Dockyard Magazine September 2016

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Marine & Renewables Journal

September 2016 Issue

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editors letter Welcome to the September issue of Dockyard Magazine, the journal for the commercial marine and renewable markets. In our Workboats & Tugs feature on page 18, PME Group suggests that the marine apprenticeship training provisions in the UK desperately needs a review in order to sustain apprentice careers for the future. Straightpoint open our Marine Equipment Suppliers & Services feature on page 24 with their 25t Radiolink plus load cell used by force measurement specialist company - Northern Balance, aboard the Fugro Symphony. JW Fishers feature on page 36 in our Diving & Underwater Services feature discussing the wide usage of underwater video systems between public and private sector dive operations. On page 41, Drew Marine Signal & Safety discuss the importance of having pryrotechnic flares on board your vessel at all times. Thanks for reading!

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PoRt neWs Port of tyne record five passenger ships in one day The Port of Tyne in North East England was preparing for one of their busiest days ever at its International Passenger Terminal in North Shields as five passenger ships arrived including the biggest ship ever to visit the Port - The Holland America Line’s cruise ship ms Koningsdam - at 297.2 metres long and 99,500 gross tons. The cruise ship brought almost 4,000 passengers and crew to the region with every available passenger berth used at the Port. The combined length of all the five vessels came to 1,043.9 metres with an estimated 10,000 passengers and crew passing through the Port’s International Passenger Terminal.

In these pictures: Record five passenger ships at the Port of Tyne in one day (Tuesday 16th August). Pictures - The Port of Tyne.

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The Port has worked hard to increase the number of cruise ships coming into the region and this year we expect a record 43 cruise calls, up from 29 last year. Whilst this is good news for the Port of Tyne, it is also very good for the region - the impact on the local economy is estimated at around £50 million each year, supporting 1,700 jobs. The team is well prepared and looking forward to welcoming a record number of international visitors in just 24 hours. Andrew Moffat Port of Tyne, Chief Executive Officer.

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BRAEMAR ADJUSTING AGREES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP IN SOUTH AMERICA Braemar Adjusting is pleased to announce that it has agreed a strategic partnership with Beckett Liquidadores de Seguros S.A of Chile, to act as its local resource partner in a number of countries in South America. Braemar Adjusting provides Loss Adjusting, Risk Assessment, Legal/Expert Witness and Dispute Resolution services to the Energy, Marine, Mining and Construction insurance industries, through its strategically located global network of offices.

IMarEST to help students globally with assistance for distance learning IMarEST is delighted to announce the launch of a Bursary scheme for students enrolling on the Sustainable Maritime Operations degree courses provided by its subsidiary The Marine Learning Alliance. The bursaries are designed to help students from any country who want to further their career by achieving a Plymouth University qualification though the Marine Learning Alliance but need assistance with the financial costs involved. As a maritime professional body and learned society, IMarEST aims to help all of those who wish to develop their professional career with a recognised qualification. However, it is recognised that a high quality education is not affordable for all and so this bursary scheme has been started to start to address these inequalities. Applications for a reduction on course fees are welcomed with immediate effect. These apply to either the post-graduate MSc course or the undergraduate BSc (Hons) degree. Each application will be assessed individually on its merits and an award made for a reduction in the overall course fees. Bursaries will be available for up to 75% of costs at the discretion of the decision committee. There is a limited pot available for bursaries for our next academic year (Sept 2016 to August 2017), and they will be awarded on a ‘first come first served’ basis. To apply; please contact MLA directly in the first instance, speak to Lucille on: +44 1752 764889 or email: p6 | | September 2016

As a result of the arrangement, Beckett Liquidadores de Seguros S.A. will become an integral part of this network by representing Braemar Adjusting in Chile, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia. This Strategic Alliance will allow Braemar Adjusting to enhance the quality of its broad spectrum of services provided in the Latin American region by strengthening its presence locally and assisting in the continuing delivery of the best possible product for its clients, taking advantage of the synergies created by the quality and depth of experience of both companies. Braemar Adjusting is part of the Braemar Technical Services division, which is comprised of a number of technical businesses strengthened by their related synergies. This Group of companies is comprised of: • Braemar Howells – Environmental services • Braemar Engineering – Marine and LNG Engineering services • Braemar Offshore – Offshore and engineering consultancy services • Braemar (Incorporating The Salvage Association) – Marine surveys

Opportunities to present and exhibit at Flood & Coast 2017 Flood & Coast 2017, an event exploring the big questions in resilience and response to flooding and coastal erosion, is calling for presentations and papers as part of a three day programme taking place from 28-30 March 2017 at the Telford International Centre, UK. The conference, led by the Environment Agency, is an opportunity for local authorities, government officers, academics, scientists, engineers, infrastructure owners and operators, and businesses and community groups to come together to tackle the greatest challenges in flood and coastal risk management. Alison Baptiste, Director of Strategy & Investment at the Environment Agency said: “Our very first Flood & Coast event featured 170 speakers, over 90 exhibition stands and attracted over 1400 people over the three days. Flood & Coast 2017 will build on this success giving all those involved in managing flooding and coastal erosion the chance to swap ideas, listen, learn and be inspired. “We will be showcasing the latest thinking from academics leading research at our top universities, as well as from the practitioners and specialists who deliver FCRM excellence on the ground. If you have a story to tell about your research or how you’ve applied new technologies or approaches to FCRM problems we want to hear from you.” Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities are available across the three-day event, which will include workshops, debate and panel sessions on topics including: • Partnerships, People and Communities • Infrastructure and Cities • Modelling and Forecasting • Flood Alleviation and Water Management • Coast and Emergency Planning, Response and Recovery

Scantrol Deep Vision wins NorFishing Innovation Award The Deep Vision underwater camera system for fish measurement and sorting in the trawl has been awarded Nor-Fishing’s Innovation Award. Minister of Fisheries Per Sandberg handed over the award at the official opening at Nor-Fishing today.

Torqeedo showcases its enhanced range of products at this year’s Southampton Boat Show Torqeedo, the market leader in the fast growing electric marine propulsion industry, will showcase its extended electric motor collection at this year’s Southampton Boat Show, on stand B080. On display will be the new flagship of the Cruise series – the innovative Cruise 10.0R electric outboard, offering the equivalent to a 20HP petrol combustion engine. The newest Cruise motor is designed and engineered to deliver 1252-00_CruisePod10KW LOWunmatched electric propulsive power with 12kW peak and 10kW continuous input – providing speeds of up to 34km/h (21mph) for a range of 30km. This makes the Cruise 10.0R the perfect tool to deliver the power for boats up to 10 tons. As an extension of the Cruise series, also at Southampton will be the increasingly popular Cruise FP (Fixed Pod) models. These models Travel_1003_2-Blatt-Prop_loware hull mounted to save valuable space on board the vessel without sacrificing efficiency or performance. Also on show will be the Travel 1003. The Travel 1003 delivers over 1,000 watts of input power and is comparable with a 3HP petrol outboard. It provides the perfect power for inflatables, small boats, tenders, dingies and sailboats up to 1.5 tons. Torqeedo’s Ultralight kayak motor will be available for viewing at Southampton Boat Show. Catering to the increasing popularity of kayak fishing in the UK, the Ultralight 403 is ideal for kayaks and canoes alike, and at only 7kg, including the battery, adds little to the overall weight of the kayak. To arrange an interview with Torqeedo’s UK Sales Manager, John Arnold, at Southampton Boat Show 2016, please contact: Beki Knowles or Zak Hillard, / +44 (0)1460 241641

“We are humbled to be awarded the prize and see it as an acknowledgement of the long term development of a system that will revolutionize the way we harvest the ocean’s resources,” says Sales and Marketing Coordinator Hege Hammersland-White. Deep Vision is a camera and light system mounted in the trawl that takes images of all fish passing through. The system is currently being used for research purposes where fish can be measured for size and species without bringing them onboard the vessel and subsequently discarding them. The system is being developed for use in commercial trawl fisheries where the skipper will be able to program the system for size and species of desired catch. Deep Vision will automatically sort the catch in the trawl so that desired catch goes into the trawl and the rest swims through. Scantrol Deep Vision has developed the system in close cooperation with Institute for Marine research and the award money will be used to connect with and discuss the system with the end users in the commercial trawl fisheries: The award money gives us an opportunity to invite to a meeting with fishermen to discuss how the system can best be implemented for use in trawl fisheries, says HammerslandWhite.

HALF-YEAR RESULTS: THE SWEDISH CLUB REPORTS SOLID PERFORMANCE The Swedish Club demonstrated a solid performance in the first six months of the accounting year with the announcement of its half-year results today. With balanced underwriting, the Club delivered an operating surplus of USD 11.2 million, resulting in a combined ratio of 100 % - an outcome of stable claims frequency and severity. This fortified the Club’s average over a seven year period to below 100 %. Investment returns encountered substantial volatility during the period, particularly in the first quarter of the year and in connection with the Brexit outcome, but delivered a return of 3.0 %. Free reserves stood at USD 194.2 million, reinforcing the strong position of the Club in its ability to meet members’ needs while securely allowing for further growth of the business. Entered tonnage in P&I has been stable-togrowing since renewal in line with plan. The Club’s overall claims frequency for both P&I and Marine was on a par with 2015 levels and claims severity was stable, delivering a sound performance. Lars Rhodin, Managing Director of The Swedish Club said: “The Swedish Club has maintained its focus on achieving a balanced underwriting performance and steering a steady course. We have continued to concentrate on controlled growth, service to our members and innovative loss prevention initiatives.” Please visit: finance/half-year-report/ for a copy of the half-year report.

Cougar displacement catamaran Debra Maria is powered by JCB Twin Mermaid JCB engines have been chosen to power a new catamaran for fisherman Robert Mole. Debra Maria is a 10m Cougar displacement cat built by Ramsgate based Audacious Marine and fitted out for netting and oystering, based out of West Mersea. The vessel has a slightly larger propeller and stern gear than usual for towing. In addition, the stern section and deck are strengthened to provide protection from the oyster dredges as they are hauled and emptied. A larger deck and improved buoyancy are also incorporated into the design.

The Mermaid J-444 NA utilises the four cylinder base engine from JCB Power Systems making it a British designed and built product that is a leader in the marketplace. The engine has an indirect cooling system, a high capacity heat exchanger and gear driven raw water pump. The freshwater cooling system is via a selfadjusting poly vee belt and the centrifugal driven water pump is pressurised and thermostatically controlled.

The Mermaid J444 (JCB) range has models from 55kW / 74hp to 120kW / 160hp suitable for a large variety of applications, with the smaller engines particularly suitable for the grant funded repower market. Debra Maria’s engines are 63kW (85hp) at 2200rpm, de-rated to 55kW with a maximum torque of 320Nm at 1200rpm. Mermaid Marine is the sole UK JCB mariniser.

The engine has been designed for simplicity and easy repairs.

The fibreglass craft has a top speed of 10 – 11 knots meaning only small engines are needed leading to better fuel economy.

In these pictures: Debra Maria Audacious Marine.

That’s the advantage of the Cougar displacement boats. They need very little horsepower. Paul Cannon, Audacious Marine.

