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Onwards and upwards? It’s the time of the year when we all start to wonder how the second half of the Maritime year will progress...

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Welcome to the July 2019 issue of Marine & Maritime Gazette the monthly magazine aimed at Worldwide coverage of the commercial marine, shipping and waterbased renewables markets. With Seawork 2019 now safely behind us, we all start to look forward to an interesting and prosperous second half of the year. Inside this issue, as usual, we will be covering a huge amount of topics including ‘Marine Finance, Insurance & Legal’ on page 26, to the ‘ins and outs’ of ‘Navigation, Communication & Radar’ from page 20. We also have a ‘peek’ into ‘Safety, Security & Fire Protection’ on page 36, plus ‘Marine Construction & Civils’ from page 31. Commercial Ma Anyway, we hope you enjoy reading rine & Renewabl es Worldwide this edition and look forward to seeing many of you in and around events in the coming months. If you have any news, reviews, product launches or absolutely anything else of interest across the whole marine market, please email it through to me at info@bljournals.plus.com for future consideration in our forthcoming issues.

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Cover story JCB engines from Mermaid Marine chosen for Cougar catamaran from Audacious Marine.

p18 Support vessel Wight Shipyard is breaking into the Windfarm Support Vessel market with the launch of the new Vortisea brand.

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Royal Academy of Engineering to host global workshop on decommissioning offshore structures

The Royal Academy of Engineering, in partnership with Lloyd’s Register Foundation, is inviting global representatives from across industry, academia and government to attend a workshop on the safer decommissioning of offshore structures and ships on 8-9 July in London.

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The workshop will focus on practical ways of raising safety standards in offshore decommissioning around the world, including mapping out the critical issues within the sector, how best practice can be most effectively shared, and, helping participants establish new networks for collaborative working. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply for funding to support projects that will drive real improvements to safety in this crucial area. Participants interested in attending the workshop can submit an expression of interest form through the Academy’s website. Travel and accommodation for those selected to attend will also be provided. For more information, visit: www.raeng.org.uk/lrfoundation

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MFV ‘Atlantic Titan’ 90 foot crab and demersal fish Trawler Shipbuilding Asia and Macduff Ship Design are pleased to announce the completion and handover of a new 90 foot fishing vessel for the Piercy family of Newfoundland Canada. The vessel, built in Vietnam by Shipbuilding Asia and designed and kitted by Macduff Ship Design, has the capability to fish for crab and to trawl for demersal fish. The vessel combines some traditional features with a distinctive modern design and layout and the latest in fishing technology. The vessel works the traditional local style of pot for crab fishing using a hydraulically operated main deck side hatch and hauler to starboard. This is combined with the ability to completely close this main deck area mid-ships, allowing it to convert to a full factory processing deck for modern fish processing and on-board freezing. Crab fishing is completed using a hydraulic hauler which is monitored from an offset helm position at the starboard side of the wheelhouse, with full depth windows positioned to offer a commanding view of both the hauling station and incoming line. The catch is released for sorting and then fed into two large 50,000 litre refrigerated salt water tanks to keep the catch in prime condition. Trawling for demersal fish is conducted from the large trawl deck located on shelter deck level behind the Focsle accommodation and wheelhouse. The whole of the trawl operation is monitored from a designated position at the aft end of the wheelhouse with full height windows which allows the skipper to have a clear view of all fishing gear at all times. The Bopp supplied trawl winches and net drums allow for single net trawling with the catch being taken aboard aft, up a stern ramp and through a hydraulic cod end hatch into a portable hopper on the processing deck. This deck can be completely closed during trawl operations with deck pumps keeping the space dry. The processing deck is reconfigured for trawling to include hopper and processing equipment along with the fitting of 3 x plate freezers supplied with the RSW system in an integrated refrigeration system by Paumier Marine. Once processed and frozen the catch is stored in the large 160 cubic metre freezer hold. The 2 x RSW tanks can also be reconfigured with the removal of large portable panels to give an enlarged hold space with a total hold capacity of over 260 cubic metres. The vessel is fitted with a Yanmar 6EY 17W main engine rated 749Kw at 1350rpm and is coupled to a Reintjes WAF 563 reversing gearbox with reduction ratio of 5.42:1. This drives a 2000mm diameter fixed pitch propeller fitted in a nozzle all supplied by Kort Propulsion, the vessel achieved a healthy 10.5 knots on trials. The hull form along with a high-lift rudder designed by Macduff Ship Design and bow thruster also supplied by Kort propulsion also gives the ‘Atlantic Titan’ the excellent manoeuvrability required for the fishing day to day operations. The vessel is also fitted with bilge keels for roll reduction. Below deck, when combined the fish hold and tanks have a capacity for 170 – 660 litre seaplast tubs. The main fish hold, positioned forward, has the ability to either refrigerate catch or fully freeze depending on the type of fish targeted and the duration of the voyage. Aft of the main hold and roughly amidships are two large 50 T Refrigerated Sea Water holds which hold crab but can also be fully opened using hinged portable panels to augment the fish hold capacity. The entire refrigeration system was designed and supplied by Paumier Marine to owners requirements. Below the fish hold are positioned 2 fresh water tanks supplying a total of 23,000 litre of water for domestic systems on board. The vessel also has 4 main fuel tanks and 2 service tanks giving a total fuel capacity of 65,000 litres which affords the vessel an extensive range. The crew accommodation comprises 3 x 4 berth cabins and 2 single berth cabins as well as WC facilities, all positioned on the shelter deck below the wheelhouse. On main deck level forward there is a large mess and lounge area which allows for comfortable seating and an area where the crew can relax and watch television. The comprehensive galley is accessed from the mess with separate provisions store and is fitted out to a modern and high standard with commercial quality equipment. Following successful sea trials completed in Vietnam the ‘Atlantic Titan’ was loaded as deck cargo onto a cargo ship. The delivery voyage took her across the Pacific through the Panama canal and up the Eastern seaboard of America to be offloaded in Halifax before a short transit to the home port of Saint Johns Newfoundland. Here she underwent final commissioning prior to formal handover to the owners. www.macduffshipdesign.com

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ICTSI boosts African presence with Cameroon Port Concession

Philippines-based port management company International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has secured the right to develop a multipurpose terminal at the Port of Kribi, Cameroon.

US to inject $292m USD into its Ports

Last month ICTSI were declared preferred bidder for the concession of the development, operation and maintenance of the terminal by the Port Autonome de Kribi, the company said in a stock exchange filing. The parties will now engage in exclusive concession contract negotiations ahead of final contract signature. The 25-year concession contract is valid until 2045. Located in Cameroon, Central Africa, the Port of Kribi is a newly built port with a deep draft. The multipurpose terminal consists of 265 metres of berth and 10 hectares of yard. Kribi Port is surrounded by the Kribi Industrial Area, a land intended for accommodating

The United States has decided to invest USD 292.7 million through the new Port Infrastructure Development Program with the aim of developing the country’s ports. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), this new program aims to support public coastal ports by improving the safety, efficiency, or reliability of goods movement into, out of, or within a port. “This major investment in the Port Infrastructure Development Program will help strengthen, modernize, and improve our country’s maritime systems and gateway ports,” commented Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Transportation Secretary. Investments in port transportation infrastructure would be awarded on a competitive basis for projects located either within the boundary of a coastal seaport, or outside the boundary of a coastal seaport, and directly relate to port operations or to an intermodal connection to a port. The USD 292.7 million funding includes USD 92.7 million to be invested in 15 coastal seaports that handled the greatest number of loaded foreign and domestic TEUs in 2016. The deadline to submit an application for the Port Infrastructure Development Program is September 22, 2019. www.marineandmaritimegazette.com

new industrial and logistical developments supporting the Cameroon-Chad-Central African Republic (CAR) Corridor economic growth. With this agreement, ICTSI will expand its footprint in Africa. The company already operates Africa Gateway Terminal in Sudan, ICTSI D.R. Congo S.A. and Madagascar International Container Terminal.

