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Brookes Bell upgrades safe return to port solution

Brookes Bell, the marine, scientific and technical consultancy, has re-branded its system analysis modeller to Systema, to reflect the enhanced product offering. A SOLAS Safe Return to Port (SRtP) solution, previously known as BBSAM, Systema provides support for the analysis of complex ship systems to [Read more...]

2018-12-02T22:09:46+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Safety|

Virgin unveils plans for Miami terminal

The new Virgin Voyages Terminal will be located on the northwest side of the port in Miami. Construction is due to start next year and will be completed by November, 2021, the beginning of the year’s cruise season. “Miami is an incredible city and one [Read more...]

2018-12-02T21:49:34+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Ports|

Mackay Communications with Lindblad Expeditions and Nichols Brothers Boat Builders

Mackay Communications has collaborated in the design, supply and installation of advanced integrated bridge systems (IBS), complete with consoles and ancillary electronic systems on board two Lindblad expedition cruise ships. The company collaborated with Lindblad Expeditions and Nichols Brothers Boat Builders. ‘National Geographic Quest’ was [Read more...]

2018-12-02T21:46:23+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Technology|

VIKING’s LifeCraft passes toughest sea test

Rough seas with wave heights up to 50% above the stipulated heavy weather testing requirements proved no obstacle for VIKING’s patented LifeCraft system. This paves the way for cruise ship operators worldwide to benefit from all the advantages that this new hybrid - intended to [Read more...]

2018-12-02T21:40:24+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Safety|

Marseille to offer LNG as a fuel

A working group set up by the Port of Marseille Fos last year has confirmed the feasibility of LNG bunkering in both Marseille and Fos within a limited timeframe. This solution will consist of: 1. The rapid development of truck refuelling logistics that would initially [Read more...]

2018-12-02T21:30:07+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Technology|

PONANT tests solid sail system

French cruise company PONANT and St Nazaire-based shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique have jointly tested the patented Solid Sail system on ‘Le Ponant’. Introduced as part of the sailing cruise-vessel project Silenseas, two years ago by the shipyard, the Solid Sail concept’s tests started on board ‘Le Ponant’ on [Read more...]

2018-12-02T21:22:25+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Technology|