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Sustainable, Service Life Enhancing Rope Support with Lankhorst Ropes at SMM 2016 Lankhorst’s ‘Through Life, For Life’ rope support is the theme of Lankhorst Ropes’ booth at this year’s SMM show in Hamburg on the 6 – 9 September, in Hall A1, booth 506. Also featured on the Lankhorst booth will be the award winning A3 splice and Tipto Winchline ropes. Lankhorst Ropes’ Through Life, For Life service gives operators a portfolio of rope service life support and sustainability benefits unmatched in the industry. From development of a mooring plan to rope selection and management through predictive service-life rope testing and training, Lankhorst provides complete ‘Through Life’ rope service. Lankhorst’s expertise on a variety of applications and knowledge of worldwide conditions offers operators longer rope service-life, easier handling and safe operation. ‘For Life’, Lankhorst is committed to Green manufacture which combined with a longer lasting rope service-life, and ultimately rope recycling, translates into levels of sustainability that make a significant contribution to operators environmental policies. “Lankhorst Ropes’ ‘Through Life, For Life’ service combines sustainability and good business sense to offer our customers longer lasting, environmentally friendly high performance ropes” says Hans Pieter Baaij, Commercial Director, Lankhorst Ropes. 24/7 Access to Customer Certificates Lankhorst Ropes’ online rope certificate service gives customers instant access to the information they require rather than relying on paper copies or contacting customer services. Certificates are often lost during filing or transportation but maybe required immediately to trace and identify ropes. By providing direct access to rope certificates, Lankhorst customers are able to instantaneously check all of their ropes’ details including construction, diameter, length, minimum breaking load and end termination. Award Winning Rope Innovations Lankhorst Ropes’ Tipto Winchline and A3

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Above: Lankhorst Ropes’ award winning Tipto Winchline mooring Norwegian Getaway. Bottom right: Lanko®force is an excellent alternative to steel wire ropes where manual handling of the rope is required. Lanko®force’s strength is comparable to that of conventional steel wire rope, while weighing 7 times less making it an easier rope to handle.

splice have each received ‘Innovation in Ship Operations’ awards. Tipto Winchline reduces the threat to crew from mooring rope snap back. Using its expertise in yarn production and rope construction, Lankhorst Ropes has developed the Tipto Winchline to provide a safer mooring rope. Based on Lankhorst’s Tipto yarn, the seven strand rope features a Tipto overbraided jacket to protect the rope from wear and tear during handling. Importantly, the jacket fulfills a vital safety function. If the rope breaks due to excessive load, the braided cover acts as a net, capturing the two parted ends. The jacket absorbs the generated energy from the broken rope, and thus reduces the effects of snap back. A3 Splice – Easier Rope Handling The A3 splice sets the standard for ease of rope handling and splice strength. With the trend towards fewer crew, the A3 splice is lighter, stronger and smaller than traditional splices. It has 100% efficiency, which means there is no loss in rope strength due to splicing. The A3 splice also makes rope handling easier during mooring and towing operations; there is

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Virgin Media’s Usain Bolt record-breaking stunt on the River Thames: how Livett’s made it happen At the start of July, Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt had the people of London fixated on its famous River Thames. He wasn’t running across it – although he’s probably fast enough to do that! – but it was all thanks to Virgin Media beaming their new advert, starring the man himself, on a record-breaking 100-metre screen. The event couldn’t have succeeded without the help of Livett’s Group and its two new tugs. Here’s how Livett’s made it happen... Back in April, Livett’s were engaged by marketing agency CURB MEDIA on behalf of Virgin Media to assist with the marine coordination of a humongous PR event. As part of their new #BeTheFastest campaign, starring Olympic champion Usain Bolt, Virgin Media were keen to do something that’s never been done before on the river. Soon, the big idea was established: a 100-metre long barge, replicating the running track on which Bolt has made his name, would be created. However, this particular track would be made entirely out of LED screens, allowing it to display their new video advert. Livett’s came up with the solution, which involved 110 individual linkflotes – all rigged together, five wide and 40 long, thus creating a 100m barge. This would become the longest barge to ever be towed that far up into Central London. It was integral that what the barge was made from was capable of taking the amount of weight required for the screens, scaffolding, generators and equipment, so planning was absolutely key to ensure this went smoothly, right from the very first step. Indeed, Livett’s conducted many stability checks to ensure it would withstand the weight and the journey up river itself. In total, it took 25 lorryloads of linkflotes and four days of constant craneage work to physically build the platform in our tried and tested King George V lock. Once the barge was constructed, it was handed over to the rigging team who p12 | | September 2016

constructed the screen. This was made out of 100 individual LED screens, and took another four days to put together. Adding to the difficulty of the build, we were required to frequently move the barge in order to facilitate normal day-to-day tugs and towage through the lock. The night before the event, we facilitated a trial in KGV dock. We were required to wait for London City Airport to close, before manoeuvring the barge into the dock with our two new tugs, Christian and Felix. The idea behind this was to see how the screen performed out in the open and how the barge would manoeuvre under tow. The trial proved a success, and at 3pm the following day (5 July 2016), we began our adventure up into London. The timing was no coincidence; this was meticulously planned by Livett’s to ensure we got up through the bridges at absolutely the correct state of tide, allowing for a smooth journey. On the day, the tug and tow ended up being over 180m long, giving no margin for error during the stunt. Christian and Felix were vital, as their hydraulic wheelhouses meant the stern tug had fantastic visibility over the screen. Both vessels are twin screw, allowing for maximum power and manoeuvrability. As part of Virgin Media’s coverage of event day, we had a helicopter follow us the entire way up river, which took some spectacular

images of the tow from above. The tow up went without incident and was delivered safely adjacent to the London Eye. Virgin Media had hired another of our vessels, the Elizabethan, plus pods of the London Eye that evening, in order to give guests a superb view of the screen while it premiered their new advert. We held the barge in the middle of the river, with the river closed for 10mins to all other traffic, while the show took place. Once the show was over, we spun the barge around and towed it back to the docks, once again without any incident. It took another week to deconstruct the lengthy barge and get all the pontoons back out on to the river to where they originated, bringing an end to yet another landmark Thames event which Livett’s have played a key role in.

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AkzoNobel makes first award of carbon credits to Greek ship owner Neda Maritime

Above: Carlos Soler, AkzoNobel’s Business Director for Southern and Eastern Europe (left) presenting 13,735 carbon credits to Costas Mitropoulos Neda Maritime Co Ltd’s Technical Director.

Neda Maritime Agency Co Ltd, a leading Greek tanker and bulker owner, has become the world’s first ship owner to be awarded carbon credits through landmark methodology developed by AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business. A total of 13,375 carbon credits, potentially worth around $60,000, have been presented to Neda Maritime via the award-winning program. Launched in 2014, it is the first scheme of its kind that financially rewards ship owners for using sustainable hull coatings that improve operational efficiencies and reduce emissions. The carbon credits were accrued by the tanker vessel Argenta, which was converted from a biocidal antifouling system to a premium, biocide-free advanced hull coating from AkzoNobel’s Intersleek range – part of the company’s International® brand – that is proven to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on average by 9%. Costas Mitropoulos, Technical Director at p14 | | September 2016

Neda Maritime, said:

environmental and bottom-line benefits from clean technologies.”

We are proud to be the world’s first ship owner to receive carbon credits from AkzoNobel’s carbon credits initiative. As the shipping industry faces more pressure to improve its sustainability, we continue our commitment to further increase our environmental performance standards. To that respect we see a great potential in AkzoNobel’s pioneering carbon credits initiative as part of our strategy to deliver sustainable and successful business.

Neda Maritime will use its carbon credits to voluntarily offset other sources of CO2 emissions within its business, as part of its commitment to reducing its impact on the environment. Each carbon credit accrued represents the avoidance of one tonne of CO2 being emitted to the atmosphere, meaning that the company has offset a total of 13,735 tonnes of CO2 from its business.

Added Oscar Wezenbeek, Managing Director of AkzoNobel’s Marine Coating’s business, “This is a landmark moment for AkzoNobel, Neda Maritime and the wider shipping industry. It demonstrates how our carbon credits initiative can incentivise investment in more sustainable practices, accelerating carbon reduction within the shipping industry and enabling owners to gain from operational,

AkzoNobel’s carbon credits initiative was developed in conjunction with The Gold Standard Foundation and Fremco Group. In total, the issuance of the first carbon credits to be awarded through AkzoNobel’s initiative has seen more than 126,000 carbon credits awarded to Neda Maritime and a second ship owner, which has 15 vessels enrolled in the scheme. The name of this second ship owner will be announced shortly. For more information about carbon credits, please visit:

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Damen Shipyards Antalya shifts up a gear On production and quality: Damen’s Turkish yard continues growth Meeting all requirements regarding quality, safety and the environment, Damen Shipyards Antalya has secured comprehensive ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification. This achievement coincides with a period of rapid expansion that has seen the addition of three new production halls within the space of two years.

These certifications confirm the quality of our production processes. They also show our commitment to safe and clean working practices. It is this dedication to quality that our customers expect from Damen. Auke van der Zee, Managing Director, Damen Shipyards Antalya. Moreover, the yard attained these valuable endorsements of quality within a period of six months; the shortest amount of time a company in Turkey has achieved this. Skills diversification Damen Shipyards Antalya opened in 2013 after the purchase of the Cyrus yard by Damen Shipyards Group. Since then the yard has continued to develop and build vessels up to 35 metres in length. Despite being best known for specialising in composite vessel construction,

Damen Shipyards Antalya added steel and aluminium vessel fabrication to its list of capabilities last year with the addition of two new production halls. Production subsequently increased: the three sites delivered 54 ships in 2015 (an increase of more than 20 compared to the previous year). Importantly, this rise in production was accompanied by an increasing number of vessel types under production.

The diversity of vessels that we build here is shown best by the fact that there are currently seven different types of ships in the water here. Auke van der Zee, Managing Director, Damen Shipyards Antalya.. These vessels include Damen’s Stan Pilot 1505, Stan Pilot 1605, Stan Patrol 1605,

Interceptor 1503, Interceptor 1102, Fast Crew Supplier 5009 and the Search and Rescue Vessel 1906. Furthermore, the yard is also equipped to build various examples from Damen’s Public Transport range. Future thinking The yard’s expansion continued this year too with the inauguration of a fourth production hall.

With this new building location, we have further expanded our capacity for steel and aluminium vessel construction. We can now build an even wider range of vessels, including larger ferries and Fast Yacht Support vessels. If you look at how much we have achieved in such a short time, I’m very curious to see what we will accomplish over the next three and a half years.

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THE MISSION TO SEAFARERS INVITED AS FEATURED GUEST CHARITY BY SMM HAMBURG 2016 Global maritime welfare charity The Mission to Seafarers has been invited by the team at SMM Hamburg 2016 to appear as featured guest charity at the 2016 fair. Every two years representatives of the maritime industry and experts from all over the world gather in Hamburg, to showcase innovative developments and leading-edge technologies, and discuss the industry’s prospects. SMM – shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology is the leading international maritime trade fair. More than 2,100 exhibitors and roughly 50,000 visitors are expected to attend this year.

We are delighted that The Mission to Seafarers will be our featured guest charity in their 160th anniversary year. The Mission’s work is vital in providing seafarers and their families with round the clock care and support in over 200 ports in 50 countries worldwide. Seafarers are the lifeblood of the shipping industry. Without their dedication, skill and professionalism at every level, international trade simply could not function. The vast majority of ship owners and crew manning agencies are highly reputable and provide their seafarers with excellent working conditions. We encourage all our friends at SMM 2016 to speak to The Mission and be part of their inspirational story.

