Friday, February 24, 2012
propeller design cfd

Propeller Cavitation Analysis with Computational Fluid Dynamics

by Bart Stockdill, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., Mechanical Engineer Water will boil at room temperature if the pressure is low enough. In fact, the pressure has to be very low, about 2% of...

February 24, 2012
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Friday, February 3, 2012
paired-column semisubmersible houston offshore engineering

1000 Year Hurricane? Doesn’t Look THAT Bad

The naval architects at Houston Offshore simulated the hydrodynamic response of a 1000 year hurricane on a moored paired-column semi submersible.  Here’s what it looks like: [vimeo][/vimeo] More Info on...

February 3, 2012
Total Views: 4

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Part 3: Marine Engineering Technology for More Efficient Shipping

In Part 3 of this series on shipping efficiency technology, we look at marine engineering and power systems technologies aimed at cutting operating costs, while at the same time reducing...

January 5, 2012
Total Views: 236

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Part 1: How to Design a More Efficient Ship

Wärtsilä put together a presentation recently that evaluated a number of new technologies and design concepts aimed at cutting operating costs, while at the same time reducing ship emissions.  The technologies...

January 4, 2012
Total Views: 1109

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Part 2: How to Propel a More Efficient Ship

In Part 2 of this series on shipping efficiency technology, we look at new ship propulsion technologies and design concepts aimed at cutting operating costs, while at the same time...

January 4, 2012
Total Views: 542

Friday, December 23, 2011
Yon Gang Tuo tugboat

Robert Allan-Designed Tugboat Delivered to Chinese Owners

The tug Yong Gang Tuo 29 has recently been delivered to her new owners, the Ningbo Port Group of China. This is the 7th Robert Allan Ltd. design in Ningbo’s fleet and...

December 23, 2011
Total Views: 52

Monday, November 28, 2011
Iskes Towage & Salvage Damen tug Argus
Engineering News

The Green Tug Project – Energy Efficient Design for Workboats

In November 2011 Iskes Towage & Salvage took its first Damen tug into operation: the ASD 2810 ‘Argus’. Pleased with its capabilities, Iskes decided to have Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld build...

November 28, 2011
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Thursday, November 3, 2011
Perini Navi Exuma

Perini Navi’s Picchiotti Exuma, Handcrafted of Pure Awesomeness

The Picchiotti Exuma, the 3rd yacht of Perini’s Vitrivius-series is the temperate-climate version of her 55-meter ice-class sibling and was widely praised this year at the 2011 Showboats Design Awards   Exuma, the...

November 3, 2011
Total Views: 48

Monday, October 31, 2011

A gCaptain Halloween – Navy Ships in Razzle Dazzle

Some of you may remember a cartoon which appeared during World War I, a drawing showing an inquisitive stranger talking with the gateman at a railway crossing. The gate was...

October 31, 2011
Total Views: 103

Saturday, October 29, 2011

gCaptain’s Top 5 Most Freakish-Looking Megayachts

With the year’s largest boatshow underway the docks of Fort Lauderdale are packed with elegant yachts of all sizes. But docked among the sleek lines of the world’s most attractive...

October 29, 2011
Total Views: 411

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Engineering News

Interesting Ship of the Week – The new ‘Ramform W’ class seismic vessel

This week’s interesting ship is the new “Ramform W” class seismic vessel, two of which were ordered by Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) earlier this year. Our apologies to the naval architect...

September 7, 2011
Total Views: 113

Thursday, August 11, 2011
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Square riggers are back!!! A sail powered container ship for the 21st century

The age of sail may be getting a new beginning… and we couldn’t be more excited about the idea. Imagine being off Ambrose Light and witnessing a triple-masted, 3000-ton containership...

August 11, 2011
Total Views: 56

Friday, August 5, 2011
Perini Navi Group Galileo G ice class yacht

Dear Santa: I would like a Perini Navi so I can go explore the arctic… please.

The naval architects at Perini Navi have done a spectacular job with this new 55 meter Picchiotti Ice-Class Motor Yacht.  The raised forward bulwarks mean this yacht was meant for...

August 5, 2011
Total Views: 10


This Is Only A Test – Freefall Lifeboat Design and Testing

Aboard ship one always hopes they never need to take a sleigh ride into an unfriendly sea but ship happens. When it does you’re going to be very pleased the...

August 5, 2011
Total Views: 58

Thursday, August 4, 2011
Germanischer Lloyd ship's trim Eco Assistant

Watch your trim! It may be costing you more than you think…

A screen shot of Germanischer Lloyd’s Eco-Assistant, a tool to help ship captains maximize the fuel and power efficiency of their vessels.  In times of increasing fuel prices and environmental...

August 4, 2011
Total Views: 77

Monday, July 25, 2011
Lloyd's Register
Engineering News

Lloyd’s Register develops new risk management tool for vessels plying the high latitudes

New notation, ‘ShipRight FDA ICE’, introduces procedures which can help owners to manage their risks  Lloyd’s Register has given shipowners and operators a vital new tool to help assess designs...

July 25, 2011
Total Views: 13

Monday, January 31, 2011
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Lloyd’s Register and Bestway Marine Engineering work on new, energy-efficient bulk carrier design

Over the past year or so, the IMO has come up with a calculation that gives a rough idea of the energy efficiency of a ship.  This number is essentially...

January 31, 2011
Total Views: 15

Friday, January 7, 2011

Dream Tanker – Painted by Kids

What happens when you let a comedian and elementary students paint a ship? No, the answer isn’t the Norwiegan Gem, it’s the Dream Tanker. Pink Tentacle tells us; The Dream...

January 7, 2011
Total Views: 14

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ships In Concrete – Best Maritime Inspired Architecture

gCaptain searches the web each week to bring you the world’s most interesting and inspiring ships, but you don’t need to be a naval architect to design an imaginative vessel....

November 30, 2010
Total Views: 492

Friday, November 19, 2010
Ship Design

Ship Photo of The Week – Polarcus’ SX134 Seismic Vessel

This week’s ship photo, well actually more like an illustration, depicts one of two of Polarcus’ new generation type SX134 seismic vessels that it recently ordered to be built at...

November 19, 2010
Total Views: 9