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Fast Patrol Craft Crew Complete Austal Training

More than 90 personnel from the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) have completed a comprehensive Austal vessel training program in preparation for the delivery of their six vessel Fast Patrol Craft fleet in early 2010. The crew training program..

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IHC Life Cycle Support for Guangzhou Dredging

Chinese dredging company CCCC Guangzhou Dredging Company (GDC) and IHC Technical Services (IHC TS), part of IHC Merwede, have signed a five-year cooperation agreement for a full service package, namely IHC Life Cycle Support (LCS), for its IHC 7025MP Cutter..

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Russian Approval for Wilhelmsen Ships Service

The Russian Register (RR) has accepted and approved the ISO 9001:2008 certificate held by Wilhelmsen Ships Service for their fire, rescue and safety services network. In addition and as part of the same approval process, the Russian Maritime Register of..

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RWO Bundles Ship & Offshore Water Treatment

As part of an adjustment of the responsibilities within the Veolia activities in Germany, the MEMROD Business Unit of Krüger WABAG has been transferred to RWO. Thus RWO, based in Bremen, now bundles all water treatment activities aboard ships and..

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Wireless Fire Detection

A well known and respected Dutch yacht building company – together with two partner companies – has developed a wireless fire warning system which is applicable in metal hulls. The new system uses a wireless protocol that is able to..

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Standard Pump Spare Parts Kit

Allweiler AG has begun offering its customers original spare parts kits for all standard pumps. They contain all of the parts that must be replaced on a regular basis during standard maintenance and which have similar usage cycles. The packages..

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Liebherr Delivers First MTC 78000 Crane

At the end of June, Liebherr delivered the first heavy lift offshore crane type MTC 78000 straight from its manufacturing plant in Rostock. The MTC 78000 is one of the biggest offshore slewing cranes worldwide and achieves a maximum lifting..

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First Ever Alnmaritec to Australia

Alnmaritec, the specialist aluminium boat builder based in Northumberland, UK, recently announced the successful delivery of a new general purpose line handling and harbour support work boat to Western Australia.  The ‘Wave Train’ has been built for South Sea Logistics..

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Freefall World Record

Lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has set a world record for a lifeboat freefall drop by successfully launching its new FF1200 offshore lifeboat from a drop height of 55 m. Fully loaded and with an all up weight of 30..

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Jumbo Shipping Appoints Volgo-Baltic Logistic

LC Volgo-Baltic Logistic (VBL), one of Russia’s biggest freight agencies, has signed an exclusive agreement with Dutch heavy lift shipping company Jumbo Shipping. Jumbo Shipping has appointed VBL as its exclusive commercial agent for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent..

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Sevan Driller Delivered to DNV Class

A grand naming ceremony was held at COSCO Shipyard Group‘s Qidong Shipyard on June 28 to celebrate the successful completion of the first circular drilling rig Sevan Driller. “The successful construction of the Sevan Driller is a milestone for the..

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Ecospeed Challenges Baltic

In December 2006 owners G. Buck Schiffahrts GmbH & Co decided to have the vertical sides, the bow area and the rudder of the general cargo vessel coated with Ecospeed while a traditional paint was applied to the flat bottom…

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Concurrent Repairs On Berthed Cruise Ship

Asked to perform a detailed underwater inspection on a 293m cruise ship experiencing problems with the rudder, Hydrex mobilized an inspection team to the Azores. The survey revealed that the lower pintle of the hinged flap rudder was missing which..

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Bridge Watch Alarm System

This summer, Uni-Safe Electronics A/S will introduce the Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System BW-800. The product is currently being tested for IMO approval. The purpose of the BW-800 is to ensure continuous monitoring of the bridge operator’s fitness during ‘one..

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Rolls-Royce Invests In Customer Training Capacity

Rolls-Royce is to transform customer training in its Marine business by investing in a new European customer training centre at Ålesund, Norway. The training centre, which is due to open in 2011, is being developed in response to the rapidly..