Jos Standerwick, Director of Development at The Mission, said: “The Mission to Seafarers is extremely grateful to be at the prestigious SMM Hamburg 2016 fair. Bringing together the world’s thoughtleaders and decision-makers in the shipping industry is at the heart of SMM, and they have put together an outstanding and dynamic programme around the key themes of digitalisation, green shipping, maritime security and careers. “All of these core subjects have a direct impact on seafarers and their families’ welfare, and the quality of the lives they lead. Thanks to the deep generosity of the SMM Hamburg 2016 team, The Mission will be manning a stand in the foyer of the central entrance to the exhibition, so please come and find out what we can offer you, to motivate and energise your

team and improve results. You will also see us out and about fundraising, so please give generously; even a modest donation can make a real difference to those in desperate need.” The Mission exhibition stand will have plenty of information available for delegates and exhibitors to find out about what we do best, caring for the world’s 1.5 million men and women who crew the merchant fleet. The Mission team at SMM Hamburg 2016 will be presenting a host of fresh ideas including partnership projects for team building and corporate social responsibility programmes. Visitors to the Mission stand will be able to enter our SMM prize draw, and there will be some surprises. The Mission will be at Hall FC.GF Stand 4. Below: Claus Ulrich Selbach, Business Unit Director of SMM.

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MARINE ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS THREATENED PME Group suggest that marine apprenticeship training provision in the UK needs a review in order to sustain apprentice careers for the future. PME Group employs 18 staff in its engineering business across three sites in the UK. As a MAN Marine Engine Dealer and ZF Partner They specialise in engine sales and service and this means they have a close relationship with CTV fleets. Although a traditional engineering company they specialise in modern high tech engines now being used in CTV’s and military craft. Of the 18 staff 8 have or are being trained as Marine Engineering Apprentices. ‘To continue this tradition of tried and tested apprenticeships we need training provision for todays modern marine propulsion systems. Modern engineering requires expertise in both mechanical and electronic engineering. 80% of modern marine engines are now controlled by electronics and over the next five years I predict that will rise to 95%. We need training provision to take this into account now if we are to have the leading engineers of the future.’ ‘We have experienced a two-fold problem: either the training provision

Right: Ollie, Junior Engineer.

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only provides one aspect: either mechanical or electronic but not combined or that marine engineering in any form does not exist at all.’ ‘We believe in giving the customer the best possible service and advice, tailored to their needs. To do this we need a stream of experienced engineers who in turn are bringing on our apprentices so that they too can emerge as fledgling engineers, schooled in modern engineering practices partnered with an understanding of the standards we work to.’ We have just opened our new branch in Grimsby to support our existing CTV customers in the area. We have successfully recruited a local engineer and administrative staff – but there is a stumbling block when we come to recruiting an apprentice. There is no adequate marine engineering training provision in the area. We believe an apprenticeship should be a career choice – one that we hope they go on to enjoy with us.

The potential benefit to Grimsby and Hull as the Hornsea wind farm comes on line is tremendous and we would like to see opportunities for young local people to build a career in marine engineering there with us as we grow alongside the growing service sector there. PME Group won ‘Marine Employer of the year 2014’ and is currently a regional finalist for the National Apprenticeship Awards. ‘It is frustrating when we have a clear commitment to the development of young engineers that we are unable to either source adequate marine training – or as in Grimsby; no training at all.’ PME Group would welcome an suggestions regarding marine apprentice training in the UK. You can contact them on:

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Scientific reasearch vessel delivered to Stockholm University Baltic Workboats has delivered a scientific research vessel Electra to Stockholm University of Sweden. Vessel is designated mainly for research work on the Baltic Sea and transport of students from mainland to Askö island research center. Vessel is built and equipped, so that it can accommodate up to 35 passengers plus crew. Hull has been constructed of steel and built according to LRS “+100A1 SSC Workboat, Mono, G3, Ice class 1 C FS MCH UMS” and Finnish-Swedish ice class 1C rules under the inspection of STA. For staying on board the vessel is built with two single and two double cabins for crew under the main deck. Sound insulation onboard meets highest demands by not exceeding 55 dB(A) anywhere in the accommodation or work space during sailing. Vessel is densely loaded with various research equipment - Set of Kongsberg sensors integrated into vessel hull, Topas PS40, EK80 and EM2040 together with Mini SVS, Mini SVP and ADCP sensors all connected into K-sync system and with possibility to display and control all data on any of the 17 screens onboard the vessel through the KVM system. Sensors allow monitoring and saving information about in-water life, sea bed around the vessel and “penetrate” up to 50m within the sediment layers in sea bottom. In addition the vessel will be supplied with 4 research winches for all kinds of sampling including 12-metre piston corer for bottom sediment samples. These operations are supported by 3 cranes and an A-frame. Special attention is paid to custom-made 10hp electrical winch, which is located in the wet lab and can be set to operation through side door. This winch has custom integration with Kongsberg MRU system to detect any kind of vessel movement and to compensate winch wire length accordingly to keep the water samples taken with Seabird 911 within a couple of centimeters of desired depth even at stormy seas. p20 | | September 2016

Electra is powered by twin heavy duty Volvo Penta D16MH marine diesel engines with output of 368 kW @ 1800 rpm, each powering Rolls-Royce US105 FP azimuth thrusters via cardan shafts. The whole propulsion plant is built to match the Finnish-Swedish ice class 1C rules. To grant steady working environment for the scientists onboard there are two Seakeeper 35HD gyrostabilizers that have been calculated to reduce roll by 80% at up to 2m waves. To prevent vessel movement due to wind or current it has Navis Engineering DP system with five operating positions all around the vessel to make scientific research with maximum precision. Bridge has two main operating positions, providing all navigational operations can performed either on the bow side or aft side of the wheelhouse.

Vessel Specifications: Length Overall: 24,3 m Beam: 7,2 m Draft: 2,1 m Displacement: 160 tons Engine: 2 x Volvo Penta D16 MH R1 Power: 2 x 368 kW @ 1800 rpm Propulsion: Rolls-Royce azimuth thrusters US105FP Cranes: Fassi F165, Fassi M25, Fassi M10 Passengers: Max 35 Range: 260 nm Speed: 11 knots Classification: Built under STA supervision according to LRS “+100A1 SSC Workboat, Mono, G3, Ice Class 1 C FS MCH UMS” and Finnish-Swedish 1C ice class rules.

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Pioneering surface effect vessel Specialist aluminium boatbuilder, Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC), has added a new surface effect ship (SES) design to its portfolio which is geared towards the crew transfer vessel market and designed by Norway’s Espeland and Skomedal Naval Architects (ESNA). The new ESNA Tern SES CTV is a next generation high performance crew transfer vessel, offering turbine access in up to 2.5m significant wave height, with a maximum speed above 40 knots and greatly reduced speed loss in high seas.

This vessel is unique in the qualities that it offers and we’re very excited to work with ESNA. This new design will enhance the AMC portfolio and help innovate the crew transfer vessel market. Rob Stewart, Commercial Director, AMC. The vessel’s tern hull consists of two slender catamaran hulls with the area between the hulls closed with flexible

reinforced rubber fingers in the bow and an inflated rubber bag in the stern. This allows centrifugal fans to blow air into the enclosed space, providing an air cushion that lifts up to 80% of the vessel weight. In fact, the vessel can be lifted up and down approximately two metres, which means it is able to cancel up to the same height of vessel motion in waves. This is especially effective in long waves/swell, where all other vessel types will float and follow the wave surface.

The remaining 20% of the vessel’s weight is supported by side hull buoyancy which allows for high vessel speed because frictional resistance is decreased. The Tern is equipped with a computer controlled active motion damping system which reduces vertical motions both at high and low vessel speeds, reducing seasickness. As the lift fans supply air to the air cushion, the control system actively controls vent valves that either ventilate the air cushion to a low pressure or closes the valves so that the air cushion pressure is increased.

Proven Marine Maintenance and Installation Solutions Displaying at SMM Hamburg 2016 Between the 6th and 9th of September, Belzona will be exhibiting at SMM Hamburg 2016, the largest international maritime trade show. This event provides Belzona with the opportunity to present their key marine and offshore engineering solutions. For new construction, maintenance and repair, Belzona offers long-term protection, repair and installation solutions proven by years of successful experience. Exhibiting at stand B5.123, Belzona will share their successful applications and highlight their latest innovation in cavitation protection. Indeed, amongst the array of maritime solutions, Belzona 2141 (ACR Fluid-Elastomer) has become a key product in the successful protection of metal components subjected to severe cavitation and corrosion. The elastomeric coating has been designed to withstand the effects of extremely high, localised p22 | | September 2016

pressures created by cavitation and erosion. Belzona’s Engineering Director, David Blackwell, commented: “Within the marine environment, Belzona have developed proven technology to counter cavitation problems. In 1994, our first coating specifically designed for cavitation protection, was introduced. Since then, Belzona have successfully carried out a variety of applications in marine vessels, developing an extensive know-how and track record in this area. Continual research and development has led to the creation of innovative coating systems for long-term cavitation, erosion and corrosion protection within commercial, leisure and military sectors”. In addition, other polymeric solutions will be presented at the show, including the installation of rudder bushes using injection techniques with composite materials. Due to their excellent durability, high compressive and adhesive strength, composite materials are ideal for the stable installation and permanent

Left: Belzona coating cures cavitation problems. bonding of rudder bushes. Isolating the bearing into position, Belzona resins and paste grade composites provide a 100% contact between the bush and the housing, ensuring a permanent vibration-free location, and eliminating galvanic and crevice corrosion. For more information about these systems, visit Belzona at stand B5.123. Belzona distributors that specialise in marine solutions have contributed to exhibit at SMM, including Belzona Service Nord, representing Germany; Spiral, Alliatech and Protecmo, representing France; BS Italy, as well as Perspect Benelux and Belse, representing the Netherlands and Poland respectively.

Factory expansion in Germany benefits Centa Transmissions UK customers

Customers of leading diesel engine drive specialists, Centa Transmissions, can expect to benefit from massive expansion to the manufacturing and warehousing facility at the CENTA Antriebe group headquarters in Germany. Since its formation in 1970, CENTA Antriebe has expanded steadily and this year, opened its doors on new facilities that increase the total floor space to 24,400 square meters. The site now boasts the introduction of additional state-of-the-art automated manufacturing units, which enable greater and more efficient output of flexible couplings, driveshafts and complementing power transmission components. There is also extensive capacity dedicated to the production of its market-leading carbon fibre lightweight driveshafts (pictured) and CENTADISC-C bonded couplings. In tandem with this, new space-saving storage and racking is combined with automated order picking. This means that CENTA can call-off more products from stock, both from Germany and from their own extended warehousing facility in Shipley, Yorkshire. As well as the increase in manufacturing and storage, there is an expansive test area that enables couplings of all sizes to be tested to stresses far in excess of usual operating capacity. Precision testing is a key part of CENTA’s manufacturing expertise. What this means for UK customers is that when they specify a CENTA coupling, they know that both the coupling and it’s flexible elements have been tested to extremes and that the bonding and vulcanising process is proven to the highest possible quality and resilience. Couplings potentially exposed to high temperature operation can be heated to 120°C to simulate extreme conditions. Additionally, CENTA’s capacity to help both OEMs and those operating diesel-driven applications to solve engine drive problems is greatly enhanced by the increased testing capability and diversity of components. The benefit to engineers, designers, naval architects and end users of diesel engine drives in UK industrial and marine industries is that problems caused by misaligned and noisy drives can be solved more quickly and effectively through CENTA’s increased operational capacity. For more information, please call CENTA’s technical team on: 01274 531034, Email: Or visit:

suPPlieRs & seRviCes Load Cell Calibrates Cable Tensioners Aboard Vessel Industrial force measurement specialist Northern Balance employed a Straightpoint 25t Radiolink plus load cell aboard the Fugro Symphony to calibrate two newly installed cable tensioners recently. The new additions to the deck of the 130m vessel grip cables and maintain tension as they are collected or laid on the seabed. Four huge load cells are fixed on each machine but the Straightpoint unit and digital handheld display were used as calibration tools, while the boat was docked in Blyth, Northumberland, UK. Hayden Rouse, Managing Director, Northern Balance, said:

The ability to monitor the load cell at a safe distance was a major advantage. With the massive forces involved, the potential for something snapping and causing injury is always present and we always have to be mindful of the inherent hazards associated with such work. Rouse provided weighing expertise alongside a team of fitters and welders in addition to a marine architect and draftsman. Only when the alignment mechanism was welded in place could the Radiolink plus and other equipment be rigged. Slings, shackles and the on board crane combined to generate the pulling force. Fugro Symphony is equipped with a MacGregor Hydramarine ‘Active Boost’ 150t AHC knuckle boom crane, capable of subsea lifts of 150t in single fall mode, down to 3,000m.

