High Shipping Costs Are Here to Stay, Says Bloomberg
By Henry Ren (Bloomberg) Stubbornly high shipping expenses for businesses are getting sealed into contracts for the next 12 months, forcing companies to pass the extra costs on to consumers....
Building on lessons learned from many years of designing fast maritime craft, Damen Shipyards, Delft Technical University and De Vries Lentsch Yacht Designers and Naval Architects have teamed up to design and build the next-generation of all-weather fast rescue lifeboats for the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM).
The most notable feature of this new vessel is its sharp “axe-bow” which gives the vessel a finer entry to help reduce the punishing g-forces experienced in heavy weather, while providing more buoyancy in the bow.
According to KNRM, this design is expected to reduce the g-forces by at least 40 percent, giving the vessel greater average speed to the scene of a rescue and reducing wear and tear on the vessel and crew.
The following images, via KNRM – Koninklijke Nederlandse Redding Maatschappij, show the Damen-built NH1816 going through a self-righting test at Damen Shipyards in the Netherlands on 30 October.
For more on this vessel, watch the following video:
Join the 67,742 members that receive our newsletter.
Have a news tip? Let us know.