Vessel Technologies

  • Rapid technological advancement of large, fast, coastal and short-sea ferry designs is coinciding with favorable population and economic trends to create an important emerging new commercial market for U.S.

    shipyards and suppliers, according to TransTech Marine's report, "Analysis of Coastal Ferry Markets and Technologies in the U.S." Present express ferry designs or those being developed will transport passengers in cabins and, in some cases, will also accommodate their vehicles over longer distance trips. Although these vessels will be large, they will travel at speeds formerly associated with smaller craft such as commuter ferries. In spite of their large size, these vessels will be unlike traditional cruise ships. And in addition to their high speeds, they also will be more glamorous and luxurious than conventional passenger/ vehicle displacement ferries.

    This new market is best described as coastal and short-sea ferry cruising, similar in overall concept to some services in Europe, such as the Baltic ferries, but utilizing higher speed technology for the U.S. market.

    Technologies now in the lead to develop the U.S. ferry cruise markets are SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) and SSC (Semisubmerged Catamaran). However, rapid advancements have been made recently in larger size ACV (Air Cushion Vehicle) and SES (Surface Effect Ship) designs, and important new technologies are coming into play, such as the Quadrimaran hull form that has recently been licensed for U.S. construction and the Techno- Superliner, now under development in Japan. All available or anticipated design technologies are profiled along with a U. S. builder in the report.

    Markets identified for these fast ships in domestic trades could require between 30 to 50 vessels with an overall value to shipyards and suppliers exceeding $1 billion over the decade. Such a base would form an imprtant component of commercial series production that would position U.S. builders to compete in world markets for this business, as they do now in some other types of high technology, high value ships, according to the report.

    A ferry cruise route representative of what TransTech forecasts for the future and dubbed the "Short Escape to the Cape" (as in Cape Cod) is illustrated in Figure 1. The new vessel technologies will enable bringing back modern versions of such as Fall River and Eastern Steamship lines, as well as opening up entirely new destinations. The report's vessel forecast is broken down by proposed route. Recognizing that seasonality impacts many routes in North America, the report contains complete financial analysis of one proposed service based on five months' operation. The analysis reveals that ferry cruise services can be profitable even without offseason vessel employment.

    Geoffrey Uttmark, the report's author, recently said, "After you have technology that can economically live up to these demanding schedules and produce a satisfactory ROI, which is now emerging so that these services can be developed or re-developed, next you need a broad and deep marketing organization and superb operators." Mr.

    Uttmark continued, "That kind of infrastructure does exist in the U.S.

    now largely in modified form, such as airlines, foreign-flag cruise ship operators and international hotel chains. The best way it could be adapted to the ferry cruise business is through a parent organization responsible for marketing and finance with separate operating franchises." "Analysis of Coastal Ferry Markets and Technologies in the U.S." contains over fifty pages of information and figures describing all aspects of this emerging business. The report is a useful market development resource for U.S. ship designers, builders and equipment vendors seeking greater participation in new commercial markets, overseas licensers of advanced cruise ferry technology, vessel operators and managers, transportation planners and economists, and industry lenders and investment groups.

    The report may be ordered by remitting $295 to TransTech Marine Co., 771 Carroll St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11215. There is an additional $10 charge for airmail postage for orders outside North America.

  • of Ohio (Sohio). Gini Savage, wife of Sohio Alaska Petroleum Company president, Michael Savage, was sponsor at the launching, and christened the vessel "Investigator." The new Ice Class II vessel will be used to support Sohio Alaska Petroleum Company's exploratory drilling program in the Beaufort Sea

  • While catamaran and multi-hull vessel technology is increasingly being explored for its potential in highspeed military and logistical support applications. Rolls-Royce has unveiled a proposal for a fast naval sealift ship based on a monohull RoPax ferry design. The impulse for developing a vessel type

  • to a cargo transshipment center; and investigation of an interisland ferry network, including a study of passenger demand, along with the services, vessel technology, and port facilities required for such a passenger system. This contract covers the first phase of a continuing study to be funded

  • that seemingly arrive daily in your mailbox or inbox, you can get an idea of the depth and breadth of the current state of U.S. commercial marine vessel shipbuilding. Given the tumult in the oil market and the number of cancellations of vessels previously on order, it can safely be said that things

  • Building fast RoPax vessels is nothing new for Australia's Austal Ships. The company, founded just 16 years ago. has quickly crafted a reputation as one of the largest and best builders of aluminum craft in the world, and today boasts an annual turnover in excess of $250 million. Spirit of Ontario

  • Offshore & Marine’s technology arm, Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), as well as MPA and TCOMS, to develop autonomous vessel technologies for retrofit onto a 32-meter harbor tug. ABS will provide the Approval in Principle for the novel features such as remote navigation control