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I was contributing to the project. They watched me as I worked and I supplied the results of the calibration in real time. Hayden Rouse, Managing Director, Northern Balance.

Above: The 130m Fugro Symphony docked in Blyth, Northumberland, UK. Below: Hayden Rouse, Managing Director, Northern Balance, with the 25t Radiolink plus load cell and handheld device.

Northern Balance was contracted by Blue Offshore, headquartered in the Netherlands, a specialist in innovative solutions for subsea cable installations. The modular design of its deck equipment is suited to use on a variety of vessels for projects involving offshore power cables, flexible pipes and umbilicals, all offering further scope for utilisation of Northern Balance’s expertise and Straightpoint’s force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell equipment. Rouse added:

The 25t Radiolink plus load cell met our capacity requirements and I know Straightpoint equipment to be rugged and reliable. This is the first job we have done for this particular customer but hopefully its success will lead to more work and we wouldn’t hesitate to utilise the benefits of the same technology again.

Above: Industrial weighing specialist Northern Balance employed a Straightpoint 25t Radiolink plus load cell aboard the Fugro Symphony to calibrate two cable tensioners. David Ayling, Director of Straightpoint:

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Reederei H.-P. WEGENER: Over 1000 days of fuel cost savings with Alfa Laval PureSOx Reederei H.-P. WEGENER, a familyowned business with generations of experience in German coastal shipping, has found proven success with Alfa Laval PureSOx as the solution for meeting sulphur emission limits. In 1000 days of continuous scrubber operation on two of the container vessels it charters out to customers, the company has seen major fuel cost savings.

Reederei H.-P. WEGENER flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances down the road. “We are prepared if new rules take effect where the vessels operate, so there’s no worry about needing a new system later on.” says Mecklenburg. Fuel savings create fast ROI After a combined 1000 days of continuous operation aboard Containerships VI and VIII, Reederei H.-P. WEGENER has seen the impact of PureSOx as a reliable solution for meeting emission requirements. In particular, the company has seen major fuel cost savings. “We’ve been very satisfied with the reliability in the first year of operation,” Mecklenburg says. “During that short time, our scrubber investment has basically paid for itself.”

Based in Jork, Northern Germany, Reederei H.-P. WEGENER has a fleet of four container feeder vessels, including two chartered by Finnish “door-to-door carrier” Containerships Ltd. Oy. These two vessels of approximately 1000 TEU, Containerships VI and Containerships VIII, both have 12.6 MW four-stroke Wärtsilä main engines and were retrofitted with Alfa Laval PureSOx in the beginning of 2015. The vessels were equipped at the German Dry Docks in Bremerhaven, where they were the first feeder vessels to be retrofitted with PureSOx. The yard had retrofitted five ConRo vessels with the system the previous year, and has since retrofitted other feeder container vessels similar in size and operating profile to Containerships VI and VIII. Additional retrofit contracts are also in the yard’s pipeline. The retrofits were requested by Containerships Ltd. Oy prior to the onset of new sulphur emission regulations in January 2015. Reederei H.-P. WEGENER, who negotiated a new charter with Containerships Ltd. Oy to finance the scrubbers, can see benefits from the investment after just one-and-a-half years of operation. Smart business with a solid supplier As in most charter contracts, Containerships Ltd. Oy pays for the vessels’ fuel. Since Containerships VI and VIII spend 100% of their time in Emission Control Areas (ECAs), a costeffective solution for compliance was crucial for their profitability. “PureSOx lets Containerships VI and VIII continue using HFO, instead of more expensive, low-sulphur alternatives,” explains Managing Director Dr. Jörn Mecklenburg of Reederei H.-P. WEGENER. “A scrubber starts to pay off when 40% of a vessel’s time is spent in ECAs, so the business case for these vessels was very clear.

Above: Alfa Laval PureSOx being installed on board Containerships VIII at German Dry Docks and Alfa Laval PureSOx being installed on board Containerships VIII at German Dry Docks. Even with the lower fuel delta in the past year, it turned out to be a good investment.” The choice of which scrubber to use was left to Reederei H.-P. WEGENER, who selected PureSOx based on its documented merits and Alfa Laval’s reputation as an experienced scrubber supplier. “We wanted the highestquality and longest-lasting solution available,” says Mecklenburg. “Throughout the selection and installation process, we were very satisfied with Alfa Laval’s assistance.” Compliant today, ready for tomorrow Containerships VI and VIII were the first fully container-dedicated vessels to be equipped with PureSOx. Both were retrofitted with open-loop PureSOx systems, which were specially designed for the low-alkalinity Baltic waters in which the vessels operate.

Switching to MGO or another low-sulphur fuel would have increased the charterer’s fuel costs by up to 100%, based on the price difference to low-cost HFO in the Russian ports where the vessels refuel. At an estimated 8000 metric tonnes of fuel per year, Mecklenburg approximates that this would have meant additional expenditures of EUR 1.5 million. Instead, the savings provided by PureSOx allow Containerships Ltd. Oy and Reederei H.-P. WEGENER to continue operating competitively in the specialized segment of oversize 45-foot container transports. “Working with Alfa Laval has kept our ships in compliance and allows our charter customer to continue offering competitive rates for freight,” says Mecklenburg. “Our experience has shown the clear benefits PureSOx offers, for profitability as well as peace of mind.” To learn more about Alfa Laval PureSOx and Alfa Laval’s approach to exhaust gas cleaning, visit: Left: Alfa Laval PureSOx U‐ design.

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New Tritex Multigauge 5300 GRP Thickness Gauge Dorchester based, Tritex NDT have launched their new Multigauge 5300 GRP Thickness Gauge which has been specifically designed for marine surveyors to check for osmosis, blistering and delamination’s in GRP hulls. GRP measurement has traditionally been difficult to achieve but Tritex NDT have developed their gauge to use a single echo technology with a special probe for excellent performance. The gauge is based on the recently launched Multigauge 5650 Surveyor gauge which measures both steel and GRP by simply changing the probe, which has proven to be very popular amongst surveyors.

in the gauge when connected, resulting in a perfectly matched probe and gauge for enhanced performance. An optional leather case, which can also be mounted onto the wrist, protects the gauge in even the most harsh environments.

which have a number of advantages when measuring on curved surfaces. The new Multigauge 5300 is supplied as a complete kit, ready to use, with a 3 year warranty and free calibration for the life of the gauge.

Only single crystal probes are used,

Below: GRP Inspection.

The new Multigauge 5300 has a large modern colour display and an easy to use clear graphic menu. It has been designed in line with Tritex’s concept of Simple, Accurate and Robust. Intuitive menus allow for easy navigation whilst the gauge has added features to improve accuracy. All probes have Intelligent Probe Recognition (IPR), which automatically adjusts settings

AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH ’s FLYCO WILL BE SOLASAFE Following in the footsteps of a number of Tyneside based marine equipment and services suppliers, South Shields based Solar Solve Marine recently dispatched a consignment of 10 super sophisticated SOLASAFE anti-glare, heat reflecting roller sunscreens for the Flying Control room (FLYCO) windows of the Royal Navy’s new super aircraft carrier HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH. As is often the case with fighting ships, lots of controls, VDU’s, monitors and specialist equipment has to be located and installed in what can be considered a very small area compared to the size of the vessel, which usually means manufacturers liaising with designers, builders and installers to adapt the standard design to suit the customer’s requirements and constraints. The SOLASAFE screens supplied are mains powered, remote controlled and the hardware has been finished to a high quality specification that befits the biggest and most powerful surface warship ever constructed for the Royal Navy. Commissioning of Queen Elizabeth, the first of 2 sister ships, is scheduled for 2017 and p26 | | September 2016

fully operational by 2023. As the build progresses Solar Solve will be supplying SOLASAFE screens for windows in other areas of this first super carrier for the Royal Navy that will be capable of carrying up to 50 aircraft at full load. The second vessel, HMS PRINCE OF WALES is due to launch in 2017, commission in 2020 and also be fully operational by 2023. John Lightfoot, Solar Solve’s Chairman, commented, “At 920 ft. in length and with a displacement of 70,000 tons the main structure of these vessels has been built to accommodate future design changes and expansions over time and they are expected to last for 50 years.” “Winning these orders is not just about coping with last minute design changes and very tight delivery schedules. It is also about effectiveness and reliability of product, together with life expectancy between major refits.” “This is what we thrive on and everyone at Solar Solve is very proud to be a part of this

Above: Aircraft carrier HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, the Royal Navy’s largest vessel ever built, was floated out of Rosyth Docks on 17th July 2014, to be fitted out ready for commissioning in 2017. The consignment of 10 special SOLASAFE screens for the Flyco have been installed at the windows in the bay area of the aft, (right hand) island in the middle of the photo. amazing British project that will represent a step change in the Royal Navy’s capability, enabling the delivery of increased strategic effect and influence around the world.” Full details of Solar Solve Marine and its product range are available from the company website at: or email: or by telephone on: +44 191 454 8595

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Subsea Industries cracks cardinal coatings problems Subsea Industries has solved the cardinal problems companies are faced with when trying to square optimum hull performance with effective, environmentally -safe ship hull protection. Marking a breakthrough in the competitive coatings market, the Antwerp based pioneer in non-toxic, environmentally sustainable coatings, has optimised its Ecospeed range of hard coat marine coatings to reduce hull friction by up to 40%, resulting in a comparable percentage saving in fuel consumption. Subsea Industries now has more than 500 ship references for its marine hard coating technology. Manuel Hof, Production Executive and NACE Coatings Inspector at Subsea Industries, said:

We have cracked a number of really important problems with one simple, highly cost-effective approach to hull antifouling. Not only have we optimised hull surface roughness, thus drag, resulting in fuel savings in the 20-40% range, we have solved the corrosion and cavitation erosion problems that often beset other marine coating systems. We have also halted completely the ship-to-sea emissions of volatile organic compounds and other harmful toxins common in conventional hull coatings, such as copper and dibutyltin dilaurate. By optimising surface roughness to its absolutely attainable optimum limits without future deterioration or degradation, Subsea Industries considers the age-old problem of hull surface friction solved – something that even silicon-based systems cannot fully achieve.

Above: Subsea Industries’ investment in R&D has resulted in a coating that reduces fuel consumption by 40% and keeps seas completely clean.

“The Ecospeed range of coatings has a dimpled effect on application which is scientifically proven to improve hydrodynamic efficiency. However, while other coating systems degrade overtime, resulting in increased fouling, regular hull cleaning improves the coating’s performance, creating a smoother finish, resulting in significant continuous improvements to operational performance. “In contrast with traditional antifouling compounds that rapidly degrade in time, our coatings last, hence the performance of the ship does not degrade either.” “While Ecospeed hulls need to be cleaned regularly, the cost of in-situ underwater cleaning dwarfs the high expenditure incurred with regular drydockings and recoats and this can be recouped from the fuel savings gained,” said Hof.

The NACE Inspector goes on to explain that Subsea Industries’ continued investment in research and development has resulted in a coating that completely mitigates the hull transfer of invasive species and the leeching of toxic chemicals into the marine environment. In 2008, stringent tests were carried out to provide scientific data and to authenticate the non-toxicity of the Ecospeed hull performance technology. This research concluded that the coating is 100% free of toxic substances and that there is no negative effect on the water quality or the marine environment at any point of its application or use. Moreover, the massive amounts of VOC and zinc anode emission associated with conventional hull coating systems are reduced to almost zero.

