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Sailing Drone Inspects Ships at Locks

through the Noordersluis lock.The inspection process, which involves a salt measurement at Forteiland and reading out six marks on the hull of the ship, is well-suited for testing drone technology. During the week, the drone will be deployed in various sub-scenarios for the depth inspection process simulation. This will calculate the depth which, in combination with the salt level, determines whether the ship can pass through the Noordersluis lock or has to be made lighter.The pilot takes place amongst regular shipping traffic. Safety therefore requires particular attention. A permit has been acquired

[left to right] Gus Green, Director of Industrial Security Field Operations, Defense Security Service, Dan Payne, Director, Defense Security Service, Donald Dwyer, Assistant Facility Security Officer, Retlif Testing Laboratories, William Hayes, Facility Security Officer and Executive Vice President, Retlif Testing Laboratories,  Cheryl Matthew, Northern Regional Director, Defense Security Service, and Mike Halter, Deputy Director Industrial Security Field Operations, Defense Security Service. Ph

DSS Honors Retlif

Retlif Testing Laboratories, the provider of EMC/EMI, lightning and Environmental Simulation testing and engineering services for maritime, has received the prestigious Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from the Defense Security Service (DSS).According to a press release from USA's  internationally recognized strategic compliance organization, the Cogswell award recognizes industrial security excellence and outstanding achievement in matters related exclusively to a facility’s security program.Established in 1966, it honors the late Air Force Colonel James S.

Thyssenkrupp’s MUM concept. Image from Thyssenkrupp.

Robotics: The Next Gen in Subsea Vehicles

supported by an advisory panel from the oil and gas industry including operator Equinor, seismic company PGS and subsea contractor Boskalis.The company also has ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Rostock working on the project, on the control system and system simulation respectively

The ‘helicopter cabin’ (blue box structure) positioned above the pool. The ‘offshore worker’ is inside the cabin. (Photo: Tom Mulligan)

Rapid Reaction: Emergency Training Saves Lives

services include training delivery and management, competence management and crisis management, providing support not only to individuals in building their career skills but also to national and multinational companies in organizing their training, competence and crisis management procedures.Accident simulationRelyOn Nutec Canada recently gave a demonstration of one example of its safety training expertise in a simulation of a helicopter accident at sea and the rapid reaction response that emergency response training (ERT) instills. Offshore workers, routinely transported to oil rigs and other offshore

The installation for the HKZ Alpha project will be performed by one of Heerema’s newest vessels, Sleipnir. (Photo: Heerema Marine Contractors)

Heerema Wins Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha Project

contractor said.Heerema said the installation will be performed by one of the company’s newest vessels, the semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir, which is not only the largest crane vessel in the world, it can also operate in shallow waters.During the tender preparations Heerema used its Simulation Center to explore the feasibility of the jacket and topside installation by Sleipnir in this shallow water location close to shore, the company said.CEO Koos-Jan van Brouwershaven: "Heerema is very excited to support Petrofac and TenneT in the development of this project in the North Sea.

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Forum Unveils eROV Simulator Training

announced on Wednesday that it has now added the eROV to its choice of vehicles within the simulator. The new lightweight and ergonomically designed eROV Hand Controller console can also be interfaced to VMAX to allow pilots to be trained in the use of the new console.The VMAX software is a 3D ROV simulation system which is predominantly used for the training and evaluation of ROV pilots. It can also be utilized by subsea engineering teams for modeling and verification of procedures involving intervention tasks for subsea equipment.The system provides a variety of ROV scenarios designed to test pilots&rsquo

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Contemporary UUV Propulsor Design

;s ability to develop useful axial thrust from the rotational energy.Therefore, many propulsor design projects start with prediction of a vehicle’s drag and hull-propulsor coefficients (wake fraction and thrust deduction) using the NavCad® software for hydrodynamic and propulsion system simulation. A specific submersible vehicle module provides robust prediction capabilities for torpedo-like UUV hull forms.Image: HydrocompDriveOn the other side of the Propulsor is the Drive, which will typically be an electric motor. Motors vary in electrical characteristics, but the critical data for propulsor

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MarTID '19 Survey: Deadline Extended

MarTID report presents clear data that must be understood by everyone in the maritime industry – especially those involved in training. That data reveals a clear transformation away from traditional training practices, and toward modern learning technologies such as internet-based e-learning and simulation.There are important messages here for all operators – both in terms of what is happening in the industry, and what it says about our acceptance of non-traditional practices in the industry. It will affect the industry across a variety of domains – operational, regulatory, budgetary

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New Tech Simulates Methane Hydrate Recovery

in order to lift the methane hydrate to the surface.The newly developed technology from MES-HD and Fukuoka University simulates multiphase flows inside lifting pipes, which allows consideration of the dissociation of shallow methane hydrate and can also be applied to the gas lifting method.The lifting simulation aims to assist in the design of various devices including seabed drilling equipment, lifting pipes, and gas processing equipment onboard resource recovery vessels. It will also enable support for the safe and efficient operation of shallow methane hydrate lifting equipment and gas processing equipment

Gulf of Mexico Sea-surface altitude indicating surface current speed (Image: Louisiana State University / NOAA)

New Research on Gulf of Mexico Loop Current

Award Amount: $1,229,424Project Director: Stephan Howden (University of Southern Mississippi)Project Team Affiliation: University of Southern Mississippi in cooperation with CODAR Ocean Sensors, Shell, and Rutgers UniversityInforming the Loop Current Campaign: Data Compilation to Improve Understanding, Simulation and Prediction of the Loop Current SystemThis project will design, develop, deploy, and maintain an information system to digitally compile, update, analyze, and make publicly accessible physical oceanographic and hydrographic data from Gulf of Mexico Loop Current field studies. The system will

Source: MarTID 2018

Transformation in Maritime Industry Training

MarTID report presents clear data that must be understood by everyone in the maritime industry – especially those involved in training. That data reveals a clear transformation away from traditional training practices, and toward modern learning technologies such as internet-based e-learning and simulation.There are important messages here for all operators – both in terms of what is happening in the industry, and what it says about our acceptance of non-traditional practices in the industry. It will affect the industry across a variety of domains – operational, regulatory, budgetary

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