Tag: Maintenance

ClassNK releases CBM Guidelines
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ClassNK releases CBM Guidelines

ClassNK has released its CBM Guidelines that explain the revised rules for using Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) in class surveys to promote the use of CBM technology. Condition based maintenance, a method for monitoring the operating state of equipment, diagnosing the state of said equipment based upon the information obtained from such monitoring, and then...

More proactive technology needed to combat biofouling
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More proactive technology needed to combat biofouling

The rapid pace of technological innovation has had a growing impact on the shipping industry.  But as owners and fleet managers face increasing pressure to improve environmental performance, new technologies will be necessary to ensure a profitable and sustainable future.  The impact of biofouling on ship fuel use and emissions has generated increasing attention. According...

Digital data for dry-docking maintenance
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Digital data for dry-docking maintenance

An effective vessel maintenance strategy involves accurate and reliable data and an understanding of the individual ship, but it also involves combining the right human competencies with knowledge obtained from data to succeed in this space. This is the opinion of Steen Lykke Pedersen, head of dry dockings and maintenance strategies at Maersk Supply Service....

Biofouling demands urgent and proactive approach, stresses Bellona
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Biofouling demands urgent and proactive approach, stresses Bellona

The risks posed to both the environment and the sustainability of commercial shipping by biofouling should not be underestimated, according to Norwegian environmental pressure group Bellona. The issue, which has yet to be tackled by any meaningful international legislation, apparently poses a serious threat ‘triumvirate’. However, as Bellona points out, by tackling it head on,...

Marlink enhances remote support with BridgeLink smart maintenance app
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Marlink enhances remote support with BridgeLink smart maintenance app

The Marlink Group company Telemar, which is dedicated to Bridge Electronics, onboard services and maintenance, has enhanced its remote support capabilities within the recently launched BridgeLink solution. Telemar engineers will use the BridgeLink Smart Maintenance Application to provide pro-active support to reduce potential down-time and increase efficiency of Bridge Electronics hardware as well as associated...

Bringing the value of expert knowledge closer to customers
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Bringing the value of expert knowledge closer to customers

The environment is virtual, but the expertise is real; MacGregor’s Jan Finckenhagen, training manager, offshore solutions division and Floor Meijs senior manager digital solutions, explain how virtual reality crew training can make complex operations safe and efficient. Effective crew training is essential within the offshore industry, with some elements being a mandatory requirement and other...

Ascenz signs up as Inmarsat Fleet Data provider
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Ascenz signs up as Inmarsat Fleet Data provider

Ascenz has signed an agreement with Inmarsat to become one of its Certified Fleet Data Application Providers. The tie-up will enable shipowners and operators to access greater value-added services of real-time fuel consumption monitoring and other performance analytics capabilities. Inmarsat’s Fleet Data collects data from onboard sensors, pre-processes it, and via the Inmarsat Network, uploads...

HullWiper expands operations in Gibraltar
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HullWiper expands operations in Gibraltar

HullWiper has announced expansion of its operations in Gibraltar in partnership with global ship fuel conservation and underwater services provider SCAMP. As part of the expansion a second underwater hull cleaning unit will be operational in the first quarter of 2020. Since HullWiper began operating in the Port of Gibraltar in 2017, approximately 60 hull...

Holyhead Towing software to streamline dry-dock specifications
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Holyhead Towing software to streamline dry-dock specifications

U.K. based Marine Software has supplied Holyhead Towing Company with MPJWin – Marine Project Manager for Windows software to manage refit specifications for a 20 vessel fleet of ultra-shallow and shallow draft anchor handling tugs, multicats, workboats and specialist transport vessels. Technical staff will use MPJWin to compile master refit specifications for all types of...

Marlink unveils BridgeLink digital enablement platform
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Marlink unveils BridgeLink digital enablement platform

Marlink has unveiled BridgeLink, a technology agnostic solutions portfolio designed to interconnect on board Operational Technology (OT) within a standardised data structure. BridgeLink addresses compatibility and interfacing challenges by providing an open, technology agnostic platform for unifying onboard equipment and sensors with network infrastructure and satellite IP connectivity, so that data from any system can...