Navire Cargo Gear has released an artist's i m p r e s s i o n (shown above) of the roll-on/roll-off linkspan that will revolutionize transport between the Isle of Man and the U.K. mainland. The innovative design developed by Navire Cargo Gear, working closely with consultants Burness, Corlett & Partners, provides a roll-on/rolloff facility for Douglas harbor able to handle ships at all states of the tide. It is also able to withstand the severe weather conditions t h a t f r e q u e n t l y produce wave heights of considerable magnitude, even within the harbor confines.
Being built to the requirements of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, which is to start a freight RO/RO service between Liverpool and Douglas, the linkspan is fully portable, and can be moved from location to location with the minimum of difficulty.
Initially, it is to be positioned alongside the Red Pier at Douglas, but at a later date it may be moved to the northside of King Edward VIII pier.
The Navire shipyard in Finland is now fabricating the linkspan, which will be ready for towage to the Isle of Man in May. The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has chartered a freight-only, rollon roll-off ferry from P&W and has announced that this operation will commence in mid-1981, complementing its existing ferry service that already caters for passengers, cars, and light vans using vessels that do not require a specialist RO/RO berth.
The Navire Cargo Gear linkspan consists of a 70-meter-long roadway supported on twin pontoons.
In normal service, these pontoons are ballasted, allowing the whole structure to rest firmly on the specially prepared and leveled seabed. At most states of the tide, these p o n t o o n s are submerged although, during periods of very low tide, they will be exposed.
However, RO/RO vessels should still be able to work cargo as the prepared area is at a higher level than the harbor bed at the seaward end of the ramp.
Should it be necessary to move the linkspan then the pontoons are easily de-ballasted, allowing the unit to be towed to a new location.
This facility also eases the problem of maintenance, routine or otherwise. Navire Cargo Gear sees the possibility of further linkspans being constructed to designs similar to that of the Douglas unit, especially for applications where weather conditions make it difficult for simpler or more traditional designs to be employed. Douglas will be the sixth location to receive a Navire Cargo Gear linkspan. Others are in service in Scotland, Norway, Finland, Rumania, and the USSR.
Richard J. Allen, formerly fiscal management director of McDonnell Douglas Technical Services Company (MDTSCO), has been appointed director of the firm's new Washington (D.C.) Operations Division. He replaces Charles A. Jacobson, who was recently promoted to the position of acting director of MDTSCO.
for offshore use. The package is being built for Hamilton Oil Co. Ltd. for the Liverpool Bay Development, and is destined for installation on the Douglas Accommodation Platform. The capacity is 2233 NM3/hr (2 million SCFD) of nitrogen with a purity of 95 percent. The Douglas package consists of
Caribbean has opted to outfit 19 of its ships with scrubbers from two manufacturers. This month we visit with Harri Kulovaara, EVP, Maritime, and Kevin Douglas, VP, Technical Projects/Newbuilds, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., to discuss the reasoning behind the decision. As new emission standards enter
the United States and a major provider of environmental and infrastructure services, took delivery of the new build ATB hopper dredge Ellis Island and tug Douglas B. Mackie after successful completion of United States Coast Guard and ABS regulatory sea trials. Representing a substantial reinvestment in the GLDD
by Raymond Pearlson and its subsequent development worldwide. Expertise accumulated over more than 50 years is now vested in PSC under the direction of Douglas Pearlson, company president and son of Raymond Pearlson. “The overwhelming advantage of ship lift systems is they lend themselves to a land level
and displaces approximately 1,200 long tons. The ship is constructed entirely of wood. This wood structure is a combination of laminated oak framing, Douglas fir planking, and Douglas fir deck sheathing. The superstructure is a combination of laminated and solid woods. The entire ship is covered with
Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers was held at the Engineers Club in San Francisco. The Section's Annual T. Douglas MacMullen Award was presented during the business portion of the meeting to Irene Halpern, wife of past chairman Stephen Halpern. The award is
Avondale Shipyards has announced the appointment of Douglas L. Oehrlein as marketing manager for the main yard located on the Mississippi River approximately 10 miles above New Orleans, La. Avondale Shipyards is a subsidiary of Ogden Corporation and is one of the largest and most successful shipyards
called MICRO=LAM and is made exclusively by Trus Joist Corporation. It is a manufactured high-strength structural lumber consisting of many layers of Douglas fir veneers, bonded with a waterproof adhesive. The product is fabricated in iy2-inch, l3/i-inch, and 21/2-inch thicknesses in widths to 24 inches
Lloyd's Register of Shipping has given approval in principle to the Gaz-Transport/McDonnell Douglas Corporation's LNG containment system. This combines Gaz-Transport's flat 36 percent nickel-iron alloy-membrane and an improved version of the Mc- Donnell Douglas Corporation's three-dimensionally r e
The following is an outline of some of the key conclusions of the "The World Offshore Drilling Report 2003- 2007" recently published by energy analysts Douglas- Westwood. — By Dr. Michael R. Smith, Douglas-Westwood Offshore drilling has, for the last 30 years, been the driving force behind growth in oil
Authority group as a Senior Marine Consultant. Guard’s Judge Advocate General and Formerly Vice President of Marine Ca- Chief Counsel, presented Mr. Douglas James K. Lyons, director and chief sualty & Emergency Response at Global Stevenson with a Meritorious Public executive of? cer of the Alabama
the ultimate aim of the experiment and the and facilities across European nations. STEMM-CCS project as a whole is to develop sensors and Professor Douglas Connelly, the NOC scientist who led the methods for detecting and monitoring gas leakage in a real- project, is delighted with the outcome: “Three
? nishing. The project was co-managed by The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Marriott and Tillberg Design of Sweden. With a considerably longer shake Douglas Prothero, down period than most cruise ships, delivery is expected for year end with the ? rst cruise de- CEO, The Ritz-Carlton parting Fort Lauderdale
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PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS AAPA Díaz-BalartNagle Wetta Douglas Volgyi McManus Gratton Membership Board for National Sand, ed Captain Morgan McManus as the TJ Tracy to Lead Viega’s Stone & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Master of the T/S Empire State VI. An Marine Division Manufacturers and Services Division.
