SPOTD – Larger Than Life DC Superheroes At Sea

Tirrenia Nuraghes's Superhero themed Ferries. Image via Palumbo Shipyard, Italy Super Heroes take-over the high seas after Palumbo shipyards in Messina Italy began decorating the sides of themed Tirrenia ships.  The M/V  is the first of Tirrenia’s ferries to put on a “new look:” that of the iconic DC Super Hero Batman! The new DC Themed … [Read more...]

Diesel-Electric Power Plus Batteries Makes for a Very Efficient Tugboat

Netherlands-based Iskes Towage & Salvage accepted delivery today of the first ever Damen Shipyards-built Hybrid tug at a signing ceremony at the Offshore Energy conference in Amsterdam today. Depending on the operating profile, the ASD 2810 Hybrid, which has a combination of diesel-direct and diesel-electric propulsion, facilitates average fuel savings of between 10% and … [Read more...]

ClassNK Starts Joint Research Project to Optimize Ship Designs for Actual Sea Conditions

Tokyo - ClassNK announced today that they have started full scale ship tests to develop a feedback scheme on the design for ships performances in actual seas in collaboration with Imabari Shipbuilding Co and Sayonas Shipbuilding. During this joint research project, the energy saving operation support system “ClassNK-NAPA GREEN” provided by the Society and NAPA … [Read more...]

Cylindrical FPSO vs. Ship-Shaped, in a 100 Year Storm [VIDEO]

In 2001, Sevan Marine established itself in Norway and began the research and development of cylindrically-shaped FPSO designs. It was a revolutionary new idea.  Historically, single hulled VLCCs which had reached the end of their useful life had been, and still are, converted into FPSOs, destined to sit anchored on top of an offshore oil field for 20 or 30 years or more. … [Read more...]

Damen Shipyards Showcases Innovative New Tugboat, ASD Tug 3212

Damen Shipyards has launched its newly designed, Lloyd's Register-classed, ASD Tug 3212 at the International Tug and Salvage Convention (ITS) in Barcelona. This innovative and powerful tug in the 85 ton bollard pull range is the result of three years of research and represents a completely new Damen ship type and a milestone in ASD tug design. Damen's ASD Tug 3212 has been … [Read more...]