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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 Headland SatNews

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Divers complete repair of underwater bow thruster
A team of diver/technician has been sent to Pointe-Noire, Congo, to replace a stainless steel belt in a research ship's thruster tunnels. The steel belt is installed around the perimeter of a thruster tunnel near the thruster blades, where the impact of the cavitation caused by the movement of the blades is the most severe. Extra protection against cavitation damage is, therefore, essential, a press release said. When the stainless steel belt in the thruster tunnel of the research vessel suffered cracks, the underlying steel was exposed to cavitation. The belt needs to be replaced as soon as possible to prevent the thruster tunnel from getting damaged too severely. The owner of the vessel would have had to take his vessel to drydock if no on-site solution was found. A tailor-made open-top cofferdam was designed by the technical department. It was constructed in a local workshop in Pointe-Noire under the supervision of diver/technicians. At the same time a regular shaped second cofferdam was also built. Cofferdams like these are used to close off the thruster tunnel on both sides. Water can then be drained from the tunnel, creating a dry working place. This allows the team members to descend into the tunnel through the open top. They can then carry out any necessary welding work in drydocklike conditions. This prevented an unscheduled drydock visit for the ship and saved the owner precious time and money. Unfortunately underwater visibility was down to near zero, so the ship was moved to an anchorage at Port Gentil, in neighbouring Gabon, where conditions were more favourable. Here a diving station was set up and the diver/technicians started the installation of the cofferdams. Next they emptied all water from the thruster tunnel. They then descended into the tunnel and carried out the repair. The old, damaged, belt was removed and replaced with a new stainless steel belt. The actual operation was finished in only five days. The team removed the cofferdams and the ship was ready to continue its schedule with its thruster tunnel fully protected against cavitation once again.

NAA launches new website on shipbuilding history
The National Archives Administration (NAA) of Taiwan has launched a website featuring many aspects of the country's shipbuilding history. Since 2004, the NAA has digitised the historical files of eight state-run enterprises, which were set up in the 1960s and 1970s. Through these historical files, readers can get an understanding of one of Taiwan's 10 major development projects, the 1970s Kaohsiung Shipyard development, as well as information about the most expensive ship and the largest ship ever built in Taiwan's

SAFETY The Navigator
The Nautical Institute recently released the second version of 'The Navigator', a magazine that covers the vital subject of how to avoid collisions at sea. The second issue looks at the COLREGS, with articles about the human element of collision avoidance and different aspects of the COLREGS - such as what is meant by the phrase, 'all available means'.

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Great Lakes shipping shows signs of recovery The US Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration has reported that cargo volumes in the Great Lakes region are recovering from the extreme lows experienced in 2009. the US Great Lakes maritime industry is generally healthy. The Navigator's editor. The US team is expected to arrive in Mobile on Wednesday. Printed copies are currently distributed alongside The Nautical Institute's membership magazine. in order to be able to receive larger cruise vessels. dredging. Other articles include an accident report of a collision at sea. AL. PORT NEWS Port of Tallinn to build a new quay for cruise ships The Port of Tallinn announced a public procurement for constructing a new cruise ship quay at the Old Port." The Navigator is produced by The Nautical Institute with support from the Royal Institute of Navigation and is available in both printed and digital format. writes Äripäev Online. cargo markets. a press release said. This new quay will make it possible to receive vessels that are up to 340m long and 42m wide. Results of the investigation will be released to the public once the investigation by the Bahamas Maritime Authority is complete. inspiring for the navigators it is written for. The plan is to complete the quay of 421m by the beginning of the cruise season of 2014. No injuries were reported to guests or crew members. an interview with a currently serving navigator and an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of radar. as well as through missions and maritime training establishments. on Thursday. An interactive area of the new site allows players to experience the pressure and hardship of the shipbuilding industry." David Patraiko. educational and. emissions and ballast water regulations. particularly by re-powering older vessels that still use steam engines with modern conventional diesel or LNG diesel engines. and with us. supported by responsible regulation and infrastructure maintenance. Texas.org/thenavigator. The study provides information on US vessels. with the draught of up to 9m.htm (2 of 5) [2/13/2013 1:57:43 PM] . We want The Navigator to be something of which The Nautical Institute and the wider marine industry can be proud. Additionally both the crew response and effectiveness of fire fighting systems will be evaluated to help prevent future incidents. Seaways.NL MARITIME NEWS shipbuilding industry. according to the USCG reports. providing efficient. The digital version of The Navigator can be accessed via The Nautical Institute's website at: http://www. above all. Emma Ward. The ship's automatic fire extinguishing system was activated and the fire was extinguished. According to a press release. file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/DCO%20Master/Desktop/NL%20MARITIME%20NEWS. our aim has been to build on the successful start and to develop a professional publication that is substantive. Director of Projects for The Nautical Institute said: "We intend The Navigator to evolve with each issue and hope that our readers will engage with it. ports. and has been without propulsion in the Gulf of Mexico since. The ship experienced an engine room fire on Sunday while on a four-day cruise from Galveston. will remain an essential part of the regional and national economies. The purpose of the investigation is to identify causal and contributing factors that led to the incident. regional planning and other factors. to help develop it from its current infancy into a leading information resource for navigators and seagoing personnel. said: "With this second issue. Investigation continues into cruise ship fire Source: The Nautical Institute The US Coast Guard (USCG) and the National Transportation Safety Board have launched a joint investigation into the cause of an engine room fire that occurred onboard a Bahamian-flagged cruise ship on Sunday. with a focus on large dry bulk vessels. The study identifies and evaluates options to revitalise some USflag Lakers. It continues to be competitive with railways and trucks and. known as "Lakers". The ship is expected to arrive in Mobile. safe and environmentally friendly transportation services. nautinst. shipyards.

along with several others. One member of the ship's 16-person-crew died and the captain was never found after the ship sank 90 miles off Cape Hatteras during the October storm. The three-mast sailing ship was built for the 1962 film "Mutiny on the Bounty" starring Marlon Brando and was featured in several other films over the years. due to growing demand for Tallinn as a cruise destination. A federal safety panel began hearing testimony in a Portsmouth hotel about what led to the sinking.htm (3 of 5) [2/13/2013 1:57:43 PM] . In particular. so they have benefit from the existence of the shipyard and from the development of production. on one hand. "Many ship owners place their ships for repair in Turkey.000 cruise passengers on 294 vessels. (LETA) SCA holds talks with Sevastopol marine plant Sevastopol City Administration (SCA) has started talks on the resumption of ship repairs with the owner of Sevastopol Marine Plant. Savenkov said that equipments at the plant are outdated and the enterprise should invest money in key assets to be competitive. and funds for the budget that can be used to settle social issues." First Deputy Head of SCA Serhiy Savenkov said. Svendsen disagreed with Walbridge on that decision. This means jobs. INCIDENT Crewman says he urged abandoning ship The chief mate of a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank off North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy told investigators on Tuesday that the ship's captain twice refused his pleas to order the crew to abandon ship. The issue will be settled in the way the residents of the city would like to see.it's cheaper there. with Capt. It wasn't until he made a third plea that the captain gave the order . including one of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies. "The talks are being held with the owner of the enterprise. He also told investigators the captain didn't alert Coast Guard officials of the ship's deteriorating condition when he first suggested it. (AP) SHIPPING DATA BALTIC EXCHANGE Market snapshot: 1100 GMT Dry Index BDI 747 +1 file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/DCO%20Master/Desktop/NL%20MARITIME%20NEWS. Until we can get our enterprises to provide high-quality and competitive services. hours and minutes leading up to the loss of the ship.000 in 2014. with chief mate John Svendsen providing a detailed account of what happened in the days. due to travel operators' interest in using increasingly large cruise vessels. Svendsen said the ship was taking on water and had no power when it rolled over and sank.moments before the ship rolled and tossed the crew into the water. ship repairs and production will not develop. The Port of Tallinn predicts that the number of cruise passengers visiting Tallinn will reach 500. and on the other hand. Last year. the Russian Black Sea Navy repairs its ships in Bulgaria. which is a public joint-stock company. Bulgaria. Greece and Italy ." said the head of the marketing and communications department of the Port of Tallinn Sirle Arro.NL MARITIME NEWS "An investment into the new cruise ship quay is necessary. Tallinn was visited by 440. Robin Walbridge choosing to focus on fixing failing generators instead." Savenkov said.

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The new Hugin 1000 AUV has depth rating of 3000m and includes Lithium Polymer batteries. a press release said. file:///C|/Documents%20and%20Settings/DCO%20Master/Desktop/NL%20MARITIME%20NEWS. clear image of the underwater operations for the topside operator.htm (5 of 5) [2/13/2013 1:57:43 PM] . underwater cameras and lights. forward looking sonar. They can be swapped between dives. acoustic Doppler current profiler.NL MARITIME NEWS Furgo Survey Ltd ordered the latest generation Kongsberg Maritime's Hugin AUVs to augment its existing fleet of survey vehicles. EdgeTech sidescan sonar and sub-bottom profiler. The batteries are packaged into modules. GPS Overlay. Canada. Selectable recording modes allow for 16 to 49 hours of recording time on the included 16G SD card and double that amount on an optionally available 32G. For this order. a press release said. providing more than 70 hours of survey time with payload sensors collecting data simultaneously. conductivity temperature and depth sensor and a camera system with energy efficient LED lighting. Other readily available options include. Keyboard/text overlay. The SV-DCC controller. turbidity sensor. announces a new topside video controller with a built-in digital recorder and 15" daylight viewable monitor. The 15". records real-time video to SD memory cards and is backwards compatible with Shark Marine's entire line of Standard Video. Fugro specified the latest versions of the Kongsberg EM 2040 multibeam echo sounder. which are stacked in the centre section of the AUV. New topside video controller launched Shark Marine Technologies Inc of St Catharines. 1500 nit display mounted in the lid of the controllers rugged case provides a crisp. This latest configuration has 48 Kilowatt Hours of energy. which reduces overall turn-around. and built-in video enhancement features such as LYNN or Helios. Ontario. Hugin 1000's modular design enables it to be packaged with systems to meet exact customer requirements.

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