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VOS Start Leaves Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf

Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf has bid farewell to VOS Start, Vroon’s first DP2 subsea-support, walk-to-work (W2W) vessel. The vessel arrived at Oranjewerf on 1 June from her build yard in China for the installation of a motion-compensated gangway system – the first..

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New DP System for Inland Vessels

Recently RH Marine successfully commissioned the Rhodium 4500 Dynamic Positioning (DP) and Tracking System on the ‘Noordzee’, the new flagship of Hakkers. Hakkers is a specialist in the development, production and realisation of excavation, dredging, construction, foundation, coastal and shoreline..

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Uptime Announces New Contract for W2W Gangway

Uptime International has entered into a contract with Cemre Marin Endüstri for delivery of a full Uptime access solution. Cemre Shipyard in Turkey will integrate the delivery in the new windfarm Service Operation Vessel (SOV) they are building for the..

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Bibby Marine Service Announces Charter of First Damen SOV

Bibby Marine Services is delighted to announce that it has signed a contract with Total E&P Nederland to charter the Damen designed and built Bibby WaveMaster 1 – a Service Operations Vessel (SOV) with walk to work capabilities. Total E&P..

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Bourbon Joins Automated Ships and KONGSBERG to Deliver Autonomous OSV Prototype

Bourbon has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Automated Ships (ASL) to support the building of the world’s first autonomous, fully-automated prototype vessel for offshore operations, in collaboration with the project’s primary technology partner, Kongsberg. Bourbon will provide..

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A-type Enhanced Performance Motion Compensated Gangway for Higher Seas

Ampelmann has announced the launch of its latest gangway for personnel transfer: the A-type Enhanced Performace (AEP). Now providing clients with 10% greater workability in sea states up to 4m significant wave height; the AEP also has the ability to..

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World’s First for Royal Netherlands Navy

The Royal Netherlands Navy has achieved the distinction of becoming the world’s first Navy to install a USCG approved ballast water treatment (BWT) system, fitting two Optimarin units on-board the Landing Platform Docking vessel Zr.Ms. Johan de Witt. Goltens Green..

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Damen Finalises Keppel Verolme Takeover

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), a part of Damen Shipyards Group, recently announced the acquisition of the Keppel Verolme shipyard from Keppel Offshore & Marine. The acquisition of the yard follows an initial agreement made between the two parties in..

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Training Vessel RT Borkum Christened

The RT Borkum was christened by Mrs. Els Wander-Kooijman. The RT Borkum is build for the purpose as training vessel to supplement simulation training for a more realistic feel with the same propulsion as the bigger RotorTugs, but also as..

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Start of Construction SSCV OOS Serooskerke

A steel cutting ceremony has signalled the start of construction for the first of two new build Semi-Submersible Crane Vessels (SSCV), the OOS Serooskerke. OOS International Group and China Merchants Industry Holdings welcomed governmental officials to the shipyard in Haimen..

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World’s First Wireless Network at Sea

Norway is the first nation in the world to implement maritime broadband communication on ships and planes in public service. The system enables exchange of information that can be crucial in limiting damage when accidents occur. The Norwegian companies Kongsberg..

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For Sale Assets from the former BMV LAKSEVÄG SHIPYARD in Bergen, Norway!

For Sale Assets from the former BMV LAKSEVÄG YARD in Bergen, Norway! The entire shipbuilding and fabricating facility is closing and more than 500 lots is on sale.   We are pleased to invite you to participate in the SALE..

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New Battery Offers Huge Energy Reserves

Carefree sailing and feeling as free as a bird. Relax and enjoy the unlimited use of all the facilities your boat has to offer plus the added bonus of using multiple appliances simultaneously; all this without having to take the..

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Kamat Develops Remote Controlled High-Pressure Ship Hull and Tank Cleaning

KAMAT has developed the “Ship Hull Crawler”, a system for automated cleaning and paint removal for ship hulls, tanks and other steel structures. The Ship Hull Crawler is specially developed by KAMAT for cleaning and removal of paint from ships,..