Issue 10

BAE Systems’ announcement of job cuts at its shipyards in England and Scotland could not come at a worse time for the UK Government. In the latest issue of Ship Technology Global we investigate how the loss of shipbuilding capacity could affect the country.

We also announce the winner of the Ship Technology Award 2013, take a look at a new ship designed to stay stable in all conditions, find out how a new suite of security technologies installed at Houston Ship Channel will improve preparedness and response to security risks and explore how a project researching seafarer fatigue aims to find new tools to tackle safety issues.

Moreover, we discuss the importance of pyrotechnic flares in the shipping industry and look at how the maritime security industry can tackle the problems of piracy and terrorism. We also profile the Multipurpose Offshore Construction Vessel, South Korea and the Stream 5000 LNG Container Vessel, Germany.

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In this issue

Keeping Scotland Afloat
The announcement of job cuts by BAE Systems could not come at a worse time for the UK Government. Grant Turnbull reveals how the loss of shipbuilding capacity could affect the country and next year’s Scottish independence vote.
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Ship Technology Global Awards Winner: SkySails
The deceptively simple SkySails system is the winner of our Innovation in Energy Efficiency Award 2013. Chris Lo learns how it is bringing wind power back to ship propulsion as an auxiliary fuel-saver.
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The Ship That Didn’t Rock
SALT Ship Design has collaborated with Østensjø on a new, ultra-stable accommodation craft. Julian Turner learns how it combines the functionality of an offshore vessel with the interior of a luxury hotel.
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Safe Passage
The Houston Ship Channel in Texas recently underwent a high-tech IT security upgrade, courtesy of NICE Systems. Chris Lo speaks to regional vice president John Rennie about the benefits of modern security technology.
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High Hopes for Martha
Seafarer fatigue is now recognised as one of the industry’s biggest health and safety risks. Frances Marcellin reports on how ground-breaking research project Martha is helping to find effective solutions.
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A Flare for Safety
Justine Heeley, managing director of Drew Marine Signal and Safety, which manufactures Comet and Pains Wessex marine distress signals, discusses the importance of pyrotechnic flares in the shipping industry.
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Universal Truths
As piracy, terrorism and other threats continue to plague shipping, SAMI maritime director Steven Jones explains how the maritime security industry can tackle these problems.
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Multipurpose Offshore Construction Vessel, South Korea
Toisa, a marine service provider, contracted Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in February 2013 to build a multipurpose offshore construction vessel (MCOV) based on the X-bow hull design.
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Stream 5000 LNG Container Vessel, Germany
The Stream 5000 LNG is a new-generation container vessel designed by Ingenieur Partner Pool (IPP).
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Next issue preview

Demand for ship refurbishments and upgrades has been growing steadily, but newbuild prices are plummeting and many existing vessels will be due for costly upgrades to meet new regulatory requirements. We find out how these developments will affect the market for refits and upgrades.

We also investigate whether an increased focus on ECDIS operations training is required to improve navigational safety, take a look at Nautis, a new generation of advanced maritime training solutions, and speak to Italian shipbuilding giant Fincantieri about its Innovation Challenge seeking proposals for new maritime technologies for further funding and development. Moreover, we find out how ports can be protected from the growing threat of cyber crime, and take a look at the ten biggest cargo ports in the world.

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