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Deck Equipment & Lifting Gear

Operational safety strengthened with 20t A-Frame test
Pharos Offshore has established a handling system test procedure to prove an A-Frame can safely operate with a 20t load. 12 Sep 2017 - Maritime Journal
Offshore transfer device could revolutionise safety
A new device promises to revolutionise offshore windfarm work by creating a more stable platform between vessels and structures to allow safer crew transfers. 17 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Fibre and wire together at last
A refit that’s turning a PSV into a ROV support vessel is taking advantage of a very new crane that can handle both wire and fibre, providing flexibility in a challenging market. 06 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Gains from eco-lube switch
So far the oil washed overboard from hydraulic deck equipment has been largely ignored, but not for much longer – growing concerns about sensitive regions such as the Arctic and the stepping up of US regulations indicate the future in Europe and Scandinavia. But the smart answer is not to reach for the nearest green-stamped alternative: the choice needs to be made intelligently. 06 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Right on track
Workboats are limited in space, that much is a given. So, why not innovate, giving the different elements the ability to move around the deck and only bring them out when needed? 06 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Tight deadline for deck kit
Three and a half weeks from kick off to fully-tested load out was all the time Norwegian based Scantrol and UK HQ’d ACE Winches had to meet a subsea kit order. Richard Wilson, ACE’s chief operations officer described the deadline as “challenging”. 06 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
1000 lumens waterproof lights
Peli Products, the Spanish specialist in the design and manufacture of high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems, has introduced the rechargeable Peli 3310R and 3310R-RA (right angle) LED torches with powerful performance bringing over 1000 lumens to Peli’s ultra-compact light range. 08 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Biodegradeable grease
RSC Bio Solutions, a global company that specialises in environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) and cleaners, has added a new water resistant, biodegradable grease to its portfolio. 31 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
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