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Caterpillar upgrade kits Marine engine specialist, Caterpillar, has introduced a new range of upgrade kits for selected engines from its range of marine diesels. These innovative kits will bring the engines up to modern emission standards, improve efficiency and hopefully help extend lifespan. With the Cat Emissions Upgrade Kits for select marine 3500 engines, the engines can be converted from EPA Tier 1 and Tier 2 equivalent engines to stay compliant with current regulations. With a Cat Performance Upgrade Kit which is also available for selected marine 3500 engines the engine’s performance can be upgraded in line with current standards. The performance upgrade kits include proven system parts to convert from a mechanical to electronic injection control system, and this is claimed to make fuel savings of 4% and in some cases of refit, fuel savings have totalled more than 9%. The performance upgrade kits also improve load acceptance and acceleration while reducing vibration and noise. They also improve the diagnostic and display capability with live messages and alarms. The turbo charger is also optimised for engine efficiency. Caterpillar claims that it is possible to get a return on the investment of fitting these kits in less than 9000 hours of running mainly by the improved fuel consumption. Both of these upgrade kits can be fitted to the engines during a scheduled major overhaul and can be carried out without removing the engine from the vessel. This means that the benefits of a new engine can be achieved without replacing the engine and also significant fuel savings can be achieved without removing and/or replacing the engine. The emission reduction kits are claimed to demonstrate significant reductions of particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide which makes them particularly suited for engines fitted to tugs and other vessels that operate in harbours. Upgrade kits are also available for selected engines from the 3600 range of Caterpillar diesels. Available for engines from the 6 cylinder through to the 16 cylinder units, the 3600 EUI Upgrade Kit is designed to regulate engine solenoid timing and duration, and dispense exact fuel amounts at every cycle for optimized engine combustion. The improved fuel injection means reducing combustion by-products and it can also lead to reduced maintenance checks and improved fuel efficiency. It will also lead to a reduction in transient smoke and steady state smoke but these kits are not available for engines operating on HFO. www.cat.com

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Wight Shipyard Co breaks into the windfarm market

Wight Shipyard Co Ltd (WSC) is breaking into the Windfarm Support Vessel (WFSV) market with the launch of its new Vortisea brand. The Vortisea brand, designed in collaboration with Australia’s Incat Crowther, is specifically geared towards European and UK windfarms, particularly those further offshore, with the operator’s expectancy for flexibility, speed and operational efficiency. “It’s fitting that being so well established in the fast ferry sector we have chosen to enter the WFSV market. There is still a niche to be filled. We will be targeting all operators, but particularly those looking for a very high-quality vessel build in Europe,” said Peter Morton, CEO, WSC.

Collaboration: WSC is no stranger to working with Incat Crowther. Back in February, a collaboration between the two companies delivered a multi-million-pound export order for a 250-passenger river ferry to Twin City Liner (TCL) in Vienna, Austria, and earlier this month saw the launch of two 37m fast ferries due for export to Ultramar in Cancún, Mexico. WSC has a long-established pedigree in the ferry building sector with customers including MBNA Thames Clippers and Red Funnel. But this is the first time the yard has ventured into the renewables sector. “Incat Crowther is the best partner for this brand of vessel and we’re no stranger to working with them,” added Mr Morton. “We’ve always been impressed with the designer’s ability to turn its hand to any type of vessel and it has a professionalism to be rivalled.”

Spec: Ed Dudson, Managing Director, Incat Crowther, said that the WFSV Vortisea vessel has been designed to meet the latest standards in UK, German and Danish-Flag state requirements. “Probably the most important design feature of the vessel is its market-leading wave height capability for transfer and transit, for this reason it was important to take a step forward in traditional WFSV design,” he said. The catamaran hull design is exceptionally efficient, constructed from lightweight marine grade aluminium, so it’s an environmentally friendly build resulting in a vessel with low fuel consumption. It is initially available two sizes a 27m and 32m with beams of 9m and 10m respectively. The vessel has multiple machinery options (CPP / FPP / Waterjet / IPS), including hybrid. Operating speeds in excess of 30 knots are achievable depending on the machinery package selected. Installation of a quad engine and propulsion package has the advantage of offering excellent redundancy. www.wightshipyard.com

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Galapagos wreck removal The MY San Jose was a 33-metre long passenger vessel that provided 16-passenger cruise expeditions in the Galapagos. The vessel was on its way to a cruise site in July 2018 when it ran aground on a reef near Bartolome Island. The salvage company originally hired to refloat the vessel failed at their attempt to remove it, causing the vessel to roll over and partially capsize. Global was then contracted to remove the capsized vessel. Global subcontracted Multimpex out of Peru to provide the crane barge and crews to perform the work; Global’s team supervised the work and provided planning and operational support. The original salvage plan was to bring in the crane barge to parbuckle the San Jose, patch and dewater the vessel, then refloat it. The dive team rigged the vessel and successfully parbuckled it, but determined it had sustained too much damage on its side to be refloated. Instead the crews cut the vessel into three sections, rigging and removing the pilot house, bow and stern. After the vessel was removed, the team removed all remaining debris from the sea floor and the beach. Global’s team overcame numerous challenges on this project including language barriers and the logistics of working on a remote island. The barge’s mooring location was not ideal; the position of the wreck on the reef made it difficult to establish a secure mooring alongside the sunken vessel. The project was also under heavy scrutiny by officials; because the island chain is highly protected, the team’s salvage plan had to be submitted to the Galapagos National Park authorities for approval. Park officials also reviewed the team’s work during and after the project before signing off that the wreck removal was successfully completed. https://gdiving.com

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Speakers confirmed for TMS Tanker Conference 2019

Preparations for The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference, which takes place in Dubai, at The Atlantis, the Palm, on Tuesday October 22nd this year, are rapidly gathering momentum. A top-class line-up of speakers and panellists has been confirmed, ensuring the event will fully live up to the reputation for quality built up over the past three years.

The theme of this year’s Conference is ‘Opening Up New Horizons’, reflecting the cautious optimism that now exists within the tanker industry. Conference editor, Clive Woodbridge, says, “While there are for sure some significant challenges presented by the volatile politico-economic context, market fundamentals appear more positive than they have for some time. This is creating opportunities for fleet growth and trade development in the tanker shipping business, which the event aims to explore and highlight.” Proceedings will commence in the morning of October 22nd with two keynote speeches, by Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi, CEO of ADNOC Logistics and Services, and Abdulla Bin Damithan, COO of DP World. These two eminent maritime executives will set the scene, giving their unique perspective on trends and trade patterns in the oil, products and petrochemicals trades in the region. Adapting to fast moving market conditions will be the theme of Session 1 which will follow that. Speakers confirmed to date include Captain Anoop Kumar Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director of The Shipping Corporation of India; Ali Shehab, Acting CEO of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company and Michael Jorgensen CFO, and acting CEO of Oman Shipping Company. The importance to the tanker shipping sector of the development of support infrastructure and services in the region will be addressed in Session 2 in the afternoon. Speakers for this session include Capt. Mohammed Al Ali, Senior Vice President, Ship Management, ADNOC L&S; Rajiv Agarwal, CEO and Managing Director of Essar Ports; Capt. Rado Antolovic, CEO and Managing Director of DP World - Maritime Services Division; Said Al Mawali, CEO of Oman Drydock Company; Anders Ostergard, Group CEO, Monjasa and Eng. Waleed Al Tamimi, General Manager of Tasneef. There are a number of notable technical, legal and regulatory challenges that the tanker market has to overcome if it is to achieve sustained growth over the next few years. The third and final session of the Conference will examine such issues, with confirmed speakers to date including Kirsty Cattanach, Senior Associate at Baker McKenzie Habib Al Mulla; Rashid Isa Rishi Al Heddi, Group Managing Director at Seamaster Marine; Pawan Sahani, Business Development Manager, DNV GL; and Stephenson Harwood partner, Nijoe Joseph. At the end of this session there will be a special networking drinks reception. This will offer a chance for speakers and attendees to discuss the key issues raised by proceedings in a more informal environment. Registration for the conference is now open. Details about how to take part, and more information about the programme, can be found at www.tmstankerconference.com

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Wight Shipyard Co hybrid patrol vessel ‘Chasewell’ launched at Seawork UK shipbuilder Wight Shipyard Co (WSC)’s newbuild hybrid vessel was officially unveiled at Seawork last month. Peter Morton CEO and Joanna Daly COO of WSC hosted Nusrat Ghani MP for a tour of the vessel before she officially opened the event. Setting new standards in the patrol and pilot vessels the 9m Hybrid is a step change for operators including port and river authorities, Police, MOD and Royal Navy who need to meet strict new pollution standards. Port authorities, harbour and river patrols need to keep pace with the changing environmental requirements seeking solutions and vessels that can operate zero emissions but switch easily between variable speeds when necessity arises. “The Chasewell is the first 9m Hybrid Patrol vessel to be built in the UK. This revolutionary vessel sets new standards in hybrid vessel design and build and is fitting that it comes from WSC. We are a British Shipbuilding company based on the Isle of Wight with centuries of traditional and shipbuilding heritage.” said Peter Morton, CEO, WSC. WSC is known for its environmentally friendly builds in the ferry sector including Red Funnel’s Red Jet 6 & 7, two MBNA Thames Clippers, along with multiple ferry deliveries for export worldwide. Currently the new Arksen Hybrid Explorer yacht is in build with ground-breaking technology and innovative progressive solutions to meet future environmental requirements and goals. www.wightshipyard.com

