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
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Monday, May 9, 2011
Engineering News

Workboat operator’s fleet modernization program features MTU engines

MTU high-speed diesels help this ocean-going tug cut fuel costs for long-haul towing and ship-assist jobs throughout the Pacific. MTU diesels help this West Coast workboat operator cut fuel costs...

May 9, 2011
Total Views: 40

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Naval Architecture – Designing A Quiet Ship.

No this isn’t going to be a post about china’s new submarines…. instead we look at designing ships to be quiet for more relaxing purposes. Eurodam News, Holland America’s newbuild...

November 1, 2009
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lease A Thruster – Video From Marine Hydaulic Systems

We first met Hydraulic Marine Systems during our coverage of the International Workboat Show in December and, like the rest of the trade show participants, were amazed by the product....

June 16, 2009
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Seeking Engineer Blogger

The deckies run of this blog is just about over since today we are joining maritime recruiters everywhere and posting the sign “Engineer Wanted”. If you are an engineer looking...

February 25, 2009
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Tunnel For Ships?

MarineBuzz points us to Norway’s plan to build a One Nautical Mile long tunnel for ships. Reuters tells us: Norway has drawn up plans to build the world’s first shipping...

October 15, 2008
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Friday, July 4, 2008

Quiz – Titan Pullers?

You have all done well on the previous quizes so here’s a challenge. What’s featured in the picture above? UPDATE: Ignacio-Wenley Palacios correctly identified the photo as marine salvage equipment...

July 4, 2008
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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wartsila METHAPU – A Fuel Cell For Ships

Our friend Jean Pierre de Lutz is building a new boat using green technology and writing about it on his blog. Knowing we are interested in new technology geared toward...

May 15, 2008
Total Views: 41

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Starting the Wartsila – Video Starting a Wärtsilä 6 L 64… for a truly amazing engine read our post: The Wartsila-Sulzer Super Engine

April 1, 2008
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Friday, March 14, 2008

Pipe Labeling

Marine Buzz reminds us why we never signed up to work aboard a Chemical Tanker.

March 14, 2008
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Hydrogen Powered Ship – Iceland’s Ambitious Project For Alternative Energy Propulsion

The ship pictured above fails to impress the Icelandic tourists who board her for a short whale watching tour but after talking with the crew their attitude changes. ABC News...

January 23, 2008
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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Chief Engineer Convicted in Pollution Case

In the latest criminal proceedings related to Marine Pollution and the use of “Magic Pipes” the Chief Engineer aboard an American-flagged car-carrier ship was convicted of one count of conspiracy...

October 18, 2007
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Saturday, September 29, 2007

kite powered ships

We are always on the lookout for “green” stories so were pleased when a friend forwarded a link to Skysails, a German based company looking to augment tradition ship propulsion...

September 29, 2007
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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Aw Nuts! By The Artful Blogger

Aw Nuts! By The Artful Blogger Another day of reviewing incident reports. It never ceases to amaze me, how many of these tragedies could have been avoided. Yes, I judge....

September 11, 2007
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