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#SaferSAR initiative aims for a global incidence database

#SaferSAR initiative aims for a global incidence database

Maritime search and rescue (SAR) processes have evolved significantly in recent years, boosted by cutting-edge technologies such as AI and object recognition software. However, the task of sorting and storing global SAR incident response data in one central hub has proven more vexing. As Caroline Jupe, CEO of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), highlights: […]

Spring launch for Gozzo 38 Cabin

Spring launch for Gozzo 38 Cabin

Boutique boatbuilder Apreamare is planning a spring launch for the new 11.45m cabin version of its Gozzo 38 superyacht brand, to be dubbed the Gozzo 38 Cabin. The layout is aimed at owners looking for a greater degree of “interior habitability” and protection from the elements, with a special emphasis on sailings in Northern European, […]

BMT unveils methanol-ready offshore SOV design

BMT unveils methanol-ready offshore SOV design

Naval architect and designer BMT has shared its plans for a new hybrid diesel-electric, methanol-ready service operation vessel (SOV), developed to support offshore wind farm operations while minimising overall environmental impact. Measuring 48m in overall length x 22m in moulded breadth, and featuring a 5.5m draught, the proposed vessel looks set to plug the size […]

Does ROV evolution require a shift in perception?

Does ROV evolution require a shift in perception?

VideoRay is anticipating a shake-up of its ROV inspection offerings following its acquisition of Blue Ring Imaging, a Florida-based producer of 3D photorealistic marine environment simulations for drone operations. VideoRay will now incorporate Blue Ring’s products into its 700mm x 400mm Mission Specialist Defender ROV, with the goal of eliminating the need for experienced operators […]

Successful launch for Indian electric ferry

Successful launch for Indian electric ferry

Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) has launched an electric, double-hulled catamaran ferry, ordered for use by the Government of West Bengal. Named Dheu, the newbuild features a length of 24m, an aluminium hull and an FRP superstructure, and can carry up to 150 persons. Dheu was built to Indian Register of Shipping […]

UK maritime projects welcome CMDC4 funding round

UK maritime projects welcome CMDC4 funding round

Multiple UK maritime and offshore companies celebrated a wave of project funding this week, courtesy of the fourth round of the government’s Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC4). The CMDC was established by the UK Department of Transport (DoT) and Innovate UK to develop green technologies for ships and ports. This latest funding round has seen […]

New size options for Unique survey drones

New size options for Unique survey drones

Offshore and subsea tech developer Unique Group is preparing to launch two new uncrewed surface vessel (USV) types, the Uni-Mini and Uni-Max. Both models have been engineered for surveying operations, and tailored to meet “diverse optional needs across challenging environments”, the group says. Built in carbon fibre, the Uni-Mini measures a compact 1.68m x 0.8m […]

All aboard the BMT ‘bike bus’

All aboard the BMT ‘bike bus’

Decarbonisation of the ferry sector continues to gain pace, with naval architect and designer BMT recently providing a preview of its forthcoming EF-500 all-electric passenger vessel concept. Developed to meet international demand for low- and zero-emission ferry services, the EF-500 concept was unveiled at the International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, hosted between November-December 2023, […]

Smart charging at the end of the gangway

Smart charging at the end of the gangway

The new 7017 E service operation vessel (SOV) from Damen has a trick up its sleeve – or more accurately, at the end of its gangway, writes Stevie Knight. Importantly, it’s a trick that promises to allow the vessel to run on battery power alone. This recent 4,300gt design will, like its SOV 7017 predecessor, […]

Composite gains for Stockholm city slickers

Composite gains for Stockholm city slickers

If all goes to plan, the new year will see Stockholm welcome the first Candela P-12 foiling passenger shuttle – a city transport solution that promises zero emissions and extremely favourable efficiency gains compared to conventional diesel inland ferries. For example, Candela claims, the 11.99m x 4.5m, 30-pax vessel will only require 44kW of engine […]

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 […]

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