  • The near-shore and inland workboat fleet is at the leading edge for autonomous vessel developmentWhile the advent of autonomous workboats are not exactly mainstream, you better believe that in the not-too-distant future they will be a reality on waterways in and around the U.S.  Today there remain more

  • bottles that have earlier been central to CNG transport concepts, Cran & Stenning Technology has proposed a more efficient and economical pressure vessel made from small-diameter pipe coiled into a steel carousel. The CNG ship would be equipped with multiple carousel units, stacked below decks in inerted

  • Surface Vehicles (USV) are now being considered for various marine roles and the drivers for rapid development are significant.   Unmanned or autonomous vessels have passed through the trial and evaluation stage and are now being adopted for civilian and military applications. The maritime sector now has the

  • United States. On the other hand, familiarity breeds contempt in much the same way that complacency tends to distract. In as little as 10 years, autonomous vessels might transit Tampa Bay, or a hundred places in between. Stakeholders find themselves asking, “Does an accident in 1993 properly advise scenario assessment

  • The supply and anchor-handling vessels that are deployed on the east coast of Canada are basically a transfer of equipment, technology and experience that evolved in the northern parts of the North Sea in the middle to later 1970s. The North Sea as a whole tends to compare environmentally with the

  • MN Aug-20#77 Marine Marketplace
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    Marine Marketplace VESSELS FOR SALE / NEW PRODUCTS BARGES FOR RENT HONEYCOMB PANELS ALUMINUM DOORS Aluminum Honeycomb Joiner Doors Type I - Type IV doors Extruded Aluminum Joiner Doors Honeycomb Door Type A - Type P Stile doors Class C Approved Panels Water Closet Partitions Aluminum honeycomb panel

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    control a client list that includes commercial shipping companies, training. Academy courses are USCG/MCA and STCW marine corporations, the military, vessel management ? rms, approved certi? cation programs ful? lling requirements for superyacht personnel and thousands of other individuals. license

  • MN Aug-20#74  Marine 
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    one hundred Services & Distributors Massachusetts Resolve Marine Maritime Academy ment vessels. The common horsepower range extends mate, ocean vessels, unlimited tonnage or third assistant from about 800 to 3,500 horsepower per shaft line, ar- engineer, steam or motor, unlimited horsepower. rangements

  • MN Aug-20#73  over 155 diesel-electric vessels  and Z-drives from several)
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    grew, Karl Senner, LLC was chosen to supply Senner, LLC has seen the primary demand for gearboxes Steerprop thrusters onboard over 155 diesel-electric vessels and Z-drives from several market sectors including inland side-by-side to EPD Electrical Systems. This collaborative towboats, ferries, ? shing

  • MN Aug-20#72  remote surveys to clear vessel repairs, 
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    one hundred Services & Distributors Karl Senner, LLC Advanced Mechanical Enterprises ABS also offered remote surveys to clear vessel repairs, such as those for damage that may restrict operations un- Advanced der CG-835s. These surveys help clients by verifying the repairs have been made in accordance

  • MN Aug-20#71  compliance of more than 2,200 vessels 
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    in its history. ABS has been contracted to ies, with thousands of employees worldwide driven by a verify the Sub-M compliance of more than 2,200 vessels mission to promote the security of life and property and since the start of that important regulatory rollout. preserve the natural environment

  • MN Aug-20#70  that build and repair vessels of 
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    Sealift Command, MARAD, U.S. Coast W&O Supply Guard, cruise lines, barge owners, upstream oil and natu- ral-gas rigs, and shipyards that build and repair vessels of For over four decades, W&O Supply has been a top all sizes. W&O was selected as the major supplier of valves source for pipe, valves and ?

  • MN Aug-20#69 , PSVs and oil spill recovery vessels in the oil  the Schoellhorn-Al)
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    of customers on a wide variety of applications, from alternative energy on windmills and tidal power genera- tors, to OSVs, PSVs and oil spill recovery vessels in the oil the Schoellhorn-Albrecht building was located in historic and gas industry. The company has equipped ferries from Laclede’s Landing

  • MN Aug-20#68  for winch installations and vessel integra-
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    hydraulic systems and controls. JonRie also provides from the U.S. Coast Guard. Additionally, the company in- in house designs for winch installations and vessel integra- stalled one of the ? rst BWTS aboard a ship, which subse- tion, plus design, survey, engineering and testing services. quently was the ?

