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Vessel Build & Maintenance

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
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
‘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
Venetian workboat
Italian boat builder FB Design specialises in fast patrol boats but has also built some low profile patrol boats for the police in Venice. It was this Venice experience that led some marine contractors in Venice to approach FB Design for ideas about a landing craft type design that could be used for transporting materials and personnel about the city which relies entirely on water transport. 10 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Kishorn Port Invests £500k in dry dock
Kishorn Port Ltd (KPL), the joint venture that is seeking to resurrect the redundant oil fabrication yard at Kishorn on the west coast of Scotland, has commenced the first phase of re-instating the dry dock on the site. 05 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Maritime Partner’s new modular design concept
Norwegian rescue and patrol boat specialist builder Maritime Partner has launched a new modular design concept which will be carried across its full range of vessels. 05 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Ex-MoD tugs prepared for West Africa deployment
A pair of former tractor tugs have been refitted with air conditioning units to prepare for new operations off the coast of West Africa. 04 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Air cushion advances
Using an air chamber under the hull to lift a vessel and reduce the drag started with the hovercraft development back in the 1950s. Initially the air chamber was kept in place with flexible skirts but then came the sidewall hovercraft with flexible skirts just at bow and stern. 03 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Alewijnse Marine opens new facility in Den Helder
Netherlands-headquartered marine system integrator Alewijnse Marine has opened a new service and maintenance facility in Den Helder to support its activities at the Dutch Royal Naval dockyard and Damen Shipyards Den Helder. 21 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Delta to the rescue
The UK’s Delta Power Group is one of the oldest RIB builders with a history going back almost 50 years. 20 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
German steam veterans head back
A trio of veteran German steamships could just all sail again in 2017 after completion of costly restorations which have taken years to tackle and were still underway as the year turned. 20 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Home service for routine rescue boat work
Germany’s largely volunteer sea-rescue service DGzRS has been busy as the year turned with regular repair, maintenance and overhaul of some of the 60 boats in its fleet. 20 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Stena Line maintenance contract renewal
Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has renewed its planned maintenance agreement with MacGregor, part of Cargotec. 19 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Royal Navy Minehunter upgrade
The UK Royal Navy minehunters 'HMS Quorn' and 'HMS Atherstone' have been transferred into the new Minor War Vessels Centre of Specialisation at Portsmouth Naval Base ahead of their major upgrades by BAE Systems. 14 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Quick turnaround for trawler refit
MAN Diesel and Turbo has recently completed a turbocharger refit within five weeks from the first enquiry to turbocharger commissioning. 13 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Acoustic emission technology for crack and corrosion detection
ABS, a US-based classification society and provider of technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has recently published the ABS Guidance Notes on Structural Monitoring Using Acoustic Emissions. 12 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Wind turbine transport conversions
The second of two ships that have been specially designed to transport offshore wind farm components is nearing completion at a Dutch shipyard. Like its sister ship, the ‘Rotra Vente’ which was launched earlier this Year the ‘Rotra Mare’ has been converted from a container vessel into a heavy lift ro-ro ship that will operate primarily on North Sea routes. 12 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Epoxy certification
UK Elantas Europe supplier Cristex Composite Materials recently announced that Elantas has been awarded GL (German Lloyd) certification on three of its epoxy products. 07 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal