Dockyard Magazine June 2014 Issue

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NEWS & PRESS RELEASES PRODUCTS & SERVICES Exhibitions June 2014 Seawork 2014 Show Issue

Welcome to Dockyard Magazine NEWS & PRESS RELEASES PRODUCTS & SERVICES EXHIBITIONS June 2014 Seawork 2014 Show Issue

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Partnership and performance are drivers of revolutionary Shoretension mooring system.


Muehlhan plans new growth in Scotland.


Blyth Workcats new boat for the Mevagh Dive Centre.


Centa’s new electromagnetic clutch accomodates all PTO requirements in one compact unit.


Expert autopilot for the level entry workboat.


News in brief Summaries of whats happening in the industry.


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Port Authority News

Mobilisation ahead of £25m expansion project Dredging vessels and tugs have mobilised ahead of the £25m Port of Cromarty Firth expansion at Invergordon. Recently vessels started to berth in the Port in what marked the first stage of an 18 month programme of works. The expansion project sees the Port of Cromarty Firth reclaim 9 acres of land from the sea and create an additional deep water berth. Other recent announcements have demonstrated the level of interest the port has created internationally across marine, oil & gas sectors and demand is high amongst companies for operational space. Dredging will be started to the west of the existing Queens Dock. Over an expected month 21,000 cubic metres of silt and mud will be removed from the sea bed, peeling back the transient layers of the Firth to reach a solid foundation upon which to build the expansion. CEO for the Port of Cromarty Firth, Bob Buskie, said “This is a crucial step in ensuring the expansion project remains on target. All dredging activity in the Cromarty Firth must halt between the months of May – September, to protect the species of Dolphins, Seals and Porpoise that are at home in these waters.” “We’ve employed independent environmental consultants, Affric Ltd, to work with us for the duration of the construction works, to ensure that there is minimal disruption to the local community and to ensure we meet our environmental responsibilities.”

“The expansion project is essential to ensure that the Port of Cromarty Firth and the Invergordon Service Base can continue to compete in an increasingly competitive and international market. This is good news for the communities who make their living directly and indirectly from port activities. The expansion is due to be completed Summer 2015 and it is expected to support may full time employment opportunities. Bob adds “Additionally, we have allocated a dredging and works licence to Nigg Energy Park, also located in the Port of Cromarty Firth, to enable them to commence their own quayside development. Dredging work has also commenced recently.”

News & Products

News In Brief.... Newbuilding ordering activity slows down as owners adopt more conservative approach to the market Ship owners are looking to capitalize on low pricing of newbuildings, but after the “bonanza” of the first few months of the year are now contemplating their next moves, as the freight markets don’t seem to follow pace and move upwards as was expected to occur this year. Newbuilding activity has now slowed down over the past few weeks.

Vitesse Marine has built a reputation as a quality supplier of marine equipment to boat builders, marine engineers and chandlers, over the past 11 years, is making its Seawork debut this year. Its full range of products includes International Paint, Vetus Equipment, Lalizas & Nuova Rade, Whale and Jabsco, plus commercial fire-resistant hoses.

Isle of Wight UK catamaran builder, Cheetah Marine has seen a noticeable increase in exports this year.

New products for 2014 include the Nuova Rade injection moulded range.

Meercat delivers second Saudi vessel

Two more CTruk workboats for OTS

Two Chemical Tankers Join Navig8

British boatbuilder Meercat Workboats has recently delivered its second vessel for Saudi Arabia with Conwy and Belfast Harbour vessel orders also confirmed.

Since launching three years ago Pontrilasbased Offshore Turbine Services has gone from strength to strength with a refined offering of reliable and efficient crew, fuel, cargo and equipment transfer services to offshore wind turbines, sub stations and other offshore developments requiring maritime logistics.

Navig8, provider of shipping management services, has welcomed 2 vessels to its fleet, the UACC Manama and UACC Shamiya. The two chemical tankers will join Chronos8 Pool.

The vessel, Zamil MC-1 is designed to be carried on the deck of a pipe servicing ship and will operate in Saudi Arabian waters servicing the shallow water sections of sub-sea pipelines. Much of the pipelines in this area are reaching an age where maintenance is becoming a problem.

Export growth for Cheetah

This year Cheetah Marine will be exhibiting two catamarans on the quayside at Seawork. Following the interest Cheetah’s demonstrations with the Optimus 360 Sidesteer System last year at Seawork, an order was placed for a 9.2m with complete Sea Star package including joystick.

Meercat Workboats of Portsmouth has delivered its twentieth new build workboat. A departure from their normal road transportable designs, this is a 15m x 6m mono hulled “daughter craft”.


Vitesse Marine on show

Speed, flexibility, minimum vessel downtime and cost-effectiveness are the company’s main focus points, and the decision to operate CTruk’s multi-role composite catamaran workboats has proven key in delivering these. Offshore Turbine Services now owns six of CTruk’s popular 20T MPC offshore wind support vessels, with a seventh currently in the final stages of production.

UACC Manama, built in 2010 was slated for delivery in May 2014, whereas the delivery of UACC Shamiya, built in 2011, will follow two months later, in July. The two tankers have 45,000-dwt and were built in Korea. The expansion, in line with the recent market developments, as the company is experiencing robust demand growth for chemical tankers, expects an acceleration of demand growth from 2015 onwards, initially from the Middle East producers.

News In Brief.... Spanish navaids specialist, Almarin launched its latest model of buoy, the GUIA W at the XVIII IALA Conference. It offers improved daytime visibility, increased safety for the technician working on board, and will provide both a longer service life and lower maintenance. The IALA conference takes place every four years and this year will take place from 25 to 31 May in La Coruña, Spain

THICI Delivers Bulker Global Vega Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. (THICI) delivered a 58,000 dwt type bulk carrier m/v Global Vega last month. M/V Global Vega, launched in February 2014, is the 8th vessel delivered by the shipbuilder in 2014, and 179th ship delivered since the establishment of THICI in 1994. The ship, with five cargo holds and four deck cranes, has a length of 190 meters and width of 32.26 meters. The vessel, owned by a Japanese national, went first to Indonesia where she was loaded with coal. With a total of 60 more ships still to be delivered, THICI will be busy until 2017.

Taking a cruise on European rivers with SCHOTTEL About 40 European river cruise vessels are and will be equipped with a SCHOTTEL propulsion concept with four SCHOTTEL Twin Propellers STP 200. The concept was specifically designed for river cruise ships. For five years it has constantly gained acceptance with its numerous advantages such as lownoise, shallow draught, increased overall efficiency and energy efficient operation.

Cromarty Firth expansion gets underway Dredging vessels and tugs have started to arrive as the Port of Cromarty Firth’s £25m port expansion prepares to get under way at Invergordon. The first stage of the 18 month programme will see the port reclaim nine acres of land from the sea and create an additional deep water berth. The project reflects the interest the port has created across the oil and gas sector with a high demand for operational space. Dredging will be starting to the west of the Queens Dock and over the next month 21,000m3 of silt and mud will be removed from the seabed, removing the transient layers of the Firth to reach a solid foundation on which to build the expansion.

Incat Crowther delivers to US Australia-based Incat Crowther has delivered ‘John Jacob’, a 62.6m aluminium monohull Crew Supply Vessel for US company Barry Graham Oil Service (BGOS). Driving factors in the design and build process included providing a modern and fuel-efficient design meeting the latest demands of crew supply vessels in the Gulf of Mexico, whilst maintaining continuity with existing BGOS fleet operational features.

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Almarin’s latest launch

The extreme deep-V boat UK-based Wessex Marine is marking its seventeenth year of exhibiting at Seawork this year with a new vessel, the ‘XO 270’. The extreme deep-V boat has already received good reviews in the private sector buts the company says it’s more commercially aligned. It features a fast hull constructed from top grade aluminium which is 50% stronger than the usual 5754 grade. It also features a 24/7 central cabin format for year-round applications in all weather conditions. The new vessel has all the abilities of a RIB with greater flexibility and format of accommodation and open cockpits fore and aft.


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‘Huge step’ forward for seafarer apprenticeships The UK Chamber of Shipping has welcomed the recent announcement – as part of National Apprenticeship Week – that ship ratings, including engineering, navigation and catering roles, will be included as one of the Department for Business ‘Trailblazer’ apprenticeships. UK Chamber CEO and former seafarer, Guy Platten said: “The UK is known the world over for its seafaring skills and the UK has a proud maritime history, but this investment proves we are determined to build a maritime future too. “The long-term prosperity of the UK shipping industry depends completely on the people entering it. Training must equip seafarers with key skills and develop their careers as fully as possible while meeting the needs of employers, and the Trailblazer announcement is a huge step towards this. “This announcement is extremely valuable for the industry and demonstrates the Government’s recognition of the importance of maritime careers.”

Trailblazers are a new model of apprenticeships recommended by the Richard Review in 2013 that will supersede all existing models by 2016, ensuring that apprenticeship training meets standards required by industry and employers rather than training providers.


Guy Platten, UK Chamber CEO

The UK Chamber, Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) and Maritime Skills Alliance (MSA), campaigned successfully through 2013 to allow the model to extend to elements of seafarer training, and Guy Platten said of the campaign: “Thanks must be paid to the hard work of the MNTB and our member companies who have been involved in the process aimed, ultimately, at increasing the opportunities for young people in the UK to train for a career at sea.” Gemma Griffin, Vice President HR & Crewing for DFDS Seaways and chair of the UK Chamber’s Employment Committee will chair a Trailblazer employer group that includes several UK Chamber member companies, with many more having indicated their interest. The employer group will work with the MNTB and MSA to define the scope of the apprenticeships and Gemma said of the announcement: “Employer-led apprenticeships of this kind are not only vital for DFDS Seaways, but also for the maritime sector as a whole. They help us safeguard the future of our industry by ensuring that we have young people entering the industry with the right skills, expertise and support they need to be able to work effectively and safely.” The scheme was officially launched at a reception in Downing Street.

Medway May14_new.qxp_Layout 07:34Awards Page 1 North Star Shipping recognised for safety leadership at Oil1 &07/05/2014 Gas UK

The firm’s safety manager, Paul Craig, has won the highly coveted award for his out-standing leadership which has led to demonstrable improvements in safety and reduced the risks of incidents occurring. North Star Shipping operates and manages Craig Group’s fleet of 35 offshore support and emergency response and rescue vessels in the North Sea. Paul oversees the health and safety of the 1,000 crew on-board these vessels which operate in one of the harshest environments in the world. The award is given to an inspirational leader who motivates and engages their team to work safely and can demonstrate how their safety leadership style has benefited both their employer and the oil and gas industry. Callum Bruce, managing director of North Star Shipping, said: “Through his inspirational leadership and continual innovation, Paul has gained the trust and credibility of staff above and below him, winning their hearts and minds and positively influencing a major change in attitudes and behaviours, with more people now taking a proactive approach to safety. He has a clear vision which he has successfully communicated to everyone within the company and is committed to our number one priority of getting the crew to work, carrying out their work effectively and getting home safely. He has ensured that North Star is at the forefront of safety in the North Sea, helping make our industry safer and giving our customers confidence in the safety and effectiveness of our service.” “Under his leadership safety has improved but, more importantly, every person now has a clearer understanding and appreciation of their role in safety. The company has truly embraced and continually fosters a living safety culture.”

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North Star Shipping has been recognised for safety leadership at the annual Safety Awards jointly organised by Oil & Gas UK and Step Change in Safety.

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Paul was commended for his excellent communication skills, his personal, practical approach, which has encouraged people to take ownership of their safety and the safety of those around them, and for the many initiatives he has introduced. These include internal safety awards, a safety checklist app, sharing lessons learnt with the industry, engaging with clients and suppliers, the “Boots on Deck” initiative to encourage shore-side personnel to spend more time on the vessels they manage and the “Sense it, Suspect it, See it, Stop it” campaign to encourage crew to not attempt something if it doesn’t feel right. Paul received his accolade at the awards lunch on 30th of April in front of 1,000 of his peers. He said: “This is a huge and humbling honour and I thank everyone at North Star for their commitment to safety from the chairman to the deckhands on-board. “The key to improved safety is empowering people and listening. You need to lead and promote a living safety culture, get out of the office, engage with the workforce, look them in the eye, ask them how to improve their safety and then listen to them. People need to know their safety matters.” North Star Shipping, a division of global shipping and energy services firm Craig Group, operates a fleet of offshore support, ROV survey, tanker assist, and emergency response and rescue vessels which provide 24/7 support to over 50 installations in the North Sea.

Following £250million investment in recent years, the fleet is now one of the most modern operating in the North Sea and the largest British wholly-owned fleet engaged in the UK offshore industry. North Star has over 1000 seagoing staff and is committed to supporting British Shipping by training in excess of 80 Deck and Engineering Cadets each year via its cadet programme.


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Gael Force Group expansion continues with Henderson purchase Leading marine equipment and services supplier Gael Force Group is further expanding its operations with the purchase of FPM Henderson, one of the UK’s foremost providers of specialist mooring systems and navigation aids. The acquisition which has been in discussion between the two companies over the past 6-month period enables Gael Force to extend its services throughout Scotland, the rest of the UK and support the company’s plans for further Clyde-based growth. It will see the retention of six staff, including industry expert Jock Fleming, a co-founder of FPM Henderson which is located in Yoker, Glasgow. Earlier this year, Gael Force acquired Forres-based Varis Engineering as part of an ambitious growth drive aimed at building sales from £15 million to £50 million in the next five years, with further growth envisaged longer term. Gael Force Group Managing Director, Stewart Graham, said: “This is a perfect marriage of FPM’s skills and expertise in single point moorings and aids to navigations, and our broader based

mooring and pontoon operations which were recently enhanced by our acquisition of Varis Engineering. We have known Jock Fleming for many years and he has a fine reputation in the industry. We are excited about this new growth and are very much looking forward in working with Jock to deliver an enhanced service to a combined customer base which extends from Plymouth in the South to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. We will be able to provide moorings, pontoons and aids to navigation, all from one trusted supplier. This expansion also fits nicely with our intention to reach a turnover of £50 million within the next five years.” FPMH Founder Jock Fleming said: “I am delighted that we have been able to reach an agreement with Gael Force to combine our respective skills and experience which I believe will enhance our already excellent services and with the resources of an industry leader such as Gael Force, feel we are in a position to widen the benefits to customers. This is positive news given the tough economic climate and on a personal level will allow me to take a step towards retirement after over 30 years in the industry!.”

Crowley Turns to Future Care for Mariner Health Protection Crowley Maritime Corporation has entered a partnership with Future Care, Inc. As explained by Crowley, the move is aimed at ensuring that “the company’s active mariners are receiving the best possible health care while at sea.”

alternative work arrangements to keep mariners employed while allowing the company to continue providing best-in-class service to its customers,” said Captain Margaret Reasoner, managing director of Crowley’s marine personnel department.

Crowley added that Future Care’s “Caring for the Crew” program provides 24-hour medical advice to crew aboard Crowley’s worldwide fleet of vessels.

According to the Maritime Labor Convention, international shipping companies are required to ensure that all seafarers are covered by adequate measures for the protection of their health and that they have access to prompt and adequate medical care whilst working aboard.

“Mariners at sea operate in remote and sometimes challenging environments where emergency and routine medical care can be limited. But, Crowley’s partnership with Future Care gives them around the clock emergency access to on-call physicians and nurses 365 days a year. This program is in addition to care that mariners receive from the trained medical care providers aboard all of Crowley’s vessels,” Crowley’s press release read.

“Future Care has dedicated itself to providing the highest quality managed health care services for ill or injured seafarers around the world,” said Christina DeSimone, CEO of Future Care Inc.


In addition to emergency services, Future Care also provides routine consultations and can coordinate shoreside appointments on a global scale. This additional health and wellness program is expected to help keep Crowley crew members working, while reducing Lost Time and OSHA reportable incidents. “Better management of the medical treatment of mariners helps them return to work as soon as possible and may also allow

The Future Care team consists of nurses, physicians, medical case managers and preferred medical networks. The company assigns a specially trained physician and care manager to monitor and supervise each crewmember’s illness or injury.


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Harkand secures CNR International contract and brings second dive support vessel to thriving North Sea sector FAST-GROWING international subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) group Harkand is to position a second dive support vessel in the burgeoning North Sea sector after securing a major contract with CNR International (CNRI). The contract will see Harkand deliver jacket life extension works, IRM scopes and inspection services in the second quarter of 2014 for CNRI’s Ninian South platform and Lyell field, located approximately 150km north-east of the Shetland Islands.

extend our strong relationship with CNRI through the award of this campaign. Having both the Da Vinci and its sister vessel the Atlantis operating in the North Sea will also provide our customers with the level of flexibility that they demand whilst positioning us for the next stage in building our business in the region,” said David Kerr, managing director of Harkand Europe.

John Reed, Harkand’s chief executive officer, added: “We continue to see strong growth across our global operations and have a planned programme of investment in place to support our ambitions going forward. “This includes expanding our fleet in Africa and the Middle East where preparations are ongoing to facilitate the potential addition of new vessels.

The award will see the state-of-theart DP2 multi-purpose diving support vessel the Harkand Da Vinci relocate from South Africa where it was operating throughout 2013 under contract to national oil company PetroSA.

“Harkand has performed extensive and varied subsea scopes over the years for CNR. We are delighted to

Harkand says the transfer of the vessel, which will undergo modification and upgrade work en route so it is ready for North Sea operations on arrival, reflects the rising demand for IRM and light construction services that they are experiencing in the UKCS.


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Atlantic Offshore Rescue announces long term agreement with Nexen that supports commissioning of £6 million vessel Aberdeen-based standby vessel operator Atlantic Offshore Rescue has commissioned a £6 million vessel for a long-term charter with Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd (Nexen). Thirty new jobs have been created as a result of the new vessel, Ocean Tay, a Class A Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel (ERRV), which will provide emergency vessel cover for Nexen’s flagship Golden Eagle Area Development in the North Sea. The charter will last a minimum of two years. Atlantic Offshore Rescue is part of the Atlantic Offshore Group, which is based in Norway. Atlantic Offshore Rescue Ltd employs 350 people (approximately 330 seamen and 20 office-based staff) and provides multi-role offshore and emergency rescue and response vessels for many of the oil majors operating in the North Sea. John Bryce, managing director of Atlantic Offshore Rescue, said: “This is a significant contract for the company and is one of a number of agreements with major operators, both retained and new clients, which we secured throughout 2013.” Ocean Tay underwent conversion at Wear Dock & Engineering Co, Sunderland, to become one of a fleet of 12 ERRVs Atlantic Offshore Rescue manages out of Aberdeen. The 63-metre vessel has the capacity to accommodate a crew of 20 people and as a Class A ERRV can rescue in excess of 300 persons.

Atlantic Offshore Group has invested approximately £300 million in its fleet modernisation programme in the last three years and this is the second of two high-specification ERRVs which the company has commissioned in recent months. The first, Ocean Troll, is the UK’s most powerful emergency response and rescue vessel and is Atlantic Offshore Rescue’s principal relief vessel supporting the fleet in the North Sea. In addition the company has 2 ERRV/TAVs under construction for delivery in 2014 & 2015. Mr Bryce said: “Sound emergency response is absolutely crucial for all in the oil and gas sector and we aspire to provide the very best vessel support in the North Sea.” Inclusive of Atlantic Offshore Rescue’s 12 vessels, Atlantic Offshore Group currently operates a fleet of 24 ERRVs and PSVs and manages further PSVs on behalf of third parties. The Group’s aim is to continue to expand its capabilities within both the Norwegian and British sector of the North Sea and to be able to provide cross-border solutions reflecting the needs of its clients for both ERRVs and PSVs.

Mr Bryce continued: “We worked closely with our contracted partners to successfully convert Ocean Tay with the utmost attention over a three month period to meet the needs of Nexen. We are very proud of the outcome.”

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Hydrex performs propeller repairs in Spain and France Hydrex diver/technicians have done propeller blade cropping on bulk carriers in Spain and France. In Algeciras the four propeller blades of a 170-meter vessel were cropped. A similar operation was carried out on a 229-meter ship during her stay in Dunkirk.

All four blades of the bulker needed to be cropped.

Hydrex technician cropping one of the blades in France Underwater blade cropping in Dunkirk The four blades of a 229-meter bulkcarrier’s propeller were severely bent. An on-site solution was needed to restore the propeller’s balance and efficiency. A team was therefore mobilized to the ship’s location to restore the damaged blades to as close to their original condition as possible. After the equipment arrived at the vessel’s location the team started the operation with a detailed survey of the affected propeller blades. The inspection revealed that the four blades were bent over angles of up to 90 degrees. The team then used the information acquired during the inspection to calculate and determine the correct measurements needed to modify the trailing edges of the propeller blades. Next the divers cropped the blades and

ground their edges to give them the correct radius. When the cropping was complete, the Hydrex technicians polished the blades to make sure that any remaining loss of efficiency would be minimal.

Hydrex Diver grinding the edge of one of the cropped blades Fast propeller operation in Algeciras The damage to the blades of the 170-meter ship was less severe. It consisted of cracks, cuts and missing chips on the leading edges of the four blades. Despite the relative size of the affected areas, the uneven surface caused a drop in the performance of the propeller. Cropping all four blades was the only way the bring them back as close to their original condition as possible and optimize the performance of the propeller. The repair was carried out by a Hydrex diver/technician team mobilized from the close-by office in Algeciras following the same procedure as the operation in Dunkirk.

Having developed different procedures for different kinds of damage, Hydrex is equipped and trained to make the best out of a bent or broken propeller. Ideally, the inhouse developed cold straightening technique is used. This procedure enables Hydrex to straighten damaged blades inwater, allowing commercial operations to continue without the need to drydock. In the following examples cropping was the only option as the damage to the propeller blades was too great to allow cold straightening. This kind of repair is carried out with the propeller blade cutting equipment developed by the Hydrex research department. In cases where there is an even number of blades an identical piece will be cropped from

the opposite blade to restore the hydrodynamic stability of the propeller. By doing so, the best possible efficiency is obtained.


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Work starts on Felixstowe expansion Work has started at the Port of Felixstowe on the latest expansion of the UK’s largest container port. VSBW Joint Venture, a consortium of VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, has been appointed as the lead contactor to extend the port’s Berth 9 by 190 metres. The work will increase the combined lengths of Berths 8 & 9 to 920 metres, giving the port even greater flexibility to

berth the world’s largest container ships. The Boskalis Westminster dredger, Causeway, began dredging the area in April. The initial dredging is in preparation for construction to begin in the summer. The project will involve dredging 1 million cubic metres of material to provide the berth and approaches, and enable a new steel-piled quay wall to be built. Commenting on the project, Clemence Cheng, Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited Chief Executive Officer, said: “The scale of operations at the Port of Felixstowe already gives us the ability to berth more large container ships simultaneously than other ports in the UK. The new extension will increase the berthing permutations we can offer and continue to ensure that we turn our customers’ vessels around in the quickest possible time. Felixstowe’s location closest to the main shipping lanes and the ports of Northern

Europe already saves our customers both time and money. Combined with the best road and rail connections to serve the UK, the new extension will further extend our advantage as the port-of-choice for deepsea container ship operators.” Ian Cussons, VSBW Project Manager said: “We were delighted to secure the contract for the Berth 9 extension at Felixstowe and are ready to mobilise all the necessary resources in the very near future. The tubular pile design is very similar to the existing Berths 8&9 and will be built to allow the water alongside to be dredged to 18 metres depth.” Piling of the quay wall for the new extension will start later in the summer with construction due to complete in mid 2015. The new extension will be equipped with three new ship-to-shore gantry cranes, each with a 25-container wide outreach.

Kongsberg Maritime to launch on-water offshore survey courses

Kongsberg Maritime Ltd has introduced a series of new on-water training courses for offshore surveyors and survey engineers following the launch of its own chartered vessel, True North.


The vessel will enable Kongsberg Maritime Ltd to introduce a practical element to the courses already offered at its training centre in Westhill, Aberdeen, on the company’s products for the offshore survey industry. True North, which works out of Stonehaven just a few miles from the training centre, will initially support courses on the HiPAP (High Precision Acoustic Positioning) system. The vessel, which has been customised to Kongsberg Maritime’s specifications, will enable delegates to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom. Euan Duncan, training manager at Kongsberg Maritime Ltd, says, “True North will allow us to provide on-water training to consolidate what delegates learn about our products in the classroom.

Kongsberg Maritime Ltd’s engineers. The firm has been supplying inshore vessels to the oil and gas industry for a number of years.

Operational systems are critical to maintaining an ongoing service, so any down time to allow employees to train in the offshore environment is often financially prohibitive. This new element to our portfolio of training courses allows for a holistic approach in that training can be undertaken in an offshore scenario, something which will be extremely valuable for operators.” True North has been chartered for one year from McLachlan Marine, which also supplies crew transfer services for

True North can accommodate up to a maximum of six delegates at a time, along with an instructor, skipper and mate. The vessel is a Blyth 33 catamaran – 10.11m long and with an operational capability of up to 20 miles offshore. It has been kitted out to Kongsberg Maritime Ltd’s exact specifications and includes the HiPAP 35P acoustic referencing system; C-PAP 34 ROV positioning system with two transducers; APOS computer system and EA400 single beam echosounder. The vessel has also been equipped with a sophisticated hoist system for deploying pole-mounted equipment through the deck – the first of its kind in Scotland on a small survey boat.

New CTRUK OWSV design tailored to work further offshore

Whilst debate continues about the most efficient way to serve offshore wind installations further out to sea, CTruk has been quietly forging ahead with a new OWSV designed to safely deal with rougher seas, longer transits and tougher assignments whilst not neglecting the comfort of passengers and crew. Based on a proven workboat design concept, the CTruk EVOC22 is a 22m composite twin-hull with 7.5m beam and 1.25m draft. This innovative workboat will have a 20 tonne flexible payload capability and the ability to carry 24,000 litres of fuel, an invaluable function in servicing round 3 zones. CTruk’s patented moveable wheelhouse and flexible deck pod system will allow the vessel to fulfil multiple roles; potentially transferring 12 technicians in ultimate comfort one day and removing its passenger pod to make use of 72m² of deck space for equipment transfer the

next, carrying cranes, transfer systems and amphibious rescue vehicles such as the CTruk Avenger. CTruk’s hard-won experience and dedication to incorporating client feedback is serving the company’s inhouse design team well. New features on this vessel include a protected controllable pitch propeller (CPP) system which will give optimal bollard pull and service speeds, significantly increasing the already renowned fuel efficiency of CTruk’s lighter weight composite catamarans and yet still allowing the boat to take the ground and dry out at low water. Various engine options are available and the inclusion of bow thrusters will give greater manoeuvrability. Designed and built to Bureau Veritas (BV) classification rules, the vessel will join offshore wind solutions provider CWind’s charter fleet, where the increased capacity of this larger OWSV is eagerly awaited.

CWind’s Business Development Director Bruce Clements commented: “The CTruk EVOC22 builds on the versatile design features of the successful CTruk 20T MPC, which has now worked on 13 offshore wind farms and had an outstanding level of availability on contract in the past year. This 22m workboat will take CWind’s fleet forward into the next phase of offshore wind park construction. Our clients will benefit from the craft’s high and flexible payload capacity as well as smooth and comfortable personnel transfers, a factor which takes on greater significance as distance to work increases.” The first CTruk EVOC22 (EVOC stands for Efficient Versatile Offshore Catamaran) is currently in production at CTruk’s Essex yard and due for delivery in September 2014. Presented to the market with CWind’s proven service package and fleet management experience, she promises to be a game-changer for offshore wind construction, operations and maintenance further out to sea.

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HMS Bristol relocated from the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour The relocation of HMS Bristol has been carried out to allow additional dredging work to be carried out and to provide an increased turning circle and safer access at the entrance to Portsmouth International Port. HMS Bristol is a decommissioned destroyer now used for training purposes and is moored off the southwest corner of Whale Island. During the works undertaken she was moved to a new

mooring about 135 metres to the east along with modifications carried out to the arrangement of the Royal Navy Sailing Club marina. The Works comprise of the design and construction of, new moorings for HMS Bristol, extending services to HMS Bristol, modifying and relocate the existing marina pontoons, provide a new access brow.

Thrustmaster signs contract with Dutch Barge Company at OTC Thrustmaster of Texas, a manufacturer of commercial marine propulsion equipment based out of Houston, closed out this year’s OTC by placing ink to paper after signing a contract on the trade show floor with the Dutch Barge Company Thursday to supply a complete thruster package. The deal concluded at a press conference inside the Reliant Center hosted by Thrustmaster’s president, Joe Bekker, and Dutch Barge Company’s Henk Kapitein.

Thrustmaster is staged to supply a complete thruster package to outfit a multi-purpose offshore supply vessel


that will be classed by Buereau Veritas for dynamic positioning class two operations. The vessel will utilize two 1,500 hp thrustmaster azimuth thrusters model TH1500N, two 1,000 hp Thrustmaster Retractable Azimuth Thrusters Model TH1000RN, and one 1000 hp Thrustmaster carbon steel tunnel thruster model 66TT1000-CS. According to the Dutch Barge Company, the key feature of the vessel is its modular capability. Able to act individually as a barge and tug, or in combination as a full DP2 vessel, the MPSOV can adapt to suit many different types of operation. Features include a large deck space, heavecompensated 100-ton crane and four-point mooring plus NORSOKstandard accommodations for up to 74 people in safety and comfort. The vessel’s hull will be built at a Polish shipyard with all fitting out work carried out in the Netherlands.

For over 30 years Thrustmaster has been a leading provider of propulsion systems for use in the offshore, marine, inland waterways and military markets. “We have a great opportunity to continue with our 30 year track record by providing quality commercial thrusters to the offshore and marine industry that is backed up with a global network of support and service. We couldn’t think of a better venue to finalize the deal with Dutch Barge Company than at the Offshore Technology Conference,” said Thrustmaster’s Marketing Manager Johnray Strickland. 2014 has been shaping up to be a busy year for Thrustmaster – in February the company expanded their product lineup to include water jets after acquiring the technology of DOEN Pacific. DOEN, a leading designer and manufacturer of water jet propulsion systems for the past 48 years, is one of five marine waterjet manufactures in the world building water jets up to 4,000 kW.

Containerships will charter the ships over the long term, the owner and technical manager will be GNS Shipping/Nordic Hamburg, while Arkon Shipping will be the commercial manager and the charter broker. 
The containerships, both of which will be delivered in 2016, will use LNG and will also be able to burn conventional marine diesel oil/heavy fuel.
Each ship will accommodate up to 639 units of 45’ containers and have a total capacity of 1,400 TEU. They will have an additional capacity for 300 refrigerated containers.

Contract for wave-piercing offshore vessel Rolls-Royce has signed a GBP 11 million contract with Spanish shipyard Gondan for a wave-piercing offshore vessel to be delivered to Simon Møkster Shipping in Norway. The vessel is designed to pierce through waves under harsh weather conditions, making it possible to keep a more constant speed, reduce the use of fuel and increase onboard safety, the global power systems company said. 
It is specifically developed for missions in the arctic region and will be equipped to undertake oil spill recovery and fire-fighting duties.

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Containerships and GNS Shipping/ Nordic Hamburg order two dual-fuel short sea ships

The delivery from Rolls-Royce includes an extensive range of advanced equipment, such as Azipull propellers, thrusters, DP2 system, the latest generation of automation and control systems including the Unified Bridge, automated sea fastening system to secure deck cargo and a dry bulk system, the company said.
 This is the second vessel of this design ordered by Simon Møkster Shipping; the first is being scheduled for delivery from Gondan in August and the second in the course of 2016

Muehlhan plans fresh growth in Scotland One of Britain’s leading marine surface protection companies is planning further expansion from its base in Aberdeen after securing new banking facilities from Clydesdale Bank. Muehlhan Surface Protection Limited began trading in 2003 and is 100% owned by Muehlhan AS, a German quoted company with around thirty businesses operating worldwide and employing more than 2,000 people. Muehlhan operate in the oil and gas/ resources sector, and offers services including surface protection, insulation, scaffolding, rope access, fabrication, consultancy engineering and inspection. A new bank customer, Muehlhan has secured £3.9m facilities from Clydesdale Bank’s Business and Private Banking Centre in Aberdeen. The deal was delivered by business development manager, Andy Tait. Jim West, director at Muehlhan said: “This significant financial commitment will help us to extend our reach in a sector we have been established in for more than a decade.

“Our current focus would not have been possible without the support of Clydesdale Bank which has worked closely with our team to help us realise our ambitions.”

Stephen Hepburn, Head of Clydesdale Bank’s Business and Private Banking Centre in Aberdeen, said: “The success of Muehlhan is a testament to the experience, drive and expertise shown by the management team, and represents all that is good about the entrepreneurial spirit of businesses in the North East. “As we begin to see signs of economic recovery, Clydesdale Bank remains focused on investing in the growth ambitions of the local business community.”

“We currently have ambitious growth targets which our dedicated team will help realise. We offer a personalised service and can react quickly to changing conditions – a fact which makes us stand out from our rivals.

Muehlhan is expected to enter a sustained period of growth in the next five years with the company looking to increase its customer base. Muehlhan is a strong business with turnover in the last financial year of £9.6m with post-tax profits of £890k. In future, they are expecting strong annual growth of 20% per year which, could create up to 120 posts created in the next three years.


Seawork 2014

Destination Southampton for Seawork 2014 Seawork is here once more and, in its 17th successful year, it’s even bigger than ever. Seawork 2014 is the largest and reportedly the quickest growing commercial marine and workboat event to actually be held in a European working port. This year’s event has attracted well over 500 exhibitors and, with over 60 vessels afloat, the organisers are expecting in the region of seven to eight thousand visitors.

An old favourite for many of us will also be returning this year, ‘Bierfest’ on the PM Shipping stand! The commercial workboat specialist has resurrected its German beer festival because of the huge success they encountered last year. Seawork 2014 is at the Canary Islands Fruit Terminal, ABP Port of Southampton from 10th to 12th June.

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The event organisers have also re-arranged this year’s event to make even better visitor flow between all stands and onto the quayside and pontoons. They have even upgraded the catering facilities with the addition of an entirely new restaurant in the enlarged Hall C, which this year will be fully opened. The Seawork Innovation Awards will be presented this year by ‘Transport Journalist of the Year’, Paul Clifton, who has been BBC’s transport correspondent for southern England for over 20 years. The presentations will be made at networking event at the Mayflower Terminal on Tuesday 10th June. Throughout the three day event there will be a plethora of events and demonstrations including product launches and a dive tank which will be used to showcase new innovations.

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Seawork 2014 conference programme An integral of the Seawork experience is the structured and topical conference programme. The programme is held in the Mayflower Terminal adjacent to the exhibition and delegates can listen and learn about the latest developments and future issues affecting the commercial marine industry from experts. The Conference Programme is totally free and among the highlights of this year’s schedule are:

• Tuesday 10 June: the MoD Procurement Programme for 2015 and a presentation on the new workboat Brown Code by the NWA and the MCA


• Wednesday 11 June: A presentation on how to secure funding for R&D plus a session on the potential for vessels to run on glycerine fuel by Marine South East • Thursday 12 June: Hear the new Windtime charter explained by Grant Hunter of BIMCO and get an update on the local Navitus Bay Wind Farm

Alongside the the whole event and exhibition this salient conference programme means Seawork offers a convenient and efficient way to stay right up-to-date with the factors shaping the commercial marine industry. The conference programme and more event details can be seen on the website at

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Tidal Transit début

Full Hyundai SeasAll range on show for first time Tidal Transit’s fourth personnel transfer vessel (PTV) will make its UK début at Seawork on berth V34. The boat is due to sail to the exhibition in Southampton from its Spanish manufacturers, Mercurio Plastics.

Veka Offshore at Seawork VEKA (A273/V29) manufactures a complete package of Offshore Support Vessels to access offshore locations and installations quickly, safely and efficiently. The high-speed catamaran is delivered in a 19m version and a newly developed 26m is the next in the line and scheduled to be on show at Seawork. These powerful vessels operate in challenging offshore conditions and specialise in the fast transportation of technical personnel and working materials. For heavy-duty work at sea or special transports, VEKA pontoons are operational in various dimensions up to 135m and deck loads, which can reach 20 tons per square metre. VEKA workboats are full-blooded workhorses, which can operate in shallow waters and also on offshore locations.

High-speed RIBs and fast patrol vessels from VEKA are used for securing borders and other quick response activities on the water. They can fulfil all requirements from inshore to offshore.


Seawork 2014 will feature the full range of Hyundai’s new SeasAll marine diesels for the first time in the UK on the WaterMota stand (A97/Q4). The range consists of the U125, D170, S250, H380 and the L500, from 125hp to 500hp, with the larger two due to receive inland waterways CCNR Stage II certification in July. Also making its début will be a complete WaterMota powered bespoke propulsion package including a Doosan engine, alternators, D-I PTOs, gearbox and steering system, JMP hydraulic and water pumps and cooling water pipe mounted by WaterMota on a purpose built frame. “This is the first time we have displayed a complete propulsion system,” says WaterMota. “We are regularly asked for different components and will use Seawork as a platform to showcase more of our range and capabilities. “Seawork is always a successful event for WaterMota – we’ve increased the size of our stand this year and are repeating our sponsorship of the new restaurant. We’re very much looking forward to June.”

Drive-on dock demo British manufacturer Aqua-dock will demonstrate its new drive-on dock for RIBs and craft up to 10 metres from berth V19 at Seawork.

Supacat 24 sparks high demand

Aqua-dock’s maintenance-free new design incorporates polyurethane rollers on Delrin shafts, fitted to a completely re-designed floatation module.

James Fisher Marine Service (JFMS) announces the successful completion of the Supacat SMV 24 vessel’s maiden charter and immediate subsequent charter at Round Three wind farm sites. Supacat will be exhibiting at Seawork on stand C27.

See the floating display, before discussing applications such as work, access and scaffolding platforms, pump support modules for quarries, jetties, pontoons and docks for civil engineering, commercial and leisure users.

Whats going on at Seawork.... Blyth celebrates at Seawork

An Alicat workboat on the pontoons at Seawork (berth V28), GLEAMS (Glycerine Fuel for Engines and Marine Sustainability) project partner Gardline will display a Cummins engine running on this exceptionally clean fuel.

Blyth Workcats will present another catamaran from its versatile range of rugged GRP workboats on the Seawork pontoons in June.

The ‘GLEAMS’ project is investigating how vessels can use glycerine to comply with the highest regulations for sulphur and nitrous oxide emissions. The GLEAMS project has attracted global interest from vessel operators, engine manufacturers, bunker providers and others keen to learn about this sulphurfree alternative fuel. To understand why glycerine is an attractive proposition come to the GLEAMS Seawork workshop at 2.00pm on Wednesday 11th June 2014. To receive an invitation, please join the GLEAMS interest group:

Scot Seats launch seat with extra suspension travel Scot Seats launches a new, long, travel version of its popular jockey seat, providing operators with extra comfort and protection against injury in extreme sea conditions. The extra suspension travel allows the seat to be run at a softer setting resulting in a more natural initial feel to the suspension stroke, while offering the same resistance to bottoming that would be achieved from a shorter travel seat on a stiffer setting. This is achieved from using a FOX Float shock absorber with an infinitely adjustable progressive air spring. A contender for the 2014 Seawork Spirit of Innovation Award!

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‘Bierfest’ returns for Seawork 2014 PM Shipping, the commercial workboat transport specialist, will once again be holding a German ‘Bierfest’ on its stand at Seawork this year. The event was such a huge success last year that the team at PM Shipping decided to make this year’s even bigger and better. Visitors and exhibitors are invited to join the team on stand number Q0 from 15:00 on Tuesday 10 June to enjoy a selection of traditional German beers and sample the culture of the country. The Ahrensburg based company has been successfully shipping large commercial workboats and pleasure yachts since its inception in 2010 and will be returning to Seawork after a hugely successful debut appearance at last year’s show, which saw the company secure four new bookings as a direct result of exhibiting. In the meantime PM Shipping has continued to develop its reputation for providing intelligent and practical logistic solutions for any vessel, big or small, while delivering the highest levels of service at the best rates on the market.

British manufacturer Aqua-dock will demonstrate its new drive-on dock for RIBs and craft up to 10 metres from berth V19 at Seawork. Aqua-dock’s maintenance-free new design incorporates polyurethane rollers on Delrin shafts, fitted to a completely re-designed floatation module.See the floating display, before discussing applications such as work, access and scaffolding platforms, pump support modules for quarries, jetties, pontoons and docks for civil engineering, commercial and leisure users.

It’s 30 years since the first boat left its Canvey Island yard and Blyth Workcats has become well-known for the design and performance of its craft - regardless of the work they are doing. In sizes from 10 to 20m and whether for survey, fishing, passenger transport, wind farm support, port engineering or fisheries patrol, all are built to match a customer’s exact requirements.

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MAN Diesel & Turbo ready to support Tier lll & maritime age IMO decision to move forward with Tier III rules underscores MAN view that pushing technology readiness is right thing to do. “We are ready for IMO Tier III”, said Dr Stephan Timmermann, MAN Diesel & Turbo Executive Board Member responsible for Marine Systems and After Sales. “We have the technologies in place to support our customers for this new era of environmentally efficient shipping. I am pleased that the adoption of the IMO regulations will save us from mushrooming national regulations. Now we have a clear set of rules”, added Timmermann.

The company’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Hans-O. Jeske, underpinned its technological readiness: “Exhaust Gas Recirculation and Selective Catalytic Reduction are technologies we not only have available but have operational experience with.”


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In this respect, Danish vessel Petunia Seaways is equipped with an MAN SCR system that has reliably operated for 9,000 hours to date and follows the world’s first Tier-III-compliant, two-stroke engine that was built by Hitachi Zosen Corporation in Japan for a general cargo carrier in 2011. Similarly, the company received its first commercial order for an EGR system, to be applied aboard a 4,500-teu Maersk Line container newbuilding, in 2012. The system will be fully integrated with the vessel’s main two-stroke engine, to be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries’ engine & machinery division.

