In recent times, growing concern about the state of the world’s oceans and the impact that shipping has on quality of the air has led to ever more legislation on emissions.
Archives for August 2014
The maritime industry is moving towards an increased use of green technologies driven primarily by new emissions standards. As a result, maritime vessels are being built with technologically advanced systems and designs. Let’s take a look at ten amazing one-of-its-kind vessels that are presently under development.
The Atlantic offshore’s platform supply vessel was officially named – Ocean Art on Thursday, 28th August, 2014. The PSV was delivered on 8th August from Kleven Myklebust, Gursken. It was then decorated by artists of M-City.
Leading classification society ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd have announced the world’s first installation of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) propeller on the main propulsion system of a merchant vessel.
Lloyd’s Register report looks at the commercial landscape, regulatory issues and technical realities of a new trade in ethane emerging as a result of increased US gas production – and the technology required for large ethane carriers.
Failure in following COLREG rules at the sea, two vessels met with a classic collision, which lead to flooding and sinking of one of the vessels. Read more about the accident inside the article.
The Vessel-ID System investigation on the International Space Station demonstrated the ability for a space-based radio receiver to track a ship’s Automatic Identification System (AIS) signal, the marine equivalent of the air traffic control system.
The Aasta Hansteen spar is a spar gas platform designed by Technip-USA, currently being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. At a height of 193m (of which 170m will be submerged) and diameter of 50m this will be the biggest spar platform ever built.
Ulstein Group introduces the X-STERN, a design feature increasing operability through positive effects on station keeping, wave response, comfort and safety in harsh conditions. An X-STERN vessel can stay on position in harsh weather with the stern towards waves, wind and current.