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The Naval Architect: April 2017

A new propeller design tool aims to be more inclusive of naval architects, empowering them with greater investigative capabilities.

The Naval Architect: April 2017

Launched two years ago, Denmark’s Blue INNOShip initiative is halfway through its planned four-year cycle. The Naval Architect checks in on its progress so far.

The Naval Architect: April 2017

Next generation fuels are one thing, but today’s technology is not to be underestimated or overlooked for efficiency gains. A new, wide-beam Regional ECOFeeder design combines available technologies to great effect, offering CO2 reductions of at least 30% per container compared to the average feeder fleet.

Ship & Boat International: eNews March/April 2017

Produced for an unspecified client in South East Asia, Feadship’s latest motoryacht launch, Letani, has managed to achieve speeds in excess of 20knots on her sea trial

Ship & Boat International: eNews March/April 2017

Norway’s Henriksen has released a new range of stainless steel towing hooks, aimed specifically at the small-to-medium-sized vessel sector.

Ship & Boat International: eNews March/April 2017

Bibby Marine Services has announced the completion and launch of its first commissioned vessel, in the form of the 90m loa, Damen-designed service operations vessel (SOV), Bibby WaveMaster 1.

Shiprepair & Maintenance: eNews March 2017

GBSL are continuing to expanding their cruise ship work. In 2016 they had 20 cruise ship refurbishments scheduled at their three floating dry-docks.

Shiprepair & Maintenance: eNews March 2017

The Dutch shipbuilding and repair company Damen Shipyards has announced that it will cut 150 jobs by the summer of 2017 at three of its maintenance and repair facilities

Shiprepair & Maintenance: eNews March 2017

Five of the companies on the EU Commissions ‘approved’ list of ship recycling yards have signed an agreement to establish a green European Recyclers Group (ESR).

Shiprepair & Maintenance: eNews March 2017

Tsuneishi Shipbuilding to discussing plans to build a giant ship recycling facility in the Visayas region of the Philippines.

Shiprepair & Maintenance: eNews March 2017

Ship & Boat International: eNews March/April 2017

The distinction between ‘passengers’ and ‘industrial personnel’, as applied to wind farm turbine technicians, has long proven a matter of contention.

Ship & Boat International: eNews March/April 2017

Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) has completed a series of tests with a simulated version of its RAmora 2400 unmanned firefighting tug, as part of its development of the TOWBoT concept (see Ship & Boat International March/April 2016, pages 31-33).

Ship & Boat International: eNews March/April 2017

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) – a UK venture established between private energy and engineering companies and the British Government – has teamed up with manufacturer Teignbridge Propellers, to undertake a two-year project to develop a new propeller type.

Warship Technology: March 2017

Rolls-Royce Marine is making good progress with the manufacture and testing of the gas turbines for Italy’s new amphibious vessels and was also recently awarded a contract for engines and waterjets for high-speed units for Italy’s Special Forces.

Warship Technology: March 2017

An independent, government-commissioned report to inform Britain’s national shipbuilding strategy makes very pertinent recommendations, but it fails to bridge the divide between economic considerations and operational requirements, says Dr Peter Roberts, Director Military Sciences at the Royal United Services Institute.

Warship Technology: March 2017

Safehaven Marine in Ireland has launched another high-speed craft, the XSV 17 ‘Thunder Child’ .

 

The Naval Architect: March 2017

The 16th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT) will be held from 15–17 May 2017 in Cardiff, UK. Organiser Volker Bertram, Dept. Mechanical and Mechatronic Eng., Stellenbosch University, gives The Naval Architect a sneak peek

The Naval Architect: March 2017

As controversial as they may have been at the time, common structural rules (CSR) have been a part of new ship design and construction now for around a decade, writes Malcolm Latarche.

The Naval Architect: March 2017

A new autonomous ship system emerges for use onboard today’s vessels. The Naval Architect exclusively reports.

Shiprepair & Maintenance: eNews February 2017

Kaohsiung City Shipping Ltd has introduced what is claimed to be Asia’s fist hybrid electric ferry

Shiprepair & Maintenance: eNews February 2017

Drone technology is already playing an increasing role in the maritime industry for inspection and survey work. This type of technology can offer reduced costs, increased efficiency and improved safety.

Ship & Boat International: eNews February 2017

Expanded space, particularly in the living quarters and on the sun deck, is one of the key features of the forthcoming third build in Benetti’s FB800 Custom luxury yacht series (the FB801 model, M/Y Vica, is pictured).

Ship & Boat International: eNews February 2017

Caraibes Remorquage, the body appointed to oversee operations at Pointe-à-Pitre harbour on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, has ordered a tug from French builder Piriou’s yard in Hô Chi Minh-Ville, Vietnam.

Ship & Boat International: eNews February 2017

2018 will see adventurer Lia Ditton attempt to make history as the first woman to row the North Pacific Ocean solo, on a mission dubbed the 'Yo! Row'.

Ship & Boat International: eNews February 2017

Southampton Marine Services has launched a new aquaculture service vessel, Alyssa, from its Ocean Quay facility in Southampton, UK.

Ship & Boat International: eNews February 2017

Marine refrigeration and HVAC specialist Dometic has upgraded its range of CoolFreeze CFX compressor cool boxes with what it describes as being the largest in the series.

Ship & Boat International: eNews February 2017

For boatbuilders, one of the most attractive qualities of marine composites is their ability to keep overall vessel weight down, especially in comparison to steel.

Shiprepair & Maintenance: 1st quarter 2017  

Superyacht specialist adds to the company’s capabilities

Shiprepair & Maintenance: 1st quarter 2017

Vancouver Drydock and Victoria Shipyard can build upon some notable successes in 2016, believe senior management.

Shiprepair & Maintenance: 1st quarter 2017

The Norwegian coatings supplier has achieved considerable success in the onboard maintenance sector.

The Naval Architect: February 2017

New editor for The Naval Architect

The Naval Architect: February 2017

Emerging ferry safety regulations at the International Maritime Organization call for trade-offs between different design criteria. This leaves a sometimes tricky path to compliance for owners and operators, says naval architecture and engineering consultancy Foreship

The Naval Architect: February 2017

Emissions and how to tackle them have continued to ruffle feathers among interested parties since the turn of the year, as the long running saga of bloc regulation versus international regulation continues, writes Sandra Speares.

The Naval Architect February 2017

Superior vessel manoeuvrability, better safety and comfort, and optimised power consumption are claimed to make ABB’s Azipod units particularly suitable for expedition cruiseships operating in polar waters, writes Clive Woodbridge.

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