MAN B&W S90ME-GI MAN Diesel & Turbo has also met the Tier III challenge by introducing dual-fuel engines that can operate on clean-burning gas. The two-stroke, high-pressure ME-GI and four-stroke, 51/60DF engines were introduced with success in 2013 and 2012

Experts across all disciplines at MAN reckon that emissions regulation will remain a key driver for maritime technology development. “For MAN Diesel & Turbo, it is important to offer a variety of solutions so that customers can best balance their needs in terms of cost efficiency, environmental efficiency and operational profile”, Jeske explained. “For decades to come, we will see a rivalry of fuels. Versatility will be key. This is why we offer highly efficient, dual-fuel, twoand four-stroke engines, emission-control equipment and highly developed propeller designs.” “While fuel prices remain high and emissions become ever more stringent, ship owners look for the most efficient

Engine room of the Velikiy Novgorod solutions for newbuildings and existing ships”, said Ole Grøne, Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales, for MAN’s Low-Speed business unit. “From an environmental point of view, low-sulphur fuels such as methane, natural gas and LNG are highly relevant – all the more reason for us to be pleased with the success of our ME-GI engines.”

While IMO Tier III will come into force for newbuildings from 2016 onwards, already today retrofits can significantly enhance fuel efficiency for existing fleets. “Any percentage point of fuel saving means lower operational costs and lower emissions – it’s a win-win situation”, Grøne concluded.

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respectively and give shipowners and operators the option of using either HFO or gas, depending on emission and price parameters.

The Fiat Powertrain N67 450 from Marlin Marine A 6 cylinder, in line, diesel cycle engine available from Marlin Marine in Southampton.


Ratings, consumption and emissions optimisation due to electrical engine management and Common Rail system. High specific power, lightness – making a low weight/power ratio, compactness – thus a low volume/power ratio, with high torque at low rpms.


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John Deere introduces new engines for auxiliary uses in marine applications John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) has introduced a full line of radiator-cooled, dry-exhaust-manifold PowerTechTM auxiliary engines that are ideal for powering a variety of deck auxiliaries including pumps, winches, cranes, hydraulics and generators. The lineup meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations for U.S. waterways, and offers reliable, cost-effective power to customers for their auxiliary applications. “We’re pleased to expand our product line with Marine Tier 3-certified auxiliary power solutions for customers working the U.S. waterways,” said Heather Balk, marine market planner at JDPS. “Our customers can depend on the performance of these engines to keep their operations productive.” Marine Tier 3 PowerTech auxiliary drive engines were developed based on the proven hardware of the John Deere PowerTech non-road Tier 3/Stage III A in-line, 4- and 6cylinder engine platform. With displacements from 4.5 to 13.5L and power ratings from 74 to 448 kW (99 to 600 hp), these engines offer constant- and variable-speed ratings to meet a wide variety of application needs.

PowerTech 6.8L auxiliary engine Variable-speed ratings for the lineup include: •

PowerTech 4.5L: 74 kW (99 hp) at 2200 rpm

PowerTech 6.8L: 187 kW (250 hp) at 2200 rpm

PowerTech 9.0L: 280 kW (375 hp) at 2200 rpm

PowerTech 13.5L: 448 kW (600 hp) at 2100 rpm

“Our Marine Tier 3 auxiliary drive engines offer more of the reliable and cost-effective solutions that customers expect from John Deere,” Balk said.

JDPS debuted a radiator-cooled, dry-exhaust-manifold auxiliary Marine Tier 3 engine at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), May 5 – 8 in Houston.


All John Deere marine power solutions are available through John Deere marine engine distributors and marine dealers. Marine Tier 3 auxiliary drive engines will be available for order in summer 2014, with expected delivery in fall 2014.

For more information about the Marine Tier 3 auxiliary drive engine lineup, visit your nearest John Deere marine engine distributor or marine dealer or visit the website:

Neander Shark diesel outboard

The Neander Shark turbo diesel outboard was developed in this area, having a number of applications in mind - pushing heavy vessels, trawling, or idling for hours - the engine construction is made to last endless hours!

The use of approved and already developed components secures high endurance and reliability. The Neander Shark won’t let you down after thousands of hours of operation (service according plan required) and start its work every day like the first day. This ensures reliability and performance after years on the water.

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Today’s marine engine market is divided into two major segments, commercial and recreational. No diesel outboard exists in the market segment of 30 to 52 kW (40 to 70 HP), a segment interesting for commercial use, a segment, which is defined by transport, hauling, commercial fishing and others.

What’s new from Centa at Seawork?

Visit us on stand a163 to see it all! • new Carbon Fibre UJ Shaft • expanded electromagnetic Clutch range • everything you need for quiet and vibration-free marine drives Complex applications made easy by experts.

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The Neander technology is based on the actual developments of modern combustion engines. The engines ‘World Premiere’ is the use of the double crankshaft. This design principle allows powerful, efficient, light and compact engine construction and an engine running with next to zero vibrations.The Neander Shark was consequently developed for the challenges of the commercial boating industry.

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Centa’s new electromagnetic clutch accommodates all PTO requirements in one compact unit Engine drives specialists, Centa Transmissions Limited, has extended its range of electro-magnetic clutches (EMC) that are make life easy for designers and manufacturers in the marine industry where remote clutching of ancillary drives or equipment is required. With nine different sizes from 250 to 10600, the new Centa EMC can be fitted directly to the engine SAE flange via a torsionally flexible coupling onto the flywheel, or assembled as a standalone unit for auxiliary drives, from the non-flywheel end. Given the correct application factors, all items of drive can be accommodated from high inertia fan drives to hydraulic pumps and its versatile design allows generators or hybrid motors to be added to the clutched or drive end and all PTO requirements can be accommodated with this one compact unit. This means that countless diverse control applications can managed through the specification of this adaptable and flexible clutch. Centa sales manager, Nigel Smith, says: “Centa has responded to calls from marine engineers for this type of electronic clutch control and we believe that it will make drive systems easier to install and operate and hopefully, more efficient, which will be a welcome prospect for everyone looking for this type of drive solution.�

As well as its benefits to the marine industry, the Centa EMC is compatible with all types of auxiliary drives and it is expected that they will also be employed to control industrial equipment, construction plant, materials handling systems, as well as military and marine equipment.


The benefits of the design, which combines versatility and practicality, include easy integration into any propulsion drive and application, with varying power for large capacity operations. The control electronics are fully sealed in a watertight unit, which means that the EMC can be utilised on all types of applications, including potentially volatile atmospheres and can be operated in all weathers. Centa is confident that this electromagnetic clutch, which has been specified on yachts and other vessels, will meet demand from designers and engineers who need a cost-effective and versatile electronic alternative to the manually operated clutch.

For more information about the Centa EMC unit, as well as all other Centa power transmission products, please contact the technical team on 01274 531034 Or email:

One of the UK’s oldest engineering companies

Today the company, headed by Mike Beacham, supplies a comprehensive range of propulsion equipment suitable for all types of leisure and commercial vessels as well as industrial applications and has a dealer network covering the whole of the UK and Ireland offering installations and service. The company’s product portfolio includes marine heat exchanger/keel-cooled propulsion and auxiliary engines, reversing gearboxes, power take-offs, generating sets, custombuilt power packs, seawater pumps, strainers, steering systems, bow and stern thrusters and most engine room installation fittings and accessories. One of its key product ranges is the Doosan range of heavy-duty propulsion engines and auxiliaries, known for their reliability and low fuel consumption and popular in a wide range of markets where it’s important to be able to repair or replace parts easily. The engines are available from 6 to 22 litres, (180bhp / 132kW to 1,200bhp / 883kW) and are particularly popular in workboats, tugs and fishing vessels.

distributed to the salmon sites via multiple boat trips, Sea Chelle is powered by a twin L136 Doosan propulsion system. With a top speed of almost 9 knots and a general working speed of 7 knots, Sea Chelle is also able to operate at slow or idle speeds for long periods of time. “Doosan engines are known for their reliability and are suitable for a range of vessels,” said Tony Fryer, WaterMota sales manager. “They are particularly prevalent in workboats and once owners fit Doosan engines in one vessel, like Meridian Salmon Farms, often re-engine the rest of their fleet with them when replacement becomes necessary.” “We’re very pleased with the Doosan engines,” added Iain Shields, engineering and logistical coordinator, Meridian Salmon Farms. “We’ve chosen them because of their reliability. They have good torque and power output and fit all our needs. They’re also very cost-effective which is another advantage.” The Doosan engines are also favoured by UK steel workboat manufacturer, Meercat Workboats, with 20 pairs supplied. The latest Meercat to be launched, powered by twin Doosan L086TIHs providing 570hp is the 18m by 8m RT18 also features a completely re-designed wheelhouse to allow for improved visibility all round.

One customer with a fleet of six vessels all fitted with Doosan engines is Meridian Salmon Farms, located in the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland. The latest is the newly launched landing craft Sea Chelle, built to work in the Scapa Flow area.

“We have the experience and expertise to ensure marine installations are a success,” explained Mr Beacham. “Our turnover has increased considerably over the past five years. We want to maintain this growth and continue expanding into the wind farm and industrial markets.”

Designed as a general site boat for the salmon cages for tasks including feeding and assisting with net changing with feed

WaterMota also supplies Craftsman Marine, D-I gearboxes and PTOs, Hyundai SeasAll diesel engines, JMP and Azcue pumps.

Meercat Workboats Ltd Boatshop 5, Trafalgar Wharf, Hamilton Road, Cosham, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 4PX Tel: +44 (0)2392 385179 Email: Web:

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Devon-based WaterMota is a distributor for some of the world’s leading marine and industrial engine manufacturers and equipment and is one of the UK’s oldest engineering companies having first opened its doors in 1911.

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Mitsubishi marine range from Diamond Diesels A newly developed oil control system assures Diamond Diesels_Jan2014_Layout 1 21/01/2014 09:32 Page 1

Mitsubishi offers a full line up of engines that comply with environmental regulations and IMO / CCR emission standards, as certified by Lloyds Register of Shipping and most main class societies. An advanced cooling system has reduced the thermal load of the engine allowing for many hours of continuous use.

smooth oil flow.

The durability of every engine part has been increased significantly allowing safe use even in the harshest conditions. The auxiliary equipment employs turbochargers, injection pumps and water pumps that have a fully integrated lubricating oil system with change over lubricating oil filters. Individual cylinder heads, large side inspection covers and maintenance on one side of the engine (SR in-line engines) provide an easy access to main parts. An international service network, in more than 20 countries, backs up the product. They have a generous design margin to drive alternators at 1,200 1,500 or 1,800 rpm continuously. The frequency stability is assured by a hydraulic or electronic governor in order to meet international standards.

