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Welding Distortion and its Control in Shipbuilding

Distortion during welding is one of the most common issues faced by many of the shipyard across the world. This article discusses Controlling distortion and maintaining overall dimensions of large panels of the ships structure.

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Checklist for Safety During Welding

Checklist of safety procedures and Safety precautions to be adopted while undertaking welding and welding related activities in shipbuilding and ship repair industry.

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GLOBE VALVES

Globe Valve and various parts of a Globe valve assembly explained.

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Underwater repairs of propellers in afloat condition by Hydrex

Ship Propeller repair system by Hydrex, that allows the permanent underwater repairs of various types of propellers in dry conditions, while the ship is still afloat.

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Jack-up Rig Collapses Offshore Congo

One of the 3 legs of the jack-up drilling rig 'Perro Negro 6' collapsed offshore Congo which led to the rig capsizing and subsequently sinking near the Congo River.

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Ships Plimsoll Mark

What is a Ships Plimsoll Mark and what is its significance ?

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What are the dimensions used to specify a Ship?

Ships dimension is specified by the ships Length between perpendiculars, Length overall, Length at waterline and draught.

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Search and Rescue Transponder SART

The SART is a search and rescue radar transponder. It is portable and can be operated from the parent vessel or from a survival craft, like a life raft and lifeboats. Due to the poor radar reflecting properties of Life rafts and lifeboats, these kinds of

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Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon- EPIRB

The primary function of the EPIRB is to indicate the location of survivors of a ship in a distress situation to the Ship or Aircrafts carrying out the search and rescue operation.

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DIAB core materials used to Build Immediate Support Vessels (ISVs) of ONGC by Indian Boat Builder.

Craftway Engineers, a member of the SHM group of companies and one of the largest FRP boat building yards in India has successfully designed and built its first FRP boat, Immediate Support Vessel (ISV) for Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC), usin

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Water jet Propulsion System

Water Jet Propulsion system is an application similar to that of a water pump. A waterjet system generated its propulsive force or thrust from the reaction that is created when the stream of water is forced out through the rear side of the ship. It works

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Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

What is the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and why is installed on a ship.

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MAN Diesel & Turbo Launches its new ME-LGI dual fuel engine.

MAN Diesel & Turbo has recently launched its new ME-LGI dual fuel engine. The engine expands the company’s dual-fuel portfolio, enabling the use of more sustainable fuels such as methanol and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

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Lasting underwater hull protection offered by ECOSPEED to hulls of ice-going vessels.

Icebreakers and ships that trade in icy waters have their own very specific problems when it comes to protecting their underwater hull. Icebreakers have to use their weight to ram into thick ice and force a passage. Ice going ships, such as those trading

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Final investigation report on Carnival Splendor fire released by USCG.

The Coast Guard Monday released the final report on the investigation into the November 8, 2010, fire onboard the cruise ship Carnival Splendor. The vessel suffered a major mechanical failure in the number five diesel generator, resulting in the fire. Po

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Breakdown of Dive boat leaves Divers Lost in Fog

A technical snag in the GPS & Engine of a UK Dive boat has caused two divers being lost in fog near the ship wreck of 'Alster'.Humber Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre was called by a dive vessel at just after half past three this afternoon. They were

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Project Titanic II- LR appointed for the review of Design and Safety Features.

Blue Star Line has appointed the Lloyd’s Register for the review of the design and safety features for Blue Star Line’s Titanic II project.Mr Palmer said Lloyd’s Register had more than 250 years’ experience with passenger ships and would be reviewing th

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Royal Navy Survey Ship- HMS ECHO finds 18 wrecks in waters off Libya

The waters off Libya have provided rich pickings in one of the most fruitful periods of survey work ever carried out by the Royal Navy in recent years. In ten days work the Devonport based survey ship found a string of sunken obstacles and wrecks includin

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Tungsten Inert Gas Welding -TIG

The Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding is a type of a arc welding process.This process is also widely known as the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). TIG welding was developed in the 1930's as a joining method for aluminum and magnesium components in the airc

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IMO Secretary-General Emeritus Dr. C.P. Srivastava, KCMG passes away.

