Ship Technology Global: Issue 8

In this issue: We investigate the potential security risks for ship operators as a result of the public availability of AIS data, launch our Innovation in Energy Efficiency Awards, profile the largest hybrid vessel ever built, nicknamed the Prius of the Sea, and much more


Issue 8

New research suggests that the automatic identification systems on many vessels are completely unprotected, potentially making location and other sensitive information susceptible to hackers or even pirates. We investigate the risks presented by this unseen threat.

We also round up the latest incidences and responses to piracy and launch the Innovation in Energy Efficiency Awards to celebrate a wide range of new, eco-friendly marine propulsion and power systems.

We take a look at the largest hybrid vessel ever built, the Prinsesse Benedikte, nicknamed the Prius of the Sea, which is set to transport passengers with a new environmentally friendly and cost-effective lithium battery.

We also profile two new cruise ship, the Norwegian Breakaway, the largest ship ever to homeport in New York, and the Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas. We take a look at the ambitious plans for the Stad Skipstunnel in Norway, the world's first tunnel to accommodate ships up to 16,000 tonnes. Moreover, we explore the controversial laws governing the dismantling of ships and ask how all parties involved can work together to find a more sustainable solution.

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In this issue

Piracy Update: June and July 2013
As attacks by West African pirates reach new levels, global leaders have come together to tackle the problem. In partnership with OceanusLive, Ship Technology Global covers the latest incidences and response to piracy.
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Spy on Board
The public availability of AIS data has been flagged as a concern, but the industry is slow to respond. We find out more about the potential security risks for ship operators.
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Ship Technology Global Awards 2013
A growing need for cost-savings and greater accountability for emissions and environmental performance has inspired a wide range of new, eco-friendly marine propulsion and power systems. To celebrate innovation in this field, Ship Technology Global is launching the Innovation in Energy Efficiency Awards.
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Prius of the Sea
The largest hybrid vessel ever built will soon transport passengers and vehicles with a new environmentally-friendly and cost-effective lithium polymer battery system. We talk to Corvus Energy, the company behind this innovation.
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New York Doll
As the Norwegian Breakaway becomes the largest ship ever to homeport in New York, Ship Technology Global explores the ambitious 'boutique' design concept and innovative construction methods that promise to make this cruise liner a success.
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Quantum Leap
As the first ship in Royal Caribbean's Quantum class sets out to take on-board entertainment to a new level, we take a look at some of its pioneering passenger facilities.
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Tunnel Vision
An ambitious plan is underway in Norway to build the world's first ship tunnel through the Stad peninsula. We explore the economic benefits and engineering challenges of this major project.
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A Toxic Issue
As demands for better laws governing the dismantling and recycling of ships grow in volume, Ship Technology Global investigates how industry stakeholders can come together to prevent exploitation of workers and irreparable environmental damage.
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Next issue preview

With regulations from the IMA and other authorities coming into force over next few years, the constant monitoring of emissions remains a concern for the industry. We profile the technologies helping ship operators to keep emissions on the right side of the law. We also take a look at the industry's largest shore power projects and explore the environmental and business advantages of this increasingly popular practice for powering docked ships.

Moreover, we take a look at new legislation for ballast water management, ask security provider Advanfort about the growing need for maritime security, intelligence operations and training to protect fleets in high-risk environments, and profile the next generation of robotics and remote-controlled technologies for the shipbuilding sector.

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