The AC alternator is self exciting, self regulating drip proof and brushless. Radio interferance suppession is in line with VDE, class N MitsubishiĂ­s latest technologies, such as the high performance turbocharger and the direct fuel injection system, have improved fuel efficiency dramatically. All Mitsubishi engines offer exceptional high power and top performance over all speed ranges

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VOLSPEC LTD continues to work with local boatbuilder - CTRUK Building on the relationship established during the IPS project, and with the continued support of Volvo Penta, VOLSPEC have successfully negotiated to supply a pair of Volvo Penta D13-800 engines for a waterjet powered version of the successful CTruk vessel. A CPP (Controllable Pitch Propeller) version is also planned which, when completed

With the support of their Head Office in Sweden, Volvo Penta UK’s policy of involving their Centres with OEM’s & boat builders enabled VOLSPEC to provide CTruk a complete service from initial contact to hand over for their new OWSV (offshore wind farm support vessel) the “SC Falcon” delivered to Sima Charters of Holland. On a daily basis VOLSPEC worked closely with CTruk providing technical assistance during installation and commissioning prior to the successful sea trials.

will provide CTruk and their customers a full range of propulsion options for the same craft using Volvo Penta D13 marine engines.

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VOLSPEC LTD supplied Brightlingsea based CTruk with the first Volvo Penta commercial IPS900 system in the UK.

Results show the IPS (inboard performance system) is not only very fuel efficient, but also gives optimum results in speed, bollard pull, and when combined the innovative joystick docking system excellent manoeuvrability.

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Mermaid Marine is the UK’s leading mariniser Mermaid Marine is one of the UK’s leading marine diesel engine and generator marinisers and distributors. The company, based on the South Coast, offers a range of heat exchanger / keel cooled marine diesel propulsion and auxiliary engines up to 825hp which are suitable for a variety of applications including fishing boats, narrowboats, ferries, tugs, pleasure boats, charter and workboats. Among the engines on offer are the J-444 (JCB) marine engines marinised by Mermaid, which are based on the JCB Dieselmax 444 turbocharged and intercooled engine. JCB has worked closely with leading suppliers of parts and equipment to produce engines which have high power and high torque at low speed with favourable fuel consumption and clean emissions. Billed as the fastest and cleanest diesel engine range in the world, the engine reaches Stage IIIB – Tier 4 interim – anti pollution standards without any particle filters or after-treatment of exhaust gases.

“JCB has invested many millions of Euros into developing its new combustion system,” Mermaid Marine sales executive Malcolm Pratt explained. “It’s probably the cleanest engine on the market with no after treatment needed for the exhaust which is a big advantage.”


AGCO Power’s engines are built at the company’s main factory in Finland and comply with IMO 2 emission regulations and are future proofed for the forthcoming IMO 3 legislation. The engines – available in four and six cylinder - are unique in the marketplace as they are the only common rail engines available approved to run on 100% biodiesel with no compromise in performance. And as well as sales of marine diesel engines, Mermaid Marine has large stocks of parts, spares and accessories and offers field servicing and repair and general overhaul of diesel engines and generators such as for South Coast Port Services (SCPS). Mermaid Marine has been servicing and maintaining the engines on board the company’s five workboats for the last 15 years ensuring there are no breakdowns and all the requirements of SCPS are met. “Mermaid Marine provides us with an excellent service and are able to attend to any service issues within 24 hours,” explained SCPS director Martin Eardley. “It’s imperative to SCPS that four out of five of our launches are available on a 24/7 basis to meet the requirements of this very busy port.” The engines in question are an FPT N67 280 (de-rated), Mermaid Melody based on a four cylinder Ford block and three Mermaid Mariner engines based on six cylinder Ford blocks.

A four-cylinder range is available from 55kW to 129kW with scope for a six-cylinder range using JCB’s newly launched sixcylinder industrial engine.

These have been reconditioned over the years by Mermaid Marine under its monthly contract with an upgrade to the FPT engine, replacing an old Ford, earlier this year.

Other engines available from Mermaid Marine include AGCO Power (SISU) heavy duty engine, FPT and FNM.

“It’s usual for us to have one launch in refit for three or four months of the year,” said Mr Eardley.

D12 Plus / 78 / 99 / MaxTech 12 strand UHMPE

D12 PLUS has been designed to offer significantly improved strength, handling and service life and subsequently can provide a more cost effective solution compared to more traditional products.



The advantages of synthetic fibre wire rope replacements are well documented, but include:

Size for size replacement for steel wire ● 7 times lighter than equivalent wire with equivalent or better strength ● Easy handling – reduces injury due to weight and wire splinters ● Minimal wear on deck gear ● Low maintenance, easy install and end-for ending ● Easily spliced, inspected and repaired ● Minimal recoil in event of sudden load release Available in diameters up to 96mm, with corresponding Minimum Break Load of 606T, D12 PLUS is manufactured using UHMPE yarn with Marlow’s standard ArmourCoat protective finish. D12 PLUS is available with a number of alternative material grades offering different characteristics and choice for specific applications:

D12 Plus can be used in:

Winches, Mooring Lines, Lifting Slings, Deep Water Installation, Seismic Arrays, Escort and Ocean Towing Lines.

D12 Plus 78

For applications in which the high strength of Marlow D12 PLUS is required, but continuous load and therefore creep can become an issue, D12 PLUS 78 is a natural choice.

D12 PLUS 78 has the same strength, weight and elongation characteristics as D12 PLUS and can be used for the same applications. However, by utilizing Dyneema SK78, D12 PLUS 78 exhibits only about 20% of the creep experienced by an equivalent rope manufactured with Dyneema SK75 or other UHMPE fibres.



WWW.MARLOWROPES.COM D12 PLUS 99 is available with all coating, splicing and protection options, except Dyneema’s XBO treatment.

D12 Plus MaxTech

Manufactured using Dyneema’s latest DM20 fibre, D12 PLUS Maxtech exhibits ultra-low creep for deep water and permanent mooring applications where constant high load causes issues for traditional UHMPE fibres. D12 PLUS Maxtach utilising Dyneema DM20, delivers industry leading strength, stiffness, durability and longevity in permanent load situations.

D12 Plus 99

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D12 PLUS 78 is available with all the same coating, splicing and protection options as standard D12 PLUS.

Offering a strength upgrade D12 PLUS 99 offers an approximate 20% strength improvement over standard D12 PLUS and D12 PLUS 78 for applications where strength and diameter are critical.

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Marlow Ropes D12 PLUS is a premium and versatile “all-round” fibre rope offering a lightweight, high strength and flexible alternative to steel wire and even polyester ropes.


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Introducing the WBPG 85-200 Tonne for Heavy Duty Generation Lifting RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Offering over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding. RUD have standard and tailored applications to meet your requirements. RUD’s wide range of lifting applications are used across a variety of working environments from offshore, heavy

engineering and construction to name a few. Their products have been increasingly popular across the offshore industry, due to their heavy lift capabilities of up to 200 tonne, and their robust resistance to corrosion. The WBPG is the next generation hoist ring for heavy duty lifting; it can be supplied from 85-200 tonnes making it a great product for a wide variety of working environments from heavy engineering, offshore, ship yards to the construction industry to name a few.


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Used for heavy engineering, offshore & shipyard projects, construction & more.

For offshore industry the WBPG has been typically used to lift heavy cable-laid grommets.

For the offshore industry the WBPG has been used to lift heavy cable-laid grommets; the WBPG offers a removable suspension ring in the shape of a shackle to attach the cablelaid grommets to for lifting. The WBPG is loadable from any side in the direction of the pivot meaning it is suitable for lifting and turning of heavy loads. It offers threaded holes for the Starpoint VRS for easy vertical assembly. The WBPG is ideal for heavy duty lifting between 85-200 tonnes. RUD provide standard and tailored solutions to meet even the most demanding environments, helping to deliver applications that are catered to specific requirements, project aims and environments.

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Tipto® Twelve Rope Marker improves rope safety Moorings - Rope - Chains & Anchors

Lankhorst Ropes has introduced a colour-coded rope marker to its Tipto® Twelve mooring rope range, enabling crew to identify a rope’s size through visual inspection alone. The marker is designed to ensure the correct size of rope is used or bought, lowering the chance of error in mooring operations and saving operators from inadvertently buying the wrong rope. Selecting the wrong mooring or towing rope can have serious consequences for crew, dockworkers and other vessels. In a multi-line mooring system each position on a vessel will have a specific rope that should be used. Rope diameters may differ by only a few mm, yet provide significant differences in minimum breaking force (MBF), and so using the correct rope is critical. When purchasing a new rope, crew can often rely on visually estimating the rope size, if rope certificates are not immediately to hand, significantly increasing the risk of buying the wrong rope. In addition to the orange marker yarn, the Tipto® Twelve rope include an additional marker showing the size of rope: Ø 32 mm = Green marker 177 MBF (kN) Ø 36 mm = Brown marker 222 MBF (kN) Ø 40 mm = Black marker 269 MBF (kN)

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Ø 44 mm = Blue marker 321 MBF (kN) Ø 48 mm = White marker 378 MBF (kN). As the table shows a difference of just 4mm in diameter has a significant effect on the minimum breaking force of between 45 kN and 57 kN.


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In the event a different rope (with a lower MBF) is chosen in error this line will bear a larger mooring load, instead of the load being spread, as intended, between several ropes. As a result the risk of this rope snapping is greatly increased.

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Partnership and performance are drivers of revolutionary ShoreTension® mooring solution


ShoreTension®, a revolutionary vessel mooring system, is helping the marine industry to address the global challenges of energy conservation, improving ships’ safety and the continuous need to reduce down-time of available terminals. The ShoreTension® system uses ropes made with Dyneema® SK78 fiber from DSM to ensure permanent tension, even in extreme conditions. ShoreTension® is a stand-alone hydraulically controlled mooring system, designed to absorb the energy of the moving ship in a gust of wind and store this internally whilst paying out the mooring lines. When the peak loads are over, the system heaves in the lines with the energy stored, returning to its initial position. The system does not require any external energy, thus providing an effective and sustainable mooring solution.

To demonstrate its reliability, the ShoreTension® system has undergone extensive tests after it was introduced to a number of end-users at various ports around the world, such as Rotterdam, Sines and Cotonou. These were all completed successfully. The four-way partnership between ShoreTension BV, Hoenderop BV, Gleistein Ropes and DSM Dyneema BV provided a significant contribution to the success of the ShoreTension® vessel mooring system. At the heart of the system are ‘MegaTwin Dyneema® HS Dyneema® SSC’ lines produced by Geo Gleistein & Sohn GmbH. Their load bearing cores are made with Dyneema® SK78 fiber from DSM, setting a new standard in the design of light, strong and stiff mooring lines.

shipping industry in terms of safety and productivity. Moreover, the system also addresses the global challenges of energy conservation and pollution control, which we face as a society. At DSM we are delighted to be able to apply our Bright Science for projects such as these.”

