Navy Shipyard partners with Sarcos Robotics; DNV GL rolls out remote surveys for all ships in its class

March 11th, 2019 — Sarcos Robotics, a specialist in robotic systems that augment rather than replace humans, reports that it has partnered with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (IMF) to evaluate and deploy robotic technologies, including full-body, powered exoskeletons and man-portable inspection robots, for use in naval shipyards.

DNV GL rolls out remote surveys for all ships in its class

All vessels classed with DNV GL now have the possibility to utilize remote surveys for some inspections through the Veracity data platform.

Bouchard promotes Martha Volgyi to crewing manager

Melville, N.Y., based Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. has promoted Marsha Volgyi to crewing manager.
Prior to working at Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., Ms. Volgyi worked for twelve years in the cruise shipping sector, including managing cruise ship crew members onshore.
Wight Shipyard delivers first in a new series of passenger cats

Designed by Australia’s One2three Naval Architects, the 38 m Venus Clipper is the first of a new Hunt Class Mk 3 series of  220 passenger catamaran ferries.
New research makes case for workboat repower grants

New research makes a powerful case for continued funding for EPA Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grants and loans for projects that reduce emissions from existing workboat diesel engines.
Maersk Supply SSV awarded walk to work contract

B The Stingray class subsea support vessel (SSV) Maersk Involver, has been fixed for 161 days to support maintenance of the Dan F platform located offshore Esbjerg, Denmark, for walk-to-walk and accommodation services. The contract is expected to commence at the beginning of April.