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Huisman Scales Up 3D Printing

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Cranes manufacturer Huisman said it has successfully tested four new 3D printed 350mt crane hooks under the supervision of the independent certification authority Lloyd's Register.The hooks are approx. 170 by 130cm in size, almost nine times larger than the first Huisman 3D printed crane hook, the company said.

Alfa Laval PureBallast Deckhouse Solutions Gets DNV Nod

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DNV issued a Type Approval Design Certificate for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex deckhouse solutions, the first design approval for the installation of ballast water treatment systems on the weather deck, a potentially attractive installation solution for many ship owners and shipyards alike.According to the manufactuers,

JRC/Alphatron Marine Unveils New Autopilot System

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JRC/Alphatron Marine announced the launch of a new autopilot system engineered to make vessels safer and more efficient.The adaptable AlphaPilot MFS-VR uses speed and draft information and it is suitable for multiple vessel types, including workboats, fast crew tender vessels, fishing boats, tugs, pleasure craft and more.

CMA CGM Adopts Container Firefighting System

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French shipping company CMA CGM has tapped VIKING Life-Saving Equipment to supply the HydroPen drilling and spraying solution for container firefighting duties on board 85 of its vessels.Where conventional firefighting solutions dowse containers on the outside, the HydroPen is attached to a standard

ABS Publishes Guide on 3D Printing

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Classification society ABS has published guidance on the application of additive manufacturing (AM) in the marine and offshore industries.The ABS Guide for Additive Manufacturing focuses on two main categories of metal AM processes: Powder Bed Fusion and Directed Energy Deposition. The Guide defines

Offshore Lighting Solutions Firm Glamox Buys Luminell

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Glamox, a supplier of lighting solutions to the marine and offshore markets, has signed an agreement to acquire the Norwegian company Luminell Group AS.Established in 2010, Luminell develops and provides floodlights, searchlights, and lighting controls in the marine and offshore lighting market. "Together,

Caterpillar Marine Launches Gen II Displays

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Caterpillar Marine has unveiled its second-generation Cat Marine Displays (CMD) used for monitoring all engine platforms, supporting different vessel applications for professional maritime use.The three CMD variants—Cat CMD5 (5” display), CMD8 (8” display), and CMD13 (13.3” display)—designed

AlphaMidiCourse Mk2 Gyro Compass Upgraded

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The newly introduced AlphaMidiCourse Mk2 is an updated version of the AlphaMidiCourse gyro compass introduced in 2015. It has received an internal upgrade to meet the mandatory IMO Resolution MSC.302(87) Performance standards for Bridge Alert Management.The control box has also been physically modified

Arklow Chooses Satcom Global Aura VSAT

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Ireland headquartered ship owner and charterer Arklow Shipping has contracted communications solutions provider Satcom Global to install Aura VSAT across 17 newbuild vessels due for delivery from 2021 onward.The new vessels will be activated on a range of Aura service packages, all with Committed Information Rate for guaranteed service quality,

Henriksen's New Liferaft Hook Enters Production

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Norway-based Henriksen Hooks said its new Liferaft Release Hook into full production following completion of a prolonged testing program.Now available globally, the new crane hook has been especially developed for launching inflated liferafts. It is permanently attached to the fall wire of a crane and