On board Fast Raiding Interception and Special forces Craft (FRISC), vertical accelerations up to about 15 g can occur. To put this into perspective: pilots of fighter jets are exposed to accelerations of up to about 9 g. Being able to predict such forces can help...
The Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation has ordered a Hull Vane for the 108-metre Oceangoing Patrol Vessel HNLMS Zeeland. It is the first time the hydrofoil-like device is placed on a naval ship and the first on a vessel over 100 metres in length. The Hull Vane...
For several years, Hull Vane has been researching and testing the effect on fast-planing vessels of a hydrofoil positioned amidships beneath the hull, the Foil Assist. The underlying principle wasn’t to achieve full hydrofoiling, but partial hydrofoiling in order to...
Captain Ulf-Peter Lindstrøm says he had to ‘relearn how to interpret vessel behaviour’ on the first Ulstein X-Bow polar cruise vessel, the Greg Mortimer. He was at the helm of the vessel during its transit from China to Argentina, when it entered ten-metre...
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