Hurtigruten tests biodiesel

Hurtigruten has become the Norwegian cruise line to start testing Biodiesel, which can potentially reduce emissions by 95%. The testing commenced on board the ‘Polarlys,’ which took on biodiesel in Bergen. The world is on its way into a new era, with a travel industry [Read more...]

2019-11-15T21:35:10+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Technology|

Underwater propeller blade straightening

Hydrex diver/technicians travelled to Tenerife for an underwater propeller blade straightening on a 246 m cruise ship. The ship’s crew had noticed that the engine was overloading. This was the result of damaged propeller blades that were performing below average. The engine had a higher [Read more...]

2019-11-15T21:17:31+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Technology|

VIKAND joins Inmarsat family

Maritime medical operations and healthcare solutions provider, VIKAND has become a certified Inmarsat application provider. The company is to launch the first all-inclusive total healthcare solution platform for the global shipping industry. VIKAND patented HealthNet integrates all aspects of healthcare and medical operations for vessel [Read more...]

2019-11-15T21:14:29+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Technology|

CMI to manage ‘Vidanta Elegant’

Miami-based Cruise Management International (CMI) has taken over the technical and crew management of Mexican Grupo Vidanta’s 1990-built cruise ship ‘Vidanta Elegant’. “We are honoured to be awarded this contract and it is a privilege to be associated with such a quality organisation as Grupo [Read more...]

2019-11-15T21:06:02+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Technology|

St Nazaire to receive new gantry

Cruise ship builder, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, has ordered a new gantry crane. With a total lifting capacity of 1,050 tonnes,it will replace the current 750-tonne gantry crane that has been in operation since 1968 and is becoming obsolete. Being almost 10 m higher than the [Read more...]

2019-11-15T21:04:15+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Technology|

In praise of the X-BOW

Polar cruise ship ‘Greg Mortimer’s X-BOW design feature is claimed to improve on board comfort in head seas, as it helps to reduce slamming and resulting vibrations. As a result, the vessel can maintain speed in adverse weather to get quickly through the harshest stretches [Read more...]

2019-11-15T20:55:40+00:00 November 15th, 2019|Technology|