800 U.S. 4.11 feet 25 U.S. gallons gallons Compass: Crew: Captain & Speed (loaded): 5" Richie 1 deckhand 32+ knots The Ellis Island at a glance: The Douglas B Mackie ATB Tug at a glance: Dimensions (Overall): 433’x 92’x 36’ Dimensions (Overall): 158’-4”x 52’x 32’-9’ Hopper Capacity: 15,000 CYS Total Horsepower:
, WHOI’s Andy Bowen, Newcastle University’s Dr. allocated some of his attention to advising this experienced Alan Jamison, Scripps Institution’s Dr. Douglas Bartlett, and team as well. other distinguished scientists and engineers. Supporting Cui’s imperatives, the Chinese government is In addition to
, to our warranty pledge after delivery. DOF-Skandi Achiver, USNS Lenthall, USN Apache, Crescent Towing Tug Bulldog, USNS Stockham, Cape THE CASE: Douglas, Yano, Shugart, USNS Spearhead, USNS Yuma, Since 1987, All American Marine has been on the cut- NOAA Nancy Foster, Great Lakes Terrapin Island, USNU
and is an experienced regatta sailor. MJP Grows its Business Development Team Marine Jet Power recently announced additions to its management team. Douglas Natoce was appointed Presi- dent of MJP and Regional Director Americas for the MJP Group. Doug has 36 years’ experience in watercraft business
in the event of a serious accident. Lake Assault Delivers for TDFPD Lake Assault Boats has delivered a 32-foot ? reboat, named Marine 24, to the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District (TDFPD) in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The boat is designed to respond to a wide range of emergencies, in- cluding structural and
, Inc. and the Hopper Dredge Barge detail the new build ATB hopper dredge Ellis Island and tug designed by Bay Engineering, both vessels are based on Douglas B. Mackie after successful completion of United concept designs by Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering. States Coast Guard and ABS regulatory sea trials
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and they are hosting 12 the sea? oor. Led by Professors Martin Brooke, Tyler Bletsch high school students with robotics experience to help with and Douglas Nowacek, the team is an enthusiastic group of their ? nal build. In the fall of 2017, about 40 undergraduate high school, undergraduate and graduate
Kenny to Take the BMT Helm Marine Jet Power, Inc. (MJP) announced with AESA technology. MAN Diesel & Turbo SE. When BMT Group Ltd (BMT) current that Douglas Natoce has joined the com- Thustmaster Expands Waterjets Team 56 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • JULY 2017 MR #7 (50-57).indd 56 MR #7
the ATB ocean ? oor 122 feet below the water’s surface. The tug por- Hopper Dredge is expected to provide ship-like productiv- tion of the vessel, the Douglas Mackie, is expected to launch ity and ef? ciency at the lower operating cost of an ATB. Vane Brothers Puts Tugboat Baltimore into Service Vane Brothers’
resilient and have no ROV vessels, makes them an increasingly attractive alterna- environmental impact. tive to the subsea industry. Conceived by Douglas C. Webb and supported by Henry The ? rst subsea gliders were highly specialized and were Stommel, Slocum gliders were named after Joshua Slocum
People & Company News ROVOP During a recent visit, SoS Greg Clark meets Steven Gray, ROVOP CEO; Callum Lamont, ROVOP’s Graduate Trainee; and Douglas Young, ROVOP’s Apprentice South Paci? c islands. The Route sur- eTech SeaPROFILER acoustic Doppler Med Excursion for Applied vey, launched by Hawaiki
, UK CM2 5PD Phone Number: +44 (0)1245 702100 Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.globalmarinesystems.com/ CEO/President: Ian Douglas Number of Employees: 147 Global Marine Systems Limited: a leading provider of engineering and underwater services to oil & gas, renewable energy
CEO of FMC Hemisphere GNSS Names Guo The FMC Technologies Board of Di- N-Sea will provide saturation diving re- Interim President, CEO rectors appointed Douglas J. Pferdehirt sources. N-Sea chief operating of? cer, Hemisphere GNSS, Inc. said that Xin- President and Chief Executive Of? cer of Roddy James
People & Company News Douglas Grava LaShelle Saab Seaeye Sea? oor Systems years with Teledyne Marine), Grava has Saab Seaeye Honored by MTS Saab Seaeye won the Corporate Excel- managed and grown SeaBat customer lence Award from the Marine Technolo- accounts in North America, and estab- gy Society. The
in the North Sea. and Halfdan hubs; while in the mid-2030’s DW expects to see decommissioning work start on the Siri and Gorm hubs. The Report Douglas-Westwood’s North Sea Decommissioning Market Summary Forecast 2016-2040 considers the potential market for de- Overall, the ramping up of the decommissioni