Evac BWMS submitted for USCG Type Approval; Owner claims against ship manager after California ballast fine

Royal Australian Navy orders Kongsberg bridge simulators

November 7, 2018 — Kongsberg Digital is to deliver and support a suite of sophisticated K-Sim Navigation ship bridge simulators for the Royal Australian Navy. The contract will enable the Royal Australian Navy to significantly increase its training capacity and reduce costs associated with qualifying bridge watch keepers and other staff before going to sea.

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Evac BWMS submitted for USCG Type Approval

The Evac Evolution ballast water management system (BWMS), designed and manufactured by Cathelco, has now been submitted for U.S. Coast Guard Type Approval under the Cathelco name. Based on a combination of filtration and UV technology, the Evac Evolution system has been tested in “real world” conditions and technically enhanced over a 10 year period.

Owner claims against ship manager after California ballast fine

The crew of a ship that frequently traded to U.S. ports found themselves in contravention of state legislation when they conducted deballasting operations en route to California more than 50 nautical miles out from the California coast.

Newport News gets $197 million Columbia class contract mod

Huntington Ingalls Industries reports that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $197 million modification to a previously awarded contract from General Dynamics Electric Boat to provide long-lead-time material and advance construction activities for the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine.
VIDEO: First use of a single 3D model in classification of a naval vessel

It uses a single 3D model to enable the exchange of digital information, improve collaboration, and reduce the number of iterations necessary in the classification design review process for approving a design. All comments and iterations can be tracked, acted upon, and reviewed in real time.
Belgium orders new research vessel at Spain’s Freire Shipyard

The IMO polar code compliant vessel will be built to UT 844 WP design and Rolls-Royce will also deliver the main propulsion system, including side thrusters, Promas integrated propulsion and maneuvering system, power electric system and steering gear.