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SAFE Boats unveils electric patrol craft

SAFE Boats unveils electric patrol craft

Overall, patrol and rescue vessels have been relatively slow on the uptake of electric propulsion, which is understandable. Unlike ferries on fixed coastal routes, patrol boats need the guarantee of a certain level of speed and range, especially when undertaking surveillance, interception and casualty recovery missions that take them far from shore, necessitating capabilities that […]

Happy 200th birthday to Devonport

Happy 200th birthday to Devonport

By Mark Barton, RINA Historian For towns it is rare we know the exact day they came into being but that is the case for Devonport, the Royal Navy’s main home in the South West. By Royal Decree the town came into being on the 1st January 1824. This marked a step in the development […]

2023 In Reflection from the CEO

2023 In Reflection from the CEO

2023 In Reflection from the CEO Dear Members, As we approach the end of another eventful year, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the remarkable achievements and milestones within the maritime industry and our esteemed institution, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects. The year 2023 has been a momentous one for […]

ABP pilot boat replacement scheme gains pace

ABP pilot boat replacement scheme gains pace

ABP Humber reports that it has taken delivery of its second new pilot vessel from UK boatbuilder Goodchild Marine Services. Christened Trent, the newcomer follows the 2021 handover of the first-in-class Ouse, which has been based on Goodchild’s 17.6m x 5.4m and 28knots-capable ORC 171 fast pilot boat class. ABP Humber tells Ship & Boat […]

Fletcher Boats is back, with e-craft on the menu

Fletcher Boats is back, with e-craft on the menu

One of Britain’s most iconic boatbuilders is back, after a short hiatus – and creating a new generation of battery-powered sports boats ranks among its top priorities. Formed by Norman Fletcher in 1960, Fletcher Boats began life as a model shop in the West Midlands, before turning to real boat construction – firstly as a […]

How big bubble curtains help to keep the noise down

How big bubble curtains help to keep the noise down

Mitigation of underwater noise is a hot topic, especially with the proliferation of offshore wind farm projects across Europe, the US East Coast and parts of Asia. Typically, wind turbine monopiles are driven into the seabed by large hydraulic hammers attached to the tops of the monopiles, a process that generates excessive noise. These high […]

Sponsored: PALFINGER MARINE Advertorial New PK generation

Sponsored: PALFINGER MARINE Advertorial New PK generation

Next-Level Lifting: PALFINGER’s latest Marine Crane Generation   PALFINGER, the world’s leading producer of innovative lifting solutions, is making waves with its latest product update – the renewed PK 6.501 M, a foldable knuckle boom crane. As part of a comprehensive redesign project, all PALFINGER MARINE cranes are being brought up to the latest production […]

Section Committee Meeting 29 August 2023

Section Committee Meeting 29 August 2023

The NSW Section Committee met on 29 August and, other than routine matters, discussed: SMIX Bash 2023: Arrangements are progressing; sponsors have been contacted and sponsorships are arriving. TM Program 2023: Presentation for October has been postponed and a replacement is being sought. TM Program 2024: Five presentations already pencilled in and a further four […]

A message from RINA’s CEO Chris Boyd

A message from RINA’s CEO Chris Boyd

We stand at the precipice of change. Opportunities are in abundance from Net-Zero solutions to developing alternate fuels/infrastructure, composite materials, autonomy, and AI. The Institution is at the centre of it all, promoting and challenging the art and science of design, regulations, and assurance. As such, it was important for us to reassess our digital […]

Sponsored: Immersive Technology is Key to Maintaining Future Fleets

Sponsored: Immersive Technology is Key to Maintaining Future Fleets

The digital era is ushering in a new phase of technological advancements that will revolutionize maritime defence. Extended reality (XR), artificial intelligence (AI), secure connectivity, and data collection are just a few of the solutions that the Royal Navy can leverage to enhance operations, maintenance, navigation, and mission management. This pivotal moment for the future […]

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