook and Russia is no different. However, there are several reasons why shipyards in the country are looking to stabilise and ultimately grow production, writes Malcolm Latarche.
 

 

 

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Ship & Boat International: eNews October 2017

Cheoy Lee Shipyards is set to offer a range of bespoke, adaptable Robert Allan Ltd-designed tug newbuilds to its clients, using the specifications of RAL’s RAmparts 2500-CL class.

Ship & Boat International: eNews October 2017

A research study initiated by the Dutch maritime cluster stands to enhance the productivity and economic and environmental performance of the inland waterway transport sector.

Ship & Boat International: eNews October 2017

 

Macduff Shipyards Ltd  has completed its “largest fishing vessel to date”, in the form of the 29.87m x 10.5m Venture III.

Ship & Boat International: eNews October 2017

 

French boatbuilder Piriou has been commissioned to produce eight sister tuna longline fishing vessels for operator Navimon.

Ship & Boat International: eNews October 2017

In addition to launching new vessels, The Wheelyboat Trust has thrown its weight behind the Royal Yachting Association's Powerability scheme, which seeks to provide powerboat skipper certification for disabled persons.

Ship & Boat International: eNews October 2017

DeepFlight's Super Falcon 3S luxury sub is the first composite-built submarine to comply with Lloyd's Register Rules for the Construction and Classification of Submersibles and Diving Systems.

Offshore Marine Technology: 4th Quarter 2017

 

Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd (Homeland) of Nigeria has taken delivery of the third of at least four patrol vessels ordered to provide security support to international offshore oil companies operating in the pirate-riddled waters of the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa.

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