Wärtsilä Auto-docking System on Sale

June 3, 2019
Wärtsilä Auto-docking System on Sale

Ships docking by themselves has become reality now that technology group Wärtsilä from Finland has booked its first order for SmartDock. This makes it the world’s first commercially available auto-docking solution and is a significant step towards the realisation of autonomous vessels.

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Aegir Deployed to Install 2500-tonne Cutter Ladder

June 3, 2019
Aegir Deployed to Install 2500-tonne Cutter Ladder

The world’s most powerful Cutter Suction Dredger Spartacus has received its 2500-tonne cutter ladder. The installation was performed by Heerema's deepwater construction vessel Aegir. Clearances during the installation process were at times no more than 24 millimetres.

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New 55 Metre Huisman Yacht Stays Below 500 GT

May 31, 2019
New 55 Metre Huisman Yacht Stays Below 500 GT

Royal Huisman has revealed the first construction photos of Project Phi. The yacht will be over 55 metres long, but thanks to the Fast-Displacement XL concept, the yacht stays within the sub-500 GT category.

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Hundreds Evacuated from Ferry in Incident Response Training

May 27, 2019
Hundreds Evacuated from Ferry in Incident Response Training

During a large-scale, mass evacuation exercise, the ferry Pride of Hull was evacuated. Hundreds of extras participated in the exercise, named LIVEX, which allowed different crisis organisations to train together.

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Lecturer Koelman: Rearranging Maritime Industry Requires Intensive R&D

May 23, 2019
Lecturer Koelman: Rearranging Maritime Industry Requires Intensive R&D

Intensive research and development are a prerequisite to make the maritime industry future-proof. In addition, simulation is to play a much larger role in maritime education. These are just some of the conclusions of the new lecturer Maritime Innovative Technologies Herbert Koelman at the Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz (MIWB) in the Netherlands.

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Hull Vane Orders Are Taking off

May 10, 2019
Hull Vane Orders Are Taking off

(With video) The Hull Vane is a patented fixed hydrowing that is placed below the stern of a ship, saving energy and improving seakeeping. The Dutch invention has built a case for itself by proving its worth in practice, thereby drawing in orders for other types of vessels.

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Jan De Nul Vessels Equipped with New Filter to Prevent Emissions

May 1, 2019
Jan De Nul Vessels Equipped with New Filter to Prevent Emissions

Shipping emissions are a serious threat to human health. Therefore, Jan De Nul is fitting its new vessels with a state-of-the-art filter system, which processes exhaust gases and prevents nanoparticle emissions. This article explains the technology (with video).

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VIDEO: Amels Launches 55-metre Superyacht Nomad

May 1, 2019
VIDEO: Amels Launches 55-metre Superyacht Nomad

Just five months after the sale of a new 180-ft Amels 180 from the Amels Limited Editions range was announced, the 55-metre yacht named Nomad has emerged from the Dutch luxury yacht builder’s yard in Vlissingen.

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VIDEO: Second E-Flexer Ferry Launched for Stena Line

April 17, 2019
VIDEO: Second E-Flexer Ferry Launched for Stena Line

Stena Line is going full steam ahead with its fleet investment programme with the float out of the second vessel in its new generation E-Flexer series.

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VIDEO: Introducing the World's First Electric Freefall Lifeboat

April 16, 2019
VIDEO: Introducing the World's First Electric Freefall Lifeboat

The world’s first electric-powered freefall lifeboat has passed its final drop tests in Amsterdam. The rugged electric system is designed to withstand the heavy g forces of freefall launch and can sail at full speed for 30 minutes, followed by 10 additional hours at 50 per cent of maximum speed.

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