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Deck Equipment & Lifting Gear

Vestdavit moves into leisure market
Norwegian-owned Vestdavit is selling its MissionEase multiple-boat handling system to a new passenger ship audience to address safety in the leisure market. 25 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Davits challenged by bigger workboats
Onboard workboats have steadily grown in size, and likewise, their launch and retrieval systems also have to rise to the challenge. But there’s more to it than immediately meets the eye. 12 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
JonRie deck kit for Trident
JonRie’s very first Tri-Winch set has made its debut onboard Seabulk Towing’s new Rotortug, ‘Trident’. 12 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Engineering meets virtual reality
These days, deck equipment and lifting gear needs simulation testing before full development, Geir Roland of MacGregor told MJ. “Working on a scale model – even a detailed, 3D printed model - won’t copy the physics. You need try things out on a computer.” 10 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Chill test at sixty below
Reliability is a prerequisite for the type of rugged motors that lie at heart of marine winches – but while even normal support operations are demanding, icebreakers like the ones being built in Russia’s Vyborg yard add another layer of complexity. 10 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
All about letting go
A repair vessel may have just deployed a bight of telecoms fibre optic cable or similar product - but it’s still attached to the crane. So, how does it retrieve what may be a 1,000m length of load-carrying rope? After all, leaving it there is environmentally unfriendly if not downright wasteful while using divers or ROVs doesn’t come cheap. 10 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
High intensity professional grade LED deck lights
The Offshore and PitMaster series LED deck lights engineered and manufactured by Vision X for the recreational and commercial marine markets are claimed by US distributor Imtra to provide superior illumination with durability and reliability that is ideal for offshore watercraft, oil platforms, shoreline industrial complexes and shipyards. 13 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Safer towing for smaller vessels
Norwegian maritime safety and lifting expert H Henriksen AS, known worldwide for its off-load release lifting hooks, has introduced a disc type towing hook for safer on-load release. 27 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
All change for Edda Fjord
An upgrade to ‘Edda Fjord’s access system promises to give the vessel a new lease of life. 23 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Offshore wind accommodation containers
ELA Container Offshore GmbH has developed a new accommodation container type designed especially for use at offshore windfarms. 20 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Walk-to-work? Surely not….
There’s an odd picture circulating of the new Barge Master access system. Although destined for the new Vroon Offshore vessel, ‘VOS Start’, it doesn’t appear to be on the ship at all, but outside the Vroon offices in Breda with the gangway reaching across into a top floor window. 26 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Locating the leak
There’s a neat trick that helps spot troubled hydraulic deck equipment. 22 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
All in the box
Romica Engineering, based in Beverley, UK has recently been called on to deliver a containerised deep-ocean mooring winch system for the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). 22 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Small is beautiful: a new take on transfers
A compact transfer device with a minimal footprint has been developed by Baltec Offshore that might help CTVs move beyond ‘bump and jump’ manoeuvres – while keeping their speed. 22 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Voyager 2 lights the way
The new, reshaped and redesigned Voyager 2 searchlight is the result of far more than just a whim. 21 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Back to basics for market survival
One of the big issues affecting the wind industry is that needs to future-proof itself, but the investment pipeline still lacks clarity, leaving contractors in a difficult situation and trying to minimise their costs explained Gilbert Rezette, MD of Netherlands based Ulstein Equipment BV. 21 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal