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Getares Uno incorporates all the refinements Safehaven has developed for its pilot boats over the years

Getares Uno incorporates all the refinements Safehaven has developed for its pilot boats over the years

‘Spirit of Rathlin’
Arklow Marine Services, Arklow, Ireland has recently delivered the new 27m ‘Spirit of Rathlin’ ferry which has been designed to replace the existing ‘Canna’ and is set to operate between Ballycastle and Rathlin Island off the Co Antrim Coast. 11 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
The spirit of 'Enterprise'
Seacat Services’ innovative 27.4m catamaran, ‘Enterprise’, has self-sufficiency at its core. It’s a characteristic that promises to make it relevant for emerging wind maintenance operations. 18 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Ultra-shallow draught workhorse for GSS Marine
Scottish-based workboat owner Gareloch Support Services Ltd (GSS Marine Services) has taken delivery of what can be described as a significant new addition to its fleet in the Eurotug ‘Ella F’. 12 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
LNG-powered inland tanker delivers innovation and savings
Europe’s inland shipping industry has the prospect of reaping significant fuel-savings with the introduction of Damen’s solely LNG-powered ‘Ecoliner’. 13 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Safehaven XSV 17
Irish boatbuilder Safehaven Marine has launched the prototype of its latest new design: XSV 17 ‘Thunder Child’. 09 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
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
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
Voe Vanguard: Expanding the vision
Two years ago Delta Marine started to investigate a DP1, 200 tonne boat; what they’ve got is a sophisticated, very new 500 tonne DP2 class vessel. Asked whether this is inspired or a case of ‘mission creep’ operations manager Dave McNaughtan said: “This is more a case of thinking about the future – and expanding our vision to fit.” 25 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal
'Tservis' puzzle solved for Turkey
Ian Ellis of MacDuff Ship Design admitted straight away that the little 'Tservis 1' and two port tenders destined for Turkey “weren’t something we’ve done before”. However he went on to say “it was actually a lot of fun to design”. 30 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
‘Oland’: tailor-made for the shallows
The latest multi-purpose coastal and waterways workboat to go into service with north German authorities – the hydrographic survey vessel ‘Oland’ - is small at 22.68m and draws just 95cms. All of which makes it well suited for a multitude of jobs in the shallow tidal flats and wetlands of Schleswig-Holstein. 20 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
‘Typhoon TOW’: engineered for future demands
Like its three sister vessels, offshore wind crew transfer vessel 'Typhoon TOW' “is quite some way above the usual spec”, said Rob Stewart of Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC). 16 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
New Norwegian rescue boat
The Norwegian Lifeboat Organisation, the NSSR, has taken delivery of the first of a new type of fast rescue boat. Based on a commercial hull, this new rescue boat is designed for high speed operations in protected waters. The design was developed by Hydrolift working closely with the NSSR. Eker Design was also involved in the development of the concept. 29 Jul 2016 - Maritime Journal
‘White Beauty’: Swift on the surveys
Norway’s long coastlines present a few challenges to small survey vessel designs explains Rob Voskuil of DutchWorkboats. It’s not just the long, cold transits, there’s also a lot of seabed to cover during surveys, preferably at a brisk pace. 12 May 2016 - Maritime Journal
Vripack's ‘Amethyst’
The Slide Hull design introduced by the Dutch design team of Vripack and mentioned in brief in March ‘MJ’, is claimed to offer significant advantages in both efficiency and seakeeping. 12 Apr 2016 - Maritime Journal
Seeadler joins Weser workboat fleet
Weser operator Bremenports has taken into service the €1.4 million eco-friendly sounding and survey boat Seeadler - the latest addition to a fleet of versatile workboats serving the River Weser and the German sister ports of Bremen and Bremerhaven. 30 Mar 2016 - Maritime Journal
Dockstavarvet Interceptor 20M
A pair of new 20 metre Police/Patrol/Combat Boat design was recently completed at Swedish boatbuilders Dockstavarvet. These first in class vessels have been configured as a search, rescue and service vessel for the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization, NDLO. 22 Feb 2016 - Maritime Journal
Ocean research and hydrographic survey catamaran
Boatbuilder Safehaven Marine of Cork, Ireland has introduced its new Wildcat 60; a multi-purpose survey catamaran. 12 Jan 2016 - Maritime Journal
Bergen's new fire and rescue boat
The Municipality and the Fire Department in Bergen, Norway have been strongly focused on the creation of a modern Fire Department, and it was with great joy that the city's newest Fire and Rescue boat - the ‘Sjøbrand’ - was christened by its godmother Britt Brattetveit. 23 Dec 2015 - Maritime Journal
Big ‘Titan’ shoulders the contradictions
The Port of London Authority had a conundrum: they needed a vessel with a big pull yet shallow depth, packing heavy lift equipment while subject to air draft restrictions, capable of meeting fast running tides but still efficient enough for general use. 23 Dec 2015 - Maritime Journal
Rondo class patrol
The St. Petersburg based shipyard Sredne-Nevsky which is part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation has delivered the R1650 which is the first of the Rondo class fast patrol boats built to a design developed by the shipyard. 23 Dec 2015 - Maritime Journal