Research & Education

Overcoming ammonia’s toxicity challenge: a technical perspective

Overcoming ammonia’s toxicity challenge: a technical perspective

Both innovation and caution are key to overcoming the hazards of ammonia and enabling its use as a marine fuel, according to South Korean classification society KR As the maritime industry pivots toward more environmentally friendly solutions, ammonia has emerged as a promising alternative fuel under the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) […]

Subsea startup DEEP targets ‘permanent human presence on the ocean floor’

Subsea startup DEEP targets ‘permanent human presence on the ocean floor’

It’s a familiar refrain, but the world’s oceans and its ecosystems remain largely unknown and unmapped by mankind. According to scientific estimates, 91% of ocean species have yet to be classified and at the current rate of progress it would take several millennia to achieve knowledge comparable with our current understanding of the Amazon rain […]

Fincantieri to collaborate in nuclear feasibility study

Fincantieri to collaborate in nuclear feasibility study

newcleo, a UK-headquartered nuclear technology company, has announced an agreement with shipbuilders Fincantieri and Italian classification society RINa to carry out a feasibility study into the application of small modular reactors (SMRs) in the shipping industry. In particular, the collaboration will explore the potential of using newcleo’s innovative LFR (Lead-cooled Fast Reactor) as a small nuclear […]

Electric ferry challenge shakes up WFSA student design competition

Electric ferry challenge shakes up WFSA student design competition

For the 10th instalment of its Annual International Student Design Competition for a Safe, Affordable Ferry, spanning 2022-2023, the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) shook things up by introducing a new stipulation for the participating teams. Although previous years’ contests had called for ferry designs to meet specific operational demands, the panel of  judges had […]

The Docksta LHSRV: all rescue regions covered

The Docksta LHSRV: all rescue regions covered

Emil Jonze, Docksta Varvet, Sweden and Dr Ronald Pelot / John Dalziel MRINA, Dalhousie University, Canada explain why the Docksta Loitering, Optionally Crewed, High Speed Rescue Vessel concept was deemed necessary, and run though the features of this innovative life-saver The following article is a slightly truncated version of presentations delivered at the World Maritime […]

2025 deadline for e-methanol engine

2025 deadline for e-methanol engine

A collaboration between engine manufacturer RollsRoyce, injection system supplier Woodward L’Orange and non-profit research institute WTZ Roßlau aims to develop a high-speed maritime internal combustion engine (ICE) capable of running on green methanol (or e-methanol). Working under the ‘MeOHmare’ banner, the project partners hope to have the concept for this ICE nailed down by the […]

Sunseeker launches skills academy

Sunseeker launches skills academy

Yachtbuilder Sunseeker International has launched an intensive boatbuilding course with the aim of attracting fresh talent into the industry to counter the UK’s current “national skills shortage”, the company says. The course is the first offering of the newly created Sunseeker Skills Academy, which was developed in partnership with Bournemouth and Poole College. Alex Bowman, […]

Promoting clean, green shipyards for a zero-emission future

Promoting clean, green shipyards for a zero-emission future

Capt. Dr. Seyedvahid Vakili, research associate, World Maritime University svv@wmu.se       Professor Dr. Aykut I. Ölçer, director of research, World Maritime University aio@wmu.se       Shipyards are usually placed near to cities and act as an economic driver for their development, while cities provide the necessary resources and infrastructure for shipyards. However, […]

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