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20 August 2017
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Inverlussa Marine Services Receives Aquaculture Support Vessel
A new 25m Aquaculture Support Vessel is making waves on the West Coast of Scotland having been delivered in May 2017 to owners Inverlussa Marine Services. Built by Havyard Shipyard in Norway to plans by Macduff Ship Design, the vessel is designed with a specific purpose in mind - to support the fish farm sector - and can perform multi-role tasks such as mooring work and towing.

A New Dawn for Lobster Fishing
Designed by Southerly Designs and built by Xtreme Marine, 'Daydawn' is a product of the changes that the lobster fishing industry has gone through in the past 20 years with reduced catch limits and increased costs in everything from labour to fuel and regulatory compliance.

ProCurve Glass Design's Lightweight Marine Glazing Offers Strength and Weight Advantages
ProCurve Glass Design is now offering lightweight marine glazing that meets Classification Society requirements. By incorporating Corning Gorilla® Glass into its laminated glass products, the glazing design is stronger and lighter than traditional glass laminates. Additionally, these products offer high resistance to scratches and sharp contact damage due to its superior surface quality.

ShibataFenderTeam Celebrates Ten-Year Company Anniversary at Agent Meeting
In 2006 a handful of fender specialists, each with many years of experience in the industry, founded FenderTeam, a company which started business on 1 January 2007.

Newsletter Released for TSI's INCASS Project
The ninth INCASS newsletter presents the most important developments of TSI's project, which is near the end of its third and final year, as discussed and presented during the ninth INCASS technical meeting, organised by Glafcos Marine (GLAFCOS) in Athens, Greece, between 1-2 June 2016.

White Papers

IT Service Platform for the EU MRV
This white paper provides further information about Novoprof's intelligent monitoring, reporting and verification (IMRV) platform, which enables the creation of monitoring plans and / or MRV...

Independent Specialists in High-Speed Craft Performance
Seaspeed has released its latest newsletter showcasing the company's projects in...

Fender Systems for Ships and Ports
ShibataFenderTeam's enhanced focus on in-house design and manufacturing helps it to offer customised fender solutions to protect people, ships, and port...

Distress Signals and Safety Systems for Ships
When you specify lifesaving equipment for your vessel, you need to know that it is the most reliable and cost-effective available. With Comet advanced pyrotechnic marine distress signals, you...

Marine Distress Signals
Pains Wessex, a world-leading manufacturer of pyrotechnics for the commercial and leisure marine markets, has been saving lives around the globe for more than a...


The tides of change: why marine engineering must adapt to the new energy environment
Shipping has allowed us to adapt to new challenges and seek new opportunities down the millennia, and while the circumstances may change the need to innovate is ever present. William Gibby, Technical Director at MAATS Tech explains why a changing energy landscape could be the catalyst for a whole new generation of ships.

Cargo theft: a billion-dollar problem
The marine industry loses billions to cargo theft and cargo loss each year. Meanwhile, new technology is proving to be both a blessing and a curse, as cyber-piracy and digitalised theft are on the rise.

Ship Technology Global: Issue 45
In this issue: The first digital underwater communications standard, Singapore Port’s plans for the future, new software to limit emissions from marine engines, a project to construct a seaweed cultivation vessel, and more.

Is technology making ships too complex?
Maritime safety company Propel suggests that human failure is still top of the agenda when it comes to improving safety. However, in an age where ships are becoming more complex, is technology partly to blame?

Offshore shipbuilders turn to cruise to stay afloat in the downturn
Specialist shipbuilders are feeling the squeeze from the offshore industry's downturn, with low oil prices resulting in stalled projects and cancelled orders. This has prompted some companies to expand into the cruise sector. But what are they offering the cruise industry and can they successfully make the transition? Frances Marcellin reports.


Atair II Research Vessel
Atair II is a new research vessel under construction at Fassmer shipyard in Berne, Germany, for the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie).

Viking Star Cruise Ship
Viking Star is the first cruise ship of the Viking Ocean Cruises fleet. It was delivered in March 2015, while the second vessel Viking Sea was handed over in March 2016.

Hronn Autonomous Offshore Support Vessel
Hrönn is an autonomous offshore support vessel currently being developed by Kongsberg Maritime and Automated Ships in collaboration with BOURBON.

Damen YS 5009 Yacht Support Vessel
The YS 5009 range of yacht support vessels are being offered by Damen Shipyards Group and AMELS to meet the requirements of superyacht owners.

MT 6024 DSCV - Multipurpose Subsea Diving Support and Construction Vessel
The MT 6024 is a multi-purpose subsea diving support and construction vessel (DSCV) being built for Thailand-based Mermaid Offshore Services, a subsidiary of the Mermaid Maritime Public Company.

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