German shipyard Bootsbau & Yachtservice Wilhelm has delivered a new aluminum rescue launch to the Bay- erisches Red Cross in Munich. The 37- ft. (11.2-m) vessel, which will be used for daily rescue purposes and as hospital transportation on the Chiemsee in Bayern, will be equipped with a single MAN engine, driving a single UltraJet 340 waterjet via a ZF Gearbox.
Intended for continuous operation — day and night — the vessel has accommodations for two crewmembers as well as a doctor.
Sea trials conducted in Wilhelmshaven, Germany proved that the vessel's design complied with all specifications, achieving a service speed of 25 knots, with a 29-knot maximum. The vessel's aluminum hull features a raised bow with narrow stern section and is designed for maneuverability, high levels of seakeeping and a stable work platform.
A thermally-insulated wheelhouse features lateral sliding windows and a mast for a loud speaker and navigation lights.
Rolfs diesel heating system is designed to keep casualties at a moderate cabin temperature all year round, and its electronic equipment onboard includes navigation, radar, DGPS and depth sounder.
spotlight, Heller navigation lights, Morse docking light, and Guest 807-2R dome lights. Cabin windows encompass a three-section windshield, four sliding windows, and two fixed windows aft. Sea Glaze provided a watertight cabin door. The enclosed head is from Rariton Crown and discharges into a
bow bitts, and heavy Johnson Rubber tendering. Pilothouses are fully equipped and fitted with fixed windows on the house front and roof and sliding windows on the sides. The Princeton is being used in the port of Hamilton primarily for shipdocking duty. The Inspector is in use in St. George, where
a Regency VHF, a Datamarine Fathometer, and a Bogen entertainment system. Passenger viewing is enhanced by large aluminum- framed safety plate sliding windows, and six tons of Ruud air conditioning and heating make the boat suitable for all seasons operations. The boat's builder, Aluminum Boats, Inc
A new full-color brochure is available describing a free fall survival system for larger vessels and drilling rigs. The system consists of a fully covered lifeboat which can be lowered into the sea, or slid off a specially designed ramp and dropped into the water from heights of up to 20 meters
of advanced features to make operations more safe and efficient, including: • Walk Around cabin designed for ease of movement about the craft • Sliding side operator and navigator doors • Excellent visibility with 360 degree coverage and spotter windows • Spacious aft deck for cargo, MEDEVAC
—Literature Available The efficiency of evacuating high density passenger vessels with high freeboard has been greatly increased by borrowing an idea from the airline industry. Viking Life Saving Equipment has developed a marine escape slide (MES). Its operation is based on the same principles as
—Literature Available Designed for the commercial market, Sea- Slide is a water-based urethane drag reducing overcoat. It is an easy-to-apply finish that reduces friction between the boat's hull and the surrounding water. It is based on the principle that a hydrophillic surface where water skins produc
—Literature Available Hydromer, Inc., has developed a water-based urethane drag-reducing overcoat called Sea- Slide™. Designed for the commercial market, it is an easy-to-apply finish that reduces friction between the boat's hull and the surrounding water and is based on the principle that a surface wh
Information normally requiring references to 20 or more catalog pages is contained in a new onlyof- its-kind Actuator Selection Slide Chart available from Jamesbury Corp., Worcester, Mass., a Combustion Engineering company. With the Actuator Slide Chart, the user selects the type of Jamesbury valve
New window products are now available from InspecTech Inc. that allow vessel operators to instantly and precisely control the amount of light, glare and heat entering their interior spaces. According to Jim Lang. President of InspecTech: "InspecTech has served the aerospace market for 10 years with
Rayotek & Safer Viewing of Hostile Marine Environs According to Bill Raggio, Rayotek Scientific isn’t specifically a maritime company, but it definitely is part of San Diego’s “Blue Economy.” “We’re both an engineering company and a sapphire and glass manufacturer. We makes specialized glass for windows
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V VESSELS 45m Cat for AZAM 18 Meter Fire-Floats for Bangladesh Robert Allan Ltd. has delivered a design of two unique ? re-? oats to Khulna Shipyard Ltd. in Bangladesh. The boats will measure 18.9 m x 5.3 m with a special hard chine semi-displacement hull designed for river service and ? tted with
in a means that installation is done by simply Tern and Bold Tern have replaced the Potential for disruption? single lift by the Aegir from Sif Rotter- sliding the wind turbine over the mono- deck crane to enable lifting of tools and Others are looking for alternative en- dam’s quayside and taken to the
WORKBOATS THE OSV MARKET DEMEREST TIDE: Tide- water vessel now working Eastern Mediterranean Photos: Iain Cameron ering longer term sentiments. A reckon- Tidewater units are oper- to point to actual demand seeing dayrates just above $40,500, ing in an early September 2019 confer- ating, its slide deck
