Maintenance & Continuous Improvement

Eco Marine Power establishes new research institute
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Eco Marine Power establishes new research institute

Japan-based Eco Marine Power (EMP) has developed a research institute to link together ship and marine related research projects and locations to share knowledge around renewable energy and green shipping technologies. EMP, which develops renewable energy focused fuel and emissions reduction technologies for shipping and offshore applications, will lead research by the institute on the...

TT-Lines and Wärtsilä successfully complete remote guidance testing
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TT-Lines and Wärtsilä successfully complete remote guidance testing

TT-Lines and Wärtsilä have completed testing of Wärtsilä’s remote guidance service, a solution for improving the efficiency of vessel repair and maintenance. Simulated remote guidance service situations were carried out on the navigation equipment on the bridge and shaft line seals and bearings in the engine room of the RoRo ferry Huckleberry Finn, operated by...

Color Line improves cost and compliance with proactive maintenance
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Color Line improves cost and compliance with proactive maintenance

Using forward planning for the replacement of critical navigation components means shipowner can best manage operating expenses.  Sperry Marine, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, is undertaking a refit and maintenance programme of the navigation systems of two cruise ferries for Norwegian operator Color Line. The largest cruise ferries currently operating, Color Fantasy and Color Magic...

DNV GL rolls out remote surveys for all vessels
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DNV GL rolls out remote surveys for all vessels

DNV GL classed vessels are now able to utilise remote surveys for some inspections using the classification society’s Veracity data platform. Via an online connection or video streaming link, remote surveyors provide support to vessels anywhere in the world, eliminating the need for a DNV GL surveyor to be on-board the vessel. Documentation, images, video,...

ABS publishes guidance on remote inspection technologies
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ABS publishes guidance on remote inspection technologies

ABS has published guidance notes on the Use of Remote Inspection Technologies, detailing best practices for the use of drones on class surveys and non-class inspections. The guidance notes cover pilot-operated Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles and Robotic Crawlers, collectively known as Remote Inspection Technologies (RITs). The guidance notes were developed following extensive marine...

Anglo Eastern Univan chooses MacGregor for fleet support
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Anglo Eastern Univan chooses MacGregor for fleet support

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed an agreement with Ocean Sourcing to support MacGregor equipment installed on the Anglo Eastern Univan Group fleet of 650 managed vessels. “We are looking forward to increasing our collaboration with Ocean Sourcing and the Anglo Eastern Univan Group,” said John Carnall, senior vice president, Global Lifecycle Support, MacGregor. “The...

Wärtsilä upgrades modular waterjets
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Wärtsilä upgrades modular waterjets

Wärtsilä has upgraded its LJX series of modular waterjets to deliver greater efficiency with low levels of cavitation and underwater noise. The upgrade includes a new axial pump design to boost performance and thrust by around 3 per cent, while the improved cavitation margins reduce environmental impact by minimising noise. The axial waterjets are single...

MSCL signs maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä
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MSCL signs maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has signed an optimised maintenance agreement with Marine Service Company (MSCL), a Saudi Arabian tug operator. The contract is the first that Wärtsilä has signed with a marine operator in Saudi Arabia. The 5-year maintenance agreement will streamline and optimise MSCL’s four terminal escort tugs operating in the port of Rabigh. Within the framework...

ABS offers 24-hr global remote surveying
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ABS offers 24-hr global remote surveying

ABS has announced it is now offering remote surveying with 24-hour worldwide coverage to enable certain surveys to be performed without the surveyor being physically present on-board. The following survey types are presently suitable for ABS Remote Survey, with more to be added in the near future. Continuous Machinery Survey Tail Shaft or Tube Shaft...

RIMS receives DNV GL certification for drone inspection technology
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RIMS receives DNV GL certification for drone inspection technology

RIMS BV has received another two certifications from DNV GL and the Indian Class Register for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces. Including these latest additions, RIMS now has certification from eight classification societies for its drone technology that combined with skilled pilots, reduces safety risks and offers a...

Port of Langnas optimises mooring with Trelleborg automated system
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Port of Langnas optimises mooring with Trelleborg automated system

Trelleborg has supplied its rope-free automated mooring system to the Port of Langnas’ international cruise ferry and domestic ro-ro ferry berths. The Port of Langnas is situated in the Baltic Sea on the archipelago of Aland, which has intensive ferry traffic between Sweden and Finland via Aland. The automated mooring system AutoMoor uses smart technologies to increase...