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Introducing ShipMoney Cares

By The Maritime Executive 2019-11-17 17:13:24

International maritime payment solutions provider ShipMoney is delighted to announce the launch of a new initiative: ShipMoney Cares.  The initiative will launch on November 18th at the Crew Connect conference in Manila and will be available to seafarers and their families - including parents, spouses, children and siblings - who can demonstrate that they or their family are experiencing some form of hardship that impacts their livelihood or income. ShipMoney Cares will be managed by ISWAN and is designed to...

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Stena Line Takes Delivery of New Ferry Stena Estrid

By The Maritime Executive 2019-11-15 15:57:17

Stena Line has officially taken ownership of its newest ferry Stena Estrid following a handover ceremony at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in north-western China. Stena Estrid is the first of five next generation Stena Line RoPax vessels that are currently being constructed. Stena Estrid will now embark on a six-week journey to its new home on the Irish Sea, where it will begin service on the Dublin to Holyhead route in January 2020. A further two of the new ferries are also destined for...

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NACE Workshops Focus on Corrosion Under Insulation

By The Maritime Executive 2019-11-15 15:02:36

Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) is a serious issue in harsh northern marine environments. This type of damage, which occurs when moisture builds up on the external surface of insulated equipment, can have catastrophic effects on asset integrity, production losses, health and safety, and the environment in the offshore industry. This new NACE course is designed to equip students with the skills required to tackle the widespread problem of CUI. With multiple course offerings around the world, you are guaranteed to find...

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Damen FCS Demonstrates Versatility Again in Collaborative Project

By The Maritime Executive 2019-11-14 15:31:15

Damen Shipyards Group, in collaboration with Delft Dynamics and Next Ocean, has trialled a new approach to search and rescue in the North Sea. The collaboration involved qualification testing of Delft Dynamics RH3 drone (RH-3 Swift), along with a fast rescue boat launched from a Damen Sea Axe Fast Crew Supply (FCS) Vessel equipped with Next Ocean’s wave and vessel motion predictor. The goal was to test the limits of drone helicopter operations offshore; a significant project given the notable...

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Cox Powertrain’s 300hp Diesel Outboard Sparks West Coast Interest

By The Maritime Executive 2019-11-14 15:08:40

Boatswain’s Locker, the Cox Powertrain distributor for western North America, has reported great feedback and high levels of interest following five weeks of on-water demonstrations of the ground-breaking CXO300 – the world’s highest-powered diesel outboard. The long-established commercial and leisure marine power specialist has been offering the chance to experience the CXO300 on the water at destinations across the West Coast including Bellingham, Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay area, Greater Los Angeles area, and San Diego. Boatswain’s Locker Sales...

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nauticAi Signs Up as New Inmarsat Fleet Data Application Provider

By The Maritime Executive 2019-11-14 15:00:54

Finnish start-up nauticAi and Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, have signed an agreement for nauticAi to join the fast growing group of certified application providers to provide a dedicated application for Inmarsat’s Fleet Data service.   Developed by Inmarsat and Danelec Marine, and made commercially available earlier this year, Fleet Data collects data from onboard sensors, pre-processes that data, and uploads it to a central cloud-based database, equipped with a dashboard and an Application...

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ABS-Processed Ocean Data to Guide Arista’s Operations

By The Maritime Executive 2019-11-14 14:56:36

Arista Shipping is beginning the path to smart shipping operations with an ocean data agreement with ABS. Arista’s fleet and managed vessels will use processed data from the ABS Metocean Hindcast Data application to guide operational decision making. Advanced ABS data processing is applied to over a decade of Metocean Hindcast model data from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to determine the wind speed, wind direction, wave height, wave period, and wave direction corresponding to a specified vessel’s route. This can be compared...

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OFW Ships Picks Marlink for Multi-Band Satellite Connectivity

By The Maritime Executive 2019-11-14 14:51:04

The innovative, eco-friendly French company OFW Ships has chosen Marlink to provide a multi-band connectivity solution, combining high-throughput global VSAT with an L-band back-up for connectivity redundancy. OFW stands for ‘Ocean Fresh Water’, reflecting the company’s simple but profound purpose: to sustainably convert saltwater into drinks. With 7.3 billion people on the planet, water is an over-exploited, increasingly precious resource in more and more places globally. However, an OFW Ships vessel equipped with a seawater selected filtration...

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Cat Offers Piston Service Solution for MaK Engines

By The Maritime Executive 2019-11-14 14:44:55

The piston is probably the most important part of a diesel engine. It’s also one of the parts that’s subject to the most stress. Transmitting the combustion forces to the crankshaft, the piston not only compresses the original air volume by 20:1. It also travels at up to 14 m /s or 50 km/h, reversing direction ten times every second. That’s why we offer a MaK™ service solution to make sure your diesel engine can get back to work quickly...

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Blue Atlantic Fabricators Wins Massachusetts Manufacturer of the Year

By The Maritime Executive 2019-11-14 12:37:54

Blue Atlantic Fabricators is the recipient of the 2019 Manufacturer of the Year by the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Formed in August 2014, the Manufacturing Caucus and Annual Manufacturing Awards includes more than 60 legislators from around the state of Massachusetts. Lawmakers focus on training for manufacturing employees; encouraging innovation by helping start-ups access resources; and expanding education and apprenticeship opportunities in key manufacturing centers.  The goal of the caucus is to increase Massachusetts competitiveness in manufacturing by providing legislative...

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