Seachest insert repair on tanker in Rotterdam

(Aug 13 2020)

A tanker suffered leakage in the starboard side seachest of its engine room. We were asked by the owner to provide an on-site solution.



Reports of battery explosions on tankers

(Jul 30 2020)

There have been a number of reports of battery explosions onboard vessels, with potential for human injury and fire. Shipbuilding consultant Narayana Prakash explains how they can happen and what to do to prevent them.



MarineShaft – many tankers don’t realise they can repair shafts

(Jul 30 2020)

Many tanker operators do not realise that it is possible to fix propeller shafts which have got bent, opting instead for an expensive replacement.



CSSC Marine Service completes first WinGD X-DF engine major overhaul in nine days

(Jul 30 2020)

CSSC Marine Service Co (CMS), the worldwide equipment service subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), has completed the first ever major overhaul on two WinGD X-DF engines in only nine days.



ABS – remote surveying moves ahead

(Jul 16 2020)

Some survey tasks don’t actually require a surveyor to attend the vessel. Class society ABS has been building its remote survey offerings.



Danelec Marine to upgrade VDRs and facilitate remote management on Uni-Tankers fleet

(Jul 16 2020)

Danelec Marine has been chosen by Danish shipping company Uni-Tankers to upgrade aging and obsolete VDRs on 10+ vessels.



ABS – remote surveying moves ahead

(Jul 16 2020)

Some survey tasks don’t actually require a surveyor to attend the vessel. Class society ABS has been building its remote survey offerings.



ABB pioneers drydock-to-drydock turbocharger service concept

(Jun 25 2020)

ABB Turbocharging has introduced a holistic service package that offers shipowners financial predictability and peace of mind while reducing complexity and enabling greater insight into equipment health.



New Alfa Laval PureSOx Express offers easy access to SOx scrubber advantages

(Jun 11 2020)

For smaller vessels like handymax bulkers or product tankers, the cost of installing a scrubber for SOx compliance has sometimes outweighed the benefits. Now Alfa Laval PureSOx Express makes it simple for these vessels to continue using HFO and compl...



RightShip launches new Safety Score

(Jun 04 2020)

RightShip, the world’s largest maritime risk management and environmental assessment organisation, has announced the launch of its new Safety Score, heralding a new era for safety and due diligence in the shipping industry.



Hempel: coatings which reduce both corrosion and fouling

(May 28 2020)

Marine coatings company Hempel has developed a new hull coating solution Hempaguard MaX which can reduce both steel corrosion and fouling, needing three coats compared to the usual five.



Jotun – hull cleaning service with a robot

(May 21 2020)

Coatings company Jotun has launched a hull cleaning service with a robot cleaning device which stays permanently attached to the hull, activated and controlled by staff in a centre in Norway.



Can you use drones to inspect tanks?

(Apr 30 2020)

Inspecting tanks is dangerous, and requires expertise which seafarers don’t usually have. Being able to use drones could be a big improvement – in safety and also perhaps supporting better inspections. There are interesting projects in Denmark and Al...



HullWiper – hull underwater cleaning by robot

(Mar 26 2020)

Hull robot underwater cleaning company HullWiper Ltd reports a big growth in use of its technology, as an alternative to underwater divers, to remove marine biofouling from ship hulls.



Silicone curative introduced for top coats

(Sep 02 2014)

SiVance, LLC, a subsidiary of Milliken & Co, has introduced the patented SiVance C1008 curative, a new silicone curative that is claimed to significantly improve the durable flexibility of epoxy polysiloxane protective top coats in marine and other a...




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