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New Moose Boat for San Francisco Fire Department

By MarEx 2018-11-20 21:34:00

Moose Boats, a boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area, has delivered a M2-38 Catamaran CBRN, Dive and Fire Rescue vessel to San Francisco Fire Department.    Twin Cummins QSB6.7 425hp turbo diesel propulsion engines with Hamilton HJ292 water-jets will power the M2-38 aluminum catamaran.  Serving primarily as a dive and rescue boat, the M2 is outfitted with an integrated dive/recovery platform and a bow ladder for beach rescues.    Due to the Moose...

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Metal Shark Supports Bahamas' Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

By MarEx 2018-11-20 18:37:27

Alabama and Louisiana, USA-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has partnered with the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) to support the preservation of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. Created in 1959 as the world’s first protected area of its kind and home to the second-largest coral barrier reef in the western hemisphere, the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park spans 176 square miles in the Exumas region of the Bahamas, which is a chain of over 365 islands also called “cays.” ...

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Industry Leaders to Speak at Mid-Atlantic Ship Repair & Supply Summit

By MarEx 2018-11-20 16:51:38

The Port of Las Palmas has announced the first speakers for its Mid-Atlantic Ship Repair & Supply Summit, a high-level international gathering for the ship repair and supply, smart tech, renewable energy, offshore and bunkering communities taking place in Gran Canaria, Spain, from April 4-5, 2019. The two-day event will explore changing market dynamics, regulations and technology for port service provision, ship repair and supply and outline new investment and business opportunities in Las Palmas. Key focus areas at the...

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Master Marine Delivers M/V Rick Pemberton

By MarEx 2018-11-20 16:44:03

Master Marine is pleased to announce that it has delivered the Entech Designs 67’ x 28’ M/V Rick Pemberton to Waterfront Services.  The boat is powered by a pair of Laborde Products, Inc. S6R2-Y3MPTAW Mitsubishi 803 HP tier III diesel marine engines to be operated at 1400 RPM coupled to Twin Disc MG 5321, 5:1 gears, E300 electronic controls with RW Fernstrum, Inc. keel coolers. Laborde Products, Inc. also provided electrical power with (2) Two Northern Lights M65C13.2S 65KW Tier...

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Damen Signs with Rimorchiatori Spezzini for Two Tugs ASD 2411

By MarEx 2018-11-20 15:42:11

Rimorchiatori Spezzini, a subsidiary of the Scafi Group, has contracted Damen Shipyards Group for two new Damen ASD Tugs 2411. The order comes as part of Scafi’s plans to expand its fleet in response to the newly assigned harbor towage concession in the port of Safi, Morocco.  The Scafi Group is one of Italy’s leading harbor towage companies, operating its four subsidiaries in major international ports such as La Spezia, Savona, Vado Ligure, Gioia Tauro and Rijeka. “Damen’s relationship with...

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Chain of Things Hosts Tech Forum During Hong Kong Maritime Week

By MarEx 2018-11-20 11:29:28

On November 21, in partnership with Hong Kong Maritime Week, Chain of Things will hold an evening panel discussion on emerging technologies like blockchain, IoT, and AI, to explore how these new tools have the potential to evolve and revolutionize global trade. The conference speakers will examine how a combination of these technologies could save billions of dollars for the shipping and logistics industries, and will examine legal implications that may arise from the use of blockchain technology and smart contracts. The...

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Wanhua Picks Port of South Louisiana for $1.25B Chemical Complex

By MarEx 2018-11-19 21:24:00

Today, Governor John Bel Edwards and Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd. executive Weiqi Hua announced the company will develop a $1.25 billion chemical manufacturing complex in the St. James Parish community of Convent, Louisiana. The 250-acre manufacturing site will be developed at the northwest corner of the intersection of Louisiana Highways 3125 and 3214, on the east bank of the Mississippi River with deep-draft river access and available rail service. The project will create 170 new direct jobs with an...

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Saipem 7000 Semi-Sub Visits Damen Verolme Rotterdam for DPS Upgrade

By MarEx 2018-11-19 18:20:46

The Saipem 7000, one of the largest semi-submersible crane and pipelaying vessels in the world, has arrived at Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) for a major upgrade of its current DP3 system to meet the new closed ring DP3 configuration and ABS EHS-P notation. Under DP3 EHS-P notation, the vessel will achieve an exceptional level of redundancy with 4 independent redundancy groups systems. The project will include the upgrade and modification of the vessel’s power system for load sharing, the installation...

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VIKING’s LifeCraft Passes Toughest Ever Test at Sea

By MarEx 2018-11-19 15:49:09

Rough seas with wave heights up to 50 percent above the stipulated heavy weather testing requirements proved no obstacle for VIKING’s innovative LifeCraft™ system, paving the way for cruise ship operators worldwide to benefit from all the advantages that this new hybrid - intended to replace lifeboats/liferafts - has to offer.   It is considered to be the most exciting innovation in passenger evacuation systems in decades – and now, despite unusually challenging test conditions, the VIKING LifeCraft...

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Integrated Telemedicine Solution Supports Genavir Crew

By MarEx 2018-11-19 15:39:01

Genavir, the vessel operating arm of the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (a.k.a. Ifremer) is using Marlink’s sophisticated crew health and safety management service, XChange Telemed, to minimize the impact of illness and injury on five ocean-going research vessels; Alis, Antea, L’Atalante, Pourquoi Pas? and Thalassa. All five vessels are part of the French Oceanographic Fleet and were already equipped with Marlink’s customized Sealink VSAT. Now with XChange Telemed fully integrated, crew and scientists aboard benefit from...

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