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Naval Architects of Lore May Have Been Right After All

+-*  Docked near the Houston ship channel in a bug infested estuary is the battleship USS Texas (BB-35), the world’s last remaining “dreadnought” afloat. After over 100 years after her launch in 1912, naval architects are now uncovering data revealing her design features could be far more efficient than anyone ever realized. Computational Fluid Dynamics is a tool utilized by naval […]

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Bordelon Marine Hopes New Ultra-Light Intervention Vessels Hit Subsea Sweet Spot

+-*Louisiana-based Bordelon Marine has taken delivery of the M/V Shelia Bordelon, the second of two new Stingray 260 class Ultra-Light Intervention Vessels (ULIV). The highly specialized DP2 vessel was built at Bordelon Marine Shipbuilders yard in Houma, LA  and features a NOV 50 ton Active Heave Compensating crane with 3,000 meters of wire, a mezzanine deck with internal office […]

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Sketchy Boarding – Will This Truck Make It Onto This Ship?

+-*This video was posted Monday to Youtube and has already racked up close to 1 million views. And for good reason – it’s so sketchy! So, will the truck be make it on board the ship by driving over two wooden planks? Just watch for the answer:  Well there you have it. Yet there are still […]

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Unintentional Release of Freefall Lifeboat – ATSB Final Report

+-*  An improperly reset hook was to blame for the unintentional release of a freefall lifeboat from a bulk carrier in the Indian Ocean in 2014, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau has determined. The Malta-flagged MV Aquarosa was transiting the Indian Ocean en route to Fremantle, Western Australia on March 1, 2014 when its freefall […]

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2000 Club – World’s Biggest Shipbuilder Hits Delivery Milestone

+-*  South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder, announced a new milestone Tuesday with the recent delivery of its 2,000th ship. The milestone was reached with the delivery of the Ocean BlackLion, the last of four ultra-deepwater drillships for Diamond Offshore. Hyundai Heavy opened its doors with a bang in the early 1970’s by simultaneously completing shipyard […]