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In response to increasing demand for compact and efficient turbocharger technology for marine engines, ABB Turbocharging has launched the new A255-L and A260-L turbochargers optimized for small and medium bore two-stroke diesel and gas engines. Scaled down from the proven and reliable A100-L and A200-L designs, the new turbocharger models offer a smaller size and best in class performance while retaining key design features incorporating the latest rotor component technologies. Their compact design allows installation flexibility in modern, spaceoptimized engine rooms. Delivering the high-power density normally expected from larger turbocharger alternatives, the new A255L and A260-L offers the marine engine market, turbocharger technology with more power density with a smaller frame size. For ship owners, these new turbochargers deliver high efficiency, lower fuel consumption and emissions. They also offer lower maintenance costs, allowing for optimized total cost of ownership. Alexandros Karamitsos, head of global sales for Product Line Low-speed Turbocharger, ABB commented: “We believe further focus will be placed on turbocharger efficiency in the future, alongside higher compressor pressure ratio demands, to enable two-stroke engines to reach their full potential. Our A255-L and A260-L turbochargers will support this demand, delivering the highest levels of turbocharger efficiency and power density while enabling small-bore two-stroke engines to achieve lower fuel consumption, and complying with latest emissions regulations.” Karamitsos continues “The A255-L and A260-L turbochargers are designed to operate on all fuel types and on engines specified for both IMO Tier II or Tier III emissions levels. Similar to other turbocharger products in our A200 series, a full range of matching components will be available to ensure an optimized on-engine specification. Our drydock-to-drydock service concept will also be available, with no need for intermediate turbocharger inspection.” Ahead of the Global Sulphur Cap entering into force on January 1, 2020 which will enforce a maximum permissible sulphur content of 0.5% for any fuel used on board ships (except for vessels using scrubber technology), an increasing number of ship owners are choosing to use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel. LNG can be used on 2-stroke low pressure and higher pressure dual fuel engines. ABB’s new A255-L and A260-L turbochargers can be used on low pressure dual fuel engines to optimize combustion, improving engine efficiency and allowing for the reduction of GHG emissions. The high turbocharging efficiency provided by the new A255-L and A260-L turbochargers ensures that high air-fuel ratio is maintained in high-load operation, thus reducing the tendency for fast combustion which can adversely affect operation and emissions. The A255-L and A260-L turbochargers also facilitate the utilization of emission abatement technologies for NOx and SOx reduction. Due to the significant efficiencies achieved, the new A255-L and A260-L turbochargers can reduce the energy efficiency design index (EEDI) of smaller cargo vessels in the size range of 10,000- 40,000 dwt that make use of small and medium bore two-stroke engines. These will typically represent vessels such as bulk carriers, tankers, container feeders and car carriers. www.abb.com/turbocharging

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Shoreham Port gears up for ship repair with SMS

The SMS Group, one of the country’s leading ship repairers and marine engineering services providers, has partnered with the Shoreham Port Authority to provide dedicated alongside ship repair wharfage, and to increase awareness of its Adur dry dock facility.

SMS has an enviable reputation as specialists in ship repair, marine engineering and major fabrication projects in the Commercial Marine, Defence and Superyachts sectors. The business also operates, in-house, a diving and sub-surface marine engineering division. This partnership expands on the existing relationship with Shoreham Port to promote the use of its 50m x 10m Adur dry dock to SMS’s customer base along the South Coast. Nicholas Warren, SMS Commercial Director, said: “In addition to our recent partnership with the Hythe Shipyard in Southampton Water this goes someway to further geographically extend our low-cost operating model. “In addition to the dry dock we’ve now got 110m of quayside (max draft 6.7m) with shore-side space and good access for cranage. “Shoreham is the perfect setup for short, sharp, emergency alongside repairs or longer-term planned alongside refits. “With many customers opting for biannual dockings the quantum of works that we, as a Group, complete annually alongside, is definitely increasing so this partnership has to be good news for our customer base.” He added: “SMS’s recent growth comes from developing various partnership approaches to business, and by continually putting the customer’s aspirations first. “Shoreham allows us to extend our reach that little further and work in genuine partnership with both the Port and many of our local customers.” The Port operates a 24/7/365 operation and both the Port and the team at SMS will do all that they can to accommodate the varying ship repair requirements of all customers. With both parties committed to the agreement, Shoreham Port is now open for commercial ship repair works and alongside refits. The agreement was signed at the Seawork International maritime conference and exhibition in Southampton last month. www.sms-marine.co.uk

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Subsea International attends EU CLIPPER Event Subsea International Ltd, the privately-owned asset monitoring technology and systems developer benefitted greatly from attending the EU CLIPPER Matchmaking event at the Maritim Hotel in Kiel on 06-07 June. During Thursday 06 June, Andy Boddice, Subsea International Commercial Director, directly met with ten organisations, a mix of specialist SME and overseas maritime and shipbuilding clusters from France, Germany, Spain, Croatia, Finland and Italy, exchanging details of capabilities and capacity to work in UK and internationally. Subsea International shared details around the development of their innovative and disruptive remote material condition monitoring solution and their ‘entire’ hull monitoring solution being developed for the Defence and Commercial Shipping markets respectively. In addition, Subsea International discussed their agency involvement for subsea and topside hazardous area imaging equipment and deck equipment. The discussions also covered off the agency to break into the marine and offshore sectors for a biodegradable and FOBUS certified diesel fuel additive called DiesoLIFT™. Aimed at large volume diesel fuel users, DiesoLIFT™ improves storage tank and engine performance and efficiency while reducing emissions. Extensively field tested and working with all types of diesel fuels, including Class 3 (Heavy oil) and with low sulphur fuels, it is anticipated that DiesoLIFT™ will make significant savings on the cost of fuel, potentially between 5% and 10% annually determined by the age and condition of the specific asset. The Matchmaking event was followed by an evening boat trip with dinner around the Kiel Fjord allowing networking with the wider community membership at the event. The harbour played host to a number NATO armed forces engaged in the BALTOPS exercise (https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2019/06/large-nato-navalexercise-baltops-2019-kicks-off-in-the-baltic-sea/) including ships from the USA, UK, France, Spain and Sweden. On the Friday, following a presentation by Bernd Wittorf, Nobiskrug’s, Director of Repairs and Refit, all attendees at the CLIPPER event were taken on a tour of the German Naval Dockyards at Kiel (https://www.germannaval.com). The tour provided insight to the scale of the facilities and the process from initial metal cutting to the final built vessel. www.subseainternational.co.uk

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High Speed Transfers places order for fourth Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2710

High Speed Transfers (HST), the recent new entry into the crew transfer sector, has placed its fourth order for a Damen next-generation Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710, to be named HST Euan. The company’s first boat, HST Hudson, was delivered less than a year ago in July 2018, and the subsequent series of additional orders reflects both the success of HST in winning business in the competitive offshore crew transfer market and the superior characteristics of Damen’s FCS 2710. The FCS 2710 has replaced the highly popular FCS 2610, retaining the twin, axe bow hull design but being both one metre longer and higher. The all-new interior allows it to carry twice the number of passengers (26) as its predecessor and enables it to deliver more flexibility, more tank capacity, greater deck space, increased comfort and more accommodation. The extra metre above the water also allows the vessel to operate in wave heights of above two metres, substantially increasing the range of weather conditions in which it can be at sea. The order for HST Euan is the result of a long-term contract won from a client operating out of Belgium. “There is strong demand from the offshore wind sector for crew transfer vessels that are efficient and economical, and which deliver their personnel in good shape ready to start work” says HST managing director Tom Nevin. “We see the secret of our rapid growth being a combination of the experience of HST’s crew and management, the capability of the FCS 2710 and also the support we receive from Damen” HST’s second vessel to be ordered, the HST Sofia, has recently been launched at Damen Shipyards Antalya and on 28 March left the yard for her delivery to the Black Sea where she will be on a proof-of-concept charter with an oil & gas major. “This is very exciting for us,” adds Tom Nevin. “Our initial focus has been on the offshore renewables sector, but with the oil & gas sector looking at new ways of moving personnel we are promoting the FCS 2710 to operators as an economical and efficient alternative to traditional methods.” The third addition to the HST fleet will be the HST Harri, due for delivery in September 2019, with the HST Euan following at the end of November. The success of the Damen FCS 2710 series in Europe may soon be duplicated in the USA. HST has recently announced a partnership with Boston Line & Services, a marine services provider strategically positioned on the USA’s East Coast for that country’s own offshore wind farm revolution. “At present the 2710 is the perfect size for us and our clients,” says Tom Nevin. “We are really enjoying the current space in the market right now. The FCS 2710 is the right boat in the right place at the right time.” www.damen.com

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JCB chosen to power Cougar Catamaran JCB engines have been chosen for the latest Cougar catamaran from Audacious Marine. The engines - twin J444TCs connected to PRM gearboxes - were supplied by sole UK JCB mariniser Mermaid Marine. “JCBs are the best engines for the boat,” said Paul Cannon who heads Audacious Marine. “They’re low revving with high torque and seem to fit the application. Mermaid Marine has bent over backwards to help us.” The 10m x 5m Cougar - named Liam Joseph - has been built for Laurie Henry who is based out of Peel Harbour on the Isle of Man and pots for shellfish including lobster and crabs. The engines are 73kW / 100hp @ 2200rpm de-rated to meet the customers’ kW fishing license. The JCB range consists of 11 models with power ratings from 55kW to 129kW (74hp to 173hp) with high torque at low engine speeds. The smaller engines are particularly suitable for the grant funded repower market with the design taking future emission requirements into account.

PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY The engine range has been designed to give operators and businesses performance they can depend on with performance, reliability and in field servicing key criteria. Engine features include: torque outputs up 750 Nm with high torque at low engine speeds; efficient design giving operators the benefit of reduced costs in both fuel consumption and servicing costs and an advanced, highly developed combustion system allowing the most efficient process with low in cylinder emissions. In addition, the four valves per cylinder provide efficient gas flows resulting in exceptional load acceptance and transient performance capability.

LOW-NOISE The crankcase and bedplate are designed and matched as heavyduty, stiff structures with extra reserves of strength. And the heavy-duty rear engine geartrain is designed for exceptional Power Take Off capability and low-noise signature. The Cougar catamarans are available in sizes 7m, 8m, 10m and 11m hull length and are available from moulded hull only through to fully equipped sail away models. The craft are approved by the Seafish Authority. There are currently three Cougars on the Isle of Man. Mermaid Marine is the sole UK JCB mariniser and distributes its engines through its network of suppliers across the UK and around the world. www.mermaid-marine.co.uk

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Orolia and Saab are collaborating on a suite of technologies that detect and mitigate cyber-attacks on navigation systems onshore or on vessels. Together, they showcased Saab’s AIS and GNSS navigation systems, alongside Orolia’s SecureSync Maritime Navigation Protection System (M-SecureSync), at NorShipping in Oslo last month. As the 2021 deadline for the International Maritime Organisation’s ‘Maritime Cyber Risk Management in Safety Management Systems’ mandate draws nearer, it is important that the entire vessel management ecosystem, from port coordination to critical bridge systems, includes protection of navigation. This is done by verifying the source and validity of position and timing data, as well as mitigating false data. Orolia’s M-SecureSync employs various technologies to detect and resist GNSS jamming and spoofing attacks, and alert the bridge to potential discrepancies in the navigation signals. It offers multi-layered protection that will be integrated into Saab’s navigation solutions. Saab’s Control and Display Unit (CDU) will act as the indicator for the Officer of the Watch and corresponding Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS). The system warns the user of compromised data and stores it for later analysis and product improvement. Stefan Karlsson, Head of Sales at Saab TransponderTech, explains: “For our users, this means that they can rely on better checked information for safe navigation. Saab has been the provider of AIS and GNSS Navigation Systems for the world’s merchant fleet for the last 15 years, with more than 25,000 installations.” “Cyber-attacks can come in many guises, and as the threats become increasingly sophisticated poor cyber security could compromise commercial vessels’ safety through interference with navigation accuracy,” said Chris Loizou, Vice President Maritime Business Line at Orolia. “We are dedicated to product innovation and developing state-of-the-art technologies, and through this collaboration with Saab we will continue to keep people safe while navigating the world’s waterways.” www.oroliamaritime.com/products/securesync/ www.marineandmaritimegazette.com

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Creating a bespoke data buoy with Mobilis Hydrosphere has been providing highquality, reliable and cost-effective data buoy solutions since it was first founded in 1994. For their latest project, they have been working closely with buoy manufacturer Mobilis to design, develop and supply a new, high-value data buoy for one of their longstanding clients - a security and defence contractor which tests and designs naval systems for the likes of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), Royal Navy and BAE Systems.

A floating power supply solution The client had been a customer of Hydrosphere’s for approximately 10 years and came to them looking for a new solution to be deployed off the South Coast of England. They were previously using seabed cables to power their application; however, these cables break on a regular basis and are costly to maintain as divers are needed to repair them. To solve this problem, Hydrosphere worked together with Mobilis to design and develop a floating solution to their power supply requirements. This involved a lot of interaction between Hydrosphere and the client, and they then passed information and design ideas back to Mobilis to ensure the customer got the exact buoy they required. The project took a couple of years from conception through to completion, with extensive back and forth discussions taking place initially. For example, the client needed to secure funding and the site location changed, which resulted in the power requirement increasing. Once all of the initial details had been ironed out, the buoy was approximately three months in the making.

Not your average data buoy Data buoys are typically supplied to the UK Met Office and feature a full range of met and wave sensors, which enable meteorological and oceanographic observation or surveillance to take place and data to be reported back via satellite. Mobilis already offers a selection of standard data buoys which use new technologies and the company’s expertise of integration to provide a platform for hosting a range of instruments. But this buoy was a little bit different and required a high degree of modification. Unlike a lot of competitors within data buoy manufacturing, Mobilis has the ability to do this as customisation is a major part of what they do. The finished product is a gigantic three-metre data buoy featuring wave and met sensors, two wind turbines, 900 watts of solar panels and a two-tonne battery with a massive capacity of 2,900 amp hours. Definitely not your average data buoy - in fact, Hydrosphere managed to fit six people inside it at the factory acceptance test! As the buoy had to be completely non-magnetic and capable of supporting a variety of undisclosed devices, Hydrosphere built it around a large central stainless-steel structure with a silent mooring. This central structure houses the very heavy battery low down inside a vented, water-tight compartment to ensure the buoy remains stable. Mobilis carried out all the stability and mooring studies to make sure the mooring and the buoy combination would work well together. The floats are bolted around the stainless-steel structure - while the tower featuring the turbines, sensors, solar panels and any other instruments are mounted on top. All the solar panels are made from marine grade materials and the electronics in the panels are marinised as well to ensure they are suitable for use at sea and will be able to withstand rough conditions. If this product proves to be successful, the client will look to deploy the buoy at other sites across the UK. www. hydrosphere.co.uk

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Robust coastal erosion buoy from OSIL Ocean Scientific International (OSIL), recently supplied a data buoy platform to the ‘Orion’ joint research and development centre for use as a real-time monitoring station on an EU-funded project managing coastal erosion. The Harmonized Coastal Corrosion Management Framework for Enhancing the Implementation of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management Protocol (HERMES) project required a platform with the ability to record a full profile of water column currents, tidal variations, wave parameters and estimated suspended particular matter concentrations, with the data transmitted to a base station on land in real time. The OSIL 1.2m Tern buoy offers a high visibility platform with a GPRS communication system ideally suited to the installation location given the proximity to the shore and a popular wreck diving site. The robust buoy is equipped with a seabed mounted Nortek AWAC to provide three-dimensional current profiles in cells with thicknesses from 0.25 to 4m. The acoustic Doppler current profiler is additionally furnished with a Prolog board for internal wave processing, and can also be used to estimate suspended sediment loads. The base station software provided by OSIL gives the end users control over the data displayed from the monitoring buoy, highlighting OSIL’s ability to tailor individual buoy systems to meet specific project requirements. www.osil.com


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New models for Standard Horizon

