Let’s take a look at modern day dynamic positioning systems and also become familiar with interesting terms associated with these designs.
Types of Ships
Production of the UK Royal Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) has started on 10th October, with the first steel cut at BAE Systems in Glasgow.
Seismic survey ships are sophisticated vessels built with special features to carry out complex operations at sea. Learn about the important parts and equipment of these vessels.
Marine Seismic operations or seismographic acquisition is the method used for collecting information and data about the subsea surface. Learn about the main methods of seismic operations carried out at sea in the article inside.
Different types of boats are used around the world on the basis of application. Mainly used for recreational purpose, boats form an integral part of both commercial and non-commercial activities. Learn about different types of boats inside the article.
Bourbon Evolution 800 refers to the class of 10 IMR (Inspection, Maintenance and Repair) ships, owned by the shipping company Bourbon.The Evolution 800 vessels have been built to address the complex needs of the maritime operations in the high seas.
Personal submarines are privately owned or chartered small submersible vessels used for exploring the underwater marine world. Find out about twelve of the coolest private submarines available in the market.
Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS) are special types of ships which are used for offshore construction and installation operations. Learn about the characteristics, applications, and limitations of AHTS in the article.
With the advancement of technology, research vessels have revolutionized the way in which oceanic research is carried out in the deepest sea. Find out twelve such highly advanced and unique research vessels that have or will contribute greatly to the maritime world.
As the applications of Dynamic Positioning System increase in the maritime industry, different types of ships are now being fitted with DP systems to improve control and handling over vessels at sea. Learn about fourteen different types of DP enabled vessels inside the article.
The Otso ice breaker commissioned by the Finnish maritime authority during the early 1980s is a revolutionary ice-breaking vessel assigned to carry out extensive operations near major Finnish harbors.
Ship prefixes refer to the abbreviations carved in front of the ship names, for both navy or merchant vessels, comprising of few letters compounded to denote a particular meaning.
Merchant ships are broadly classified on the basis of their sizes and areas of operation. Ship sizes chiefly vary on their load carrying capacitance. Learn about ship size classification inside the article.
Put into operation in 2006, Provalys is one of the largest and most advanced LNG carriers in the world. The LNG ship has a capacity of 154,000 m3 and is propelled by dual fuel engines and electric propulsion.
Mark V Class Vessels are the world’s largest Ro-Ro ships owned by Wilhelmsen and constructed by Mitsubishi. The advanced Mark V Class is a series of four vessels Roro with M/V Tonsberg as the first.
Karadeniz Powerships are floating electrical power plants owned by Turkey based energy group Karadeniz. The Karadeniz Powership fleet is expected to fulfill the urgent electricity requirements across the countries of the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
MV Hallaig is the first passenger/vehicular ferrying Ro-Ro ship in the world to be equipped with a multi-fueling system. The world’s first hybrid ferry is built under the “Low Emissions Hybrid Ferries Project”.
The Nichioh Maru Car Carrier is an eco-friendly ship which is supposed to be the first car carrier with solar energy power generation system. The solar ship can accommodate up to 1400 cars and has 28 solar panels.
M/S Viking Grace is the world’s first passenger ferry to adopt LNG fuel. A finest ship of Scandinavian cruise operators, Viking Line, Viking Grace is an eco-friendly cruise ship of the finest type.
Put into operation in the year 1962, NS Savannah is the first nuclear powered merchant vessel in the world. The nuclear ship set the foundation of the nuclear propulsion technology which is widely used in the industry today.
Of all the LNG carriers operating currently, the Akebono Maru is a class of its own. The vessel which began its operations in the year 2011 is a Japanese innovation built specifically to cater to the internal Japanese LNG demand and supply requirements.
CS Hooper Cable Laying Ship, considered as the world’s first cable laying ship, holds a very prestigious place in the maritime industry. The cable ships mark essential developments in the maritime industry achieved over 200-years ago.
The difference between a ship and a boat is always a hot topic of discussion among people. Mentioned herein are seven main aspects which help to differentiate between a ship and a boat.
Auriga Leader is the world’s first partially propelled cargo ship, fitted with over 300 solar arrays that generate around 10 percent of its required operating power. Know more in this green ship inside the article.