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Benetti's Mediterraneo 116' Makes World Debut

M/Y Mr Loui (Photo: Benetti)

Benetti is attending the US show once again this year, from February 15 to 19, where it will be exhibiting M/Y Mr Loui, the latest Mediterraneo 116’ unit, with exteriors by Giorgio M. Cassetta and interiors designed by Ezequiel Farca and the Benetti Interior Style Department.     Benetti will present

Heesen Delivers VanTom

VanTom (Photo: Heesen)

VanTom, the sixth yacht in the popular 50 meter semi-displacement class designed by Frank Laupman at Omega Architects has been delivered. The delivery took place in international waters on February 14, 2018 after intensive tests in the rough winter waves of the North Sea. The sea trials took place on January 12 and 29 in Beaufort 4 and 6,

DNV GL Revises Stern Tube Bearing Class Notations

Propeller shaft system (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL has revised its class rules for single stern tube bearing installations and introduced two new class notations, “Shaft align(1)” and “Shaft align(2)”, to help customers better manage the risk of stern tube bearing failure. The new class notations can be assigned to both newbuilds and vessels

ClassNK Updates PrimeShip-HULL Software

ClassNK has just released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.5.0.0, developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT).   The new version incorporates the latest rule amendments to CSR BC & OT (Rule Change

Tech Talk: GHS Adds 'Seakeeping'

KRISO Containership CG and Critical Point Heave RAOs in head seas and zero speed as taken from the SeaKeeping report. (Image: GHS)

General HydroStatics is no longer just about hydrostatics, and will soon offer capabilities in the world of hydrodynamics with the introduction of a long awaited addition to the GHS product family: an optional seakeeping module.   Adding a seakeeping module means run files may now include seakeeping

SENER Organizes FORAN Seminars at Croatian Universities

Photo: SENER

The SENER engineering and technology group organized two technical seminars on the FORAN System between January 29 and February 1 at the Croatian universities of Split and Rijeka.   The objective of these technical sessions, which are part of the agreement signed by SENER with both universities to

A Case for Propeller Guards & Cutters

(Photo: Spurs Marine Mfg.)

As I was preparing for Thanksgiving dinner I put on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. While Indiana Jones and Doctor Elsa Schneider were being chased by the Brotherhood of the Cruciform sword through Venice and their boat was neatly shredded by the propellers of a larger vessel, it had me thinking

Wight Shipyard to Build New Danube River Ferry

(Image: Incat Crowther)

U.K. shipbuilder Wight Shipyard Co has secured an order to build a new 39-meter low wash, high-speed catamaran ferry for operation by Twin City Liner on the Danube River between Vienna and Bratislava. The new vessel is scheduled to be delivered in time for the 2019 summer season, starting at the end of March.

Future Proof Ferries for the GVB

Image: C-Job

Public transport networks around the world are becoming more and more sustainable. This is due to stricter emissions regulations as well as increasing public demand for cleaner and greener modes of transport. This growing attention to sustainability is also being seen in the ferry sector, which plays a vital public transport role in many countries.

DSME Selects NAPA Steel to Transform Ship Design Processes

Center: Ilmo Kuutti, President of NAPA Group (left) shakes hands with Kwan-Won Sohn, Head of Ship Business Unit at DSME after signing the contract in Geoje on February 6, 2018 (Photo: NAPA)

Maritime software, services and data analysis provider NAPA has announced that shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has selected 3D model-based NAPA Steel software to streamline design processes and meet the needs of 21st century naval architects and structure designers.   DSME

DNV GL Upgrades Nauticus Hull Software

Screenshot of new Nauticus Hull version showing the hull scantling design program. (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL’s Nauticus Hull software has been given a major upgrade to provide improved support for the new DNV GL rules and IACS requirements.   The software covers DNV GL rules for classification of ships and IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers with capabilities ranging from

Umoe Mandal Unveils New Crew Transfer Vessel

Voyager 38 X (Image: Umoe Mandal)

Norway based shipbuilder Umoe Mandal has unveiled Voyager 38 X, a high-performance crew transfer vessel design for the oil and gas sector   The new WAVECRAFT Voyager 38 X is designed to reduce transit time, improve crew and passenger comfort, safety and efficiency, expand operational envelop and reduce logistical cost, Umoe Mandal said.

Coleman Joins Elliott Bay Design Group

Eric Coleman (Photo: EBDG)

Eric Coleman has joined Elliott Bay Design Group's team of naval architects and engineers, bringing with him six years of marine experience.    Coleman’s experience is broad, with an emphasis on preliminary and detail design work of aluminum and steel vessels.  He has worked on a wide variety of commercial

First of Two New Tugs Delivered to Multraship

Multratug 32 (Photo: Damen)

Towage and salvage specialist Multraship has taken delivery of the first of two new Carrousel Rave Tugs (CRT). The vessel, which was commissioned as Multratug 32 and delivered by Netherlands shipyard Damen Maaskant in Stellendam, will operate under lease to Multraship.   The contract for the vessels was agreed between Novatug,

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