Marine radio manufacturer Standard Horizon has announced two new models. The GX1800GPS/E and GX1850GPS/E carry all the popular features of the GX1700E as well as a redesigned front panel for ease of use and updated high resolution display. The GX1800GPS/E supports the NMEA 0183 protocol, which continues to be widely used, the GX1850GPS/E additionally carries the new and faster NMEA 2000 protocol. Both of these NMEA interfaces allow full connectivity with GPS and DSC data between compatible devices. To aid with use in the dark, both models feature a new selectable night- mode display on the 66mm x 36mm backlit dot matrix screen. The level of illumination can be changed to a soft muted white with the text in easy-to-read large black letters. Both sets are second-station capable, allowing them to use Standard Horizon’s latest RAM4 microphone, the SSM-70H model. This unit is able to control all the functions of the main radio from any location on-board (requires supplied connecting cable), so is usually found on an upper helm. The RAM4 also doubles as an intercom between the handset and main set. The GX1800GPS/E and the upgraded GX1850GPS/E share a similar chassis and typical of the Explorer series, feature an ultra-thin and compact rear case. This slim profile makes the set very easy to flush fit into a dashboard, with a bracket mount available for more options. The Explorer series has also been designed for ease of operation, so the E20 (Easy-To-Operate) menu system is now even more intuitive than ever. When using its built-in GPS, the Explorer series becomes a versatile navigation station, providing position information (latitude & longitude) and an electronic compass display. There is also a waypoint and GPS status page. Should the set be used in a position with weak GPS reception, then there is a socket to connect the optional SCU-38 external GPS antenna. When used in an exposed environment, the set is waterproof to the IPX8 standard (immersion to 1m). Both sets have also been enabled for ATIS (Automatic Transmitter Identification System) which is used on the inland waterways of Europe. www.standardhorizon.com

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Navigation assessment recognition for BMT

BMT recently achieved external recognition from The Nautical Institute for its expertise in the field of navigation assessment. BMT claims that this makes it the only company globally which is able to offer Navigation Assessment Services evaluated and approved by The Nautical Institute - the international representative body for maritime professionals. BMT has been providing navigation assessments to the international market since 2015. Jeroen de Haas, Managing Director, Surveys at BMT commented, “With the BMT team being uniquely qualified to deliver navigation assessments, and as we experience phenomenal growth in our audits, receiving formal recognition from the Nautical Institute is a huge accomplishment for us. We are very proud that our assessment services satisfy the highest standards. Our team of assessors are uniquely qualified to provide insight in all aspects of modern marine navigation, including use of integrated bridge systems, manoeuvring of vessels in complex traffic situations and effective bridge resource management techniques.” The modern navigator faces a host of new challenges to successfully complete a passage with increased technical complexity in the management of the vessel and its systems. At the same time the consequences of collision and grounding incidents related to navigation have escalated in recent years. Many argue that these types of incidents could have been avoided if procedures had been followed, but experience has taught us that “human factors” play a huge role in the efficient and safe navigation of ships - something that cannot be assessed by auditing a paper trail. BMT’s assessors execute live assessments during coastal passages, providing a thorough evaluation of the function of the bridge team, the execution of the passage plan and a review of the application of policies and procedures in practice. Using BMT’s MATE© flexible technology to quantify the impact on navigation performance findings, BMT is tailoring its Navigation Assessments to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse customer base while helping them to comply with IMO regulations and the global standards for seafarers. BMT is an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, working principally in the defence, energy and environment, marine risk and insurance, maritime transport, and ports and logistics sectors.

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IUMI worries for future of marine underwriting

An increased risk of large, more complex and costly claims has the potential to impact all marine underwriting sectors this year, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) recently commented. Speaking about the current state of the hull, cargo and offshore energy insurance markets, IUMI said that while major losses remain stable, continued erosion of the global premium base means that attritional losses are becoming much more significant. Rama Chandran, chairman of IUMI's Ocean Hull Committee, commented: “Underwriters welcome the industry's overall improvement in safety but also recognise that increasing size, scale and complexity of new tonnage is affecting the current risk profile. "There is the potential for severe volatility in a conventional hull portfolio influenced by the continuing erosion of the premium base.” Mr Chandran stated that concerns include the risk of fires onboard large container vessels. Digital technology advances in naval architecture and vessel operations are being monitored, alongside. “The ability of seafarers to effectively manage cutting edge technology and growing amounts of data”. He continued: “We are also likely to see increased machinery claims resulting from the 2020 sulphur limit.” www.iumi.com

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Poseidon Principles see major banks promote greener shipping

Major shipping banks will for the first time integrate climate considerations into lending decisions to incentivize maritime shipping’s decarbonization. The Poseidon Principles will be a global framework for assessing and disclosing the climate alignment of financial institutions’ shipping portfolios. “As banks, we recognize that our role in the shipping industry enables us to promote responsible environmental stewardship throughout the global maritime value chain,” Michael Parker, Global Industry Head of Shipping & Logistics at Citi and Chair of the Poseidon Principles drafting committee, commented. “The Poseidon Principles offer significant benefits to the global shipping industry and society and they allow us as banks to align and de-risk our portfolios in line with shipping’s green transition,” Paul Taylor, Global Head of Shipping & Offshore at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking and Deputy Chair of the Poseidon Principles drafting committee, added. The Poseidon Principles are consistent with the policies and ambitions of the Initial GHG Strategy adopted in April 2018 by member states of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The strategy prescribes that GHG emissions from international shipping must peak as soon as possible and that the industry must reduce the total annual GHG emissions by at least 50% of 2008 levels by 2050, with a strong emphasis on zero emissions. The Poseidon Principles establish a common baseline to quantitatively assess and disclose whether financial institutions’ lending portfolios are in line with adopted climate goals. In this way, they also serve as an important tool to manage critical investment risks. “Urgent action is needed to advance maritime shipping’s decarbonization. The Poseidon Principles are a groundbreaking achievement that will help ensure shipping remains a foundational component of our global economy,” added Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute. Founding Signatories include Citi, Societe Generale, DNB, ABN Amro, Amsterdam Trade Bank, Credit Agricole CIB, Danish Ship Finance, Danske Bank, DVB, ING and Nordea, and represent around 20% of the global ship finance portfolio. Additional banks are expected to join in the near future, including banks from Asia. The Principles were developed in an effort spearheaded by global shipping banks - Citi, Societe Generale, and DNB - and leading industry players - A.P. Møller Mærsk, Cargill, Euronav, Lloyd’s Register and Watson Farley & Williams. “Shipping’s decarbonization will require unparalleled innovation. A modern ship is a highly capital-intensive asset with a typical life span of 25-30 years. To deliver on ambitious climate targets, zero-emission vessels will need to enter the fleet by 2030. This leaves us only ten years to develop the new marine fuels, propulsion technologies and infrastructures that will be required. The Poseidon Principles will help us catalyze this transition,” according to Søren Toft, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of A.P. Møller-Mærsk, the world’s largest container shipping company.

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BMT win US contract for two CTVs

BMT, a leading international design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy, has been awarded a crucial contract to design two advanced Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) for the expanding U.S. offshore wind industry. The vessels will be deployed to service Ørsted’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project. Using considerable experience in this area, BMT has designed the new 20m CTV specifically for East Coast conditions with manoeuvrability, performance and redundancy in mind whilst reaching a top speed in the region of 28 knots. The design is a fully-classed vessel ensuring the highest of build standards. Carrying 20 passengers, plus 4 crew, the first CTV will be delivered early next year and is already under construction, with the second earmarked for late 2020. James Lewis, Project Manager for Specialised Ship Design at BMT comments, “We are hugely excited to be a part of this project. The U.S. offshore wind market is set for exponential growth and is in a unique position to benefit from the years of experience and lessons learned from wind farm operations in Europe.” “BMT has been at the forefront of offshore wind farm service vessel designs as it has continuously worked with operators in the industry to develop vessels specific to industry requirements, introducing many game-changing innovations along the way. We intend to continue in the same vein and will be looking to evolve our designs and tailor them to the U.S. market, starting with this first vessel,” added Mr Lewis. The endangered North Atlantic right whales have been a key driver in the design of this vessel, culminating in the smallest quad jet wind farm vessel that BMT has ever designed. The custom vessel, designed with a reduced overall length, will operate safely and harmoniously with the whale communities within the North Atlantic’s seasonal management area locations. The resulting design offers performance and specification previously more akin to larger wind farm vessels. Providing full support, BMT are very proud to be working alongside Windserve Marine and to be at the forefront in delivering CTVs to the U.S., to best service turbines safely and efficiently. www.bmt.org

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Keel laid for the first of Damen’s revolutionary new FCS 7011 Crew Change

