Always check if a ship is stable after anchoring. The Nautical Institute gives this warning in its latest Mars Report in which a loaded general cargo vessel started dragging anchor and collided with another anchored vessel and a shore dock. The Nautical Institute...
Anchor brake maintenance is a crucial element in safe operations. The Nautical Institute gives this advice in its latest Mars Report in which a tanker’s port anchor brake malfunctioned, eventually resulting in it becoming entangles with the starboard anchor...
Collisions are possible even when both vessels are at anchor. A vigilant anchor watch is therefore always advisable, says The Nautical Institute in its latest Mars Report. In this report, a tanker was hit by another vessel in an anchorage after the wind shifted,...
As part of the Horizon 2020 MAGPIE project, MARIN is presently undertaking model tests to evaluate an E-buoy for charging vessels at sea. Foreseen applications are the provision of hotel load to ships in waiting areas outside ports to allow these to switch off their...
Systems integrator Alewijnse has completed the comprehensive electrical and automation installation on board the newbuild trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Krakesandt. The innovative vessel is one of the only diesel-electric TSHDs that specialises in sand and...
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