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Palfinger to Replace Six Large Lifeboat Stations

Photo: Palfinger Marine

Palfinger Marine has been chosen as the supplier for the replacement of six large lifeboat stations for the accommodation vessel Edda Fides.   “We have been working closely with Edda Accoommodation on this project and found the best technical solution for their needs. Edda Accommodation’s request

RB-M: the Coast Guard's Durable Workhorse

The 45-foot Response Boat - Medium Photo USCG

Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Reynolds stood on a wooden Coast Guard pier looking to the water’s edge at an orange and silver boat used for saving lives and assisting mariners in distress, and bears the numbers 45601, as a small smile appeared on his face.   “I’d rather have that boat than any other in the fleet,

Ingalls to Build NSC 10 for USCG

Photo courtesy National Security Cutter

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division received a $94 million fixed-price contract from the U.S. Coast Guard today to purchase long-lead materials for a 10th National Security Cutter (NSC).   “National Security Cutters continue to be extremely important assets for the coastal defense of our homeland,

Wartsila Submits Aquarius BWMS for US Type Approval

The Wärtsilä Aquarius Electro-Chlorination BWMS is now expected to receive USCG Type Approval. Photo Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has submitted its Aquarius Electro-Chlorination (EC) Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) for U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Type Approval (TA) after successfully completing all the testing procedures required. Wärtsilä received type approval from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in

Norsafe : Deadline Looms for Lifeboat Hook Replacement

Norsafe engineer testing new hook design Photo courtesy  Norsafe

Norsafe advises the industry that it needs to ensure that all ships’ on-load LSA release mechanisms comply with SOLAS Resolution MSC.317(89) by 1st July 2019. In some instances, this may mean that a lifeboat’s release and retrieval system needs to be modified or replaced on or before that date, normally at the next scheduled dry-docking,

Deadline Looms for Lifeboat Hook Replacement

Photo: Norsafe

Norsafe, global Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) manufacturer, has advised the industry that it needs to ensure that all ships’ on-load LSA release mechanisms comply with SOLAS Resolution MSC.317(89) by 1st July 2019.   In some instances, this may mean that a lifeboat’s release and retrieval system needs

Kentec On-Board Red Funnel Ferries

Photo courtesy of Kentec

Kentec fire safety control panels have been chosen for the refurbishment of fire systems on the Red Funnel Ferry Group’s vehicle ferries that operate out of Southampton to the Isle of Wight.   The refitting of the MV Red Osprey, following that of MV Red Falcon back in 2015, now leaves just the

Cargo, Offshore Gaining Ground: Viking

Image:  Viking Life-Saving Equipment A/S

 For the second consecutive year, revenue and earnings remained stagnant for 2017 at Viking Life-Saving Equipment A/S. Two of the largest customer segments, the cargo ship market and offshore industry, remain in turmoil and continue to impact the top and bottom lines. Signs of a slight improvement in the economy are encouraging,

Two New Patrol Boats for Pakistan Customs

Handing over Ship’s model Photo Damen

Pakistan Customs has taken delivery of two Damen Stan Patrol 1605 FRP patrol boats. The handover ceremony took place on March 10 at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Ltd (KS&EW). The celebrationwas attended by distinguished guests including Dr Miftah Ismail, advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue & Economic Affairs, Mr.

Medicine on Danish Ships Abroad

Photo: Danish Maritime Authority

 Denmark introduces new regulation, simplifying the handling of medical supplies for survival craft and the handling of medicine on board Danish ships abroad.   The requirement for ships’ medicine to be bought from a Danish pharmacy will be abolished when the new regulations become effective on 1 July 2018.