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AMI - a leading manufacturer of marine electronic equipment Founded in the UK in 1995, ISO9001/2000 registered AMI is a leading manufacturer of marine electronic equipment. With all systems assembled and tested at its Southampton facility and a global support network of over 400 engineers servicing all major international ports, AMI has provided countless turnkey solutions for navigation and safety equipment whilst continually providing an unparalleled reputation of quality and reliability. AMI manufactures quality navigation equipment including docking aids, voyage data recorders (VDRs), bridge navigation watch alarm systems (BNWAS), and docking systems and is also a global leader in offering a wide range of repeaters, interfaces and bespoke electronic solutions. The X-Series Voyage Data Recorder is one of their flagship products which meets the new 2014 IMO regulations. Compact and with an easy to use cable entry system, the X-VDR sports a bridge control panel for efficient system monitoring, uses a remote connection via a ship’s existing network and comes with ten individual audio channels allowing up to eight microphones and two VHF or a combination of both. AMI’s ship movement information display system (SMIDS) – is their second success product being a highly sensitive and accurate to 0.01 knots docking system, seeing good sales over the first half of 2016. Product Launches at SMM 2016 AMI will be launching new products at the SMM Exhibition in September 2016 and will signing numerous contracts with Blue Chip Corporations, Fleet operators, Ship Owners and Ship management companies with the AMI specialist team at the Hamburg trade fair. The all new VHF Recorder range will also be launched with a new Float Free Capsule at the fair, a completely redesigned VHF Recorder aimed at the user of the equipment with a newly developed easy to use software base. Called the X-VHFR, the new VHF recording system essentially performs the same tasks as the pre-existing AMI systems,

such as recording VHF transmissions, bridge audio and other data such as GPS information and heading position along with an extended storage capacity. The X-VHFR is aimed at supporting smaller vessels through to any vessel up to 2,999 tonnes – vessels which currently do not require VDR type equipment to be installed. To complement its growing range of data recorders, AMI has co-developed a new Float Free Capsule unit with British development partner, Ocean Signal. This product can be supplied as an optional extra to the X-VHFR and supplied as standard with the flagship X-VDR system. In addition to the above mentioned product launches, the company will be unveiling a number of new exciting products, services and solutions in the coming months which will bring a fresh direction to AMI in the near future. Products, Services and Solutions This forthcoming release of new products, services and solutions will bring another benefit to the commercial marine market and further enhance this special relationship that AMI has with some of their larger competitors. AMI has already started to evolve into a one-stop shop approach - not only with quality products but also additional service and specialised solutions. Whilst all AMI’s manufacturing is conducted in the UK, with final assembly and testing both in-house operations, customers are on a truly global scale. There are numerous international VDR

Above: Voyage Data Recorder System and X-VHFR - X Series VHF Recorder.

customers showing interest in British made products, especially since the recent UK referendum, and AMI has every intention of assisting them with a broad range of products, services and innovative solutions. Recently adding more Royal Navy specialists into the software and hardware development team, AMI has grown to a team of 12 specialists at the UK south coast based HQ, aided worldwide by partnerships with third party engineers all around the world. Planning further ahead, the company has also introduced an apprenticeship programme to ensure the longevity of AMI Marine for the next decade and beyond. AMI is now seen and perceived as a trusted partner who will listen and find a solution, creating onward success for their clients with an accessible 24/7 team, allowing for their customers to access decision makers at times where it really matters. Customer service is of paramount importance to AMI, and they are often praised for fast, decisive and efficient post sales/service support. AMI do pride themselves on the fact that if a client has an issue with a piece of AMI equipment, they will create help immediately, even if it isn’t an AMI product, they will assist immediately through their broad network of specialists. September 2016 | | p29

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STARPOINT VRS Lifting Point for Bolting Known as the STAR among eye bolts due to its distinctive advantages: RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Offering more than 500 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points for bolting and welding RUD have a wide product range to suit a variety of project requirements. Anyone in the industry knows how important safety is when lifting and moving heavy loads. Many manufacturing companies are unaware that the direction of the pull can have a major impact on the working load limit of the standard eyebolt, creating a safety breach. The solution to this is to use an appropriate lifting point that can adjust to the direction of the pull to allow full engagement of the bolt, resulting in a safe lift. RUD have developed lifting points that are

designed to adjust to the direction of the pull, there are known as the STARPOINT and the POWERPOINT. The STARPOINT VRS also known as the STAR among eye bolts offers many advantages. Firstly the STARPOINT will swivel to the direction of the load lift, the working load limit is therefore always at the direction of the load. The STARPOINT removes the chance of bent eyes, backed out threads, or over-tightening which would cause unnecessary stress on the stem. The VRS is adjustable 360° in the force direction and offers a higher WLL than the DIN 580 eye bolt. 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.

RUD Chains Ltd: for all your Heavy Duty lifting needs For more information call: 01227 276 611 Email: or visit us at:

Garmin® announces gWind Wireless 2 Transducer for sailors Easy-to-install solution available in new GNX Wind and Sail Pack bundles Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the gWind™ Wireless 2 Transducer, a new easy-toinstall wind solution for masts up to 50 feet that wirelessly sends essential wind data to GNX™ Wind instruments or a compatible Garmin GPSMAP® chartplotter, eliminating the need to run wires through the mast. The gWind Wireless 2 features renowned Nexus® twin-fin technology with a three-bladed propeller, providing accurate wind speed and stable wind angle, especially in light wind conditions. It’s being announced in conjunction with a new GNX Wind Wireless Sail Pack and a GNX Wireless Wind Pack (sold separately). “The gWind Wireless 2 is the first and only wireless wind transducer on the market that connects directly to a compatible chartplotter,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “With its easy installation and NMEA 2000 compatibility, p30 | | September 2016

it can be used as a standalone wind system or expanded to a full onboard network, making it easier than ever to have highly accurate wind data when and where you need it most.” Thanks to its enhanced wireless connectivity, the gWind Wireless 2 connects wirelessly to a GNX Wind instrument, or a GPSMAP 8400/8600 or GPSMAP 7400/7600 series chartplotter; no additional black box or extra equipment required. This easy-toinstall solution eliminates running cables through masts up to 50 feet. The gWind Wireless 2 features an integrated solarcharged battery system that lasts up to three years and is easily replaced. Like all Garmin wind sensors, the new gWind Wireless 2 can be seamlessly

integrated into a pre-existing system. When connected to an ANT-compatible GPSMAP chartplotter, users will also benefit from SailAssist™, a suite of advanced and easy-to-use sailing-specific features that can help users sail more effectively with on-screen laylines. Important wind data, like the new wind rose that simultaneously

displays both true and apparent wind angles, is easy to see thanks to the large gauges and graphics. And for those that like to race, Pre-race Guidance provides a virtual starting line and countdown timer to make sure sailors cross the starting line at the right time. The gWind Wireless 2 Transducer is expected to be available in Q3 2016 with a suggested retail price of £579.99. It will also be included in the new GNX Wireless Wind Pack that will retail for £749.99 that includes the GNX Wind instrument,

and the GNX Wireless Sail Pack, which adds a GNX 20 instrument and a DST 800 smart transducer, which will retail for £1,309.99. To find out more about Garmin’s innovative product ranges, please visit: For more information, visit:

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Truly Mobile Monitoring with Bluetooth®Control by SABIK Marine

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Optional Extras Sealite or Carmanah solar powered lanterns, or Orionis LED RINA approved to 2N miles. Available in yellow, orange, black, red or green.

Specifications Response RCS 23.38m2 Average RCS 2.27m2 @ + / -3° Height 320mm Width 300mm Weight 1.9kg Lid Diameter 150mm Base Diameter 150mm

EM325 Top Mark For buoy upgrades, land or sea hazards. Thick UV resistant PE case to suit heavy navigation lights. Available with IALA and in yellow, red or green.


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EM325 3 stack EM325 2 stack Maximum RCS 62.15m2 Maximum RCS 86.04m2 Average RCS 7.92m2 Average RCS 12.01m2 Height 706mm Height 513mm Weight 7kg Weight 5.4kg Diameter 365mm Diameter 365mm 4x12mm base fittings @ 200mm PCD with option top fixings to suit a navigation light of your choice. (replaces EM305 BM2/3 & EM305FPMS)

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Glamox LED floodlights meet stringent requirements of Royal Navy aircraft carriers Lighting solutions specialist Glamox has supplied hundreds of LED Wide beam floodlights for use on the Royal Navy’s two new aircraft carriers, the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales – the largest surface warships ever built for the Royal Navy.

The FL60 is housed in a seawater- resistant, anodised aluminium housing and is mounted using a 316 stainless steel frame and adjustable mounting bracket. The combination of these materials offers a robust, reliable four-module floodlight that weighs less than 20kg. The FL60 also has special approved connection terminals and a die cast aluminium alloy junction box to suit Navy/MOD applications.

At 280m long and 70m wide, the aircraft carriers’ flight decks can accommodate more than 470 London buses. Both carriers are built in sections across the UK and shipped to Rosyth in Scotland for assembly. For these prestigious projects, Glamox supplied a total of 294 FL60N Wide beam floodlights. These floodlights are installed in internal hangar locations, as well as externally in evacuation areas and for illuminating the surface of the sea. The FL60N floodlights met the stringent requirements of the Royal Navy and were delivered to its contractor, BAE Systems in Glasgow. Michael Rigbye, Senior Engineer, Stage One Lighting Lead at BAE Systems comments:

There were no issues with the product whatsoever. In terms of requirements, we needed low maintenance floodlights that provided instantaneous-on lighting, high impact/shock resistance, high corrosion resistance, met our EMC requirements, and a design that was compact enough to fit our existing high bay lighting profiles. The FL60N met all of these requirements. The FL60N was shock tested to stringent naval/MOD requirements (BR 8740), which specify that the lights are still operational after being subjected to a particular shock grade. Glamox also designed a special mounting bracket that enhanced the support for the floodlight and preventing it from rotating under shock. “The working relationship has been excellent on these projects. Glamox has always delivered material and documentation on time and has been extremely professional in terms of meeting our stringent technical specifications and delivery schedules.” p32 | | September 2016

Gordon Low, Area Sales Manager Scotland at Glamox International comments: “The FL60N Wide beam has the ability to illuminate safe areas over longer distances, providing 200lux at 20 metres. The LED lamp is extremely bright and provides instantaneous lighting, making it the ideal solution for illumination of deck areas on ships and other marine vessels. The LED lamp is instantaneous and faster than an incandescent luminaire.”

FL60 and FX60 - excellent heat management and low energy consumption The FL60N is a member of the FL60 family of LED floodlights from Glamox. The FL60N is specially designed for Navy applications and environments. Other variants from this family include the FX60, designed and certified for use in Ex Zone 1 hazardous environments. The FL60 floodlights offer a virtually maintenance-free solution for all high intensity lighting requirements. The FL60 is available as a four-module version and is an excellent choice of luminaire for demanding applications where illumination over longer distances is required. The FL60 operates in ambient temperatures ranging from -45ºC to +55ºC. The FL60 LED light source and integrated driver technology are designed to offer excellent heat management, providing a long operating life of at least 100,00 hours at 45ºC with 70% light output (L70). The virtually maintenance-free luminaire therefore provides savings in terms of product lifecycle costs. There are also substantial savings in terms of energy consumption. An FL60 floodlight consumes around 75% less energy compared to high-pressure sodium lamps.

