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40 st / September 2017 www.sea-technology.com Hydrex Divers Repair LNG Tanker in Singapore A Hydrex diver and technician team carried out under- water stern tube seal repairs on a 138-m LNG tanker during the vessel's stop in Singapore. The ship's stern tube was ex- periencing an oil leak, making a quick on-site repair neces- sary. Diver technician teams replaced three damaged seals and completed the operation without delay to the ship's schedule. Briggs Marine Increases Diving Capabilities Briggs Marine Contractors purchased a dual-basket diver launch and recovery system (LARS). The new system worked on an offshore renewables project, with teams of divers working in depths of up to 28 m to facilitate replacement of an interarray cable. The LARS was manufactured by Submarine Manufactur- ing Products Ltd. It meets International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) guidelines and is certified by Lloyd's Register. Fugro to Install a New Undersea Power Cable in South Australia Fugro has been awarded a contract to install a sub- sea power cable for SA Power Networks. The new 20,000-kVA/33,000-volt cable will replace the existing 10,000 kVA/33,000-volt undersea cable. The subsea asset is a continuous 15-km-long cable, weighing 600 tonnes, and connects Kangaroo Island to the distribution network on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula, south of Adelaide. First Ship with IMO Tier III EIAPP-Certified Wärtsilä Engines Launched L'Astrolabe is a 72-m polar logistics vessel fitted with a Wärtsilä propulsion machinery package and Wärtsilä NOR (NOx reducer) SCR (selective catalytic reduction) exhaust gas cleaning systems. This is the first vessel operating with the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Tier III EIAPP (Engine Inter- national Air Pollution Prevention)-certified Wärtsilä diesel engines. It will be used to transport personnel and supplies to the Dumont d'Urville research station in Antarctica. Teledyne Odom MB2 Multibeam System For Port Surveying The UK representative for Teledyne Odom supplied an MB2 multibeam system to PD Teesport for high-accuracy port surveying. The system was installed on one of Teesport's hydrographic survey vessels, the Tees Sentinel, and includ- ed a Hemisphere AtlasLink L-Band RTK positioning system, USM sonar mount, Applanix Wavemaster INS, and Teledyne Reson SVP70 for sound velocity measurement at the sonar head. A Valeport SWIFT SVP was also provided for sound velocity measurement over the whole water column. Planet Ocean, ASV Global Demonstrate Autonomous Launch and Recovery The demonstration was conducted as the closing part of Planet Ocean and ASV's Innovate UK project. It was held in the Solent between the Isle of Wight and England, where ecoSUB-µ AUVs were launched from the stern of an ASV New Rules from Bureau Veritas For Energy Storage Systems Bureau Veritas issued new notations and rules for energy storage systems (ESS) used by ferries, cruise ships and tug- boats, as well as hybrid ships combining LNG propulsion with ESS. The new class notations include power management (PM), power back-up (PB) and zero emission (ZE) standards and are geared toward encouraging wider uptake of ESS to provide operational and environmental benefits and elim- inate local air emissions when in proximity to centers of population or emission control areas (ECAs). MacArtney Renovates French Bathymetric Survey Vessel MacArtney Underwater Technology completed renova- tion of the French vessel Ingénieurs Lesbordes to meet IHO standards and perform bathymetric surveying in the turbid waters of the harbor of Bayonne. The vessel has been equipped with MacArtney's mul- tibeam solution consisting of a Kongsberg Maritime EM 2040P shallow-water multibeam echosounder, a Valeport miniSVS sound velocity sensor, an iXBlue Hydrins inertial navigation system and a Trimble SPS 855 GNSS modular receiver combining the radio and GPS receiver in a single housing. ClassNK Releases PSC Annual Report ClassNK rules guide port state control (PSC) inspec- tions and ensure that vessels meet international standards. The new ClassNK report provides details on detentions as a summary of major amendments to international conven- tions. The annual report shows that fire safety-related defi- ciencies continue to be the most frequent detainable defi- ciencies item. Turkish Coast Guard Receives New Damen Vessels Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two SAR 1906 search-and-rescue vessels to the Turkish Coast Guard Com- mand for use in refugee and migrant rescue operations. The 19-m vessels were cooperatively designed with the Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM), Delft University of Technology and De Vries Lentsch Naval Ar- chitects. Each vessel is capable of righting itself in case of capsiz- ing, can reach speeds up to 33 kt. and can hold 120 survi- vors. Women's International Shipping and Trading Association Shortlisted for Safety Award The Women's International Shipping and Trading Asso- ciation (WISTA) has been shortlisted for the SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award for enhancing opportunities and sup- porting the role of women in the maritime industry on a global level. The SAFETY4SEA Awards program is in its second year as part of the annual SAFETY4SEA Conference to be held in Athens, Greece, October 4. international

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