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pipe work repairs

Increase in Scrubber Installations Correlate to Increase in Pipework Repairs

Diver/technicians from the underwater repair specialist recently carried out pipe replacements on 270m shuttle tankers where the wash water from the “scrubbed” exhaust gases had corroded the pipework, resulting in water ingress. Repairs to the tankers were carried out while the vessels were alongside and remaining in operation.

Comments Off on Increase in Scrubber Installations Correlate to Increase in Pipework Repairs / 16th February 2018

ballast water

Ballast Water Sampling and Analysis: Aqua-tools to Participate in New ISO Standard

The company, which specialises in the biological monitoring of water quality for various applications, including ships’ ballast, will work with French standardisation organisation AFNOR (Association Française de Normalisation) and the International Standards Organisation (ISO) to establish new chapters for ISO 11711 – the Ships and Marine Technology, Piping and Machinery, Ballast Water Sampling and Analysis standard.

Comments Off on Ballast Water Sampling and Analysis: Aqua-tools to Participate in New ISO Standard / 15th February 2018

offshore support

Bibby Marine Services Secures OSJ Offshore Renewables Award for Bibby WaveMaster 1

Bibby Marine Services has been awarded an Offshore Support Journal (OSJ) Offshore Renewables Award for the Bibby WaveMaster 1. The vessel is the first Damen Service Operations Vessel (SOV), a unique, purpose-built vessel for the deployment and retention of offshore support and maintenance personnel. 

Comments Off on Bibby Marine Services Secures OSJ Offshore Renewables Award for Bibby WaveMaster 1 / 9th February 2018

Stern tube seal

Avoid Drydock and Off-hire Costs With Underwater Stern Tube Seal Repairs

Following a spate of stern tube seal failures, Antwerp-based Hydrex has reiterated its capability in carrying out repairs to stern tube seals during a ship’s routine port visit, saving the expense and loss of revenue of unscheduled drydocking.

Comments Off on Avoid Drydock and Off-hire Costs With Underwater Stern Tube Seal Repairs / 2nd February 2018

Green4Sea award

Water Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearing System, COMPAC, Nominated for Green4Sea Award

Water lubricated propeller shaft bearing system, COMPAC, has been nominated for the 2018 Green4Sea Technical Award. The Green4Sea award is presented to those companies that have made a significant technological breakthrough or have made a significant contribution in any aspect of environmental maritime activity. 

Comments Off on Water Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearing System, COMPAC, Nominated for Green4Sea Award / 26th January 2018

sterntube bearings

As More Sterntube Bearings Fail, Biodegradable EALS Come Under The Spotlight

While many ship operators consider the rise in use of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EAL) a cure-all to meeting environmental regulations, particularly in waters where the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulated the use of mineral oils, their performance as a propeller shaft bearing lubricant has come under increasing scrutiny.

Comments Off on As More Sterntube Bearings Fail, Biodegradable EALS Come Under The Spotlight / 26th January 2018

hull coating

Cruiseship Dilemma Solved by Subsea Industries’ Ecospeed Hull Coating

Cruiseships, particularly when operating in warmer waters, can attract fouling organisms which create a bad impression – not only to passengers and prospective customers but to port operators. Subsea Industries’ Ecospeed coating is being presented as a cost-effective, environmentally-safe solution to the problems associated with maintaining cruiseship hulls in a pristine condition.

Comments Off on Cruiseship Dilemma Solved by Subsea Industries’ Ecospeed Hull Coating / 19th January 2018

propeller buffing

Revolutionary Propeller Buffing Technique Earns Hydrex an Award

Hydrex has been awarded the prestigious Energy Globe Award for 2017 from the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented to Hydrex CEO Boud van Rompay at the company’s Antwerp headquarters by Mrs Martina Madeo from the Austrian Embassy in Brussels in recognition of the company’s revolutionary propeller buffing technique.

Comments Off on Revolutionary Propeller Buffing Technique Earns Hydrex an Award / 18th January 2018

ballast water

Every B-QUA Ballast Water Monitoring Solution Will Come With Free Support and Training From Aqua-tools

Aqua-tools will provide a year’s worth of free training and support with every B-QUA ballast water monitoring solution. Benefiting shipowners, test labs, ballast water manufacturers and Port State Control Authorities that use aqua-tools’ B-QUA rapid ballast water monitoring kit.

Comments Off on Every B-QUA Ballast Water Monitoring Solution Will Come With Free Support and Training From Aqua-tools / 17th January 2018

Global Maritime Forum

Global Maritime Forum’s Inaugural Annual Summit Awarded to Hong Kong

Hong Kong is chosen to host the Global Maritime Forum’s inaugural Annual Summit on 3-4 October 2018. The high-level meeting will convene key industry leaders with policymakers, experts, NGOs and other influential decision-makers and opinion shapers. Their task will be to share their ideas on the challenges facing the maritime industry and to develop practical proposals to optimise global seaborne trade, thereby increasing sustainable long term economic development and human wellbeing.

Comments Off on Global Maritime Forum’s Inaugural Annual Summit Awarded to Hong Kong / 5th January 2018

Scrubber outlets

Ecospeed Chosen to Protect Scrubber Outlets of Three New Vessels in China

Subsea Industries’ glass-flake, non-toxic hard coating Ecospeed has been chosen to protect the exhaust scrubber outlets of three newbuild container vessels building at a yard in Zhoushan, China.

Comments Off on Ecospeed Chosen to Protect Scrubber Outlets of Three New Vessels in China / 22nd December 2017

tidal data

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office to Give Ships Faster Access to New Tidal Data

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is introducing regular tidal data updates to ADMIRALTY TotalTide (ATT) as part of ADMIRALTY Digital Publications (ADP) Version 18 in December 2017.

Comments Off on United Kingdom Hydrographic Office to Give Ships Faster Access to New Tidal Data / 15th December 2017

hydrex

Hydrex Repairs Crack in Chemical Tanker Without Delaying the Vessel

Hydrex recently carried out a repair to a crack in the port side grey water tank of a 145m chemical tanker. The damage was permanently repaired by Hydrex technicians, using an insert, during the vessel’s routine port call in Amsterdam.

Comments Off on Hydrex Repairs Crack in Chemical Tanker Without Delaying the Vessel / 15th December 2017

Ballast Water Management

Ballast Water: Agreement Signed by Hai Cheung to Build EVOQUA SeaCURE® in China

In what marks an important development to the partnership agreement signed in February, and which initially covered the sale and supply of Evoqua’s SeaCURE® System into the Chinese market, Hong-Kong based Hai Cheung will now manufacture and distribute the ballast water management solution under licence in China.

Comments Off on Ballast Water: Agreement Signed by Hai Cheung to Build EVOQUA SeaCURE® in China / 8th December 2017

maritime industry

SMM Maritime Industry Report: The Industry is Looking to the Future With Confidence

For the first time in its history, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH has conducted a large-scale study asking exhibitors and visitors of the leading global trade fair for the maritime industry to give their assessment of the sector’s economic and technological development.

Comments Off on SMM Maritime Industry Report: The Industry is Looking to the Future With Confidence / 1st December 2017

navy submarine

Pakistan Navy Submarine upgrades to SharpEye™ radar

Following the announcement in February 2017 that Kelvin Hughes will be supplying the SharpEye™ Doppler submarine radar system to the mid-life upgrade program for the Pakistan Navy’s Agosta 90B-class (also known as the Khalid class diesel electric attack submarine), the order for the next submarine in this program has been placed.

Comments Off on Pakistan Navy Submarine upgrades to SharpEye™ radar / 24th November 2017