D DESIGN: BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD -cally no longer so dif? cult. sion pods in the 250 kW range (I would and a better engine room). seating to keep passengers safe in foil Foiling math is fun, and it is now well like to use four and she is a 1000 kW I would like her to be a bow loader collisions
BOATBUILDING 30% improvement in fuel economy, ceptional performance and helm con- turn completely around 180-degrees which improves the bottom line of trol in the most challenging marine in just four boat lengths at high speeds. your business. environments. The wave-piercing bow Along the way, Baltic
Tech Files Blue Robotics’ Ping 360 Blue Robotics announced their newest product, the Ping360 Scanning Sonar, which offers small ROVs the ability to nav- igate in low visibility water conditions. The sonar achieves a new level of affordability, priced at $1,975. The Ping360 is available immediately from
PRODUCTS SPD-Smartglass Dimmable Windows for Passenger Vessels Passengers marvel at magni? cent seaside views, but can be uncomfort- able with too much sunlight, glare and heat. Vision Systems’ SPD- SmartGlass products are designed Ship Propeller Cleaning Chopper Pumps solve for the cruise
OFFSHORE WIND offshore demonstration project in Lake Erie, eight miles surprising for a ? rst-time project. Vineyard Wind needs from downtown Cleveland. It will be the ? rst freshwater the formal Record of Decision (ROD) by BOEM to set its project in North America. It is winding down its regulatory
EDITOR’S NOTE “Change is the New Normal” As I assembled this particular edition of MarineNews, it occurred to me that no matter how staid or unchanging the domestic waterfront might sometimes seem, its actual nature couldn’t be more of a polar opposite. Over time, we write about the same topics many times
PRODUCTS Survitec Liferaft in Successful Fishing Boat Evacuation Two ? shermen whose boat caught ? re off the coast of UK, successfully evacuated into a Survitec liferaft and were taken ashore by local Coast- guard. The pair activated the Sur- Morbern Marine Gains IMO MED Approvals vitec
REGULATORY REVIEW “My personal goal always is to be 90% outreach, 10% enforcement. If we have ten conversations, I want nine of those conversations to be about education, outreach and awareness. We saw the data coming from the laboratories long before the marine employers reported them to us. I made sure
CONTENTS MarineNews March 2019 • Volume 30 Number 3 INSIGHTS 16 Peter Stephaich Chairman & CEO, Campbell Transportation Company LEGAL 28 Fuel Cells: industry examines options in race to zero emissions A maritime consortium recently proved the viability of a hydrogen fuel cell ferry
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Voices: Dr. Catherine Warner, Director, CMRE being deployed in operational service in the ? eet. The many afford to just go there with just one glider. We had a charter integration parts haven’t been solved yet. We still have to go from Woods Hole, funded by the National Science Foundation out in
Ocean Energy New England in Focus Pioneering Ocean Energy Innovation in New England By Maggie Merrill f one is wondering when and if and change, showed a news video of the where the offshore wind business Brayton Point towers being imploded is going to become established, in April, and encouraged folks
several commodities, including steel – with direct repercussions for the multipurpose market – and bulk cargoes like coal, grain, and iron ore. port’s sliding Baltic Dry Index early in 2019, has further oil prices and revitalise the energy market, unlocking invest- pushed dry bulk vessels across market
H HEAVY LIFTERS IN THE SHIPYARD SMOOTH MOVES By Randy Manus, AeroGo Inc. Cakewalk A 2,998 ton megay- acht is launched using air bearings. Photo: AeroGo Inc. Photo courtesy Aero Go, Inc. Like the magic carpet of ancient myth, conventional cranes, rollers, rails, or In the Shipyard of handling larger
Photo: Kongsberg Photo: Hamburg Messe and Congress Photo: Hamburg Messe and Congress LAS requirements. The main objective ing even more on well-known designers. Lloyd Cruises which put to sea recently, Pictured from the Left: is to minimize the use of readily ? am- This ship will complete a journey we
tough to get. Build neatly summarizes the quest to deliver ognized symbol of style and excellence, Tillberg Design of Sweden, building re- dates sliding years into the future is a de- the Ritz-Carlton brand to the water. The and Tillberg Design of Sweden’s man- lationships and getting in on the ground
Photo: The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection A ‘Bird’s Eye’ view of the Ritz Carlton cruise ship as it will look when delivered later this year. To the right, a starboard view of the ship under construction. Photos: The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection real access to the sea. “The loft suites are itinerarie
D DESIGN: BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD Figure 2: Sketch of WISES, the 100+ Knot Vessel Soviets made a signifcant investment in this concept, but it stalled during Glas- nost. Interestingly, new technologies such as composites, digital fight control, and much better engines, could move this concept ahead