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SamBoat incorporates LateSail to create a global powerhouse for boat rental to satisfy increased UK holiday demand

SamBoat, the online platform for listing and renting boats worldwide, from today, will incorporate two highly reputable boat rental agencies, UK’s LateSail & France’s Vents de Mer. This activity will help support the increased demand for sailing holidays in the UK, and a new travel platform has made them easier to browse and book.  It …

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HamiltonJet unveils JETSense – Intelligent Voyage Control with Sea Machines’ Autonomous Technology

HamiltonJet has unveiled JETSense, its latest intelligent voyage product, in collaboration with Sea Machines’ Autonomous Technology. JETSense is a 3-in-1 system featuring navigation, multi-sensor fusion and computer vision to move waterjet-powered vessels to the forefront of 21st century navigation and utility. It utilises Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced autonomy to perceive the domain and maintain …

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Synergy group achieves first ever green award for a container ship

A Green Award certificate is issued only to ships and ship managers that go ‘above and beyond industry standards in terms of safety, quality and environmental performance’. Synergy Group, one of the world’s leading ship managers, has demonstrated its commitment to best-in-class operations and environmental performance by successfully securing the first ever Green Award for …

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Midsummer supplies ultralight solar panels for Dutch offshore floating PV project

Swedish solar energy leader Midsummer provides lightweight thinfilm solar panels to a Dutch government-funded floating photovoltaic project called Solar@Sea II. The Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) is coordinator of the PV project, funded by the Dutch government. The aim of the project is to develop an offshore floating PV concept based on lightweight …

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Wärtsilä launches power limitation solutions for EEXI compliance

The technology group Wärtsilä has launched a new series of power limitation solutions that enable compliance with the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) regulation. These latest Wärtsilä innovations mean that the company now has a complete range of solutions for environmental regulatory compliance, covering both newbuild and retrofit projects. The EEXI regulation comes …

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The Maritime Standard Awards showcases excellence across the industry

The eighth annual The Maritime Standard Awards, held on Monday November 22nd at the World Trade Centre Dubai, raised the bar higher still for events of this type as it provided an outstanding, high-profile showcase for individual and organisational excellence in the shipping, ports and maritime industry sectors. As always, the Awards celebrated the achievements …

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New cyber security scheme, supported by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects

The maritime industry accounts for the movement of 90% of world trade, making it very attractive for cyber criminals. Over the past three years cyber-attacks on shipping have increased by 900%. The digitisation of the maritime sector and the development of autonomous vessels means the cyber security risk to shipping is likely to increase and …

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Shipyard closure: machinery sale after closure of LA NAVAL in Spain

The shipyard LA NAVAL in Spain was specialized in the design and manufacture of suction hopper dredgers, the construction of specialized offshore vessels for oil and gas production and the construction of vessels for offshore wind turbines. The shipyard has over 100 years of history and was known for producing high quality and specialized vessels. …

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Oceangoing Aquaculture Vessel Gains RINA Approval

Ship classification society, RINA has announced the Approval in Principle (AiP) of a new-concept offshore fish-farming vessel. The fish-farming Ocean Ark vessel is developed by Ocean Arks Tech of Chile (OATECH) in accordance with RINA Rules and Marpol, Solas and IMO regulations. The Ocean Ark vessel delivers a new approach to fish farming and is …

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