Gert van den Burg of ShoreTension B.V. explains: “Whereas with conventional mooring ropes, most of the tension is transferred to the ship, in the new system the tension is transferred to the ShoreTension® unit, located onshore. Because of the exceptional demands of the system, mooring lines need to be durable, light and strong, with little or no stretch. Mooring lines made with Dyneema® can meet these demands given the properties of the fiber used and their proven value for mooring of VLCC’s, LNG carriers and cruise lines for many years.”

Mooring ropes made with Dyneema® fiber are 7 times stronger than steel, which makes them strong enough to take the highest loads. They are lightweight yet smooth and easy to handle. Ropes made with Dyneema® are also safer – there is no danger of backlash or snaking in the unlikely event of a rope break and they last at least twice as long as steel and other synthetic ropes.

To address the unique needs of the system, Gleistein Ropes and DSM Dyneema B.V. provided a dedicated principal-based system approach at the full-scale ShoreTension test facility in Vlaardingen. Gert van den Burg: “A partnership can only be successful if all participants deliver high levels of commitment, dedication and focus. Gleistein Ropes and DSM Dyneema continue to meet our expectations to the full.”

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A new “snake skin cover” was developed with Dyneema® by Gleistein Ropes to help protect the load bearing core during its use, thus mitigating the risk of premature line failure, while extending the ropes’ lifetime, saving on replacement cost and reducing environmental impact.

DSM Dyneema President Gerard de Reuver said: “The ShoreTension System offers exciting perspectives for the

No other Anchors compare with Fortress, the best value in anchoring safety and convenience In test after test, from coast to coast and from around the world, no anchor in history has been called “The World’s Best Anchor” by more boaters and respected marine experts than Fortress ... and for good reason. Years of research and development, high-tech materials and manufacturing, and thousands of real world tests are your assurance of performance, quality and value. Fortress weighs only half as much as heavier steel anchors and yet outperforms them all. All Fortress Anchors feature Mud Palms designed to help the anchor set faster in any type of sea bottom. Mud Palms create a “lift” to the crown of the anchor, causing the flukes to point more directly to the seabed. This helps the anchor set faster ... in any bottom.

Pool TWM anchor from Saxton Marine A recent addition to the Saxton Marine range is the Pool TWM High Holding Power [HHP] anchors which are made of welded high tensile steel plate material and will reduce weight by up to 25%.

This anchor design has been granted a Dutch patent and also the European patent. Lloyd’s Register, American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, Germanischer Lloyd, RINA and Det Norkse Veritas have all given type approval.

The manufacturers, SEC Pool, placed the side skirts so as to reinforce the anchor’s flukes thus taking away strains on welds. The improved stopperplate, welded between the two side plates, helps to improve contact with the ships hull.


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Dockguard at Grimsby Increasingly these days, large scale engineering projects are sourced overseas where the draw of cheap materials and labour seem the best option. However Luton based DockGuard were proud to be involved with the truly British

project for Torsion Arm Fender Systems worth over £1.4M at Grimsby River Terminal.

and civil engineering consultant Mouchel Ltd to design a unique Fender and Pile support system for the new Finger Pier.

DockGuard worked extensively with British main contractor Graham Construction Ltd

Fabrication for the pile sleeves and X-bracing was undertaken in British yards. “Great British engineering from concept design through fabrication and installation is exciting for us to be involved with” a spokesperson for the company said. The new terminal is now operational with no difficulties encountered throughout the entire Dockguard supply of eighteen double Torsion Arm fenders including both 1000H and 1100H Cone Fenders, 100T Mooring Bollards, 100T double and quadruple quick release hooks, free standing capstans and 400x400 Hollow D Fenders.

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Fendercare Marine secures major fendering contract with UK Ministry of Defence Norfolk based Fendercare Marine, one of the world’s foremost suppliers of marine products and services, has won a significant contract to supply Yokohama fenders to the Ministry of Defence (MOD)

The three year contract is for the supply of 3.3m x 6.5m Yokohama original pneumatic fenders. Fendercare Marine has supplied 18 of the fenders to date, with potentially more to follow. Fendercare Marine has been working closely with the MOD to design a protective tyre net which would not only be non-marking to the ship’s hull but would provide minimal fender maintenance issues.


Fendercare Marine has been a supplier of fenders and marine hardware to the MoD since 1999 and also supports navies throughout the world, winning a $29 million contract with the US Navy in 2012. From a base in the Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, their Naval Solutions division also provides

fabrication, welding and coating services for the MoD, having worked on nuclear submarines, warships and naval support vessels. Sonia Crane, Fendercare Marine Sales Manager commented “We are delighted

to have secured this contract with the Ministry of Defence. Our 15 year relationship with the MoD is one that we really treasure and this contract is further evidence of our commitment to supplying reliable and innovative products, supported by excellent customer service.“

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Blyth Workcats to build new boat for the Mevagh Dive Centre Blyth Workcasts of Canvey Island, UK have supplied a new 11-metre dive boat to the Mevagh Dive Centre for use in the Western Atlantic off County Donegal, Ireland, The catamaran, is named the Laura Dean, has now been delivered. It will now work transporting groups of up to 12 recreational divers to dive sites in the region, many of which include the wrecks of ships sunk along the Irish coast.

Irish P5 certification for it to operate up to 60-miles offshore with the hull specified to LLR SSC G2 rules.

The boat is powered by two Iveco N67 420 hp engines each driving a five-bladed propeller through a twin disc gearbox. These enable the boat to achieve speeds up to 23-knots or to cruise economically at 18-knots when it is expected to consume just 45 litres of fuel per hour. This is made possible by minimising unnecessary weight while retaining strength and by the design of the turquoise-coloured Blyth Workcats hull. This has been developed to provide optimal performance through the water while also maintaining the company’s reputation for tough reliability and exceptional sea-keeping in extreme conditions. These features are seen as important benefits for the Dive Centre’s customers and the boat will consequently receive

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The Mevagh Dive Centre is located near Letterkenny in County Donegal. The business has grown steadily since it was established in 2004 and the new Blyth Workcat will be an integral part of its ongoing expansion. Operating out of Downings, the new boat will offer diving and angling excursions as well as providing sea safaris along the Atlantic coast. Mevagh Dive Centre also has a purpose-built, heated sea water pool and supports the full range of PADI scuba dive courses. There is also bed and breakfast accommodation available at the centre. The 11-metre Blyth Workcat was chosen by the Mevagh Dive Centre from a range consisting of 10, 11, 12, 14 and 17-metre catamarans that are built for all types of marine work.

This includes wind farm support, surveying, passenger ferry, fishing charter or any other workboat tasks that require high performance and good sea-keeping combined with stability and extensive load carrying capability. All are built from GRP to offer important advantages over metal hulled boats such as lower running costs and a much lower initial outlay when buying the vessels. GRP boats also keep their good looks for longer and can also be built to provide strength where it is needed and valuable weight savings wherever the design permits it. The strength yet comparatively light weight of a Blyth Workcats GRP hull also enables smaller engines to be used. This results in greater economy and higher speeds which, due to carefully designed hull profiles and chines, improve handling and seakeeping in extreme conditions. Hull lamination and construction is governed by meticulous quality control so the customer can benefit from a boat that has been built to exactly meet their requirements while enabling rugged strength and reinforcement to be applied where it is needed.

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Accommodation for passengers and crew consists of a wheelhouse and a small saloon seating area with a toilet and galley facilities. The bright orange wheelhouse roof will extend for 8-feet over the after deck where there will be fold-down stainless steel seating along each side and bench seating in the centre and racks fitted for carrying divers’ air cylinders. An important feature for the dive centre’s customers will be a hydraulic dive lift mounted on the transom. Access will be through a transom gate leading directly onto the after deck to ensure the easy deployment and recovery of divers.

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Marine Base Station IC-F5022M Battery Backup Version The Battery Backup version of Icom’s IC-F5022M Marine Base Station is ideal for any maritime organisation that is reliant on continual VHF Marine radio communications This unit provides organisations with added reassurance by automatically switching from mains to battery dependant in the event of a power faliure/outage. The batteries, which can provide up to 14 hours back up for the mains base station, will automatically recharge and the unit will switch back to AC operation when the mains supply is restored. This new version of Icom’s marine base station is very practical and easy to use. It will provide extra reassurance for organisations such as marinas, ports, yacht clubs that require reliable communications with vessels from the shore. The battery powered unit could also be ideal for temporary base station use, disaster or emergency use where mains power may not be available.

Duty Cycle information (guide only) A duty cycle of 10% TX, 10% RX and 80%. Standby gives battery backup of over 12 hours* use upon the mains failing (from fully charged). A duty cycle of 5% TX, 5% RX and 90%. Standby gives battery backup of over 20 hours* use upon the mains failing (from fully charged).

Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System from AMI Marine The Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System from AMI Marine UK is designed to meet all requirements specified by the IMO, international class societies and flag states, the KW810 combines quality, performance and sophisticated aesthetics. It is ideally suited to larger more modern vessels and offers practical functionality to ensure there is activity on the bridge.

In addition to the standard “push to reset” controls the KW810 offers the option of a passive infrared detector. When the sensor detects movement on the bridge, it will automatically reset the BNWAS counter, leaving the OOW free to carry out his normal duties without the concern of manually resetting the BNWAS.

The equipment brings peace of mind to ship owners and managers for dealing with strict operational procedures, while offering immediate compatibility with current and future IMO amendments.

Features • Fully type approved BNWAS system according to, MSC128 (75), IEC60945 & IEC62616 • Stylish yet functional, fits unobtrusively into IBS consoles • Ergonomically designed, intuitive touch screen operation • Durable capacitive touch technology, zero maintenance

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The high standards of service and technical expertise offered by SES has been recognised my many of the industry’s leading manufacturers, for example SES is the sole UK distributor and service provider for Raytheon Anschutz and is a warranty service provider for the mobile satellite communications leader, Iridium. As SES has expanded its capabilities and services over the years ensuring quality and control systems have developed to provide its customers with the level of service expected of professional operations. SES is one of the few marine electronics service providers accredited with ISO 9001.

industry and Grangemouth, Liverpool, Grimsby and Rochester, which also serve commercial shipping and fishing industries. The Poole service centre handles electronics and communications supply to both the commercial shipping and leisure boating markets, with other facilities in Plymouth and Cornwall.

Factory trained SES engineers install, service and supply to shipyards and ports around the UK from a network of 8 centres from Aberdeen which specialises in service to the Oil & Gas

A 24 hour seven day a week service and support line is operated by professional engineers capable of talking through problems and solutions whenever and wherever they occur.

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Ships Electronic Services (SES) has built an enviable reputation over the last 36 years for professional service and the ability to supply, install and maintain the world’s most advanced marine electronics systems. Working with all marine related applications such as commercial shipping, workboat, naval, oil and gas and superyacht, SES engineers have experience in advanced maritime technology from satellite and on-board communications to bridge controls, navigation and entertainment systems.


