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Mercury Introduces V-6 FourStroke Outboards

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Mercury Marine has introduced its new V-6 FourStroke outboard family and the expansion of its SeaPro commercial line at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show.   The new engine family, which builds on Mercury’s 75-150hp FourStroke outboards, features 175hp, 200hp and 225hp FourStroke outboards and a V-6 200hp SeaPro commercial outboard.

DNV GL Revises Stern Tube Bearing Class Notations

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DNV GL has revised its class rules for single stern tube bearing installations and introduced two new class notations, “Shaft align(1)” and “Shaft align(2)”, to help customers better manage the risk of stern tube bearing failure. The new class notations can be assigned to both newbuilds and vessels

MAN's Part-Load Optimization a Fuel Saver

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Part-Load Optimization tuning method proves popular, delivers significant fuel savings for MAN auxiliary engines   MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Part-Load Optimization is a tuning method designed to optimize fuel-oil consumption during the part-load operation of four-stroke, small-bore MAN auxiliary engines.

DNV GL Launches Project to Test Biodegradable Lubricants

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Classification society DNV GL has launched a new joint development project (JDP) in cooperation with marine insurers The Swedish Club, Norwegian Hull Club, Gard and Skuld to test the potential influence of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) on failures in stern tube bearings. DNV GL will oversee

Most Auxiliary Engine Damage Caused by Human Error

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An investigation by The Swedish Club into auxiliary engine damage has revealed that the majority of all damage takes place immediately after maintenance work. A key finding is that 55 percent of casualties occur within only 10 percent of the time between overhaul (TBO), corresponding to the first 1,000 hours or so of operation after overhaul.

Chelsea Technologies' Sea Sentry Secures ClassNK Certification

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Chelsea Technologies announced that its Sea Sentry wash water monitoring system for ship exhaust gas cleaning systems has been certified by ClassNK, verifying compliance with IMO Annex VI wash water discharge regulations.   Accurate monitoring for compliance with environmental regulations is a vital

New Grease Extends Life, Lowers Temp of Tugboat Shaft Bearings

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How does a tugboat operator with over 26 vessels used in docking, escort, ocean towing and articulated barge service get control of maintenance issues? In this case, by switching to Klüberplex BEM 41-132 grease to lower operating temperatures between 2 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit (3.6 and 18 Celsius),

Economic Sustainability is Key to Green Shipping -ICS

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Addressing government trade negotiators in the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding at a workshop on “green growth” in Paris, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) asserted that the shipping industry could only be environmentally sustainable if it is economically sustainable too. “The perennial challenge facing ship owners is overcapacity,

DEUTZ Approves Engines for the Use of Alternative Fuels

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DEUTZ has approved the latest generation of its entire TCD engine range for operation with alternative fuels. This will make a further significant reduction to the carbon footprint of combustion engines and even raises the prospect of running such engines on a carbon-neutral basis. For DEUTZ, this

Caterpillar Receives IMO Certification for MaK M 25 E

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Caterpillar has  announced the Motoren GmbH & Co. KG facility has received IMO III notice of compliance from the classification society DNV-GL for its M 25 E Medium-speed Marine Engine Platform.   Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co. KG is one of the first engine manufacturers to release an IMO III factory