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Wärtsilä’s Nav Systems & Operational Efficiency

The Nacos Platinum system’s conning page showing also the Eniram Trim functionality. (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä is driven to advanceoperational efficiency and safety for ship owners and operators, the latest example being onboard the cruise ship ‘Costa Atlantica’.  According to the company, the testing enabled the crew to have better understanding of the ship’s trim, thereby enhancing both safety and efficiency.

Financiers Turning the Tide on Shipbreaking Practices

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The shipping industry has long been criticised by campaigners for allowing vessels to be broken up on beaches, endangering workers and polluting the sea and sand.   Now, it is being called to account from a quarter that may have a bit more clout - its financial backers.   Norway's $1 trillion Oil Fund,

Vesper Marine Launches Watchmate Vision2

Photo: Vesper

Vesper Marine, manufacturer of marine safety products, has announced the evolution of the world’s first and only touchscreen Class B AIS transponder with the introduction of the WatchMate Vision2.The Vision2 has a new look with a seamless black-bezel front panel and glossy black sides, designed to complement any helm or nav station.

Fincantieri Delivers Italian Naval Frigate

Frigate Photo courtesy Filippo Vinardi;  Fincantieri

The frigate Federico Martinengo was delivered to the Italian Navy at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia. The ship is the seventh of a series of 10 FREMM vessels of the FREMM program – Multi Mission European Frigates – commissioned to Fincantieri as part of the international Italian-French program,

Palfinger to Replace Six Large Lifeboat Stations

Photo: Palfinger Marine

Palfinger Marine has been chosen as the supplier for the replacement of six large lifeboat stations for the accommodation vessel Edda Fides.   “We have been working closely with Edda Accoommodation on this project and found the best technical solution for their needs. Edda Accommodation’s request

RB-M: the Coast Guard's Durable Workhorse

The 45-foot Response Boat - Medium Photo USCG

Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Reynolds stood on a wooden Coast Guard pier looking to the water’s edge at an orange and silver boat used for saving lives and assisting mariners in distress, and bears the numbers 45601, as a small smile appeared on his face.   “I’d rather have that boat than any other in the fleet,

Ingalls to Build NSC 10 for USCG

Photo courtesy National Security Cutter

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division received a $94 million fixed-price contract from the U.S. Coast Guard today to purchase long-lead materials for a 10th National Security Cutter (NSC).   “National Security Cutters continue to be extremely important assets for the coastal defense of our homeland,

Wartsila Submits Aquarius BWMS for US Type Approval

The Wärtsilä Aquarius Electro-Chlorination BWMS is now expected to receive USCG Type Approval. Photo Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has submitted its Aquarius Electro-Chlorination (EC) Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) for U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval (TA) after successfully completing all the testing procedures required. Wärtsilä received type approval from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in

Norsafe : Deadline Looms for Lifeboat Hook Replacement

Norsafe engineer testing new hook design Photo courtesy  Norsafe

Norsafe advises the industry that it needs to ensure that all ships’ on-load LSA release mechanisms comply with SOLAS Resolution MSC.317(89) by 1st July 2019. In some instances, this may mean that a lifeboat’s release and retrieval system needs to be modified or replaced on or before that date, normally at the next scheduled dry-docking,

Deadline Looms for Lifeboat Hook Replacement

Photo: Norsafe

Norsafe, global Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) manufacturer, has advised the industry that it needs to ensure that all ships’ on-load LSA release mechanisms comply with SOLAS Resolution MSC.317(89) by 1st July 2019.   In some instances, this may mean that a lifeboat’s release and retrieval system needs