Major Milestone for First X-Bow Polar Vessel at Ulstein Verft

Major Milestone for First X-Bow Polar Vessel at Ulstein Verft

The workers at Ulstein today followed closely the hull arrival of the polar expedition cruise vessel ‘National Geographic Endurance’ (see also CruiseMapper). This is the first X-BOW® polar vessel to be …
Apr 23, 2019 /  Vessels
ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) software

ClassNK releases new PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) software

ClassNK has just released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.5.0.0, developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT). …
Feb 16, 2018 /  Vessels
Fleet Cleaner aims for autonomous ship hull cleaning

Fleet Cleaner aims for autonomous ship hull cleaning

Fleet Cleaner is one of the leading players in the ship hull cleaning industry and aims to set an even higher standard for hull cleaning. The company strongly believes that robotic hull cleaning is the …
Feb 15, 2018 /  Curious
Fleet Cleaner expands hull cleaning services to all Dutch ports

Fleet Cleaner expands hull cleaning services to all Dutch ports

Recently the company Fleet Cleaner has made its innovative ship hull cleaning service available to all ports in the Netherlands. The extended availability was directly utilized with the hull cleaning of the Chiquita …
May 15, 2017 /  Curious
Fleet Cleaner completes first ship hull cleaning

Fleet Cleaner completes first ship hull cleaning

In december 2016, Fleet Cleaner has successfully completed its first hull cleaning trial by cleaning the HNLMS Karel Doorman, the largest vessel of the Royal Netherlands Navy. In the Dutch port of Den …
Feb 10, 2017 /  Curious
General Dynamics Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Detects Threats to Ship Hulls and Structures

General Dynamics Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Detects Threats to Ship Hulls and Structures

Using acoustic sonar and high-resolution imaging, Bluefin Robotics’ H-AUV records a hull’s condition and can identify potential threats to the ship while keeping divers safe. General Dynamics Mission Systems …
Sep 26, 2016 /  Curious
Paint cuts ships’ CO2 emissions by ‘confounding’ barnacles

Paint cuts ships’ CO2 emissions by ‘confounding’ barnacles

What goes on below the waterline stays below the waterline when ships are not maintained properly. But now a Japanese company has developed a special barnacle-busting paint that dramatically affects a ship’s …
Sep 1, 2016 /  Curious