<span>Maintenance & Continuous Improvement</span>

Load Line secures two-year predictive maintenance agreement with MacGregor
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Load Line secures two-year predictive maintenance agreement with MacGregor

Load Line Marine has signed a two-year OnWatch Scout Predict agreement with MacGregor to support operation and maintenance of its fleet. The order was booked into Cargotec’s fourth quarter of 2020 order intake, with installation and testing starting on board four vessels the first semester of 2021. By increasing the flow of information from ship...

Keep ‘boots on deck’ for better inspections and crew morale, says Idwal
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Keep ‘boots on deck’ for better inspections and crew morale, says Idwal

The pandemic has demonstrated the value of remote working but the industry must recognise the importance of physical connection to the ship, says provider of ship inspection services, Idwal. Idwal is calling on the industry to recognise the positive contribution that physical surveys make to vessel quality and crew morale. Idwal believes that over-reliance on...

KONGSBERG unveils latest autonomous underwater vehicle
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KONGSBERG unveils latest autonomous underwater vehicle

Kongsberg Maritime has unveiled the next generation of its advanced HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). HUGIN Endurance, the new AUV boosts operational duration to approximately 15 days, enabling extended survey and inspection missions far from shore. This longevity allows HUGIN Endurance to undertake extensive missions without the support of a mothership. Shore-to-shore operations offer the...

Golar Management extends maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä
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Golar Management extends maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä

Golar Management Norway, the operator and manager of a fleet of LNG Carrier and Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) vessels, has signed a five year extension with Wärtsilä for its Optimised Maintenance agreement.  The agreement covers a total of 16 ship installations; 14 with Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines, plus 2 with Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel...

BV completes underwater remote surveys with Seasam technology
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BV completes underwater remote surveys with Seasam technology

Bureau Veritas (BV) has successfully completed the proof of concept project for underwater remote surveys using the Seasam technology ecosystem from Notilo Plus on a Corsica Linea ship, the Mediterrannee. Efficient underwater inspection of shipping vessels is important for the industry as a substitute for docking surveys at agreed intervals or to inspect hull damage....

DNV GL approves IBM’s software for vessel maintenance
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DNV GL approves IBM’s software for vessel maintenance

The latest version of IBM’s Maximo Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software, an industry tool that helps shipowners maintain their vessels in accordance with international regulations, has been granted type approval by classification society DNV GL. The certification process for Maximo version 7.x was overseen by Manchester-based maritime and offshore specialist IT firm SRO Solutions, part...

Ship repair and retrofit goes digital
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Ship repair and retrofit goes digital

Vessel maintenance specialist, Newport Shipping, has unveiled a first of kind, innovative online portal that has been specifically designed to ease the complexities of ship repair and retrofit works. Digitalisation is making its mark in the shipping sector, with many bespoke online tools now being utilised daily to operate and manage the world’s merchant vessel...

To buy or build your way to digital maturity?
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To buy or build your way to digital maturity?

Shipping companies looking to improve vessel and cargo operations are often faced with, “a myriad of issues relating to how they manage their marine logistics planning and execution,” says Patrick Boles, a senior consultant with Deloitte. During Digital Ship’s webinar held January 12, he explained two different approaches to elevating digital maturity and how the...

The cost of reactive maintenance
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The cost of reactive maintenance

For shipping line P&O Maritime, a catastrophic incident in 2018 accelerated the company’s use of maritime IoT to drive its maintenance model from reactive to predictive. In a webinar held by Digital Ship this week, Kris Vedat, head of IT for P&O Maritime Logistics explained how the company has been tackling its digital management strategy....

i4 Insight partners with FNT to integrate condition monitoring service
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i4 Insight partners with FNT to integrate condition monitoring service

i4 Insight, creators of a platform that provides a single point of access for multiple data streams and applications offering a holistic view of fleet operations, is partnering with FNT at Sea Services to incorporate ‘Condition Monitoring.’ The service, which uses advanced analytics and sensing data to predict machine reliability and prevent breakdowns, will be...

HullWiper to launch mobile hull cleaning in Namibia
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HullWiper to launch mobile hull cleaning in Namibia

HullWiper is teaming up with KWINT Offshore Services Namibia to bring green, safe and port-approved hull cleaning solutions to vessels calling at Walvis Bay. Namibia’s Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism has issued an Environmental Clearance Certificate to KWINT to operate the hull cleaning solution, making HullWiper’s eco-friendly Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) the only hull...

Strathclyde researchers develop new system for measuring ships’ underwater noise
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Strathclyde researchers develop new system for measuring ships’ underwater noise

Researchers from the University of Strathclyde have developed a novel way of measuring underwater noise created by ships which poses a danger to marine life. Human-generated underwater radiated noise (URN) from the military, the oil and gas industry and shipping traffic can interfere with the ability of marine animals to hear, navigate, communicate and catch...