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Deck Equipment & Lifting Gear

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
Trelleborg launches fender selection tool
Sweden-headquartered Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has launched a new online Fender Selection Tool, almost completely digitizing the fender selection process and saving consultants the huge amounts of time normally spent carrying out complex manual calculations. 20 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Basket case
Despite some very sophisticated devices, a significant proportion of crane-lift crew transfers still rely on technicians clinging to the outside of something that looks like an oversized lobster pot, with little or no fall protection. 04 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Widening appeal
Palfinger recently announced its latest acquisition - Herkules Harding Holding AS - but according to Palfinger CEO Herbert Ortner, it won’t be the last. 04 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
Evolving simplicity
The launch and recovery system behind a new, high tech exploration ROV has been developed with a kind of minimalism in mind. 04 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
No time off for crane
There’s a certain realism about the design of the HS Marine knuckleboom crane that’s been installed on the latest Wijngaarden Marine Services vessel. 04 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
New 500te Linear Winch
Scotland-headquartered ACE Winches will unveil its new 500te Linear Winch to its range of specialised deck equipment at this year’s Offshore Energy exhibition. 27 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Launch and recovery cooperation agreement
ECA and Vestdavit have signed a cooperation agreement to develop the next generation of launch and recovery systems for Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS). 27 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Clear answer for muddy questions
At what point does water become mud? This near-philosophical question has solid financial implications if you are guaranteeing clearance for incoming vessels at a port like Rotterdam. But, while a high-tech sediment profiler will provide answers it also needs to be easy to operate – and quite often it needs to fit whatever vessel comes to hand. 25 Jul 2016 - Maritime Journal
Industry needs a rethink
A clear call has been sounded by Petar Modev of the UK P&I Club for the industry to “update its deck layout solutions for something more flexible”. 29 Jun 2016 - Maritime Journal
Something old, something new: AHC upgrades
‘Ripping out the old and coming in with new’ isn’t always the most cost-efficient approach when it comes to lifting gear upgrades but tying Active Heave Compensated (AHC) equipment into pre-existing kit risks losing potential savings amongst the technical difficulties. Till now. 29 Jun 2016 - Maritime Journal
Hot issues for cold climate cranes
Possibly the most interesting thing about the six Italian Heila cranes going onto the UK's new polar research ship is that two of them are not just LR Offshore certified like the others, but will be explosion proof as well - despite heading into the Antarctic. 29 Jun 2016 - Maritime Journal
MacArtney supplies winch for deep-sea search
A Mermac R40 winch from Denmark-headquartered MacArtney is to be used for the continuing search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the Boeing 777-200ER which disappeared over the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam two years ago. 24 May 2016 - Maritime Journal
Lifting a new industry
There are both opportunities and challenges associated with the start of any very new industry which rise in tandem with the scale of the equipment – which needs safe handling. 12 May 2016 - Maritime Journal
IT International acquires all electric MacArtney winch
Denmank-based MacArtney has supplied a MERMAC S30C winch, cable and termination to IT International of Halifax, Nova Scotia, for their core sampling business group. 21 Apr 2016 - Maritime Journal