The FL60 is manufactured according to the latest marine classification societies and additional VDE and IEC/EN standards. For more information on the FL60, please visit: Glamox AS The Glamox Group is a global organisation with 1300 employees and sales and production in several European countries, as well as in Asia and North America. The annual turnover is EUR 268 million (2014). The Group owns a range of quality lighting brands including Glamox, Aqua Signal, Luxo, Høvik Lys and Norselight. Glamox is committed to meeting customer needs and expectations by providing quality products and solutions, service and support.

Above: HMS Queen Elizabeth. Right: FL60 4 Module.

Energy efficient lighting solutions A Glamox luminaire has a long life. This requires energy-efficient solutions. Glamox contributes to the improvement of the environment by delivering good products that save energy for the end user.

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AC45s light up the night skies with Exposure Lights at the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth As well as providing a daytime spectacle for Portsmouth at the recent America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) regatta, the amazing AC45 foiling catamarans also lit up the Harbour skyline at night. Exposure Lights, Official Supplier to the ACWS event, fitted each boat with a set of their new cable-less Outdoor Event LED Spotlights to ensure they were visible to shipping and spectators on their Harbour moorings at night. These compact, wireless, rechargeable lights were simply clipped on after sailing and floodlit each boat’s aerofoil sail, with spectacular effect as darkness came. Designed for lighting all types of outdoor events and exhibitions stands, especially where an electricity supply may be unavailable or too expensive to install, these waterproof LED lights projected a powerful 3200 lumens beam for up to 24 hours, before recharging for the next night. Brightly lighting the AC45 foiling catamarans for nautical safety and public viewing was the challenge facing ACWS Portsmouth Racing Director, Rob Andrews, who wanted to ensure a robust, quick and lightweight solution for the Teams to fit after racing finished each day.

Exposure Lights are known in the sailing world for their highly powerful, lightweight marine safety and search lights, as well as their bike lights. So it was a bonus to find they had invented these neat, rechargeable Outdoor Event Lights. We tested the set up at the ACWS events in New York and Chicago. They did a perfect job, creating a stunning sight by illuminating the race boats at night, and ensuring the safety of all passing vessels for the Portsmouth QHM (Queens Harbour Master)! Rob Andres, Racing Director, ACWS Portsmouth.

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Above: Exposure’s compact, Landrover BAR - illuminated all night. Right: Exposure’s compact Outdoor Event spotlight

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Underwater Cameras Help Police and Commercial Divers Underwater video systems are now widely used by both public and private sector dive operations. These systems consist of video camera mounted in an underwater housing with a long cable connecting it to a monitor on the surface where the picture is viewed and recorded. There are numerous advantages to having a system that can send live video topside for support personnel to see. Many law enforcement agencies and public safety dive teams put down a camera instead of a diver in the initial stages of an underwater search to save time and increase safety. It also allows them to make a permanent record of a search operation, an underwater crime scene, or evidence. Commercial diving companies employ these systems so topside staff can see what the diver is doing and also to produce a record of the work being done for their client. The Tonawanda New York Sheriff’s Department is one of the many agencies using this type of video system. Lt. Scott Sheehan, officer in charge of the 10 member volunteer squad, said last year was one of the busiest in his team’s 40 year history. With so many navigable waterways around the Twin Cities the service they provide is indispensable. Private donations allowed the team add several pieces of much needed dive gear including full face masks with underwater communications and a JW Fisher DHC-1 diverheld video system. These items have helped improve the squad’s ability to accomplish the many tasks they’re called out for, including recovery of weapons, shell casings, and stolen property.

Recently we did a Homeland Security Drill at a local oil refinery and used the DHC-1 to film it. The system worked great and everyone was impressed with the quality of the video we shot. With limited bottom, having a recording allowed us to review the operation in detail back at the office and discuss any changes we could make.” A private sector firm using video in their subsea operations is WJ Castle PE & Associates. Company founder William Castle has been providing marine and structural engineering services for over 30 years, and has served on a number of industry boards including the International Association of Diving Contractors (IADC).

Recently the firm was hired to do an inspection at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Company Engineer Steve Gardner reported, “We were working under the Nimitz Library. Our goal was to document the condition of the pile caps and grade beams supporting the building and develop a repair strategy based on the existing conditions. It was important to have good footage of the structure to share with all the stakeholders.” To ensure satisfactory video was captured Castle’s diver was equipped with JW Fishers MC-1 mini camera with internal high intensity LED ring light. The compact unit was easily attached to the diver’s full face mask.

all the work will be documented by the MC-1 for inspectors to see.” In Ohio the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office formed its Dive Rescue Team in 1993 under the leadership of Sheriff Jim Karnes to provide the department with the organized and experienced group of deputies trained as Public Safety Divers. Their mission is to respond with trained personnel and specialized equipment to the scene of a water related incident to save human life, recover drowning or accident victims, and provide assistance to the Detective Bureau in the recovery of property to be processed as evidence in a criminal investigation. Some of the specialized equipment the team is using is JW Fishers MC-1 and DHC-1 underwater video systems and their metal detectors.

A few of the many other agencies and companies using Fishers video systems are the Benton County Sheriff in Arkansas, Offshore & Ocean Eng. in Australia, Anderson County Vol. Rescue in Tennessee, commercial divers Underwater Solutions in Massachusetts, Hartford PD in Connecticut, CW Divers in New Mexico, Los Angeles County Sheriff, Search & Rescue Society of British Columbia, and Margarita Marine Service in Venezuela. For more information on JW Fishers complete line of underwater search equipment go to:

Topside the video was viewed and recorded on Fishers VRM-1 with built-in flat screen monitor and digital video recorder. Gardner added, “Mr. Castle was very happy with the video we made. Considering the team didn’t have a lot of time to familiarize themselves with the system before the job, I was impressed with how quickly they set it up and how easy it was to use. In a few months our construction team will be at the site to make the necessary repairs and

The thing about a dive team is it takes a lot of resources to run a rescue or recovery, especially in the winter. Lt. Scott Sheehan. “The guys only get 12 or 15 minutes bottom time in these conditions. If you’re looking for something small, you need a lot of divers. p36 | | September 2016

Above: WJ Castle diver with Fishers MC-1-2. Right: Tonawanda police diver with Fishers DHC-1.

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MIKO INTRODUCES MAGNETIC SLEDGE FOR SEA AND RIVER BED OBJECT RETRIEVAL Oslo-based Miko Marine has introduced a magnetic sledge that is capable of retrieving ferrous objects small as a fingernail from underwater. Measuring two by one metres, the sledge is made from aluminium and equipped with 10 powerful permanent magnets. When towed over the seabed the sledge can pick up objects that may be covered by sand or silt and achieve results that would be difficult or impossible for divers to equal. Each magnet is suspended independently beneath the sledge from a flexible mount that enables it to pass over rough or broken ground without damage or becoming snagged. Capable of working at any depth, the sledge can be equipped with a video camera and an acoustic positioning system such as a Sonardyne Scout linked to a GPS chart plotter. This enables it to follow an accurate search pattern and ensure that nowhere is missed. The sledge is typically fitted with buoyancy to offset the weight of the magnets so it can be handled efficiently and for the height at which it is towed above the seabed to be precisely controlled. The Miko magnetic sledge is a potentially useful tool for police and accident investigations. One was recently used to successfully recover parts from a Super Puma helicopter that tragically crashed into the sea near Bergen, Norway in April. The aircraft went down with the loss of two crew and eleven passengers during a flight from the Statoil Gulfaks-B platform. It went into relatively shallow water close to the shore near Turoey and subsequently caused the world’s fleet of Super Puma helicopters to be grounded until the cause of the accident is known. Although much of the wreckage was quickly recovered, accident investigators were anxious to study the helicopter’s transmission. The Accident Investigation Board of Norway consequently commissioned Miko Marine to design and build a sledge that could be used to recover ferro-magnetic debris hidden beneath the seabed around the crash site.

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Miko Marine is a salvage technology company based in Norway that has particular expertise in the use of magnets. Responding to the urgency of the request, Miko engineers were able to design, build and deliver the sledge within four days. The sledge was operated from a 12-metre workboat catamaran that surveyed an area of seabed measuring some 400 by 700 metres, working 12-hour shifts over a period of two weeks ending on the 20th May. By the end of the search a number of metal objects had been recovered for analysis including the vital components from the helicopter’s transmission system.

Miko Marine AS is based in Oslo from where it provides a range of unique salvage and support products for the marine industry. These include magnetic patches for the emergency repair of ships’ hull damage and the company’s most recent innovation has been the Moskito oil recovery tool. This uses magnetic fixing and was recently introduced as the first tool that can enable bunker fuels and other hydrocarbon cargoes to be quickly and easily extracted from the tanks of sunken vessels.

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Above: Miko Magnetic Sledge being deployed off Norway, May 2016. Left: Miko Magnetic Sledge in use underwater.

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McMurdo Awarded US$3 Million Contract to Provide the U.S. Coast Guard up to 16,000 Emergency Distress Beacons FastFind® 220 Personal Locator Beacon to Enhance Crew Safety. McMurdo, Inc., the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response and part of Orolia Group, announced today that it has been awarded a US$3 million contract with the United States Coast Guard (USCG). McMurdo will supply up to 16,000 FastFind® 220 personal locator beacons (PLBs) over the next five years to enhance crew safety in the event of emergencies. The award is an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with a base year and four one-year options. “For 226 years, the U.S. Coast Guard has protected America’s waterways, defended its borders and saved those in peril,” said Mark Cianciolo, General Manager of McMurdo’s aerospace, defense and government programs. “This award is a major validation of the products and technologies that fortify McMurdo’s position as the global leader in emergency readiness and response. We are honored to provide a solution that enhances the safety of crew members who risk their lives daily.”

With a compact, handheld design, the FastFind 220 is used to notify emergency personnel during a land, air or water emergency in remote or high-risk environments using the 406MHz frequency. Once activated, the PLB transmits a distress signal containing unique beacon identification information and location data via the international search and rescue satellite system operated by Cospas-Sarsat. The signal is then quickly passed to regional search and rescue authorities who can rapidly respond to the emergency. McMurdo is the only provider of an endto-end search and rescue ecosystem that includes distress beacons, satellite connectivity, mission control and rescue coordination center systems, and rescue response communications products. Nearly 25 percent of the world’s emergency distress beacons and approximately 50% of the Cospas-Sarsat search and rescue infrastructure globally are manufactured by McMurdo. For photos, videos and more information about the USCG contract for the FastFind 220 PLB, please visit:

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About McMurdo McMurdo ( is a global leader in emergency readiness and response including search and rescue and maritime domain awareness solutions. At the core of these solutions are resilient positioning, navigation and tracking products, technologies and applications that have helped to save over 40,000 lives since 1982. A part of Orolia Group, McMurdo brings together nearly 150 combined years of experience by consolidating proven Boatracs, Kannad, McMurdo, SARBE and TechnoSciences, Inc. brands into the industry’s first end-to-end emergency readiness and response ecosystem (distress beacons, satellite connectivity infrastructure, monitoring/positioning software and emergency response management solutions). Airbus, Boeing, the British Royal Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, NASA and others are among the hundreds of aviation, fishing, government, marine and military customers around the world that trust McMurdo to prevent emergencies, protect assets and save lives. Established in January 2014, McMurdo has offices in France (Guidel and Sophia Antipolis), the U.K. (Portsmouth) and the U.S. (San Diego and Washington D.C.).

