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MMF Forum
The Hydrographic Society UK, which has an extensive individual and corporate membership at home and abroad in nearly 45 countries, is to host the 59th non-profit Marine Measurement Forum covering key issues for all inshore and offshore applications, at BP’s Upstream Learning Centre, Sunbury-on-Thames, on Friday 7 July. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Viking Link survey completed
Fugro reports successful completion of a major 630km seabed survey for the Viking Link, a joint subsea venture between the UK and Denmark for a proposed 1,400 megawatt high voltage direct current (HVDC) electricity link under the North Sea via Dutch and German territorial waters from southern Jutland and a Lincolnshire substation. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Latest satnav developments
Reports from Beijing indicate that the Chinese government’s Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation is schedued to launch this July its upgraded BeiDou-3 satnav positioning system with progressive deployment of 6-8 geostationary satellites within the year. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
New Dutch dive survey craft
DutchWorkboats in Amsterdam, specialist designers and constructors of all-purpose craft of between 5 and 15 metres, has developed a Series 10 joint dive-survey model for inshore and coastal operations which can also be used to support offshore dredging applications. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
iSurvey offshore contracts
The Aberdeen, UK-based division of Norway’s Oslo-based iSurvey global survey and positioning organisation has been awarded a three-year contract for provision of hydrographic and rig positioning services to Shell UK, Shell NAM, Norske Shell and Shell E&P Ireland. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
The future is fibre
Interest is slowly picking up in fibre rope and now Rolls-Royce has begun to offer cranes up to 400 tonnes based on this field-proven but still innovative technology. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
World’s largest ring bearings
Crane manufacturer Huisman is involved in construction of the world’s largest ring bearings at its Chinese production plant. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Four decades on the frontier
It’s now four decades since Spanish manufacturer Fluidmecánica started pushing back the frontiers of specialist marine equipment. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Wide remit for kit
It’s certain that 'Cherbourg 1' is being worked hard since its delivery last year. Interestingly, the deck gear is playing a central role, having been modified to squeeze out the last drop of capability from the Damen ASD 2810 design. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Brexit: Hitting home
While some maritime businesses may have initially been confused about what Brexit would mean to them, others felt it immediately. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Sanmar’s ‘little sister’ in detail
This column recently mentioned the introduction of a new example of Robert Allan Ltd.’s successful RAmparts tug by Sanmar Shipyards; time for a closer look at this interesting new entrant to the compact tug market. 24 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Protestors petition against French windfarm
Protestors are up in arms about the plan to construct an offshore windfarm off the coast of Normandy in France which they say will ruin the view from the D-Day landing beaches. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Major Rotortug order for Australia
Damen Shipyards has secured a significant order for construction of six 32m Rotortugs for operation at Port Hedland on Australia’s west coast. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Debating the future at Tugnology ’17
The latest in technological ideas and developments surrounding the towage industry are about to be discussed at the fourth biennial ‘Tugnology’ conference in Rotterdam. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Rolls-Royce delivers thruster number 1000 to Damen
Rolls-Royce has delivered its 1000th azimuth thruster to Damen Shipyards marking a milestone in a 30-year relationship with notable references in what has been a work in progress story set to develop further. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Two more ASD tugs from Offshore Ship Designers
Ijmuiden, the Netherlands-based Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has reported delivery of two ASD tugs to owners in Singapore. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Anchor-handling record for ‘Zwerver II’
Recently delivered multipurpose DP2 workboat/support vessel ‘Zwerver II’ has carried out what is claimed to be the deepest anchor-handling operation by such a workboat. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
TOWLINES
Albwardy Marine Engineering and Damen Shipyards Sharjah have formally brought both companies under one umbrella, to be known as Albwardy Damen. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Resolve Marine rights Indian frigate
Salvage contractor Resolve Marine has completed the US$2.9m salvage of an Indian navy frigate which tipped over at Mumbai naval dockyard in an accident claiming the lives of two sailors and injuring 14 others. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Busy period for Norwegian Coast Guard
It has been a busy winter period for the Norwegian Coast Guard with one of its patrol vessels tasked to two separate incidents involving a disabled ex-buoy tender and a drifting barge carrier. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal