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New SpaceX drone ship, Huisman 3D printed crane hooks, first US electric tug from Crowley
It’s Good News Monday! This Monday we talk about: Elon Musk unveils SpaceX's newest drone ship for rocket landings at sea Huisman Scales...
What is life like offshore?
Working offshore can involve a grueling schedule, cramped quarters, and being away from home for weeks or even months at a time. Working...
IMO honors acts of bravery, Subsea 7 and OHT renewables combine, real world CO2 scrubber successful
It’s Good News Monday! This Monday we talk about: IMO honours emergency responders and seafarers for acts of bravery Subsea 7 and OHT to...
What is the difference between DP1, DP2, and DP3 vessels?
“Dynamic positioning may be the most important shipboard navigation system since the compass.” - Professional Mariner, Journal of the...
New Mercy ship, first 3D process tug, Cadeler orders huge WTIVs, emissions-free propulsion
It’s Good News Monday! This Monday we talk about: World’s Largest Civilian Hospital Ship Delivered to Mercy Ships US first: 3D process...
How does wind propulsion work on ships?
Decarbonization is sweeping the commercial shipping sector. Shipping has lagged behind in this area, but pressure is mounting to lower...
Day of the Seafarer, AR glasses for remote engineering support, Carnival Cruise sustainability
It’s Good News Monday! This Monday we talk about: Vaccination, Crew Change Remain Top Priorities on Day of the Seafarer Yara tests AR...
FLIP - the ship that goes vertical
What is FLIP? R/P FLIP is a unique vessel that can flip 90 degrees, staying vertical for weeks at a time to do ocean research. FLIP...
Data-driven and objective-based independent testing for DP vessels Summary
We recently had the pleasure of participating in the Data-driven and objective-based independent testing for DP vessels webinar, hosted...
Mocean wave energy, retractable ship wings, rudder refits, autonomous energy plant
It’s Good News Monday! This Monday we talk about: Mocean Energy’s Wave Energy System Produces First Power at EMEC Test Site Using...
What is a shuttle tanker?
Shuttle tankers are specialized vessels that transport oil from offshore oil wells to refineries on shore. They were first used in the...
Electric propulsion, Gulf wind potential, Jones Act feeder vessels
It’s Good News Monday! This Monday we talk about: Kongsberg Maritime to Design, Equip Awind's New Offshore Wind Vessels Electric...
What is the Falkirk Wheel? (video)
It’s Fun Fact Friday and today we’re going to take a look at a fantastic piece of technology, the Falkirk Wheel. It’s a huge, rotating...
Seafarers get vaccinated, Underwater 3D printing, Inflatable sail power
It’s Good News Monday! This Monday we talk about: New Ship Will Play Key Role in America’s Offshore Wind Ambitions Cable-lay vessel...
22 Types of dynamically positioned vessels
We’ve collected a list of all the types of dynamically positioned vessels we could find. Some of the categories overlap and some ships...
Maersk world first battery install, MARAD grants, BladeBUG turbine inspection robot
It’s Good News Monday! This Monday we talk about: Maersk breaks new ground with battery installation in AHTS vessel MARAD Announces...
What is a fallpipe vessel?
Rock dumping vessels, also called stone dumping vessels are designed specifically for dumping rocks on the seafloor. They have reinforced...
Crew transfer boats, enlarging Houston Ship Channel, new electric thrusters
It’s Good News Monday! This Monday we talk about: Flexible, green crew boats offer improved crew transfer solutions Balmoral's System...
What is dredging?
Why do we need dredging? Cargo ships move a lot of goods around the world every day and require deep water to travel in shipping...
Wireless underwater drone, Colonial Pipeline restarted, First commercial US offshore wind farm
It’s Good News Monday! This Monday we talk about: Colonial Pipeline Restarting After Cyberattack UPDATED: Biden administration makes...