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New Foss Tug Outfitted with New Ship-Assist & Escort Winch

Markey Machinery Company of Seattle, Wash., has developed a new Electric Bow Ship-Assist & Escort Winch and Electric Stern General Purpose Deck Winch for Foss Maritime, in response to their application requirements for the new 5,000 hp ASD Tug, Morgan Foss, constructed at Foss Maritime's Rainier Shipyard. The type DEPGF-42 Electric Ship-Assist & Escort Winch installed on the bow features a 75 hp electric-motor drive, a drum sized for over 500 ft. of eight in. soft-line, a level-wind fairleader, and an auxiliary warping-head of 24 in. diameter. The high-capacity drum brake will hold well over 400,000 lbs. Markey also outfitted this winch-system with its Line-Tension Display System which shows the operator the tension in the line while the drum brake is set. This winch includes Markey's Render-Recover Mode capability which allows the Captain to operate the Winch in a hands-free manner. This new tug is also outfitted with a new-design Markey type DEPC-32 20 hp Electric Deck-Winch on the stern, with a drum to hold 250 ft. of 6.5 in. soft-line, and with a high-capacity drum brake rated to hold over 200,000 lbs. The new designs are based on Markey's industry-standard soft-line hawser winches for assist-tugs, which allow the winch to be set up for either wire rope or high-performance ropes based on Plasma or Dyneema fibers. The new designs also include features which simplify installation and long-term maintenance


Liberty 129 Fast Ferry Tow Tank Test Scheduled

Bristol Harbor Marine Design (BHMD), a division of Bristol Harbor Group, Inc., has completed the hull and preliminary engineering for the Liberty 129TM, a new fast ferry that will compete with the foreign designs currently being constructed by US ship builders. A scale model of the hull has been constructed and tow tank testing is scheduled for October at the University of Michigan. The new design will be rolled out at the International Work Boat Show 4-6 December, in New Orleans.


Schat-Harding Delivers Chinese Patrol Boat

Schat-Harding has expanded production at its Chinese plant to build the first of a series of new design high-speed patrol boats. The first 10 m UP1000 patrol boat can reach 32 knots and was delivered during March to Shan Dong Maritime Safety Administration for use in coastal patrol work. Designed in China and powered by twin Volvo diesels, the UP1000’s glass-fibre twin hull and double knuckle configuration can be fitted for engine options giving up to 45 knots top speed.


OSD-IMT Wins Two New Contracts

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OSD-IMT, the UK arm of IJmuiden-based Offshore Ship Designers, has been chosen by Samsung and Boskalis-SMIT Engineering to develop the basic design, detailed design and production drawings for a 99 m cable laying vessel. The vessel will combine a large, obstruction free main deck with ample accommodation facilities, allowing for multiple future configuration possibilities.  In the current cable laying configuration, the deck has a cable loading capacity of 5,000 tons.


Cortland Company Launches New Website

Cortland Company recently unveiled its newly-designed website. The website, located at www.cortlandcompany.com, offers a range of information related to Cortland’s products, technologies, and services, including product literature and company news.  “As technology advances, it is imperative companies keep their websites up-to-date," said Melissa Suring, Global Marketing Communications Leader. “Cortland’s website was in dire need of a new design


Increased IPS Range for Marine Commercial

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Volvo Penta is now launching IPS900 with Rating 3 for commercial boats, which they say means a larger number of boats for commercial use can take advantage of the well-known IPS benefits: improved fuel economy, better maneuverability and lower overall operating costs. With the launch of Volvo Penta IPS900, the Inboard Performance System (IPS) is now available for boats in the Coast Guard and Patrol, Supply Vessels and Offshore Energy and Passenger Transport segments


Croatian Deal for Yarmouth Ferries

A Croatian shipyard will build two new Yarmouth to Lymington ferries. The ferries, set to cost about $18.7m, are due on the route before the summer season of 2008. The new design came from a working party made up of staff from the route, managers and representatives from Hart Fenton Naval Architects. It is said the models demonstrated the flexibility of the new vessels to carry a greater and more varied traffic load within a footprint that was only marginally larger than the current vessels


New Freestanding Offshore Access System

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Offshore Solutions B.V. (OSBV), the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland N.V., has launched a free standing Offshore Access System (OAS) designed to significantly reduce installation time. OSBV has worked with Lowestoft-based, AKD Engineering to convert an existing OAS into a free standing skid mounted unit. The new design will allow quayside installation to be completed in a day and eliminate the need for structural modifications to the vessel to accommodate the pedestal both above


AEUK Completes Sonar FAT for German Navy

Atlas Elektronik U.K. Ltd. (AEUK) confirmed that that their Cerberus Mod2 Diver Detection Sonar has now successfully completed its Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) at their premises in the U.K. against a particularly comprehensive and demanding set of requirements set by the German Government. Of particular significance was the accreditation of a completely new design and build of a bespoke Power Supply and Processing Unit (PSPU) to the Mil-Std EMC and Environmental qualification standards