Two and a half years on from the genesis of the FCS 7011 concept in response to extensive feedback from the offshore energy sector, the build of the first of this revolutionary design has begun at Damen Shipyards Antalya, Turkey. This milestone, the result of many thousands of hours of discussions, development work, engineering and cross-industry collaboration, was marked by a traditional keel-laying ceremony held at the yard. 70 metres in length, it will be the largest monohull vessel to be built in aluminium by Damen and is scheduled for launch in August 2020. A prospective client can realistically look forward to delivery by the end of that year. The FCS 7011 represents the future of crew change. It promises to offer greater efficiencies than ever before through its ability to carry larger numbers of personnel – up to 250 – greater distances – 200nm and more – at speeds of up to 40 knots. The integration of technologies including stabilisers, active interceptors and marine access systems will ensure that the men and women on board are delivered safe, well rested and ready for immediate work. While the design of the vessel allows it to operate in a wider range of weather conditions than conventional fast crew vessels, its capacity, speed and range means that multiple offshore installations can be served in a single round trip, thereby delivering substantial savings in both time and operational costs. Developed in close cooperation with the offshore energy sector, as the concept becomes reality interest in operating and chartering is building from both the oil & gas and renewables sectors. Momentum for exactly this type of vessel is growing rapidly as the oil majors recognise the benefits to be gained by scaling up crew deliveries in terms of size, serviceability, flexibility and safety. Customer interest is such that Damen expects that within a few years a number of FCS 7011 vessels will be operating on both sides of the Atlantic and elsewhere. Damen Shipyards Antalya is the ideal location for the build of the FCS 7011. A leader in the build of high-speed craft in both composites and aluminium, it also has experience in larger passenger vessels with recent projects including a 55metre RoPax Fast Ferry and a Yacht Support Vessel. www.damen.com

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Port of Tyne further development for offshore wind sector

The Port of Tyne is nearing the final phase of a major investment programme to infill Tyne Dock and increase its commercial property portfolio. The port is redeveloping land in a move it says will strengthen its position in the offshore wind sector. With offshore wind tipped to provide as much as 30 per cent of Britain’s electricity generation by 2030, the Port of Tyne says it is perfectly placed to support the growing industry’s needs. Highlighting the ‘Tyne Is Right’ campaign, Matt Beeton, Port of Tyne chief executive, said its close proximity to the Seagreen wind farm development, off Scotland’s east coast, the wind farm at Hornsea and sites at Sofia and Dogger Bank, means it is well positioned to minimise transit times and service the needs of offshore wind developers. He said: “The £3 million programme to complete Tyne Dock infill will result in an additional 30 acres of land with deep-sea quayside access to support offshore wind. “The demolition of a number of buildings means our latest infrastructure programme provides increased storage capacity at Tyne Dock Enterprise Park, which already has excellent multimodal connectivity by sea, road and rail and offers all the benefits of Enterprise Zone status.” Andrew Hodgson, North East Local Enterprise Partnership chair, said: “Offshore wind is a sector in which the North East has particular strengths. “Our Strategic Economic Plan identifies offshore wind as an area of strategic importance for the North East, with the potential to create more and better jobs for the region and to build on our already globally important offshore energy and subsea cluster. “The Government has recognised these strengths, with the North East being selected as one of the geographical clusters of the industry which the sector deal will focus on, and be delivered through, providing support across areas including skills, innovation and infrastructure.” www.portoftyne.co.uk

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Leask Marine successfully complete decommissioning of Ola Pier linkspan

Leask Marine have recently completed the decommissioning of the redundant 160 tonne Ola Pier linkspan as part of the redevelopment at Scrabster Harbour, Caithness. The project included the preparation works of dismantling of the linkspan ramp from the

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existing pier, placing in temporary support beams to the linkspan prior to the cutting works, removal of the tar from the linkspan road surface, cutting and dismantling the support towers and cutting the actual linkspan into firstly pieces which could be lifted using a 350 tonne crane and then once on the pier cut into transportable pieces. These sections were lifted onto lorries for onward transportation for 100% environmental scrappage. The tar which was removed was also recycled. Sandy Bremner, Leask Marine’s project civil engineer said “This was a great project for the civil engineering team and brought together the strengths of the full Leask Marine contracting resources” Over the past 10 years Leask Marine has been at the forefront in supporting the marine renewables industry and has grown to become a world leader in wave and tidal marine technology and supply chain service provider, successfully completing projects for many of the world’s leading marine energy converters.

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IMCA TO STAGE MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY SEMINAR The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is to hold a Marine Renewable Energy Seminar on 25 September in Amsterdam (Novotel Schiphol Airport). With the theme ‘Working together for safe and efficient operations’ this day-long seminar on the topic reflects the increasing involvement of IMCA members with the rapidly expanding global marine renewables sector. Free to attend for IMCA members plus invited guests the one-day seminar will consider IMCA global initiatives and feature three sessions - ‘Achieving harmonisation of training and certification’; ‘Openness is the key to safe and efficient operations’; and ‘Future trends in the marine renewable energy sector’. In addition to speakers drawn from IMCA member companies including Seaway 7, Boskalis, Subsea 7, Siemens Gamesa, DNV GL, TechnipFMC and Van Oord who will be joined by experts from the Global Wind Organisation (GWO); G+, the global health and safety organisation for the offshore wind industry; and The Carbon Trust. Sessions will be chaired by Alan MacLeay of Subsea 7 and Steve Myers of Siemens Gamesa, respectively Chair and Vice Chair of IMCA’s Marine Renewable Energy Committee, and by John Davies of Helix Canyon Offshore. Captain Andy Goldsmith, IMCA’s Technical Adviser - Marine sets out the aims of the event: “The seminar has been designed to enable attendees to have every opportunity to participate and therefore steer future IMCA guidance and influences. We are looking for three main outcomes - to promote harmonisation of training and certification for the benefit of the sector; to encourage and show that openness to safety works; and to prepare members for future developments. ”We are looking forward to welcoming personnel from marine contractors, field developers, clients, marine warranty surveyors, equipment suppliers and training establishments who are directly involve din marine renewable energy operations.” The full programme is online on the IMCA website at www.imcaint.com/events - those interested in attending should register their interest as soon as possible by emailing events@imca-int.com. IMCA’s Lifting & Rigging Seminar with its theme ‘Offshore Lifting – Training, Certification and Competency’ will be held the day before (24 September) at the same venue. www.imca-int.com

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Yellowstone fishing bridge protected with Seashield The Yellowstone Historic Fishing Bridge was built in 1937 in the heart of the National Park in Wyoming, USA. It was once an attraction for fisherman from all over the country due to the abundance of cutthroat trout. It is now one of the featured attractions for hundreds of thousands of Yellowstone Park tourists on an annual basis. The structure is supported by 162 each 15” timber piles that, over the years, were beginning to see deterioration from water line to mud line. SeaShield Series 500 System was selected as the system for complete encapsulation of all piles. The project included the complete encapsulation of all 162 piles using 17” diameter SeaShield Fiber-Form jackets that yielded a minimum ½” annular space. The jackets were constructed 3/16” thick and to a special brown colour to closely match the existing piles. The annulus was then pumped and filled with the SeaShield 550 Epoxy Grout. The epoxy grout kits consisted of 3 gallons of 2-part epoxy and 2.5 ea 50 lb. bags of Part C Aggregate yielding 1.2 cu ft per kit. The epoxy grout, due to its outstanding flow characteristics, was able to completely fill in all voids, cracks and checks in the piles. Finally, the tops of the Jackets were sealed off using a special brown colour SeaShield SplashZone UW Epoxy. All together the project included 1,440 LF of 17” dia. SeaShield Fiber-Form Jackets and 575 kits of the SeaShield 550 Epoxy Grout. Installation was completed 2 weeks ahead of schedule and the contractor was specially pleased with the ease of installation of both the Fiber-Form Jackets and the 550 Epoxy Grout. The Series 500 System provides excellent compressive, flexural and tensile strength, as well as outstanding bond strength to the timber piles. The system also provides weathering protection, including outstanding abrasion and UV resistance. The completed project will now provide many years of additional service life to the Historic Yellowstone Fishing Bridge. www.seashield.com

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Mooring measures approved by MSC The International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) has approved measures to improve the safety for seafarers when mooring ships. Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) said in a press release that between 5 and 14 June, MSC met in London to discuss current issues related to the safety and security of global shipping. Part of the agenda was dedicated to the draft measures for safe mooring operations as prepared by the SDC sub-committee based on proposals originally submitted by Denmark. The measures approved by the Committee entails an amended SOLAS regulation and guidelines intended to improve the current situation where accidents and unsafe work situations frequently happen during mooring operations of ships. The measures will now be circulated to Member States with a view to adoption at the next Committee meeting in 2020. In addition to safe mooring operations, the Committee also discussed fuel oil safety issues in relation to the entry into force of the 0.50 pct. sulphur limit on 1 January 2020. This resulted in an MSC resolution on recommending amongst other things voluntary reporting of cases where oil fuel fails to meet safety point requirement set out in the SOLAS convention, as well as a work plan for the Committees further work on fuel oil safety issues in 2020 and 2021. Furthermore, in continuing the ongoing work on autonomous ships, MSC approved interim guidelines for MASS trails with a view to assist IMO Member States, industry and other parties involved in testing autonomous ships in a safe and efficient way. In connection to the meeting, the Danish delegation held a presentation on cybersecurity in which a representative from Maersk providing the Committee with their experiences of the 2017 cyberattack. www.imo.org www.marineandmaritimegazette.com

