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Blyth Catamarans Delivers New Survey Vessel

cruising speed of 18 knots being powered by two MAN V8 1000hp engines with five blade props from Clements Engineering.The Swansea University department of biosciences will use the vessel for coastline survey, mapping critical habitats, studying water quality, observing marine wildlife and deploying marine equipment.In order to cater for building larger vessels in the future, the company recently opened an onsite factory featuring a 9m high building with gantry

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Okeanus Delivers Magnetometer Winch Systems

Marine equipment and engineering services provider Okeanus Science & Technology (Okeanus) delivered of two Okeanus Model DT3030EHLWR winch systems to the Colombian Navy for magnetometer deployments.The Model DT3030EHLWR winch is a general purpose, highly transportable winch designed for a wide variety of oceanographic applications such as sub-bottom profiling, side scan sonar, CTD or other similar operations. Each of the two fully integrated systems features a gearbox-hydraulic motor drive, primary automatic fail safe brake, secondary manual band brake, automatic bi-directional level wind

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Okeanus Expands Fleet of Deepwater Oceanographic Winches

Marine equipment and engineering services provider Okeanus Science & Technology has expanded its fleet of oceanographic winches to become the largest of its kind in the world. Available for rent or sale, the fleet supports projects globally with winches designed to meet the needs of survey companies, environmental contractors and scientific researchers.Oceanographic professionals and offshore surveyors can now select from an international pool of winches, from 2HP to 125HP with over 6,000 meters of cable capacity. The expanded fleet enhances Okeanus’ ability to service the growing number of

Figure 1: The first iteration of the Tentacle is designed for Kraken’s KATFISH. (Image: Kraken)

Meet Kraken’s Tentacle Autonomous LARS

. As an adult, when a human is thrown a ball, they will instinctively reach out to catch it before it falls to the ground, and reflexes ensure that balancing muscles are tensed, and tiny adjustments are made to compensate for the expected weight of the ball.To return our analogy into the realm of marine equipment, we compare a human operator of a standard hydraulic winch or LARS. A young deckhand most likely requires extensive training and time at sea to understand the dynamics of vessels and interactions with the ocean. In contrast, a well-seasoned sailor with years of experience has “trained&rdquo

Richard Beattie and Roger Wang (Photo: JFSE)

James Fisher Subsea Excavation Launches China JV

Global subsea excavation specialist James Fisher Subsea Excavation (JFSE), part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has formed a joint venture with specialist Chinese offshore project, vessel and marine equipment provider Ocean Team Asia Pacific (OTAP).   James Fisher Ocean Team Ltd will serve clients in China with equipment positioned permanently in the country. Local operational and project management personnel will deliver JFSE’s mass/controlled flow excavation (M/CFE) services alongside the company’s global experts.    As well as developing opportunities in the oil and gas

The Nexus 2 features bi-directional spread spectrum acoustics for precise and reliable positioning (Image: Applied Acoustics)

STR Doubles Order from Applied Acoustics

target tracking as well as a new comprehensive range of software features and survey tools such as the common interrogate frequency (CIF), greatly enhanced accuracy and geo-referenced graphical overlay.   Scott Johnstone, Managing Director at STR commented, “As providers of specialist marine equipment and supporters of Applied Acoustics’ products we had no hesitation in purchasing two Nexus 2 systems to support our customers’ operations worldwide. STR are keen to develop alliances with well-established manufacturers and these latest acquisitions will be a welcome addition to our

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Gaylin / Rigmarine Offer William Hackett Subsea Lever Hoist

Hackett second-generation SS-L5 subsea lever hoist, available in capacities from 800kg to 20t, from 10 global locations. Further, they will support the product offering with training and after-sales service.   Singapore-headquartered Gaylin, a specialist supplier of lifting, rigging and marine equipment primarily to the oil and gas industry, also has facilities in Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, China and Indonesia. Rigmarine hubs, meanwhile, can be found at its most recently opened site in Aberdeen, in addition to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and the UAE.   Mike Duncan, managing director at Gaylin

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LCJ Captures Ultrasonic Solid-State Wind Sensors

immediately output the air pressure on a host of displays and chart plotters. The BaroPlug has received rave reviews from sailors, fishermen and others that have a need to measure the engine room pressure. In addition, the hi-tech BaroPlug and the LCJ wind sensors have been recognized at the annual Marine Equipment Trade Show in the Netherlands and awarded their prestigious DAME award

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Giant Piston Corer for Chinese Oceanography Institute

Ocean Scientific International Ltd. (OSIL) said it has produced a 30m Giant Piston Corer for the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO), State Oceanic Administration (SOA), China.   The OSIL Giant Piston Corer and handling package was supplied to the FIO by JESSN Marine Equipment Co., Ltd (Ningbo, China).   The Giant Piston Corer from OSIL (Ocean Scientific International Ltd.) is a rugged and reliable system, which can achieve up to 60m core samples in soft cohesive sediments and muds, the manufacturer said. The system is a modular construction with a unique integral piston, which reduces

The MarineE-tech program is led by the National Oceanography Center (NOC) using the RRS James Cook.  Jon Taylor and Neil Crossouard, HR Wallingford scientists, who are taking part in the MarineE-tech research expedition. (Photo: NOC)

Researchers Investigate Mineral Deposits in the Deep Ocean

Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil. The MarineE-tech partnership brings together industry, academia and policy makers. The Programme is led by the National Oceanography Center (NOC) using the RRS James Cook, a national facility operated by the NOC and the Isis ROV, which is part of its national marine equipment pool.  The MarineE-tech partnership also includes the British Geological Survey, HR Wallingford, the University of Bath, Marine Ecological Surveys Ltd, the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), the South Pacific Island Communities, the United Nations’ International Seabed Authority

Artists impression of the ‘Hrönn’. (Photo: Automated Ships Ltd.)

World First: Unmanned Autonomous Boat for Offshore Ops

existing technology to develop a robust, flexible and low-cost ship to become the market leader and offer not only a capable work-boat but provide an unparalleled R&D asset for the furtherance of this emerging industry sector.  KONGSBERG’s role in the project is to deliver all major marine equipment necessary for the design, construction and operation of Hrönn. The leading global maritime technology manufacturer will deliver all systems for dynamic positioning and navigation, satellite and position reference, marine automation and communication. All vessel control systems including

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