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Building a digital culture in maritime industry

Shipping industry is currently facing a new challenge; a complex one that is called “digital transformation”. But how do ship operators face this challenge and take advantage of it, in order to make their organisation fit for the future?

New drone for remote ballast tank inspection due to be developed

AkzoNobel, Barrier Group and DroneOps have joined forces aiming to develop a drone capable of remotely inspecting enclosed spaces and ballast water tanks. The project will use advanced virtual reality technology to deliver safer, more accurate evaluations of ballast water tanks, offshore wind farms and other enclosed or difficult to access spaces.

Damen next generation Water Bus starts trials

Damen is set to launch its first composite Water Bus as the prototype undergoes sea trials in the next few weeks. The Water Bus provides reduced fuel consumption, less maintenance, no corrosion or fatigue problems, and at the same time, it is very robust.

Deepwater ROV completes sea trials

Schmidt Ocean Institute has completed testing and integrating its new ROV from aboard its 272 foot oceanographic research vessel Falkor. After a month of completing rigorous tests in the open ocean off the island of Guam in the western Pacific, the new Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) SuBastian is returning to shore.

IMO workshop promotes ship energy efficiency

A three-day “MARPOL Annex VI and Technology Transfer” workshop took place in Durban, South Africa during 23-25 August. The workshop raised awareness of the Organization’s regulatory regime dealing with improving energy efficiency and the control of GHG emissions from ships.

DNV GL grants AiP for new IHI floating power generation concept

DNV GL has given IHI Corporation Approval in Principle (AiP) for its FLPS (Floating LNG Power Station) concept. The formal handover of the Approval in Principle took place in Tokyo on 5th July. The new, innovative design has been found to comply with DNV GL class standards and other relevant industry standards.

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