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An answer to lifeboat drill accidents
There is an answer to the shocking spate of accidents during lifeboat drills: “A full audit, with an experienced auditor from the line who’s familiar with the up-to-date regulations and who understands the specific system on the vessel,” George Devereese of the UK P&I Club told 'MJ', and added that of course “they will be getting into the lifeboat to run the test along with the regular crew”. 13 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
New report on potential for wind propulsion
A new study on the potential market for wind propulsion technologies has identified a multitude of barriers that are preventing its development. 13 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Marielle Gehlert: Ahrenkiel Steamship Company
“Sometimes I miss the physical work of refitting vessels,” Marielle Gehlert of German vessel managers and owners Ahrenkiel Steamship Company told Maritime Journal. "At least that was relatively straightforward. 13 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
AIS whitepaper
For those who are wondering what AIS (Automatic Identification System) is, where it is used, and how the different classes of AIS differ, UK-headquartered vessel tracking provider BigOceanData has put together a useful primer on the subject in the form of a PDF whitepaper. 13 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Change is in the air... and in the water
The wind installation market is being driven by rising scale, depth and not least, competition. so some operators are responding by making significant changes. 13 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Orca ESS sales going strong
Corvus Energy’s next generation battery solution has racked up over nine mega-watt hours (MWh) of orders since its launch six months ago. 12 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Two new epoxy primers from Hempel
Denmark-headquartered coatings specialist Hempel is introducing two new coatings; Hempadur Quattro XO 17820 and 17870. 12 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Sanmar pilot boat for Mersin
Although Turkish shipbuilder Sanmar is more usually mentioned in the pages of ‘Maritime Journal’ for its regular construction of excellent tugs, it also has a long experience of pilot boat construction. The most recent example is ‘Pilot Boat 10’ designed and built by Sanmar for the Mersin International Port Authority in southern Turkey. 12 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Dredging appointment
The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has announced the appointment of Mr. Frank Verhoeven as the new President of the IADC Board of Directors. 12 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Cable repair contracts increase Briggs Marine’s turnover
UK-headquartered Briggs Marine & Environmental Services has published its new accounts for the year ending March 2016 at Companies House, which show an annual increase in turnover to £66m. 12 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Marine exhaust cleaning system
Home Port Marine's, the marine product consultancy, has acknowledged Centek’s Marine’s genset exhaust solution Gen-Kleen as one of its products of the week. 11 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Cloud-based charter manager
The Marcura Group, a Dubai-based group of companies focused on providing business solutions to the maritime industry, has announced the launch of MarDocs; a cloud-based collaboration tool aimed at vessel charterers. 11 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Energy efficiency reporting system meets MRV data collection requirements
Norway-headquartered Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector, has fully certified maritime monitoring specialist, Krohne Marine’s EcoMATE MRV against the European Union’s (EU) Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation requirements. 11 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
FFC15 from Baglietto
The Italian shipyard Baglietto has a long history of building high performance craft to military requirements. Their latest offering in this sector is the FFC15 which is designed primarily as a troop transport but which, the company claims, could have a significant role to play in commercial marine operations. 11 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Safehaven XSV 17
Irish boatbuilder Safehaven Marine has launched the prototype of its latest new design: XSV 17 ‘Thunder Child’. 11 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Acteon Group acquires Bruce Anchor
Subsea services group Acteon has acquired Bruce Anchor in aim to enhanced its capabilities in the provision of temporary and permanent mooring systems. 11 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
‘Thalassa’ modernisation
Piriou Naval Services, the French branch of the Piriou group for Repair and Services, has won the European bid Ifremer launched in June 2016 for the modernisation of its oceanographic research vessel ‘Thalassa’. 11 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Cortec enhancement
US metal coating manufacturer Cortec says its VpCI-368 coating has just become more powerful with the addition of extra Vapour phase Corrosion Inhibitors. 11 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Mastervolt solid state relay
Dutch marine power expert, Mastervolt, has introduced a new solid state relay which can efficiently charge two batteries from one source. 10 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Atlas Elektronik wins German Navy order
Atlas Elektronik has won an order for the modernisation of three minehunting vessels which are in service with the German Navy. 10 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal