• Theme: Maritime Industry

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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...

    In the maritime world cyber risks conflate with vessel safety, making a multifaceted response essential, Inmarsat senior VP for safety and security Peter Broadhurst told us.   NE e-mag: How many of today’s ships have always-on internet access? Peter Broadhurst: About 30,000 vessels globally have some sort of access to...

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    Lloyd’s Register launched its Virtual Reality Safety Simulator at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas. The software is designed to raise awareness of on-site safety issues and facilitate risk assessment in the oil and gas industry. Offshore platforms and onshore plants are particularly...

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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...

    The Internet of Underwater Things promises to revolutionize our interaction with the submarine environment.   Today the Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly spreading across the terrestrial and  aerial worlds. This network of so-called smart devices, each enabled with electronics, software, sensors, actuators and...

    Furuno’s DFF-3D multi-beam sidescan sonar yields detailed 3D images of fish in the water column and seabed profiles to 200 meters, well beyond the range of competing systems. Minimum range is three meters and the primary vertical beam can reach 300 meters down. The beams cover a swath of 120°, port to starboard. The...

    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...

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    The oceans are suffering from overfishing and plastic, oil, chemical and other pollutants. Thought leisure boating is not the biggest source of these problems, the boating community has a responsibility to evaluate and optimize its environmental impact. First on the agenda is a look at how marine activities strain the...

    A British consortium has manufactured the first robotic “micro subs,” about one-third the size of most conventional autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). The innovative ecoSUBm and the smaller ecoSUBμ are compact and simple enough to be launched from robotic surface vessels without human intervention. At about 50 cm...

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    HH Ferries Group, which operates the Scandlines ferries across the Öresund strait between Helsingborg, Sweden, and Helsingør, Denmark, will convert two of its fleet to battery power.   The Tycho Brahe and the Aurora will be fitted with 4.16 MWh of batteries this year. The $32.6 million investment is co-financed by...