The International Union of Marine Insurance's annual conference is back in Japan at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba.
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One of the most effective, and versatile, discreet maritime systems available to special forces (SF) is the wet submersible watercraft. Such craft offer, at modest cost, an easily transportable, low-observability platform for surveillance, attack and force protection missions.
Indonesian Hydrodynamic Laboratory (IHL), an advanced research laboratory of Indonesia's BPPT (the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology), has awarded a new contract to install two wave generator systems.
Trade association Interferry stages its 42nd annual conference in Split, Croatia, next month with an agenda highlighting the income and savings potential in three key areas – the customer experience, ship technologies and safety issues including cyber security.
A prototype of the world's first class approved ship propeller has been produced using 3D printing techniques. The 1,350mm diameter propeller, named "WAAMpeller", is the result of a cooperative consortium of companies that includes RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk, Damen Shipyards Group and Bureau Veritas.
Whales, sharks, butterflies and lotus leaves might together hold the secret to saving the shipping industry millions and help save the planet, according to a marine biologist at the University of Portsmouth, UK.
Environmental microbiologist Dr Maria Salta is examining how on land and at sea, nature's ability to self-clean might give scientists a window into solutions which could be used on manmade objects at sea.
Another tunnel diameter in Sleipner's range of DC thrusters is now available. The new SE50/140S delivers an actual thrust of 50kgs at 10.5V in a 140mm tunnel diameter.