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Importance of being readily stocked with pyrotechnics The most universally recognised signal indicating distress offshore is the sight of a pyrotechnic flare illuminating the sky. It has been saving lives at sea for more than one hundred years. This fact in itself is testament to the importance of having pyrotechnics on board your vessel at all times. Modern electronic devices should be considered complimentary safety equipment, but no one device replaces the specific function of a pyrotechnic flare – so says Chris Feibusch, Head of Global Marketing at Drew Marine Signal and Safety.

illumination and even wind direction with the Smoke Flare – each flare performs a different function, each one every bit as important as the last. So it’s not just about having any old gear on board to tick a box for mandated equipment. It’s about having the right gear, at the right time. It’s crucial to ensure the pyrotechnics on board are within use-by date, as in an environment as harsh, damp and rugged as the ocean is, the pyrotechnic compound can degrade – this could result in the flare not performing to its intended specification.

Alongside the right tools for the job, you need the right operators on-board to ensure they know where to find, and how to operate, these vital pieces of kit. If you don’t have the time or resources to carry out the training for your crew, there are a selection of instructional videos on the Drew Marine Signal & Safety website that can help to get your crew prepared for any situation visit: For more information, please visit:

The traditional pyrotechnic flare offers many unique functions as a self-contained device that doesn’t rely on batteries or complex electronics. A parachute rocket flare can deploy at over 1000ft in the air, allowing it to be utilised as a distress alerting signal used for pinpointing location from over 30 miles away, or as a tool to illuminate a search area. In areas of the world where it is compulsory for recreational boat users to carry certain kinds of safety equipment aboard your vessel, a culture of selecting the cheapest measures they can find, just to comply, can develop. However, Drew Marine Signal & Safety holds the opinion that there is no point in trying to ‘save pennies’ in this instance, as you are investing in lifesaving equipment – you get what you pay for! For the more safety conscious boaters out there, Drew Marine Signal & Safety offers a range of different products across four different subsidiary brands worldwide. Complete packages including the Offshore, Inshore and Coastal Distress Kits provide the right distress signals for every situation. Having a combination of different types of flares is very important for distress alerting, pinpoint location,

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Cutting costs of offshore logistics priority for new UK operation An international offshore logistics company has set up its first UK office at Lowestoft to be at the hub of offshore wind development. Rhenus Offshore Logistics is among the latest tenants of the busy five-storey OrbisEnergy innovation and incubation centre overlooking the North Sea where most of its tenants have operations.

Above: Greg Howlett, UK Business Development Manager for Rhenus Offshore Logistics, which has opened its first UK office at OrbisEnergy in Lowestoft.

The company – part of the giant Rhenus group - is looking to the growing east coast offshore renewables sector to expand its services, targeted to cut costs and time for operations, crew transfers and supply deliveries.

supply chain as possible via one interface and a dedicated point of contact. We have found this increased efficiency, which in turn leads to cost reductions” Greg said.

Rhenus Offshore Logistics, based at Bremen with offices at Cuxhaven and Emden and other port locations, had also developed a new technique for buoys offshore, he said.

Greg Howlett, UK Business Development Manager, said the company had chosen OrbisEnergy because it offered access to companies at all levels, from developers and operators to supply chain companies.

“Our shared supply is like a delivery van, dropping off supplies, water and equipment, at different sites for different clients, which saves time and money and means companies don’t have to charter their own vessel.

“Our clients were being managed from Germany so we wanted a UK office to build the business and look after current clients and build our client base. We wanted OrbisEnergy because it is at the centre of offshore wind development.”

“If we have a vessel already going out, we can put another company’s container on there and take that out at the same time, which is more efficient and far less expensive.

“Most companies will charter a small vessel and take one or two buoys out in different trips. We take one big vessel and take all the buoys in one go or as many as possible, which takes less time and reduces weather risk. This also better satisfies HSE standards due to the larger vessel.”

As well as offices, meeting rooms, conference facilities and use of the boardroom, a reception service, communication and Internet links, tenants and virtual tenants of OrbisEnergy have access to an offshore renewables business network, including access to finance and investment. Rhenus Offshore Logistics was hoping to replicate its profile as the German market leader for supply runs in the UK and had plans to expand, he said. “We are all about cost saving for clients and convenience- all at package rates.” “When we meet clients, we identify what their needs are and develop a concept designed to suit those needs exactly and demonstrate how we will go about it.” One of Rhenus Offshore Logistics’ innovative solutions was to shave costs for clients by its shared supply runs. One vessel is loaded with supplies for different clients and drops off the containers on one run. “We offer a one stop shop for our clients - we propose to manage as much of the p42 | | September 2016

“We feel this is our contribution to reducing energy costs in the renewable sector. “We can service multiple wind farms at a time and go to clusters, drop off supplies and take away the waste. We also have Remondis as a sister company, Europe’s largest waste disposal firm, which can dispose of chemical and industrial waste.” The company specialised in turnkey platform supply, crew change and offshore services as well as vessel support for Southern North Sea operations. Future plans included setting up an offshore container store on the east coast with an offshore container supplier, Greg said. “We are working with an offshore container supplier, who will supply us with a large number of offshore certified containers and we will store them at a yet to be decided deopt with facilities to pack and move them up quayside with the facility to lift them on to vessels. “Normally containers will have to be mobilised and then packed but if we have a stock of offshore containers already at the location ready to go, it cuts times for clients massively.

Since its launch in 2014, Rhenus Offshore Logistics - part of giant Rhenus, which employs 26,000 people worldwide at 500 locations has supplied offshore wind farms including Butendiek, Global Tech, Riffgat, Meerwind as well as a whole host of other Johnathan Reynolds, Business Development Lead for OrbisEnergy, said: “Rhenus Offshore Logistics is the latest international company to set up a UK base here, at the heart of the region’s fast-moving offshore wind industry, the mature offshore gas industry and the vast late life and decommissioning programme to come as well as ongoing operations and maintenance of offshore assets and infrastructure in the Southern North Sea. “Opportunities for tenant companies are expanding and developing all the time. We have just launched the £6m SCORE grant fund to support companies developing innovations for offshore renewables, especially companies looking to diversify from oil & gas. “It’s also an incredibly exciting time for businesses across our region with the construction of the Dudgeon offshore wind farm and preparation for offshore works on both Galloper and East Anglia One offshore wind farms off the Suffolk coast”

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sea installs new technology for biscay marine energy park Cohort plc subsidiary SEA has utilized its advanced power connection technology to successfully install a 13.2kV cable connection in support of the Oceantec wave energy device located at the Biscay Marine Energy Park (Bimep) test site in Northern Spain. Bimep tests prototype devices for generating wave energy in advance of commercial production to ensure economic and technological readiness and that they are reliable and safe for commercial deployment. Once the devices have been verified, they can be considered as ready for mass production and operational use.

In addition, SEA has delivered several other engineering projects to provide renewables developers with reliable shore connections to export power and maintain control and monitoring of their devices. Managing Director Steve Hill said that SEA is driving towards the goal of standard economical connections, but is able to deliver a variety of bespoke solutions while the industry continues to adapt and develop power generation technologies. He commented: “The power connection technology developed by SEA is readily transferrable from Oil and Gas into Marine Renewables and we are proud to have led the way on this work in Scotland and internationally.�

A team of engineers and technicians from SEA Subsea Engineering division terminated the device cable connection onshore and travelled offshore to connect the two halves at the wave site. The device is now fully operational and generating wave power back to shore. The Bimep connections are a new variant of the nine 33kV connections first installed by SEA in 2009 at the Orkney based European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) test centre for marine renewable energy. The connections supplied by SEA were a world-first in wave and tidal energy distribution. They have provided 100% availability for power generation, status monitoring, and device control, allowing developers at Bimep and EMEC to test and generate power to the grid.

In this picture: The completed SEA onnection fully tested on deck ready for deployment. September 2016 | | p43

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INVERLUSSA MARINE SERVICES WINS CONTRACT TO PROVIDE THE WORLD’S LARGEST OFFSHORE WIND FARM DEVELOPER WITH MULTI PURPOSE SUPPORT VESSEL Inverlussa Marine Services, in a joint venture with Mainprize Offshore Ltd, has been awarded a two-anda-half-year, multi-million-pound contract to provide offshore support during the construction phase of the Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm. The wind farm being built by Dong Energy is located 28km off the east coast of England.

In these pictures: The ‘Helen Mary’.

The Inverlussa team and vessel will work out of Grimsby and perform a number of roles. These include: guard-asset protection; dive support; supply of fuel, food, water and spares; maintenance of meterlogical buoys; debris clearance; and emergency tug. This work will be carried out on the specially designed and built ship ’Helen Mary’. This unique vessel was built in the Macduff shipyards, Aberdeenshire. It has several special features which made it suitable for this contract, including a 150T/M crane, triple propulsion, 4 point anchoring for dive support, and a large deck which is able to carry six 20ft containers. The vessel also features high redundance across most systems ensuring less downtime than other vessels. The ‘Helen Mary’ was built as part of a £3.5m investment to allow Inverlussa Marine to expand into the renewables sector. Through this expansion, the company has been able to hire nine new members of staff, taking the total head count to around 50. Ben Wilson, Managing Director, Inverlussa Marine Services, said:

Winning this major contract is a great start to our expansion into the renewables sector. There was a lot of competition from very experienced European vessel operators for this contract, but our vessel offered something very different from the normal guard vessel. We look forward to working with Dong Energy and Mainprize Offshore Ltd on this project.

Bob Mainprize, Managing Director, Mainprize Offshore Ltd, said: “The award of this contract is fantastic news for UK service providers. It further proves that Dong is doing everything within its power to provide local content. In order to reduce the cost of renewable energy, the cheapest option is not always the most cost effective, and only with the vision of companies like Dong, who are willing to look outside the box, will we be able to drive the cost of renewable energy down further. We look forward to providing a cost effective, efficient, safe service.” Jason Ledden, Construction Project Manager for Race Bank at DONG Energy, said: “DONG Energy is absolutely committed to using UK suppliers whenever possible and we are very happy to be working with Inverlussa Marine Services and Mainprize Offshore Ltd on our Race Bank project. “Race Bank is a significant offshore wind farm which will be capable of powering over half a million UK homes, and these two UK companies will play a vital role in construction. It’s also really encouraging to hear this contract has led to new staff being taken on at Inverlussa Marine Services and has helped the business kick-start its expansion into the renewables sector.” p44 | | September 2016

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£6million fund can support oil & gas companies diversify into renewables Oil & gas companies developing innovations and new business models to cut costs in offshore renewables could tap into a £6million grant fund to help. After more than 50 years’ experience of developing new ideas and technologies in exploration and maximising production of oil and gas, businesses are being encouraged to adapt their ideas for offshore wind, wave and tidal power with the help of the SCORE programme. On top of grant funding, successful applicants will have access to some of the UK’s leading figures driving innovation and developing renewables technology, and access to worldclass test and demonstration facilities and laboratories through the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult). Johnathan Reynolds, of OrbisEnergy, the innovation and incubation centre delivering the SCORE programme of grants of up to £50,000, said opportunities were at every level of the supply chain across the East. “We know we have some amazingly talented people and businesses with rich expertise across our oil & gas supply chain in the East. We’re now looking to support those firms with good ideas, technologies and solutions, which can be diversified into offshore renewables. The SCORE programme, with our specialist delivery partners, can explore this with them. “They have been successfully supporting an industry for more than 50 years, more recently through a serious industry-wide downturn with a major drive to bring down costs through greater innovation and efficiency. Offshore oil & gas is now a very mature industry that has had to cut its cloth accordingly. “On our coastline, is not only the UK’s gas basin but the largest concentration of offshore wind farms, operating and under development, anywhere in the world. While the offshore wind industry is driving its own cost reduction programme, the drivers are different. “It’s about being competitive in a global market against other energy generation technologies; it’s about standing on its own two feet without the need for government subsidy; and it’s about the need to support UK-based supply chains that are dynamic and innovative, creating and supporting

skilled jobs and growing economies. Innovation was not just about technology, he said. “SCORE grants are available for commercial innovation too. We are looking for new ways of doing business and new ways of thinking in the industry.” “Whether it is around cable and pipeline protection, manufacturing and fabrication of offshore assets, wave and tidal energy systems as auxiliary power supplies, intelligent sensors and inspection methods or more efficient methods of crew transfer and movement, we want to hear about the innovations being researched and developed. “Supply chain areas, such as operations and maintenance and asset integrity management, are where we see some of the bigger prizes for the East in the longer term. We are looking for innovations especially in this area.” Small-to-medium sized companies will be able to secure grants of up to £50,000 to support their innovations for offshore wind, wave, tidal and other marine renewable sectors. Businesses must have a base in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk. Having the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult as a SCORE delivery partner means companies could road test their ideas and technologies gaining advice from experts in different fields, he said. “This SCORE programme is about more than just the grant funding. Companies can access advice and support and also specialist technical help with their developing applications. “ORE Catapult is the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for advancing wind, wave and tidal energy. It gives companies access to world-leading expertise and advice, facilitating access across industrial, research, and investor networks, to develop, de-risk and support the journey of bringing new technologies to market.” Applications are already being received with a growing level of interest from firms keen to capitalise on new opportunities for growth and sustainability. This SCORE programme is more than double the size of our previous round, which supported more than 50 companies,

