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New Premises for Damen Marine Components

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 Damen Marine Components Netherlands (DMC NL) has laid the first foundations for its new premises in Hardinxveld, the Netherlands. Construction of new buildings reflect growth potential following company merger.  With capacity for approximately 80 people, the new buildings will be used for both offices and production purposes.

Monitoring and Enforcement of Ballast Water Convention

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 Identifying organisms and microbes in ballast water, as well as monitoring port marine life where ballast water may be released, are key for countries preparing to enforce International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Ballast Water Management Convention.    The treaty entered into force globally on

South Africa Signs Treaty on Fishing Vessel Personnel

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 South Africa has become the 25th State to sign up to the IMO treaty on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel (STCW-F).    The Convention sets the certification and minimum training requirements for crews of seagoing fishing vessels of 24 metres in length and above.

IMO On Board

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 Lifeboat inspection, fire drills, emergency generator training, keeping watch, new friendships, ports, building professional networks, and working far away from home and family.   These, and many more, are all part of life at sea, and International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s own Sascha Pristrom

DNV GL First Type Approval for Aluminium Cables Onboard Ships

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 As the competitive and economic pressure on the shipping and offshore industries continues to grow, owners, operators and yards are searching for every efficiency. To support its customers, DNV GL has developed the first type approval scheme for the use of aluminium cables and connectors onboard vessels.

ClassNK Publishes New Gas Carrier Guidelines

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Classification society ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Liquefied Gas Carrier Structures – Independent Prismatic Tanks.The guidelines, which are available to download for free from ClassNK’s website, specify the technical requirements specifically related to the structural strength assessments

Global Scrubber System Market to Reach USD 1.86 bln by 2023

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 The global scrubber system market is estimated at USD 1.02 billion in 2018 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 12.82% to reach USD 1.86 billion by 2023.    The global market is likely to grow significantly due to growing stringent environmental regulations to reduce atmospheric emissions, said a market research from Reportlinker.

Hydro Group Helps Connect Carbon-free Island

Marc Gordon, Hydro Group Head of Product Realization (Photo: Hydro Group)

Aberdeen-headquartered subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc has been awarded a contract with Korea Research of Ships & Ocean Engineering (KRISO), worth in the region of £750,000 ($998,000).  Under the contract, Hydro Group delivered subsea cable and connectors to the first phase of

Shipbreaking Issues Presented at 2018 Vicino/Lontano Festival

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 The NGO Shipbreaking Platform has participated in the 2018 Vicino/Lontano Festival, which was held from 10 May to 13 May in Udine, Italy.   The Vicino/Lontano Festival has, since its very beginning, been closely linked to the figure of journalist and writer Tiziano Terzani, to whose memory the Festival’s annual literary prize is dedicated.

Huntington Ingalls Enters Partnership for 3D Printing

Logos from Newport News Shipbuilding and 3D Systems were fabricated during a demonstration of the new 3-D printer. (Photo by John Whalen/HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced it has partnered with a company specializing in 3D printing technologies in a move that aims to transform naval shipbuilding in the U.S.Huntington Ingalls’ Newport News Shipbuilding division will work with 3D Systems to develop additive manufacturing technologies

Victaulic & SSI: Designing a Marriage Made in Heaven

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Victaulic’s collaboration with SSI’s Autodesk ShipConstructor promises a streamlined design process, easier access to Victaulic piping specifications and proof positive that marrying hardware data and existing design technology can save time, money, weight and headaches for boat designers and shipyards alike.

PDI to Supply Centerboard for OSU's New Research Vessel

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Power Dynamics Innovations LLC (PDI) said it has been subcontracted by Gulf Island Shipyards LLC, to design, engineer, construct, install and test the centerboard system for Oregon State University (OSU)'s new Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV).Gulf Island Shipyards is building the vessel under a contract from OSU,

Fugro Commences Deep Sea Mining Support

Seabed Geosolutions offers innovative solutions to your geophysical challenges. Image courtesy Fugro

Fugro is commencing its first project supporting deep sea polymetallic nodule mining under a contract awarded by seafloor mineral exploration company Nauru Ocean Resources Inc. (NORI), a subsidiary of DeepGreen Metals Inc. In the deep waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean, its specialist marine geoscience

USCG Cutter Richard Snyder Commissioned

Coast Guard Lt. Andrew Norberg, commanding officer of Cutter Richard Snyder, stands before the cutter after its commissioning ceremony in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, April 20, 2018.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn Released)

The Coast Guard commissioned North Carolina's first Fast Response Cutter, the Richard Snyder, during a ceremony in Atlantic Beach. FRCs feature advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance equipment that allow their crews to more effectively conduct the Coast Guard’s statutory missions.

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