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Rapp Marine to Equip New OSU Research Vessel

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Rapp Marine said it has been selected by Gulf Island Shipyard, LLC, as the Overboard Handling System Single Source Vendor (OHS SSV) for Oregon State University’s (OSU) 193 ft x 41 ft multi-mission Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV), with the option of two additional vessels. Funding for the RCRV

Twiflex: Turning, Locking & Braking System

The Twiflex Turning, Locking & Braking (TLB) System consolidates three usually separate interfaces and functions into one design package (Image: Twiflex)

 Regular maintenance of propulsion shafts and propellers requires shafts to be aligned and locked in place so that ships’ engineers can perform the needed work. A Turning, Locking & Braking (TLB) System from Twiflex Ltd. provides a compact solution to allow the shaft position to be set and locked when the vessel is stationary.

SCHOTTEL Thrusters Propel New Australian Dredger

(Photo courtesy of Damen Shipyards)

A newly built 60-meter trailing suction hopper dredger Tommy Norton started work to deliver safe and reliable ocean access for the commercial vessels, oil and gas suppliers and commercial fishing fleet that cross the entrance bar to the Gippsland Lakes area.   The dredger is the first built by Damen Shipyards Group for Australia,

Alfa Laval Introduces PureBallast 3.1 Compact Flex

Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.1 Compact Flex system (Photo: Alfa Laval PureBallast)

Now in its third generation, the newest Alfa Laval PureBallast ballast water treatment system has been engineered to minimize footprint and installation costs.   Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.1 Compact Flex is the latest addition to the PureBallast family of systems. Based on loose components, it is the answer to space and flexibility needs.

Submersible Overhung Load Adaptors Launched

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 Providing a solid connection and mounting platform for a pump impeller can be especially challenging in underwater applications. Typical of these are agitation systems in water treatment plants that include aerators, agitators and scrapers that operate underwater 24/7 and require minimal maintenance for long periods of time.

Augmented Reality for Maritime Satcom Technicians Explored

The AR smartglasses team is working with ODG’s award-winning R-7 smartglasses. Credit ODG

Cobham SATCOM is working with custom software house Kanda and Osterhout Design Group (ODG) smartglasses to build an Augmented Reality (AR) wearable solution for maritime service technicians. With AR already established as an efficiency-enhancing tool for business and industrial applications, the

Hornblower NYC Ferries Carrying Sea-Fire Protection

Photo courtesy fo NYC Ferry Service

Safety is a paramount concern to the NYC Ferry Service. That's why each of Hornblower's new fleet of 19 catamaran ferries will launch with state-of-the-art engineered fire detection and suppression systems from Sea-Fire Marine. There are two designs for the Incat Crowther 85' x 26' 150-passenger vessels,

Kongsberg Installs Marine Ecosystem Assessment Solution on Research Ship

Argentina’s new oceanographic and fishing research vessel 52m Victor Angelescu (Photo: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg Maritime has successfully completed the installation of an extensive suite of Simrad marine ecosystem assessment technology aboard the Victor Angelescu, the Argentinian National Institute of Fisheries Research and Development’s (INIDEP) new oceanographic and fishing research vessel.   Built at Spanish yard Astilleros Armon Vigo SA,

Drying Diving Suits in an Underwater Safety Facility

Photo courtesy of Auxilium Offshore

Auxilium Offshore, specialized in the provision of mission equipment for the international offshore energy and maritime forces sector, signed a contract in March 2017 for the construction of an underwater safety center in Asia.   Within this safety center, several diving activities and subsea emergency procedures will be simulated.

Biral Launches Marine BTD-350 Instrument

Meteorological equipment specialists Biral is set to introduce its new BTD-350 thunderstorm detector at the Meteorological Technology World Expo this October. (Photo: Biral)

Meteorological equipment specialists Biral is set to introduce its new BTD-350 thunderstorm detector at the Meteorological Technology World Expo this October.   With its rugged design for marine applications, the BTD-350 Thunderstorm Detector, following the current BTD-300, is a standalone sensor