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How do Azimuth Thrusters work?
What is an azimuth thruster? Azimuth thrusters, also called azipods, are propellers mounted in a pod that provides thrust and steering by...
Wind turbine evac kit, DOE fast growth in wind, zero-emissions CTVs, new cable monitoring tech
It’s Good News Tuesday! This Tuesday we talk about: OneStep Power featured in Offshore Support Journal July/August 2021 issue VIKING...
How do cruise ships work?
Have you ever been on a cruise ship? It can be a very relaxing experience - a smooth ride, good food, drinks, and lots of activities....
What is a FPSO?
FPSOs, or floating production storage and offloading facilities, help process and store oil and gas offshore. These vessels retrieve,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
ABS updates DP guidance, $810B offshore wind, Amazon tech for maritime security
It’s Good News Monday! This Monday we talk about: ABS updates DP guidance and unveils new notation Eyepopping: US$810Bn – possibly more –...
DP newbuilds, Harvey Gulf Navy contract, Texas offshore wind
It’s Good News Monday! This Monday we talk about: Offshore wind projects drive leap in DP vessel deliveries DSME Developing Rotor Sail...
North Sea Giant - Fun Facts
It’s Fun Fact Friday and we’re taking a look at the North Sea Giant! The North Sea Giant is the world’s tallest, and one of the world’s...
Neptune, the world's largest jack-up
It’s Fun Fact Friday and we’re going to take a quick look at the Neptune jack-up, the world’s largest jack-up vessel. What exactly is a...
How do cable lay vessels work?
It’s Fun Fact Friday and today we’re going to take a closer look at cable lay vessels, why they’re needed, and how they operate. So, why...
Jones Act vessel, DP control, 3D printed turbine blades
It’s Good News Monday! This Monday we talk about: New Details on First Jones Act-Compliant Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Are barriers...
Nov 27, 2020
What is an Offshore Support Vessel, or OSV?
Offshore Support Vessels, also known as Offshore Supply Vessels, are specialty ships designed for operating on the ocean, serving...
Oct 30, 2020
How are offshore wind turbines installed?
It’s Fun Fact Friday and we’re diving back into energy, taking a look at how offshore wind turbines are installed! Offshore installations...