• Theme: Maritime Industry

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    The Cygnus DIVE Mk2 gauge is a wrist-mountable ultrasonic thickness measurement tool, which facilitates underwater assessment using its AMOLED display. At Sea Work Asia, Cygnus introduced a new measurement: The DIVE Mk2 now uses the single echo mode, relying on twin crystal probes. According to the company, this mode...

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    Initially designed for Groningen Seaports, Damen Green Solutions’ innovative InvaSave has successfully completed shipboard testing aboard containership Henrike Schepers. InvaSave is a containerised ‘plug & play’ unit designed for ports and able to treat ship’s ballast water. It can be placed aboard a service barge or...

    The Port of Vancouver is paying closer attention to the wildlife in its local waters. Its EcoAction program potentially saves ship owners up to 47% on charges if vessels meet certain classification criteria. Orla Robinson, program manager for Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation (ECHO) program, says that one of...

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    The unmanned or autonomous ship is becoming more of a reality for the future. U.K.-based designer and builder of autonomous surface vessels, ASV recently showcased its latest autonomous vessel on the market, the C-Worker 5. The company was started by managing director Dan Hook who had a passion for unmanned technology...

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    When it comes to the cost of the shipping industry meeting environmental regulations, the next expensive outlay on most owners’ shopping lists will be the purchase of a ballast water treatment system. That will need to happen within the next five or six years, but very shortly after that, owners will have another...

    To ease the maintenance of its propulsion systems, Siemens has developed an innovative way of taking care of them: the service container. This standardized freight module, showcased during SMM, holds all the devices required to fix a drive. Not only does it contain the required tools and parts but operators can also...

    Early this year, BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, released the Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, together with industry partners such as CLIA, ICS, INTERCARGO and INTERTANKO. Philip Tinsley, maritime security manager at BIMCO, talked to NauticExpo e-Magazine about the rising...

    There are many commercial options for shipowners to make their fleet more environmentally friendly and to meet new regulations.  One option on the market is for shipowners to slow down: Opting for slow steaming can cut both fuel costs and emissions. Over recent years the shipping industry has been hit by environmental...

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    Wärtsilä’s new Sea-Master promises real-time drivetrain oversight yielding important operational data. A recent press release described “digital technology coupled with composite components and existing seals” in a system that “can be applied to open- and closed-loop water-lubricated stern tubes, as well as...

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    In the early days of ballast treatment system development -before the IMO convention had been written, yet alone adopted-, many new technologies were being explored. Although heat, deoxygenation and ultrasonics were considered highly promising, UV and electrochemical systems now dominate. Certainly the vast majority...