Tag Archives: propulsion

Hybrid, Fully Electric Propulsion for Dutch Mussel Farming

Damen mussel farming AQUACULTURe

Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam is heading a research project to investigate the application of hybrid and fully electric propulsion in the Dutch mussel farming sector. The project, which is called AQUACULTURe, is a collaborative effort between Damen and numerous parties such as equipment suppliers, service providers and local mussel farming companies. AQUACULTURe is part of the Damen Shipyards Group’s long-standing

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Hydrogen-Powered Vessel Paves the Way for Zero-Emission Shipping

A hydrogen-powered passenger vessel, Hydroville, was launched by the Antwerp-based maritime group Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB). It is the first certified vessel to use dual fuel-combustion engines, burning both hydrogen and diesel to power its propulsion. Hydrogen-injected diesel engines aren’t covered by the standard rules of the marine classification society, and Lloyd’s Register says it used a risk-based design approach

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Complicated Web of Technology, Human Error and Funding Questions May Be to Blame for USS McCain Collision

Ten sailors lost their lives last week when USS John S. McCain collided with a Liberian chemical tanker near Singapore. Early reports blamed a possible steering failure in the McCain vessel, and the question of cyber attack is still under investigation by the Navy. While the problem may have been related to the ship’s integrated bridge navigation system (IBNS), the

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