Omni-directional Output Option for BEx Horns

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E2S has introduced a new option for its BEx range of explosion proof horns. A new design of output horn turns the sound 90 degrees into a radial, omni-directional pattern without reducing the unit’s sound output levels. This is especially suited to combined horn/strobe units that are ordinarily installed with the strobe at the top and the horn facing downwards so that the sound output is pointing directly at the floor, limiting its range and impact


Harmonized CSR-Compliant Ship Design Support Software

ClassNK releases a new version of its PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) ship design support software that is fully compliant with the new IACS Common Structural Rules

ClassNK released a new version of its PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) ship design support software that is fully compliant with the new IACS Common Structural Rules (harmonized CSR) for oil tankers and bulk carriers. The new ship design support software is reported to be the first in the world to fully


Damen Pontoon Deliveries Ensure Stock Availability

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13 Stan Pontoons, six Stan Tugs and four Stan Tenders come to West Africa and Rotterdam Last Friday, April 4, a shipment that left China seven weeks ago carrying 13 new Damen Stan Pontoons and 10 other Damen vessels arrived in Rotterdam. The built-for-stock pontoons and vessels will uphold


ABB RCS Workstation Wins Red Dot Award

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Award for the tabletop unit of ABB’s new remote crane operator station, which is a crucial part of ABB’s crane operation solution that enables increased productivity and provides improved working environment for crane operators.


RINA Launches Notation for Eco-ships

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International classification society RINA has launched a new voluntary notation to clearly identify new ship designs which meet eco-ship criteria. The Efficient Ship notation is granted to ships and new designs assessed by RINA to have  very high overall efficiency of engines


Coast Guard Receives New Response Boat

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The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Station Milford Haven accepted delivery of the station's newest asset, a 45-foot Response Boat - Medium, Thursday, which represents the 146th boat in a fleet of 170 being delivered to the service. "It's exciting for the crew and myself to be in the position to


Zamakona Delivers Tuna Vessel to Echebastar

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The Echebaster Group received its new tuna-freezer vessel last Saturday from Zamakona Yards after its inauguration at the Maritime Cruise Station at Getxo, Port of Bilbao. The new tuna vessel has a length of almost 90 meters and a capacity of 1


Metal Shark Acquires Shipyard, Announces Expansion

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Louisiana-based boat manufacturer Metal Shark Aluminum Boats is significantly expanding its operations and has acquired a large waterfront parcel to accommodate the production of larger vessels.   The builder has signaled its entry into the shipbuilding sector with the purchase of a 25-acre


Rolls-Royce Develops OSV for Island Offshore

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Rolls-Royce has won an order to provide integrated design and ship equipment for a highly innovative offshore vessel for Norwegian ship owner Island Offshore. The new striking UT 777 design has been developed in close cooperation with Island Offshore


Vestdavit: Out Ahead on Innovation and Safety

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New regulations for davits used in the Norwegian offshore industry will not come into force until 2015, but in the meantime, they are already raising the safety bar. In fact, Norwegian-based davit manufacturer Vestdavit already has a NORSOK-compliant davit


KBV Orders Another Vessel from Norsafe

Sindre Sviggum Knutsen, Area Sales Manager and Åke Dagnevik, KBV

On July 2, 2013, Norsafe and the Swedish Coastguard (KBV) signed a frame contract concerning the delivery of their next generation workboats. The total number of boats is undecided but in October Norsafe received the seventh boat order for delivery in 2014 - a contract to deliver the next


Coast Guard OPC Sweepstakes Narrowed to Three Yards

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Acquisition Update: U.S. Coast Guard Awards Three Contracts for Offshore Patrol Cutter Preliminary and Contract Design. In a process that has come a long way since the early days of the Coast Guard's so-called "Deepwater" recapitalization efforts, the U.S


BMT Nigel Gee is Actively Hiring

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BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of BMT Group, an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced expansion activity at its offices in Southampton to meet a large increase in design work. Operating across four principal market sectors


Quest for More Lethal U.S. Warship Could Raise Cost

The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2). U.S. Navy photo by Doug Sayers

By Andrea Shalal, Reuters Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's decision to stop building the current class of coastal warships after 32 vessels and focus on ships with more firepower and protection will result in higher costs, U.S. defense officials said on Monday.


Wärtsilä Launches Inline Scrubber System

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Wärtsilä said its new inline scrubber system is designed to offer notable benefits over conventional exhaust gas cleaning systems, and its compact form saves considerable space, which is particularly important in smaller vessels and when being retrofitted


U.S. Navy awards contracts to Lockheed, Austal for 4 more ships

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The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts worth nearly $1.4 billion to buy four more Littoral Combat Ships from Lockheed Martin Corp and Australia's Austal Ltd, the U.S. Defense Department said on Monday. Lockheed won a contract valued at $699 million to build two more of its steel monohull-design


 
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