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Expert autopilot for the entry-level workboat Entry-level commercial workboats can enjoy the same comprehensive features as the rest of the pack with Simrad’s AP60 Professional Autopilot. Joining Simrad Professional Series’ AP70 and the award-winning AP80, this versatile unit provides the ultimate vessel heading control and network integration to handle the challenging environments and unique requirements of the smaller-scale workboat. Commercial marine professionals at all levels can now access a wide range of features designed to make piloting commercial vessels more efficient. The cost-effective AP60 system strikes a balance between performance and price to open up professional pilot features to a wider range of commercial workboat customers.

Professional approach Unlike many other entry-level autopilots, the AP60 includes thruster integration for improved low speed manoeuvring – ideal whether positioning the vessel for trawling or negotiating a narrow channel. It’s also compatible with an extensive range of Simrad autopilot controllers and accessories, so your existing set-up need not be compromised or extended to accommodate it.

The Simrad AP60 takes its inspiration from the proven user interface of the AP70 and 80 and, as such, is familiar to use and incredibly easy to set up. It has a wide range of features designed to make piloting commercial vessels more efficient, accessed via clear and intuitive menu systems, plus a large, high contrast, monochrome LCD screen for clear display of critical information, a rotary


course control wheel, dedicated work modes and Auto and Standby buttons – enabling simple performance selection guided by your task at sea. With two user-configurable profiles, WORK and NORMAL, the parameters can be customised to suit individual vessel needs and specific operations such as trawling or towing; switch between these profiles with one press of a button. The AP60 also includes NoDrift steering, thruster integration and turn patterns such as U-Turn and S-Turn, features you wouldn’t expect to find in an entry-level Autopilot.

Any vessel steering The Simrad Professional autopilot series prides itself on flexibility and the ability to customise a solution to steer any vessel. The control unit can be used in isolation as well as part of a multistation system, or alongside a wide range of remote controls. The AP60 is also compatible with the most comprehensive range of Simrad autopilot computers, interface boxes, heading sensors and rudder feedback units, seamlessly integrating with and instantly upgrading your system. This unit brings professional features to all classes of workboat – both leisure and commercial vessels - and is backed by the Simrad Advantage Service programme, for the reassurance of 7 years of worldwide product support, wherever your business takes you.

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Overcoming extreme temperatures and tight installation spaces

The Challenges: ● The ships would patrol waters in the Middle East, a region with very high air and water temperatures – a significant problem as seawater acts as a coolant in marine HVAC systems. ● The HVAC system had to fit very tight space allowances.

The Solutions: The builder chose Dometic Marine because of the following uniquely engineered solutions: ● To overcome the high-temperature challenge, Dometic engineers designed a custom chiller with boosted capacity by putting 10-ton condensing coils on each of the 7.5-ton modules.

● To conquer the space limitations, Dometic Marine engineers designed the chiller to produce the required capacity in the small space available in the engine room. In addition, slim-profile ATV air handlers were installed to accommodate the ship’s interior areas.

The Result: The MCG 270,000 BTU/hr (22.5-ton) three-stage chiller with on-board electronics.

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Dometic Marine faced two key challenges when designing an HVAC system for a number of 135-ft. patrol boats.

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Rolls-Royce wins Heyerdahl Award 2014 Rolls-Royce has been awarded the maritime Heyerdahl Award 2014. The award was presented by His Majesty King Harald at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Associations Annual Conference in Oslo 31 March. The award goes to the Environship Concept, an innovative ship design which integrates a highly efficient gas-based power and propulsion system with an innovative hull design to provide significant reductions in emissions. The expert committee, chaired by Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Peter Hincliffe, said in its reasoning that Rolls-Royce had taken a holistic approach to vessel design and has succeeded in combining a number of innovative solutions that increase energy efficiency and contribute to significant reductions in emissions. The committee emphasized that the measures are adaptable for a broad range of ship types and have the potential to reduce emissions from many segments of the worldwide fleet.

Helge Vatnehol used the opportunity to send a special thank you to the Norwegian ship owners: “We are fortunate to be part of a maritime cluster with ship owners that are global frontrunners

“With the Heyerdahl Award we want to acknowledge those who do more than required by rules and regulations. We also want to make visible the industry’s ideas and solutions to what are by far the biggest challenges of our time - energy efficiency and the environment” said Chief Executive Officer of the NSA, Sturla Henriksen.

Helge Vatnehol, Managing Director of Rolls-Royce Marine AS in Norway, received the award on behalf of Rolls-Royce: “We strongly believe that to succeed in making emissions reductions, several types of environmental technologies have to be combined. This is the basic idea behind our Environship concept and it is therefore a great pleasure and very inspiring to receive this recognition.”

when it comes to investing in new and more environmentally friendly technology. Our customers push forward on innovation every day.” The Thor Heyerdahl International Maritime Environmental Award was launched in 1999 by Thor Heyerdahl (1914 - 2002) and the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association. The prize recognizes candidates who have demonstrated exceptional technical innovation and environmental work in keeping with Thor Heyerdahl’s desire to promote the conservation of the marine environment. Emphasis is placed on measures that combine environmental benefits with improved profitability. The Norwegian Shipownwers’ Association (NSA) holds the secretariat for the award.


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Markleen launches the new Seamaster Boom Markleen has developed the latest technology on self-inflatable containment booms: The Seamaster Boom The Seamaster is the latest generation of highly resistant self-inflatable booms. On the new version of the Seamaster, conventional valves have been replaced by an automatic air intake and expulsion mechanism which makes it the market’s fastest and most reliable boom to deploy. This, when combined with the introduction of an improved integral spring system and its exclusive reinforced floatation, makes the SEAMASTER boom unsinkable. The boom is manufactured from a PU-PVC blend, giving the boom excellent resistance and wave-following characteristics and making it suitable for use in the harshest of environments. The Uniboom Seamaster has been successfully deployed at a number of different scenarios and has been recently chosen by the ADPC (Abu Dhabi Ports Company) to protect its ports against possible oil spills.

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Bloctube Marine Services, is an ISO9001-2008 Certified company. We manufacture “TwinLite” the remote controlled twin beam searchlight range which rotates non stop through 360 degrees on both vertical and horizontal planes, and is ideal for combination, Navigation and Search Rescue. Bloctube also manufacture Rudder Angle Indicator systems, RPM systems, Push button and Rotary Switch Telegraph systems, Original Chadburn Telegraph Spares and Refurbishing, Bloctube also supply and repair/refurbish ships whistles/horns, and supply Hydrostatic tank content gauge systems. The company origins go back to Bloctube controls in Aylesbury and Chadburn Bloctube Ltd of Liverpool. Bloctube incorporated all its Marine business in Leeds back in 1988

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Whether you are repairing a chemical process line or any other critical pipeline, the STOP IT® Pipe Repair System is your money saving ally in the battle against lost production costs in common situations. Under certain conditions an active gravity-flow leak (about 15 psi or less) from a pinhole may be repaired without shutting down.

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Repair any pipeFAST with the proven PIPE REPAIR SYSTEM. Restore product flow and profit flow in minutes. Prevent environmental contamination! Use for permanent repair or to extend the service life of piping MoD Approved for damage control and pipe repair

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Tel: 01330 811670

The STOP IT® Pipe Repair System includes a strong knitted fiberglass tape coated with fast setting urethane resins that are water-activated. The system also includes FIX STIX ™, a steel-filled moldable epoxy that sets rock hard in only 20 minutes. It is perfect for plugging leaks, filling cracks and complex voids and offsets at couplings and fittings. Using the STOP IT® urethane rich fiberglass tape in combination with FIX STIX™ greatly increases repair capacity. One person, with no special tools and no hot work can apply this quick in-field repair system in minutes. The tape is supplied in its own tub in a hermetically secured pouch with the resin already impregnated, a pair of rubber globes and a plug of epoxy putting, along with an instruction manual showing step by step application of the tape. All that is required for the tape to work is to dunk it in water for 5 seconds, as the water is the catalyst required to activate the resin. In most of the manufacturing industries STOP IT® Repair Tape is used as a temporary repair until the shutdown maintenance period arrives. In some cases, however, the product has been left as permanent. For the water industry, knowing of its leakage problems, Stop-it can be used as a permanent repair, depending on the engineer in charge.

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Safety & Rescue Systems

New Technologies

I.C. Brindle & Co. Ltd has been established in the commercial marine sector since 1994 and offers an eclectic range of products both for this sector and as a supplier to the bluelight services. Products offered include the SB Rescue Sling which is ideal for recovering a casualty from a steepsided canal, or a lake, without the rescuer having to enter the water. The unit can now be fitted with a body recovery bag allowing emergency services to recover a body from the water without touching it. The company has recently been awarded a contract to supply this equipment to the Royal Australian Navy. The company publishes its own range of nautical publications, including Training Manuals for LSA and Fire Equipment, Code of Practice Training Manuals and SOLAS Check Lists which satisfy the various regulations required in Chapters II and III of SOLAS. DSB inflatable boats and liferafts also figure large in the products offered to its customers.

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Sovereign Rubber LTD

RUBBER FENDERS FOR DOCKS, TUGS & WORKBOATS Telephone: 0161 429 8787 Sales Line: 0161 429 4650 Facsimile: 0161 480 3573 Website: E-mail:

- effective, affordable, easy... Used by professional rescue services, workboats, pilot boats, naval vessels, fire-fighters, police, & fishing vessels.

One person operation Allows the rescuer to move around the deck  Re-usable in 30 secs.  Very light & easy to use  Tested with excellent results in extreme Place the conditions SB Rescue Sling around the casualty  Long reach - for freeboard up to 4m  

Secure the harness & remove the frame

Manoeuvre & recover the casualty

call us now +44 (0)1202 657814 - it could save a life!

Address: 15 Moor Road Broadstone Dorset BH18 8AZ England Telephone: +44 (0)1202 657814 Facsimile: +44 (0)1202 693005 Email: Website:

Do you need to Advertise? The Publication Place your advert in this monthly A4 publication, from a 1/4 page to a double page spread. Take advantage of the free editorial which will equal the size of your advert. A great way to showcase both your Company details and to also explain a product or a service you supply in your own words and with colourful images. With a good circulation across the UK and distribution at the major exhibitions both here and overseas, you can expect awareness from companies in the industry looking to purchase equipment you manufacture or seek your specialised services.

The Online Version

Company Logo advertising is available on our website. We allow for static Logo’s that can be placed in a prominent position on our Home Page.

Demonstration Videos are another option!

Have your advert display the video play sign in the on-line magazine. Readers can click on the link to activate your video. Take a look on our website

Contact our sales team: Robert Taylor General Manager 01634 867404





David Peters Sales Manager 01634 682464

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