• 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.

    C-Quip has launched an innovative buoyancy aid for the personal safety market. Their latest solution is the self-inflating Throw Raft, which “does what it says on the can”—it inflates on impact with the water. When inflated the device measures 22”x21” (56×53 cm). It has been approved by the US Coast Guard and has...

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    UK-based Martek Marine has launched its latest in telemedicine—iVital. The system won’t just save lives, but also could save shipowners money. Charlie Whyman, head of marketing, spoke to NauticExpo e-magazine.   NE e-mag: How does iVital work? Charlie Whyman: The medically certified hardware and software can be used by...

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    Survitec’s latest 1000 series model is the tri-approved wind energy suit designed for the wind/offshore market. The company claims it is suitable for all personnel traveling over water. Approvals include aviation (ETSO 2C503), marine (MED/SOLAS) and ISO 15027:2012 standards for.CE personal protective equipment. For...

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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...