Metal Shark To Build Fireboat for Canaveral
Shipbuilder Metal Shark is significantly expanding its presence in the fireboat market with a diverse range of fireboats currently in production for multiple customers. Most notably, the company has announced a custom “70 Defiant” fireboat to be built for Canaveral Fire Rescue in Cape Canaveral, Florida.The new Canaveral fireboat is a 70’ x 22’ welded aluminum monohull pilothouse vessel designed by Metal Shark’s in-house engineering team utilizing a military-proven hull form.
Damen Patrol Vessels for Offshore Nigeria
Damen recently delivered a pair of FCS 3307 high-spec patrol vessels to be operated by Homeland Integrated Offshore Services (Homeland IOS Ltd) in Nigeria, and now the boats are being prepared for their assignments. The boats will be deployed in the Gulf of Guinea to protect and support the offshore assets of Homeland’s clients which include many international oil companies.Features of the 33-m vessels include Damen’s trademark Axe Bow hull form that delivers excellent fuel economy and a top speed of 29 knots together with superb maneuverability and excellent seakeeping.
Moose Boats for Rochester FD
Moose Boats won a contract from the City of Rochester, NY, Fire Department for the construction of the first M2-38 Fire Rescue Catamaran to be delivered to the Great Lakes.Twin Cummins 425hp turbo diesel propulsion engines, Twin Disc transmissions and Hamilton water-jets will power the M2-38 aluminum catamaran. Rochester Fire's new Moose Boat will be equipped with a fire pump system flowing more than 1,500 gpm of fire suppression water to cabin roof and cockpit mounted monitors while simultaneously maintaining full maneuverability from both propulsion engines and jets.
An Integrated High-tech Approach to Port Security
DP World employs a sophisticated Vidsys technology platform to eliminate stovepipes and integrate myriad security solutions. DP World London Gateway provides deep-sea shipping access to one the largest consumer markets in the U.K. Naturally, the task of keeping all of that safe from outside threats, while also balancing that important task with the need to ensure an efficient intermodal supply chain is no easy task. That’s because this facility routinely intercepts stolen vehicles, narcotics and illegal immigrants while working closely with local and London MET police, the U.K.
Port Security goes High Tech in South Africa
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) introduced a new port security system valued at more than $53 million to safeguard customer cargo, port users, as well as Transnet’s own port assets, staff and contractors. Phumuzi Sigasa, head of TNPA’s Port Security Portfolio added: “In conformance with regulations and our own Integrated Security Management Systems - Security Strategy Plan, we are rolling out an upgraded security system across our eight South African commercial ports and our head office in Johannesburg.
Navy Unveils Firefighting Robot
Scientists unveiled a firefighting robot prototype Feb. 4 at the Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO, revealing details about its successful demonstrations last fall. The Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR), sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), walked across uneven floors, used thermal imaging to identify overheated equipment, and used a hose to extinguish a small fire in a series of experiments Nov. 3-5, 2014 aboard the USS Shadwell, a decommissioned Navy vessel.
Engine Room Fire Prevention Below Par Say Experts
Lessons are still not being learnt when it comes to preventing engine room fires according to Braemar SA (Braemar Incorporating The Salvage Association). He adds: “On many of the vessels I visit, these hot spots are only too easy to find, with thermal imaging photographs readily identifying these defects”. Braemar SA says that, despite all the attention classification societies aim at fire prevention and protection design, potential problems must be detected earlier to ensure a fast and efficient first response.
Engine Room Fires – Old Lessons Not Learnt
“Lessons are still not being learned when it comes to preventing engine room fires.” This is the message from Graeme Temple, Regional Director for Braemar SA’s Far East operations, following a review of incidents taking place in 2013. “Last year we attended a significant number of engine-room fires - the industry is still experiencing far too many unnecessary casualties where flammable liquids in engine rooms are finding their way onto hot spots,” he said. ”On many of the vessels I visit…
Raytheon IBNS for New Italian Coast Guard Ships
Germany-based Raytheon Anschuetz with Italian provider Seastema, to deliver Integrated Bridge & Navigation Systems (IBNS) for two Italian Coast Guard military patrol vessels. The vessels are currently being built at Fincantieri's Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) shipyard. Delivery of the IBNS will be the first military application under a teaming agreement between Raytheon Anschuetz and Seastema. Together, the companies will provide Italy's Coast Guard patrol vessels with the latest generation IBNS, fully integrated with Seastema's SEAS-Navy ship automation system.
FLIR's Thermal Night Vision Equipment Now Touch-screen Accessible
FLIR M‐Series is now compatible with TZTouch through Furuno’s Navnet TZTouch touch‐screen MFDs. FLIR’s popular M‐Series line of thermal night vision just got easier to use than ever, Now all M‐Series functions can be directly accessed through Furuno’s Navnet TZTouch touch‐screen MFDs. Change camera settings, optimize the video, and even pan and tilt the camera directly from your favorite Furuno TZTouch MFD. By incorporating “Pinch to Zoom” and “Tap to Point” functions, Furuno’s Navnet TZTouch software adds even more functionality to the camera.
Safe Ships, Safer Seas 2011: Kelvin Hughes’ Piracy Seminar
Safe Ships, Safer Seas 2011: Kelvin Hughes’ Athens seminar tackles piracy issues head-on. Thursday 20 October 2011 saw world-leading navigational systems provider Kelvin Hughes present the first in its series of ‘Safe Ships, Safer Seas’ seminars to an audience in Athens consisting of 100 Greek ship owners, operators and senior executives. Held at the Apollon Divani Spa Hotel, Vouliagmeni, the event went ahead despite national strike action across Greece and was well attended, with a keynote address by George D. Gourdomichalis, President and MD of G.
MLL's Fertig takes on Bermuda Challenge
Chris Fertig of Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) is competing for the Bermuda Challenge World Record leaving on his boat, the TDI CLEAN DIESEL from Liberty Harbor Marina in New York at 9:30 a.m. on September 21, 2011. MLL's sponsorship support of the M/V TDI Clean Diesel, captained by MLL's own Fertig -- General Manager of MLL's Maritime Technical Services (MTS) business unit -- will be competing for the Bermuda Challenge World Record. Created by Boating Magazine in 1994, the Bermuda…
Evaluating & Implementing Effective Anti-Piracy Technology & Technique
There is a new focus on technological solutions for ship self-defense against pirate attacks. Although some systems have been around a bit longer, the surge in new products is attributable largely to the dramatic increase in attacks on ships by Somali pirates over the last few years, the expanding areas of their attacks, and the worldwide attention these attacks have garnered. Suppliers have rushed to adapt existing products and develop new ones for the counter-piracy mission.
OceanView Technologies’ HD Thermal Imaging
OceanView Technologies, Inc. announced it now will offer optional HD thermal imaging on its entire line of night vision cameras, including its Poseidon, Zeus, Atlas and Triton models. They are available in a variety of configurations to suit any need, including dual and three-camera systems, high zoom cameras and precise fiber-optic stabilization. (www.nightboating.com)
2009 NMEA Convention & Expo
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) will hold its 2009 NMEA Convention & Expo Sept. 30 - Oct .2, 2009, at the Sanibel Harbour Resort in Fort Myers, Fla. “The NMEA Convention & Expo is very valuable for everyone involved in the industry, but it is really organized to serve NMEA dealers and their personnel,” said David Hayden, NMEA’s President and Executive Director. “This year’s Convention has never been more important, as we need to work together to address the current economic challenge to our industry,” he said.