From The Norway Post:
Norwegian classification company Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has presented a new
crude oil tanker concept that is fuelled by liquefied natural gas, and will
almost eliminate local air pollution.
This concept vessel also recovers hundreds of tons of cargo vapours on each
voyage, has a hull shape that removes the need for ballast wate,
and represents a major step towards the new environmental era for the tanker
shipping industry, Aftenposten reports.
The new crude oil concept vessel, named Triality, has been developed through
a DNV innovation project. As its name indicates, it fulfils three main goals:
it is environmentally superior to a conventional crude oil tanker, its new
solutions are feasible and based on well known technology, and it is
financially attractive compared to conventional crude oil tankers operating
on heavy fuel oil.
For the ... (more)
From Wall Street Online:
Wärtsilä, the marine industry´s leading solutions provider, has been
contract by shipbuilding company STX Finland Oy to supply the propulsion
machinery for a new passenger ferry to be built for Viking Line, a Finnish
owner. The vessel will be the largest passenger ferry to operate on liquefied
natural gas (LNG), making it the most environmentally sound and energy
large passenger vessel in the industry to date. The ship will be built at the
STX Turku shipyard, in Finland, and is scheduled to enter service in 2013.
vessel will sail... (more)
Interesting new Megayacht design.
the designer of extreme “life support vessel” (LSV) megayachts has penned
an even larger boat, the Ark Angel. Though Sauter envisioned a platform to
showcase carbon neutral technologies, one look and all we can think of is
what a badass super-secret lair it could be.
The 255 foot ship features a Carbon/Kevlar composite hull and decks over an
aluminum superstructure. At 14 knots, the boat can cruise for 5,000 nautical
miles, while it has an unlimited range at 10 knots. Top speed is 28 knots,
thanks to a wave-piercing hull and a high-... (more)
Sometimes it seems that technology changes so rapidly that it is often hard
to keep up with developments. Nobody can argue that Apple has not been wildly
successful with both the I-Phone and the I-Pad. By opening up their platform
to independent developers, they have greatly expanded the usefulness of their
The world of fast boats and naval architecture is no different. The following
applications are some of the ones that are all available on ITunes for
download, most either free or for a nominal charge. The web links take you to
the developer’s web site.
1. Gee Meter... (more)
Ryan Skinner, whose blog, 59°56′ N http://5956n.typepad.com/, we really
find interesting, recently wrote an article, “Whose ship is it anyway? A
five-part investigative series”, that brought up a very important point
related to ships and emissions control (among other things): It is often very
difficult, and very expensive, for ship owners to deal with the complexity of
so many different data streams emanating from so many different sources
aboard the vessel.
Some quotes from the article:
General Manager Knut L. Arnesen of Wilhelmsen Lines Malta shares some of his
company’s re... (more)