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    one hundred qp Equipment Humphree Hyde Marine length, including monohull and multi- hull con? gurations, and can be found Humphree on thousands of vessels, from utilitarian Humphree was founded in 2002 pilot and patrol boats to ultra-luxurious by a team of engineers that sought to superyachts. Most

  • MN Aug-20#66  orders for an additional 164 vessels.
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    commercial system in 2004 and has since in- industry. Its system allows for an underway one-person re- stalled 176 BWMSs with orders for an additional 164 vessels. covery of a helpless person from the water. Ecochlor’s treatment technology is unique. It uses chlo- The company’s president, Shane Smith, was born

  • MN Aug-20#65  with ship  for various vessels.
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    and shipboard products this service and is rebuilding multiple cranes and winches and specializes in integrating this equipment with ship for various vessels. systems. Not only does Appleton supply cranes, winches, windlasses, capstans, hose reels and other special systems, Carver Pump they are experts

  • MN Aug-20#64 , 
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    applica- netix is an advanced shock monitoring system that records tions (navy); lightweight composite shaftlines for ferries, impact exposure data on vessels, seats, and crew. A combi- navy and waterjet drives; jawcouplings for industrial ap- nation of hardware, software and consultancy services allow

  • MN Aug-20#63  the company 
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    is a leader in pioneer- ing autonomous control and advanced perception systems for the marine industries. Founded in 2015, the company builds autonomous vessel software and systems, which increases the safety, ef? ciency and performance of ships, workboats and commercial vessels. Sea Machines develops

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equipment for all types of vessels. RHOTHETA radio di-
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    , Inc. Often used for navigation before the adoption of GPS, radio direction ? nders continue to function today as safety equipment for all types of vessels. RHOTHETA radio di- date to LED. The Navy looked to Phoenix Lighting, its rection ? nders can display a line of bearing toward VHF/ longstanding

  • MN Aug-20#61  of more than 30,000 vessels in  fully automatic control)
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    and enable en VI equipped with Kongsberg Mari- time’s advanced systems demonstrated safe, ef? cient and sustainable manage- ment of more than 30,000 vessels in fully automatic control from dock to the seaborne transportation, energy, dock while carrying passengers, cars and crew on board. The fully-integrat

  • MN Aug-20#60 . gplink utilizes dual 
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    , tracking and diagnostic IMO Radar in both S-Band and X-Band con? gurations for solutions for high horsepower systems. gplink utilizes dual SOLAS vessels, making the NXT series truly a class unto band technology with GSM communications, as well as itself. Good target detection at all ranges combined

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craft, off-shore service vessels, ?  re/rescue boats,)
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    in commu- manner of workboats - at work on patrol boats and military nication system setup, ? exibility and ease of operation. craft, off-shore service vessels, ? re/rescue boats, commercial ? shing vessels and more. The company’s Marine Intercom Systems provide crew members with clear communication FUELTRAX

  • MN Aug-20#58  and offshore service/transport vessel 
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    in a variety of markets including foreign expertise and knowledge in navigation lights including militaries, ? sheries and offshore service/transport vessel advancements in LED, searchlights including signaling sectors. Domestic system installations are also ongoing for devices, interior lighting repair

  • MN Aug-20#57  will be followed by sister vessels Sarah Averick, Leisa)
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    is the ? rst of four new ASD-90 tugs under construction at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, Wash., the new- build will be followed by sister vessels Sarah Averick, Leisa Flor- ence and Rachael Allen, all scheduled to be delivered this year for service within the Saltchuk Marine family of companies

  • MN Aug-20#56  maritime engineers to service vessels any-
vessels worked together)
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    . The company’s mobile response repair service can supported the tow-out of the Big Foot extended TLP. The send a team of maritime engineers to service vessels any- vessels worked together to deliver the platform, tendons where in North America within 24 hours. With two full- and other equipment from Spitzer

  • MN Aug-20#55  and 
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    Crowley and his leadership team direct a company with more than $2 billion in annual revenues, approximately 5,300 employees and a ? eet of about 200 vessels. Crowley’s offshore services team has the high-bollard towing capabili- ties and dynamic positioning power to transport oversized, complex and

  • MN Aug-20#54  and Crowley Fuels. The 
vessel is a signi?  cant point)
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    and experience. The center line of a marine through four business units: Crowley Logistics, Crowley Shipping, Crowley Solutions and Crowley Fuels. The vessel is a signi? cant point of balance and one that repre- sents strength for the broader hull of the vessel. Godden company was launched in 1892, by

  • MN Aug-20#49  operate in the grain  proved vessels pushing liquid cargoes)
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    for the steel companies. And Currently, 18 of these CTC owned towboats are SIRE ap- we have some covered barges that we operate in the grain proved vessels pushing liquid cargoes for multiple oil ma- trades. As we’ve expanded, we’ve gotten into towing liq- jors and chemical companies. uid barges on the