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Optimism that a viable UK flares disposal service will continue With a major review underway about how boaters dispose of out-of-date flares (Time Expired Pyrotechnics, or TEPs) in the UK, the world’s leading manufacturer is optimistic that a sensible solution can be reached. WesCom Signal and Rescue (WesCom) hopes a commercially-viable plan can be agreed to benefit both boaters and the marine safety sector, through regularly scheduled and approved amnesties. The UK-headquartered company, which is behind the trusted Pains Wessex and Comet marine distress signal brands in Britain, has commenced consultation with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Department for Transport (DfT), alongside other key stakeholders, for a nationwide disposal service for expired flares to be introduced. Chris Feibusch, WesCom Signal and Rescue’s Director of Global Marketing and Communications, believes flare amnesties could play an important part in the plan. “Some chandleries have schemes, so they take expired and outdated flares back, particularly if they replace them. Sometimes there is a small charge levied. Additionally, there are frequently amnesties at local marinas and they often have the support of the RNLI. “So, the first port of call for boaters with expired flares is taking them back to the retailer from where the products were purchased. If more marinas and chandleries are encouraged to provide disposal services, maybe with a donation or some kind of levy covering the cost, it would give more options for boaters. Currently, the MCA will accept the return of out of date flares as a last resort, and by prior appointment. Flare amnesties are offered by hazardous waste specialists. Among those offering a disposal solution is Ramora UK, a global leader in ordnance disposal services, and international waste management company, TRADEBE. Various marinas have previously offered flare disposal services, including Largs Yacht Haven, in Ayrshire, and Bosuns Locker at Port Edgar Marina. A flare amnesty is being planned at Dover Marina Open Weekend on 6-7 July 2019. At a flare amnesty event held in Chichester in April 2019, some 1,000 out-dated flares were handed in, including one dating from 1967. In the past, flare amnesties or disposal days have been run at various locations around the UK, including Gillingham, Brighton, Poole, Lymington, Beaulieu, Cowes, Hamble, Hayling Island and Luton. The current flares disposal network was introduced by the MCA on 1 April 2010. Under the plan, 18 licensed sites will accept out-of-date flares from private boat owners by appointment. Chris explains, “A lot of the issue with the cost of the current arrangements is in the handling of the expired pyrotechnics, because of the hazard class under which they are classified. Expired flares are of a higher hazard rating, so it makes them difficult to handle.” Under one new initiative, Ramora UK offers all the required training and equipment for venues to become a licensed Time Expired Pyrotechnic (TEP) drop off point, for a fixed monthly retainer. Chris adds, “This will allow many commercial and recreational boaters easy access to facilities where they can legally dispose of their expired flares or other distress-signal pyrotechnics. Currently, there is no consolidated solution in place for this, with only a few police stations and MCA approved stores accepting limited amounts, making Ramora UK’s solution the first of its kind.” David Welch, Ramora UK’s Managing Director, says, “We are proud to be at the forefront of pyrotechnic disposal. This solution is the first of its kind and will allow for a number of sites nationwide to be set up with everything they need for the collection of TEPs, providing many boaters with the means to dispose of their out-of-date marine flares and other pyrotechnics. Thanks to our patented system and latest technology, once sites are approaching capacity we will be alerted and one of our teams will be deployed to site for collection and disposal of the items. It couldn’t be simpler. ”Sites that wish to benefit from this new solution will receive all the essential equipment, licensing and training necessary for it to become a certified and compliant TEP disposal point. Once set up, it is estimated that each site will need to be emptied by a Ramora UK collection team every six to ten weeks. The aim of this solution is to provide a network of compliant and licensed collection points across the UK to help reduce the dumping and the need to travel long distances with out-of-date pyrotechnics. WesCom Signal & Rescue hopes to expand and develop upon initiatives such as this one, creating a scheduled and regulated process for the safe disposal of flares. www.wescomsignal.com

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Marine fire suppression fluids and gases

There is a great deal of misinformation within the marine industry regarding fire suppression agents, especially in light of the EU-mandated phasedown of hydrofluorocarbon-based materials.

Sea-Fire Marine, manufacturer of marine fire suppression and detection systems, cuts through the chatter with a brief history and comparison of agents common on board vessels the world over. The original fire suppression agent has always been, of course, water. In the age of sail, it was ideal. Not so with the advent of the combustion engine, however. When applied to burning petroleum, the fire spreads, it also simply destroys electronics. Carbon dioxide (CO2) and Halon derivatives were the first widely used commercial fire suppression solutions, gaining popularity in the 1950s and 60s. Unlike water, they were highly effective, electrically non-conductive and didnt leave any residue. As compressed gases, storage wasn’t a major issue. Unfortunately, Halon was found to be a high ozone depleting chemical as a result, production was banned in 1990. With the sunsetting on Halon and the search for alternatives, CO2 gained prominence. However, it has three significant drawbacks its a greenhouse gas, requires a large number of cylinders and is potentially fatal if breathed at design concentrations.In the 1990s, HFCs rose to dominance as a fire suppression solution. Ideal for marine applications, HFC227 is fast, effective and clean. Like Halon and CO2, however, its a greenhouse gas and contributes to global warming. Discharging an average-sized cylinder of HFC227 has the same CO2 equivalent as driving a car 268,760 kilometers. This is why it is being eliminated as part of a phased-down mandate from the EU, and restricted or taxed by various countries such as Australia and Norway. It is expected that similar legislation will begin to affect Canada and US-flagged vessels. Back in 2002, 3M introduced Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid, it offers a number of important advantages over other clean agents in marine fire suppression applications. It has low acute toxicity and high extinguishing efficiency and this gives it a wide margin of safety compared to other chemical clean agents such as HFC227. A fluid, it vaporizes rapidly during discharge, is non-corrosive, non-conductive and leaves no residue. It is, importantly, a long-term, sustainable solution with virtually zero global warming potential, e.g., it has an atmospheric life of about a week versus HFC227s 34 years. So confident is 3M of its product, it offers its BlueSkySM Warranty if it is ever banned or restricted from use due to its environmental properties, the company will refund the cost of the fluid. For the marine and offshore oil and gas industries, Novec 1230 fluid offers distinct advantages. Because it is a fluid, recharging is simple. Unlike CO2, a gas, it can be flown to the vessel or platform. This means less down time waiting for supplies to arrive by ground. It also takes up significantly less space. Recently, Sea-Fire Europe ceased distribution of HFC227. The move was strategic and ethical, given the environmental profile of HFCs.With the phase-down of HFCs, supplies are running out. This means in the immediate future there will be a serious inability to service systems. Also, with shortages beginning, costs are rising, making the switch to Novec 1230 fluid a smart move financially. As a company, Sea-Fire recognizes that it may lose business in the short term as boat and shipbuilders continue to choose HFC-based fire systems strictly based on cost alone. But, ultimately, eliminating the use of hydrofluorocarbons is the right thing to do for the marine industry as a whole. As the first manufacturer to introduce Novec 1230 fluid into the recreational marine market in 2012, Sea-Fire is fully prepared for the phase-out of HFCs. “As a corporation, 3M is committed to improving every life”, commented David Olds, 3M account executive for fire suppression applications. Sea-Fire Europe made a difficult decision when announcing it would cease distribution of HFC227. While 3M will obviously benefit from this, the real winner here is the environment and it’s inhabitants. Sea-Fire Marine has long held the belief that it is in the business of protecting people and property at sea. With its recent declaration that its master European distributor Sea-Fire Europe is ending distribution of HFC-based fire suppression fluids, it can also add the environment to it’s list. www.sea-fire.com

