• Samantha Fisk

    Samantha Fisk worked at RINA (The Royal Institution of Naval Architects) for 7 years and has now gone into freelance, working for European magazines.

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    French-based C-Sense has taken its Eco-Pilot for monitoring of fuel usage one step further with the development of its mobile version, Mobi-Pilot. Pierre-Alexis Dormegnies, maritime project leader at C-Sense, explains: “ Having a mobile unit that you can take onboard allows more flexibility, as the device can be used...

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    MAN Engines latest entry into the commercial vessel market represents the first application of common rail technology in the maritime industry. The D2676 is a 6-cylinder engine designed to handle medium to heavy loads. It was adapted from MAN’s truck engines. Modifications to comply with marine standards include a new...

    The future of propulsion in the marine industry is taking a new course, with alternative and more organic approaches. The NOA wave drive propulsion concept uses bionics at the core of its design, mimicking the movements of cephalopods. The project has won the Closer to People Award in the transport and mobility...

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    Blueye Robotics presented the Blueye Pioneer, its latest underwater drone, at the Seawork International trade show. The company hopes the price tag of about €3000 will allow more people to see what’s happening under the waves. The drone’s three thrusters facilitate maneuvers. The Pioneer’s batteries provide two hours...

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    Hercules Hydraulics has designed a heavy-duty winch solution for vessels for the renewable energy sector. The lightweight AMW350 winch has been designed primarily for diving support vessels and is suitable for three- or four-point mooring. The company explains that a four-point configuration allows the vessel to...

    Swedish maritime equipment producer Alfa Laval recently announced expansion of its test and training center in Aalborg, Denmark. The facility is now equipped for gas testing. NauticExpo e-mag was there.   The company claims the expansion makes the plant, inaugurated in 2014, the most advanced test center for...

    Bolidt has launched a new, innovative glow-in-the-dark decking solution, Bolideck Glow, that improves energy efficiency by reducing lighting requirements. In exterior applications it harvests and stores solar energy during the day which can be used for night-time lighting. The system also provides safety benefits by...

    The latest ISO industry standards for “environmental” paints and coatings are now in force. ISO 19030 was developed by paint manufacturer Jotun, heading up a working group including 53 other participants. Cutting fuel costs and emissions are now a priority for the entire industry. Jotun says that hull and propeller...

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    Swedish systems manufacturer Alfa Laval is upgrading its latest product control systems. The company says the move will both modernize interfaces and make products easier to use. The latest new-look control boards, the Alfa Laval Touch Control (ATC), have been rolled out across the boiler product line, with plans to...

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    The boating industry has seen increased demand for dry vessel storage space. At the same time, new technology is being developed to handle these needs, like the NO PROFILE Boat Lift system.   As vessels get larger and more technically advanced, the boating industry is seeing the development of additional stacking...