IMO Secretary-General Emeritus Dr. C.P. Srivastava, KCMG, Secretary-General Emeritus of the International Maritme Organization (IMO), has died in Italy, aged 93.IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu expressed his sincere condolences to the Indian Governmen

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Timblo drydock to build Dredging Equipment for Mongla Port Authority

Timblo Drydocks based in Goa, India, has signed an agreement with the Mongla Port Authority for building a complete set of dredging equipment for being used by the Mongla Port. Technical support to Timblo Drydocks will be provided by Western Marine Shipya

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Distressed Family Rescued by NYK Vessel in Pacific Ocean

On July 21, Forest Venus, an NYK-operated wood-chip carrier, rescued a family of five adrift in the Pacific Ocean.Forest Venus had departed from the port of Hachinohe in Aomori prefecture on July 7 for San Antonio, Chile. While en route on July 20, the U.

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Guidance Notes on Accidental Load Analysis and Design for Offshore Structures Released by ABS

ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, announces the release of the ABS Guidance Notes on Accidental Load Analysis and Design for Offshore Structures.ABS has developed a new and unique Guidance Note for asses

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Historic Titanic violin on display in America at Titanic Museum Attractions

The iconic violin, depicted in Titanic-themed movies and actually used by Wallace Hartley,the bandmaster of the RMS Titanic, as the ship sunk in 1912 will be on exclusive display from August 1-15 at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson, MO, prior to i

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Murder of Four Americans Aboard SV Quest Lands Three Somali Pirates To Life-In-Prison

Somali nationals Ahmed Muse Salad, a/k/a “Afmagalo,” 25, Abukar Osman Beyle, 20, and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar, 29, who were previously found guilty, by jury, of all 26 counts charged, to include: piracy, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, hostage taking r

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Two major ports to be Set up in India

The Indian Government has decided to set up two new major ports one each at Sagar in West Bengal and the other at Dugarajapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. In respect of the Sagar Port, RITES has estimated capital cost (including connectivity project) at Rs. 78

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Bestobell Valves used in Fuel System of Worlds Fastest Ship

Approximately 70 globe, check and thermal relief valves were supplied by Bestobell valves to Chart Ferox, a company based in the Czech Republic, which manufactured the fuel system for the ferry. Bestobell Valves has enjoyed a long working relationship of

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AVEVA releases Publication Explaining Benefits of 3D Laser scanning for Shipyards

AVEVA has recently announced the release of its publication of a new business paper, On the Beam: How 3D laser scanning technology brings new opportunities in ship refitting and conversion. In this paper, AVEVA examines how rapid, accurate and non-intrusi

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ICGS Rajveer Joins Indian Coast Guard

ICGS Rajveer, seventh in a series of eight Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPVs) of eight IPVs designed and built by M/s GRSE, Kolkota was commissioned on 10 Aug 13, at Visakhapatnam by Shri RK Mathur, Defence Secretary, in the presence of Vice Admiral Anurag G T

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DNV helps industry in Germany in introducing LNG as an alternative fuel for ships

DNV is helping the industry in Germany to introduce LNG as an economic and safe alternative fuel for ships. The new environmentally friendly dual-fuel Caterpillar M 46 engine is fully capable of running on LNG and meets all the Tier III requirements in ga

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Remoras patented HiLoad Attachment System developed as an offshore loading system for crude oil

The HiLoad technology was originally developed as an offshore loading system for crude oil, the HiLoad DP. The core technology is built around Remoras patented HiLoad Attachment System, based on suction cups that are capable of transferring several thous

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Model Testing of Titanic II to be done at Germany

Blue Star Line Chairman Clive Palmer today announced Blue Star Line in conjunction with German hydrodynamic service and consulting company Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA) will next month be conducting the first model testing of the proposed Titanic II.Mr

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Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC 2006) to come into force from 20th August

The International Labour Organization's Maritime Labour Convention, known as "MLC, 2006", comes into force on 20 August 2013. Effectively becoming binding as international law, it will establish minimum working and living standards for all seafarers. It w

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Maritime Labour Convention MLC 2006 Entry into force Welcomed by IMO Secretaty- General

IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has welcomed the entry into force of the Maritime Labour Convention MLC 2006, adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO), a sister UN agency to IMO. The entry into force of the MLC convention marks significa

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Safety while working within Enclosed Space of Ship

Safety Tips and Precautions to be taken while working in enclosed spaces within a ship.A simple three step check for carrying out work within an enclosed space.

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GSL delivers NOPV INS SUNAYNA to Indian Navy

Goa shipyard limited on Monday delivered the second of the new 105-metre class of naval offshore patrol vessel (INS Sunayna) to the Indian Navy.Chairman and managing director, Goa shipyard limited, RAdm (retd) Vineet Bakhshi, VSM, handed the vessel to Cd

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New series of carbon fibre High speed pocket Patrol boats designed by Trawlercat Marine Designs

The HSPPBs consist of four models that have been designed to meet the needs of countries requiring improved coastal and offshore maritime surveillance and security. Available in 20m & 26m x 9m and 30m & 35m x 10.6m they are not warships and they do not ca

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Incat Crowther announces construction of 70m Catamaram Fast Crew Boat (FCB)

Incat Crowther recently announced commencement of construction of its 70m Catamaran Fast Crew Boat (FCB), compliant with IMO HSC code and complete with a crew transfer system consisting of dynamic positioning equipment class (DP2) coupled with a stabilize

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PCG continues relief operation in Iloilo

The Philippine Coast Guard sent last Saturday, one of it’s multi-role vessels, BRP DAVAO DEL NORTE (SARV-3504) in Iloilo to help in relief efforts. It aimed to extend help to the far flung islands greatly affected by Typhoon Yoland.

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Shell fined by EPA for clean Air Act permit violations during offshore oil exploration at Alaska|

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced settlements with Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. and Shell Offshore, Inc. for violations of their Clean Air Act permits for arctic oil and gas exploration drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, off the Nor

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Induction-based electric propulsion motor technology from GE Power Conversion business to be used to power four new LNG carriers of Maran Gas Maritime.

Induction-based electric propulsion motor technology from GE Power Conversion business to be used to power four new LNG carriers of for Maran Gas Maritime.

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American Petroleum Institute (API) awards Spec Q1 certification to Drydocks world

Drydocks World, one of the most prolific maritime service providers to the international, maritime, oil & gas and energy sectors, announced formal recognition through American Petroleum Institute (API) Specification Q1 certification for the shipyards Q

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How to use a fire extinguisher

Portable extinguishers are used for quickly extinguishing a fire before the combustion has become extensive. While operating a fire extinguisher and fighting a fire, the User of the fire extinguisher must take proper precautions to minimise personal risks

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Port of the Year awarded to Rotterdam Port

Port of Rotterdam was proclaimed ‘Port of the Year’ during the annual ‘Containerisation International Awards’ in London. The expert jury praised the port for its substantial investment programme in Europe’s leading logistics hub and industrial complex. Th

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Ships Lifeboat

Ships Lifeboat.

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US Environmental Guides Now in Five Languages

Seafarers journeying to the United States must follow regulations outlined in environmental statutes that may differ from other nations’ laws. North America’s largest mariners’ service agency, the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI), has distilled pertinent i

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Bibby Ship Management Acquires Murray Fenton (India) Surveyors Ltd

The Bibby Ship Management Group Ltd recently acquired Murray Fenton (India) Surveyors Limited through Bibby Ship Management India Pvt. Ltd,. The group will see India’s service offering expand into marine, cargo and offshore surveying including marine au

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Oil Spill in Iloilo during Storm Surge

Elements of the Philippine Coast Guard in Western Visayas worked out to contain the oil spill from a barge owned by the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) after it was damaged at the height of typhoon Yolanda last week.

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NASSCO General Dynamics to Construct Two Product Tankers for Seabulk Tankers.

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has entered into a contract with Seabulk Tankers, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH), for the design and construction of two 50,000 deadwei

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Bulk Carriers Safety by IMO

Bulk carriers have been developed during the 1950s and have been used to carry large quantities of non-packed commodities such as grains, coal and iron ore. As per data available around 5,000 bulk carriers carry out trade around the world,which provide a

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Institute on Law of the Sea presents its First Annual Conference

The University of the Philippines (Diliman) - Institute For Maritime Affairs & Law of the Sea (IMLOS) holds its first annual conference with its theme,Institute on Law of The Sea - The Philippine Maritime Industry: Steering the course toward Global Comp

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Container Shipping : Interesting facts about Container Shipping

Whether it's the car you drove to your work, the mobile at your desk or your kids toys lying across the floor, there's a very good chance they have come from a country just across the Globe. Ever wondered how was it possible to have these products get the

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Sea Sickness and How to prevent it

Looking forward to your first cruise ship adventure or a boating adventure? or its your first voyage as a cadet on the ship? Is the fear of sea sickness troubling you from within ? Sea sickness is one of the most common issues faced by many new seafarers

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Applications of infrared Thermal Imaging in the Marine Industry

This article explains the use of Infrared The Thermography in the marine industry.Various areas where infrared thermography can be used have been explained with examples.

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Ships Sea Chest

Ships sea chest of a ship.

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Guidance List of Certificates needed For a Ship

Guidance list of certificates needed for ship in operation.

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Portable water hose testing kit for use on ships.

Portable water hose testing kit for use on ships.

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Passenger Ships

The primary function of a Passenger ship is to transport passengers. Passenger ships undertaking international voyages have to comply with relevant IMO regulations, which also include the SOLAS and Load Line Conventions.

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Anchor Terminology

A brief explanation of the common anchor terms used by seafarers across the world.

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How are welds tested using vacuum box test ?

In this article we have described the procedure and requirements for undertaking the leak testing using the vacuum box technique for detection of leak.

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Shielded Metal Arc Welding -SMAW

Arc Welding Process also widely known by the common term Stick Welding or Manual Metal Arc welding is explained in this article.

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Real-time simulator to be installed by MARIN in its Huston Office

MARIN will install its newest simulator in its Houston office in October. For many years, Houston has been assisting in offshore engineering studies but now, with the arrival of the simulator, services will start to bridge the gap between engineering and

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Ten Most Frequently Observed Deficiencies During Vessel Towing.

U.S. Coast Guards Towing Vessel National Center of Expertise (NCOE) recently conducted an analysis of all deficiencies recorded by CG field personnel while Examining uninspected towing vessels (UTV) under the Towing Vessel Bridging Program and through oth

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Welding Inspection Stages and What to look for during welding inspection

Weld inspection and its stages have been explained in this article.

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Welding terminology

Important welding terms and welding abbreviations commonly used in Welding have been explained in brief in this article.

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Boating Terms and Boating Terminology

Commonly used Boating terms and Sailing terms.

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Sailing Gear Material its Characteristics and Choosing Sailing Clothes.

This article describes the material used for the manufacture of Sailing Gear and their Characteristics. Also the factors to be considered in choosing the appropriate sailing gear for use has been discussed.

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Wartsila Axial Waterjets powers worlds fastest High speed ferry.

The world’s fastest high speed ferry is powered by Wartsila Axial Waterjets

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Shipping terms and Abbreviation

Shipping Terms and abbreviations used in the shipping industry.

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Ship terms and definations

This section describes the various terms and definitions used in the ship during ship building or ship repair.

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Painting terminology and common words used in Painting.

Commonly used paint terms and paint terminology used in shipbuilding and the ship repair industry.

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