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For safety’s sake Smart operators take seriously the SOLAS regulations designed to keep crew safe, with many finding ways to support ships’ officers to keep inventory compliant A speech at Nor-Shipping in June by IMO’s secretary general highlighted the evolution from a lowcost, tick-the-box world to a global society that seeks security, safety, quality and sustainability. Kitack Lim said that events such as Nor-Shipping "remind us that the world is no longer prepared to accept services or industries that are simply cost-effective. We now demand them to be green, clean and energy-efficient and safe. Through IMO, governments ensure that shipping is responding to that challenge." Survitec has also observed a similar trend in shipping, as owners and operators seek genuine solutions to safety. Morals aside, the compelling commercial and operational benefits of applying the high safety standards to operations are well known. And increasingly a sound safety culture is being linked to the leadership of an organisation. Such is the level of interest from clients towards a more holistic approach to safety, Survitec is refocussing its operations from that of a safety equipment provider to a safety partner to ship operators. To facilitate this transition it has developed SOLAS 360 – a service that maps out a full inventory of a ship’s safety equipment and then manages the due dates for servicing and inspections, alerting the ship’s master and operator at 90, 60 and 30-day intervals in the run up to the deadline. Survitec then ensures that equipment is maintained, serviced, inspected and certified. The company can also replace liferafts, which have lengthy servicing times, with newly-overhauled and refurbished rafts. Typically, ship managers source suppliers at the port, compare prices, travel charges, spare part costs and coordinate inspections, but Survitec’s SOLAS 360 service removes this complexity and uncertainty. For a fixed annual subscription fee per vessel, users of the SOLAS 360 service can optimise the servicing of all the safety equipment onboard through one supplier, allowing operators to monitor due service dates, schedule service calls and inspections, and to easily access the relevant safety certificates. Importantly, SOLAS 360 helps operators more effectively manage budgets by removing a significant number of individual transactions. Most recent partnerships include UECC (United European Car Carriers), who signed a ninevessel service and certification agreement with Survitec. The Norwegian ro-ro operator’s head of Ship Management, Jan Thore Foss, said: “As an operator committed to continuously enhancing crew safety, Survitec is a natural partner for UECC. The SOLAS 360 solution not only helps us in ensuring our vessels are always regulatory compliant, but it removes the logistical complexities involved in getting safety equipment serviced.” Baba Devani, Managing Director Marine Division, Survitec, told Marine and Maritime Gazette: “This milestone agreement is indicative of the market trend that sees shipowners putting safety at the heart of their operations. Through SOLAS 360, Survitec will partner with UECC to keep its operations safe and sustainable. SOLAS 360 helps towards minimising the risk of ship downtime and mal-functioning safety systems while reducing the burden of service co-ordination for the master.” Devani was recently appointed to the business to manage the maritime division’s shift to become a safety partner across the maritime sector. “Joining Survitec at this time in the company’s long history is truly exciting,” he said. “Survitec’s next step is to fully realise itself as a valued safety partner across the sector. Many of our clients see the value in working in partnership with a safety specialist and Survitec has the expertise and servicing network in place to support their safety agendas”. www.survitecgroup.com

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Damen Anchor & Chain Factory inks agreement with Fendercare at Seawork On 12th of June, Damen Anchor & Chain Factory (AKF) signed a joint partnership agreement with Fendercare. The agreement came about from a mutual understanding that both parties’ clients were seeking wider availability of products. Under the agreement, the partnership will build up complementary stock of anchors, chains and chain fittings and conduct installation of anchors and chains. Working together in this way will ensure the partnership’s clients of product availability from numerous, well-positioned locations around the world. Speaking on the occasion of the signing ceremony, AKF managing director Walter Treffers explained the thinking behind the agreement, saying, “This partnership represents a win-win for all stakeholders. It increases the product portfolio of Fendercare with AKF’s proven product range and gives AKF products an even wider geographical distribution than before. Of course, the real benefit here is for our client, as we intended. They will now have improved availability of our products, equalling shorter lead times, which, ultimately means more uptime and improved earning potential. We are very much looking forward to working together with Fendercare in the future.” Mr Treffers signed the agreement at this year’s Seawork exhibition in Southampton with Fendercare’s general manager Lara Griffin. www.damen.com

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Heavy lift jack-up Apollo completes refit at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque DEME Offshore’s newest heavy-lift jack-up Apollo has recently completed a one-month conversion project at Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu). This complex contract involved the installation of a moon pool on the main deck. The technical demands combined with the limited time available required highly precise planning together with working around the clock in order to complete on time. The moonpool installation was a major undertaking that involved creating an opening right through the centre of the vessel, from the main deck down through the engine stores and finally through the hull. To achieve this without compromising the structural integrity of the 87.5-metre Apollo the work was done in a strict sequence based on strength calculations of the ship’s structure so as to manage the weight distribution. Before the works could begin, the vessel had to be manoeuvred alongside the quay and then jacked up. This allowed the work to be conducted from a pontoon positioned directly beneath the hull. “We performed the complete scope of work with the vessel jacked-up alongside the quay,” said Fabien Guillemot, commercial manager at DSDu. “For our customers this demonstrates that for vessels of this type we do not always need to incur the added cost and time of drydocking for projects or mobilisations that require works below the waterline. The location of our shipyard in the east port of Dunkerque has a constant water level thanks to the locks that separate us from the open sea. That greatly simplifies operations like this.” DEME, the parent of DEME Offshore, is a longstanding client of DSDu based on the yard’s ability to meet the requirements of its world-leading dredging fleet as well as its offshore capabilities. DSDu’s strategic location ensures minimum downtime for offshore operators active in the region. In June 2018, the 147-metre DEME Offshore heavy-lift jack-up Sea Installer spent eight days at DSDu for the fitting of new spud cans and other works. Apollo is now in Scotland for a wind farm installation project. www.damen.com

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BIMAGRIP - Heavy Duty - Anti-Skid Surfacing Making a dent Making a dent in our collective consumption footprint requires shared responsibility between companies. Extending the life of Marine assets through proper care and repair reduces the need to spend more over time, thereby avoiding carbon dioxide emissions and packaging waste. Supplied by Beegrip Ltd, BimagripÂŽ is a high performance polyurethane anti-skid coating system with a 25 year track record in the Marine industry. Applications include Roll On Roll Off (RoRo), Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) and link spans. The multi-purpose system improves safety and protects steel from corrosion. With over 10 years experience, Thortech Bridges & Marine Ltd are both a BimagripÂŽ stock-keeping distributor and an approved applicator. Through partnership, we have begun to recycle what was formerly packaging waste destined for landfill. In 2018 and beyond, we will continue our partnership to reduce our collective consumption. For more information please contact info@bimagrip.com or info@thortechnology.co.uk

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Incat Crowther design new Korean ferry Australian ship designer Incat Crowther has secured a contract to design a catamaran passenger ferry for operation in Korea. The Incat Crowther 65 will be built by shipbuilder Khan, based in Geoje-si, Korea, and operated by Dolphin Shipping. With a length of 64.5 meters and a width of 14 meters, the ship will fly the flag of the Republic of Korea. As informed, the newbuild will provide a vital link between Pohang, on mainland Korea and the island of Ulleung-do, where it will be the second largest vessel on the route. In addition, it will be the first locally-built high-speed ferry on the route. Incat Crowther will work with Khan to develop the construction capability for aluminium high-speed light vessels, in compliance with IMO HSC Code and local Korean Register of Shipping (KRS) regulations. Tentatively named Dolphin 3, the vessel will carry 710 passengers over two decks, with the wheelhouse located on a third deck with all-round visibility. Oversize boarding points are located aft and at amidships to facilitate smooth boarding of the large passenger complement. The Incat Crowther 65 will be more capable in rougher seas than existing boats on the run, improving on the number of days the service is run, according to Incat. With a service speed of 39.5 knots and a maximum speed of 47 knots , the vessel will take an hour off the Dolphin Shipping’s current vessel’s journey. Dolphin 3 will be powered by quad 3700kW main engines driving Rolls Royce Kamewa S80-4 waterjets. www.incatcrowther.com

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BMT Chief Executive Sarah Kenny appointed OBE for services to Maritime Industries and Diversity

Sarah Kenny, Chief Executive of BMT, has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

The accolade, for services to the Maritime Industry, and Diversity, reflects her longstanding commitment and contribution to supporting and promoting the United Kingdom’s maritime industries, in addition to her work on STEM and promoting the importance and value of diversity in the sector. The honour is the latest accolade for Sarah, who in December 2018 was appointed Maritime UK Vice Chair. Other appointments include the Board of the National Oceanography Centre, and membership of the Maritime Enterprise Working Group, and the UK Defence Innovation Advisory Panel. Sarah is also an Honorary Officer of the Royal Navy, and an Honorary member of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors. Sir John Hood, Chairman of BMT Group, said: “On behalf of the board of BMT, may I say we are thrilled that our Chief Executive, Sarah Kenny, has been honoured by the Queen for her services to the Maritime Industries and Diversity. The award is timely recognition of Sarah’s outstanding leadership in both areas over many years. We offer Sarah our whole-hearted congratulations on her OBE.” BMT is a leading international scientific and engineering technical services and consulting business, with deep specialism in defence and security, specialist ship design and surveys, critical infrastructure design and support, and environmental assessment and modelling. www.bmt.org

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