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AIP for HHI and FPSO Hull Design

Classification Society ABS grants Approval in Principle to Hyundai Heavy Industries for its Floating Production Storage and Offloading hull design. ABS and Hyundai Heavy Industries worked together developing a technically feasible and class compliant FPSO hull design, maintaining high safety standards and using the latest technologies. According to ABS, the AIP demonstrates that the design substantially complies […]

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Unmanned Ships

Every time there’re more and more companies interested on this Unmanned Ships topic. Now the biggest of the Shipping Industry, and even those who doesn’t belong to this industry, started to make some noise and probably they will surprise us sooner than later, with a new high tech toy. At the beginning this looked like […]

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vladimir rusanov
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A Powerful Ice-Breaking Hull

Announced on December 21st, here comes the Vladimir Rusanov, the first new vessel of the Yamal LNG Project. The Vladimir Rusanov is an ice-breaking  LNG Carrier ordered by two giants of the shipping industry, China COSCO Shipping and Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL). This monster of the sea is one of the 3 sisters of MOL […]

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Mitsubishi Announces Two New Companies

To be effective on January 1st, two new companies – completely owned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), were announced. Before Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Structure Co., Ltd., takes action in the manufacture of large ships and marine structures, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. will undertake the construction of ships that require intensive outfitting. The construction of […]

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USS John S. McCain Heads to SRF-JRMC for Repairs

U.S. warship USS John S. McCain, which was involved in a collision with the Liberian flagged tanker Alnic MC, while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore in August 21st, has departed Philippines and it’s heading to Yokosuka, Japan, for repairs. According to the Navy, the guided missile destroyer was diverted to Philippines […]

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FRP Vessels – Fibreship

The European Union has backed a € 11 million project to build ships measuring more than 50 meters in length (including inland vessels) using only composite materials called Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP). The project is named Fibreship and was approved under the European Union Research and Innovation Framework Program HORIZON 2020. It will develop new guidelines for the design and production of FRP vessels, new inspection methods and […]

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LNG – More ports added

LNG – This time the port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, the port of Marseille Fos and the port of Vancouver, have joined the port of Singapore and seven other organizations to participate in an international group of LNG bunker concentration. The main objective of this group is to strengthen the network of LNG ports and reinforce the efforts for the use of LNG as marine fuel. Liquefied Natural Gas […]

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Unmanned Cargo Ship
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Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance

Unmanned Cargo Ship – The Houston, Texas-based rating company called the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) recently joined the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance. This group was recently launched in Shanghai, China, who plan to have an unmanned vessel in the water by October 2021. The design of this novel project will integrate features of independent decision making, autonomous navigation, environmental perception and remote control. […]

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underwater welding
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Underwater welding, a job for experts

The maritime industry has several services for the maintenance of ships, among which are those that are performed underwater because of the size of vessels with dimensions that are not easy to be repaired in another environment, because of time, costs, etc. In addition, trained commercial diving personnel are required to perform underwater welding services. Among the […]

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shipbuilding
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Shipbuilding with alternative materials

The European Union (EU) is funding a 4-year project looking for alternatives to researching lighter weight materials in shipbuilding. By means of this it will be possible to achieve the reduction of energy and maintenance costs for the operators. The project is the Development and Demonstration of Solutions with advanced materials for the sustainable and […]

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