Above: Johnathan Reynolds, of OrbisEnergy, says SCORE will unleash great new ideas. invested in 40 projects and created 70 new jobs. This time, it aims to help more than 200 businesses and create 200 additional jobs for the region. The programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is open to companies with fewer than 250 employees and an annual turnover of less than 50 million euros. Grants are available for up to 40% of eligible costs or £50,000, whichever is the lower, with a minimum grant of £2,500. Start-up and established companies in the four counties can apply. The funding is designed to help companies in a wide range of areas, including research and development, collaboration with universities and research bodies, securing patents, acquiring specialist equipment or services and investigating the commercial viability of processes and technologies. More information is available on: 01502 563368 or: Case studies showcasing companies who benefited from the previous £2.5million SCORE programme can be seen at

The current programme is delivered by OrbisEnergy in partnership with enterprise specialists Nwes, energy industry experts Nautilus Associates and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult. September 2016 | | p45

V.Group Renews Global NEWSlink Subscription and Treats its Seafarers to Special Sports Coverage for August More than 500 V.Group vessels around the world will continue to receive daily news from home; a special edition of Rio coverage is added as well. KVH Media Group, part of KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), is pleased to announce that V.Group has renewed its subscription to KVH Media Group’s daily NEWSlinkTM service supplying more than 500 vessels. To kick off the renewal, V.Group opted for NEWSlink’s special editions covering the sports events in Rio de Janeiro in August. “Renewing our subscription to NEWSlink was an easy decision to make,” says Andy Cook, V.Group Global Crew Operations Director. “The service is really popular among our

seafarers, and each master can select from the list of available titles to suit the interests and nationalities of the seafarers onboard a particular vessel.” Each ship has a choice of more than 100 NEWSlink titles ranging from country-specific daily news in more than 20 local languages, to a healthy living title, technical articles, and even a newsletter for car enthusiasts.

I’m sure that sports fans among the V.Group seafarers will be kept entertained by the thrills and spills at Rio. Rob Parkin, Sales Director, KVH Media Group. “These special editions are just one more reason that V.Group is a longterm client of our global news service. Every day, year-round,

our dedicated NEWSlink team provides round-the-clock news from our newsrooms in Liverpool, Delhi, and Manila.” NEWSlink’s portfolio of high quality daily and weekly newspaper digests are currently enjoyed by seafarers and cruise guests on more than 8,500 vessels around the world. The NEWSlink titles come in a range of formats and through a range of technologies, and are available in compact formats for maritime and other industries where bandwidth is limited or delivery costs are high. These newspapers are also available via KVH’s ground-breaking IP-MobileCastTM content delivery service, which utilizes satellite based multicasting technology to deliver content via a vessel’s broadband connection without affecting the vessel’s data speed or airtime plan.

Hempel makes faster maintenance an easy choice for oil & gas and energy companies With the launch of its new Hempaline Defend epoxy linings, global coatings company Hempel now offers a complete range of linings for challenging applications, where heavy-duty performance and a fast return to service are essential for continued production uptime. Designed specifically for the power and oil & gas industries, Hempel’s new Hempaline Defend epoxy linings provide longterm protection for assets in challenging environments, such as bulk storage tanks, process vessels, frac tanks and secondary containment areas. The internal linings protect both steel and concrete from aggressive chemicals, elevated temperatures and abrasive service conditions. Hempel’s newly launched Hempaline p46 | | September 2016

Defend epoxy linings come with a choice of hardeners, enabling customers to select a single-coat system that allows a vessel to be returned to service in as little as 24 hours without any drop in performance. Pernille Lind Olsen, Hempel Group Product & Portfolio Director, comments: “In the power and oil & gas industries, equipment downtime can often mean a loss of revenue. Our Hempaline Defend epoxy linings make it simple for customers to select a fast-cure system when shortened downtime is essential.” Hempaline Defend epoxy coatings complement Hempel’s recently launched Hempaline Defend vinyl ester range, and mean that Hempel can now offer customers a full range of products for internal and external protection in

aggressive environments. The Hempaline Defend range is currently available in South East Asia and the Middle East, where they are locally produced for shorter delivery times. Hempel’s Hempaline Defend epoxy linings at a glance: • Excellent protection for storage and process vessels against high temperatures and aggressive cargos • High-build single-coat system that allows a vessel to be returned to service in as little as 24 hours • 100% solids for a VOC-free and low- odour solution • Range includes glass flake-reinforced products for tank bottoms and ceramic- filled epoxies for abrasive cargoes

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THURAYA AGREEMENT WITH VNPT LAUNCHES MOBILE SATELLITE SERVICES IN VIETNAM Leading mobile satellite services (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications has signed an agreement with VNPT VinaPhone making its land and maritime handsets available to the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT). Thuraya’s first service agreement in Vietnam is helping VNPT VinaPhone establish satellite services, which was marked by a ceremony attended by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on 4th August 2016. This agreement will extend VNPT VinaPhone’s coverage to two thirds of the world by utilizing Thuraya’s robust and reliable network. It will also give VNPT VinaPhone 100% coverage over Vietnam’s territory including its islands. With the satellite mobile and postpaid VinaPhone SIM, customers can easily make voice calls, send SMS, use GPS and stay in touch from any place in Vietnam. This overcomes terrestrial limitations caused by distance, infrastructure, weather or geography. A representative of VNPT said: “The launch of mobile satellite services

borders and the islands. This is vitally important during natural disasters, when terrestrial networks cease to operate.

confirms our dedication to the primary mission of VNPT, consolidating technology to serve the needs of society. The mobile satellite service marks a significant step for the VNPT VinaPhone mobile network, allowing it to cover all of Vietnam, thereby eliminating communication black spots.” In its initial launch phase, VNPT will introduce Thuraya’s XT-Lite handsets and maritime communication solution SF2500 for Vietnamese consumers, government agencies and enterprise customers. For government agencies, mobile satellite services are an effective solution to manage and monitor forest rangers and coast guards, allowing them to assist people on the

For businesses, VNPT will ensure continuous uninterrupted communications for enterprises and their crews in the mining, fishery, transport, construction and tourism industries. Individual customers will also benefit from satellite services, especially those who are constantly on the move or working in areas without cellular networks. John Huddle, Senior Manager for Market Development, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, said: “Thuraya is proud to partner with the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group. Our new agreement will give customers in Vietnam the mobile satellite services and maritime communication services they need. Our XT-Lite handsets and SF2500, the robust and versatile maritime communication solution, are small and easy to use. They offer unprecedented value while driving communication costs down by an average of 40%.” Thuraya’s XT-Lite is the world’s best value satellite phone. It is very easy to use and allows the user to make phone calls and send SMS messages in satellite mode, whether sailing at sea or climbing mountains. The Thuraya SF2500 is a voice satellite terminal that enables users to make voice calls through the Thuraya satellite network with ease. SF2500 combines voice capabilities, crew calling, GPS tracking, geo-fencing and SMS services in a compact, cost-effective package designed for small- and medium-sized vessels.

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TRANSPORTING A BOEING 767 TO A GLAMPING SITE IN IRELAND Earlier this year, Williams Marine Services was involved in one of the most interesting marine logistics projects witnessed this year. A decommissioned Boeing 767 was transported by sea from Shannon Airport to Enniscrone, Co Sligo, to be used as part of a glamping village being developed by businessman David McGowan. Moving the plane which is 159 foot long, weighs 50 tonnes and has a 180 foot wing span was a mammoth task. The move began over the May bank holiday weekend. The Williams Shipping team worked through Sunday night to hoist it onto a trailer and safely remove it from Shannon Airport runway to another location at the airport – Knockbeg Point

industrial units next to the Shannon Estuary. The decommissioned Boeing 767 is seen atop the Wilcarry 1500 barge as it started its journey from Knockbeg Point Shannon up the Shannon Estuary. Bad weather surrounds a Boeing 767 airplane as it is prepared to be pulled ashore Enniscrone beach after it was tugged from Shannon airport out to sea around the west coast of Ireland.

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Thordon Bearings has called on the marine industry to investigate the characteristics of both conventional seawater-lubricated propeller shaft systems and podded propulsion arrangements in order to provide shipowners with a better understanding of the two very different propulsion configurations. In a recently published White Paper, the Canadian manufacturer of the COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing system believes there is a great opportunity for independent comparative data so that cruiseship operators, in particular, can make more informed procurement decisions. Highlighting the development of both systems, the 24 page paper asks if the waterlubricated propeller shaft is more efficient than podded propulsion, encouraging readers to assess a number of different factors before selecting their optimum propulsion solution. The paper explores the key advantages and disadvantages of both arrangements, arguing the case for the conventional propeller shaft configuration due to its lower capital expenditure, reduced operating costs, zero pollution risk, life expectancy, low noise and vibration, manoeuvrability and survivability. While acknowledging that greater research

is needed, Thordon Bearings’ argument for convention is supported by several high-profile marine engineers with first-hand experience of both concepts, one of whom said he was “never able to ascertain with any certainty that the capital and through life costs of a podded propulsion system were any less than those for conventional drive arrangements”. Other supporters of convention claim in the paper that a conventional passenger ship with a rounded skeg hull shape, twin six-blade fixed pitch propeller and a seawater lubricated shaft line, with appendages optimised using computational fluid dynamics, is comparable to a podded cruiseship in terms of hydrodynamic efficiency.

According to press reports, cruiseships fitted with pods continue to suffer from system failures, resulting in downtime, emergency repairs and drydocking, all of which add to the high capital and operational costs of installation. Concerns have also been raised about the handling of ships with propulsive pods in certain manoeuvring conditions, which is different to the handling of a directdrive vessel. Craig Carter,Director of Marketing and Customer Service, Thordon Bearings.

While our paper does not purport to be an academic study in any way, it is intended to engender debate and, hopefully, spur greater research into the key attributes of both propulsion arrangements. he added.

Much of the research to date has focused on the manoeuvrability and hydrodynamic efficiency benefits of a cruiseship with podded propulsion, but this does not paint the complete picture. Owners have to also consider environmental, operational, safety, CAPEX and OPEX differences between podded and directdrive configurations so that the cruiseship sector in particular can make more informed procurement decisions. Thordon Bearings’ White Paper can be read in full at: Above: Is the water-lubricated propeller shaft arrangement more efficient than podded propulsion? asks Thordon Bearings. September 2016 | | p49



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