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Hempel Debuts NewCargo Hold Coatings Hempel launched Hempadur Impact47800, a coating for bulk carrier cargo holds. Hempadur Impact is designed tooffer high-end abrasion, impact and cor- rosion resistance, and according to thecompany completes its range of cargo hold coatings. Hempadur Impact is de-signed to protect ship cargo holds from both mechanical damage and the severe abrasion caused when loading hard an-gular cargoes, and comes with a 7.5 year major repair interval. A low-VOC, pure epoxy coating, Hempadur Impact is available in grey, red and aluminum shades. It can be ap-plied all year round to steel surfaces pre- pared to a minimum of Sa 2 .Hempadur Impact 47800 at a glance7½ year major repair interval 76% volume solids VOC compliant (below 250 g/l) Certified for carriage of grain & FDA compliant for dry food contact Dry film thickness: 2 x 125µm Time to carry first hard cargo: 3 days at 35° October 47Germany?s Raytheon Anschütz won a contract to supply NautoSteer Advanced Steering Gear Control Systems to two prototype cruise ships being built at Fin- cantieri?s Monfalcone shipyard for Car- nival Corporation. The new ships will operate under their Princess Cruises brand, and at 141,000 gtand with a capacity of 3,600 passengers,the ships will be the flagships in thePrincess fleet and the largest ships ever built at Fincantieri. The delivery of the first ship ? Royal Princess ? is planned for spring 2013, the second is expected one year later. Raytheon Anschütz supplies a redun- dant Standard 22 gyro compass system,the new NautoSteer AS Steering Gear Control, and the autopilot NautoPilot5300 coming with a color touch displayand fuel saving capabilities such as weather adaptivity and a heading and rudder plotter. The NautoSteer AS steering gear con- trol system onboard the cruise ships in-cludes features, such as integrated steering failure monitoring, wire-break monitoring and data integrity monitoring. Another feature is a simplified steering mode selector switch with two independ- ent steering positions: A ?Direct NFU? tiller that controls the steering gear di-rectly without use of electronics and a?Main? steering position for all other con- trols based on redundant CAN-bus tech- nology. ?Nautosteer AS prevents from switch- ing from a defective steering control to another defective steering control posi- tion,? said Olav Denker, Product Man- ager, Raytheon Anschütz. ?In case of an evasive action or emergency, when time is crucial, this architecture supports thecrew in their fast and safe decision mak- ing.? The Princess ships will be equippedwith a main steering control system con-sisting of follow-up bustillers, a hand- wheel and the adaptive autopilot NP 5300. Rudder mode operator units allow activating synchronous or independent rudder control. Within the main steering control system take-over of steering con- trol is possible from any steering position on the bridge by pressing a single button. Raytheon Anschütz Steering Gear Control for Carnival Raytheon Anschütz will supply NautoSteer Advanced Steering Gear Control Sys- tems to two prototype cruise ships being built at Fincantieri?s Monfalcone ship- yard for Carnival Corporation. MR#10 (42-49):MR Template 10/5/2012 9:28 AM Page 47

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