Tag: <span>Vessel maintenance</span>

Planned maintenance software helps digitally manage vessel maintenance
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Planned maintenance software helps digitally manage vessel maintenance

Tero Marine and Maritime Training Services, both part of global learning and operational technology innovator, Ocean Technologies Group, have collaborated on a project to promote the benefits to ship operators of using a software developed Planned Maintenance System (PMS). The e-learning module, freely available on all Ocean platforms, outlines the advantages of using a PMS...

Robotic hull cleaning tech gets Dutch approval
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Robotic hull cleaning tech gets Dutch approval

Robotic hull cleaning system maker ECOsubsea has won acceptance by the Port of Rotterdam to offer its hull cleaning solution. The Dutch national regulatory body, Rijkswaterstaat, has given the Norwegian company the green light to start offering hull cleaning services to vessels at all Dutch Ports including Europe’s biggest port, the Port of Rotterdam. The...

Wärtsilä subsidiary expands underwater services with new facility in UAE
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Wärtsilä subsidiary expands underwater services with new facility in UAE

Trident, a subsidiary of Wärtsilä, has opened a new diving centre facility in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, to extend the capabilities of its underwater-related services. The expansion into a major global shipping region is expected to enhance Wärtsilä’s ability to serve its customers with underwater repairs, refurbishments and maintenance. By performing this work below the...

Hainan Strait Shipping cuts engine oil consumption by 37 per cent
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Hainan Strait Shipping cuts engine oil consumption by 37 per cent

Chinese operator Hainan Strait Shipping has reportedly saved the equivalent of US $123,000 annually by implementing Shell Marine’s recommendations on its medium-speed engine oils. Hainan Strait Shipping switched its trunk piston engine oils to a combination of Shell Argina S3 40 and Shell Gadinia S3 40 for six RoRo ships operating in the South China...

HulllWiper secures first cleans at Australian port
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HulllWiper secures first cleans at Australian port

HullWiper’s underwater hull cleaning technology has completed its first month of operation at the Australian Port of Townsville with initial contracts already secured following its July 2018 launch. HullWiper’s Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) cleans vessels’ hulls using adjustable seawater jets under available pressure. This removes the need for abrasive brushes and improves the safety of...

Virgin Voyages and Wärtsilä sign optimised maintenance agreement
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Virgin Voyages and Wärtsilä sign optimised maintenance agreement

Virgin Voyages has selected Wärtsilä to optimise the maintenance of three of its cruise ships. The comprehensive ten-year Optimised Maintenance Agreement gives extensive responsibility of maintenance to Wärtsilä. Wärtsilä’s Dynamic Maintenance Planning solution will be deployed, enabling remote monitoring and maintenance operations to be carried out and extending the service intervals of the ships and...

Lubrication failures most common cause of engine damage
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Lubrication failures most common cause of engine damage

Lubrication oil related failure is the most common cause of damage to main engines followed by incorrect maintenance or repairs, finds the Swedish Club. Between 2010-2014, the Swedish Club found 23 casualties relating the lubrication failure, costing US $663,35. Between 2015-2017, these figures increased to 40 casualties costing $763,320. VPO Global spoke with Peter Stålberg,...

Foss Maritime optimises fleet management with Helm CONNECT
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Foss Maritime optimises fleet management with Helm CONNECT

Seattle-based Foss Maritime has launched a project to centralise fleet management and operations using marine software platform, Helm CONNECT. The agreement with Helm Operations will see Foss centralise its vessel dispatching, billing, maintenance, compliance, and personnel management in the Helm CONNECT software platform. The platform is an integrated software solution that helps shipping companies to...

Metalock technique decreases vessel repair downtime
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Metalock technique decreases vessel repair downtime

Lack of training on the Metalock technique could be increasing time and cost of machinery component repair on board ships, says Andre Mortimer, president, of the Metalock International Association (MIA). When a piece of metal machinery on board ships cracks and requires urgent repair, the most common response is to weld the material, which sticks...

PPG and DNV GL collaborate to improve hull performance
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PPG and DNV GL collaborate to improve hull performance

  Marine coatings company, PPG, and classification society, DNV GL, have signed a collaboration agreement to improve hull and propeller performance through DNV GL’s hull analysis methodologies. The IMO has said that one tenth of the world fleet’s fuel consumption is attributed to poor hull and propeller performance, costing owners an additional USD 30bn a...