Technology

  • Inmarsat signs up for Rolls-Royce’s autonomous...

    Announced on the second day of London International Shipping Week (LISW), satellite communications provider Inmarsat has signed up to work with Rolls-Royce on its recently launched Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA).

  • Sailors’ Society launches app

    Sailors’ Society, one of the largest seafarer support charities operating internationally, has developed ‘Chapplaincy’, a smartphone app with the support of Augustea Group. Chapplaincy enables real-time activity reporting and maintains a history of ship visits and support provided to seafarers. 

  • Next-Generation Shipbuilding Inspection

    Poland’s Remontowa Shipbuilding recently inspected the UK-flagged chemical and product tanker CPO Japan using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The drone, equipped with a high-definition camera capable of recording HD videos and photos, accessed all parts of the tanker as part of her five-year class renewal inspection.

     

  • Professor Freedives for Scientific Research

     University of Miami Professor Claire Paris broke the USA Women’s National Freediving record in the freediving discipline of Dynamic No Fins with a three minutes and seven seconds swim of 128 meters (420 feet) on a single breath. She was competing with 12 other athletes in the first annual event.

  • BOS Delivers Subsea Projects to Asia Pacific

    Bibby Offshore’s Asian division, Bibby Offshore Singapore (BOS), has expanded its foothold in the Southeast Asian oil and gas sector by securing multimillion dollars (US) worth of contracts in the first half of 2015.

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Netherlands strong despite setbacks

According to Dutch trade body Netherlands Maritime Technology, in a recently released report, although 2015 was a challenging year for the maritime technology sector, Dutch companies performed exceptionally well.

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CFD Study Calculates FPSO Current Coefficients

BMT Fluid Mechanics (BMT), a subsidiary of the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group Ltd, has recently completed a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study for an oil major operating offshore Nigeria.

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