Friday, April 5, 2019
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Maritime News

Wärtsilä Tests World’s First ‘Targetless’ DP Laser Sensor

Finnish technology group Wärtsilä says it has successfully tested what it says is the world’s first ‘targetless’ dynamic positioning (DP) laser sensor on board an offshore support vessel.

April 5, 2019
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Interesting

Louisiana Maritime Instructor Charged with Selling Fake DP Training Certificates

A former Louisiana maritime instructor has been indicted on federal charges for allegedly accepting cash payments to fraudulently certify individuals on critical maritime infrastructure equipment for which they never actually...

December 27, 2016
Total Views: 96

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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Navy

SBX-1 SPOTD, The World’s Largest X-Band Radar

Today’s Ship Photo Of The Day (SPOTD) show’s the U.S. Navy’s Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX-1) underway in the Pacific. Few are aware or familiar with this awesome ocean-going platform the...

August 17, 2016
Total Views: 651

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
News

WATCH: Float-Over Topside Installation Using Dynamic Positioning

This video shows the float-over installation of a 15,748 ton topside on an offshore facility off Malaysia using dynamic positioning and the Dockwise-managed heavy lift vessel HYSY 278. The operation...

September 2, 2015
Total Views: 134

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Dynamic positioning controls
Maritime News

Dynamic Positioning Incident Results in Sheared Wellhead

The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard have today issued a Joint Safety Alert in response to a dynamic positioning incident involving an...

February 24, 2015
Total Views: 19

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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News

gCaptain Visits Rolls-Royce’s Ålesund Training Facility

On the west coast of Norway, just past the corner where the rocky coast begins to curve to the east and on upwards to the cold and remote subarctic and...

July 1, 2014
Total Views: 16

Friday, December 20, 2013
News

Navis Engineering Builds on Singapore Success

Navis Engineering, the Finnish dynamic positioning and vessel motion control system manufacturer, announced today the completion of work on its latest project involving Singaporean offshore specialist Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO)....

December 20, 2013
Total Views: 1

Friday, January 25, 2013
Dynamic positioning controls
Uncategorized

ABS Releases New DP Systems Requirements

HOUSTON – The American Bureau of Shipping on Friday announced that they have released the ABS Guide for Dynamic Positioning Systems as a significant update to present classification requirements to...

January 25, 2013
Total Views: 56

Monday, September 17, 2012
News

Oceanografia Signs with Kongsberg on New DP Training Center

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_FLaMLIsv0 Oceanografia S.A. de C.V., one of Mexico’s largest offshore vessel operators specializing in underwater survey, diving, pipe laying construction and maintenance operations, has signed a multimillion dollar contract with...

September 17, 2012
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Press Releases

Pacific Drilling Chooses New Information Management System from Kongsberg Maritime

Enabling safer and more efficient integrated operations in the digital oilfield PRESS RELEASE — Kongsberg Maritime will deliver a sophisticated new Information Management System (IMS) as part of a ‘Full...

September 12, 2012
Total Views: 8

Monday, July 2, 2012
Offshore

Arctic Dynamic Positioning R&D Project Gets $3.2 Million Go Ahead

The final piece of a CAD $8.5 million research project to improve DP operations in ice fell into place on May 23, 2012 when the Government of Canada announced a...

July 2, 2012
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Blog

Maritime Union Expands into Drilling Industry: AMO unveils details of DP training programs

As gCaptain first reported in August, American Maritime Officers’ (AMO) union training facility, STAR Center, has announced plans expand its simulation training programs to include Dynamic Positioning training, furthering the...

February 7, 2012
Total Views: 1

Monday, January 30, 2012
Blog

DP Failure Mode Effect Analysis – Breaking Down the FMEA

Learning from each failure can be costly & time consuming. FMEA is a systematic method of studying failure. This ensures that time is not wasted & the root of the problem is quickly determined. It is used to Identify methods to eliminate or reduce the chance of that failure occuring in the future.

January 30, 2012
Total Views: 1562

Friday, August 12, 2011
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News

Maritime Union Expands into Drilling Industry: AMO now offers Dynamic Positioning Training

American Maritime Officers’ (AMO) union training facility, the STAR Center, has announced it will be expanding it’s simulation training capabilities to include Dynamic Positioning training, furthering the maritime union’s sphere of influence...

August 12, 2011
Total Views: 1

Saturday, April 9, 2011
Blog

Offshore Wind Farms and the Turbine Installation Vessel

Offshore wind farming has picked up steam during the last decade, with more & more countries installing these gigantic turbines in their coastal waters.  The largest wind farm in the...

April 9, 2011
Total Views: 153

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Blog

POLL: Flag State Changes to Dynamically Positioned Drilling Vessels…

As of recently, deepwater self-propelled drilling vessels were considered “MODUs”, or mobile offshore drilling units.  Recent changes to flag state classification rules now classify these vessels as “Dynamic Positioning Vessels”,...

March 2, 2011
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
News

Dynamic Positioning Operator Qualification Changes Announced

The Nautical Institute has announced two major changes in their qualification procedures for Dynamic Positioning Operator certification that will become effective January 1, 2012. First, they are significantly restricting the...

February 22, 2011
Total Views: 11

Friday, February 11, 2011
News

Remora HiLoad DP Completes Final Sea Trials with Kongsberg Maritime Dynamic Positioning in Control

State-of-the-art Integrated Automation and DP system supports unique HiLoad concept The 27th January 2011 was a milestone in the development of the unique Remora HiLoad DP as it completed its...

February 11, 2011
Total Views: 14

Friday, January 28, 2011
News

First Kongsberg Maritime K-Chief 600 equipped vessel delivered to Owner

The first vessel to sail with Kongsberg Maritime’s sophisticated new K-Chief 600 marine automation system was delivered to its owner on 10th January 2010. The Korean Built VLCC features an...

January 28, 2011
Total Views: 48

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Blog

Hornbeck Offshore Chief Mate Saves the Day

Image: Helix Q4000 on location of MC 252 as it prepares for “Top Kill.” © 2010 BP p.l.c. I met up with a friend recently who works as Chief Mate...

December 21, 2010
Total Views: 8