Friday, April 12, 2024

New Zealand News

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HamiltonJet Launches HJ215 Waterjet

New Zealand-based HamiltonJet has launched its HJ215 waterjet, an ideal propulsion solution for a wide range of boats, says the company.It is compact and lightweight and it is built for greater efficiency at high speeds, making it an excellent waterjet for thrill-seeking tourist crafts, search and rescue vessels and other marine sectors.The new factory-made TURBO II impeller option offers superior performance where acceleration and high thrust in aerated water are important. The…

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Propspeed Receives Type Approval from Bureau Veritas

New Zealand-based Propspeed's underwater foul-release coating system has received type approval from Bureau Veritas following significant third-party testing.Marine materials and equipment certification is the review and testing process that ensures ships’ component parts conform to the technical standards established by regulatory bodies. Bureau Veritas provides certification services for shipyards, suppliers and manufacturers, helping keep ship materials and equipment reliable for shipowners.

New Zealand Detains Log Carrier After Rudder Falls Off

Maritime NZ has issued a detention notice against a log carrying vessel, currently anchored off Tauranga.On Monday 24 July, the Panamanian flagged Achilles Bulker was departing Tauranga, bound for China when it encountered steering problems. It was subsequently determined that the rudder had disconnected from the ship during the outbound pilotage.The vessel remains anchored off Mount Maunganui, and the rudder was recovered by divers last week and brought to shore.Due to the rudder failure…

Families Want More Details on Gulf Livestock 1 Capsize

Australian local media has reported that the families of two Australians who went missing when the Gulf Livestock 1 capsized on September 2, 2020, have pleaded with the federal government to help them get more details about what happened.The livestock carrier was sailing from New Zealand to China with 43 crew and approximately 6,000 dairy cattle onboard when it capsized in the East China Sea during Typhoon Maysak.40 crew members remain missing after the capsize.As vessel flag state…

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HamiltonJet Debuts New Range of Waterjets

HamiltonJet has unveiled a new range of high-efficiency waterjets, starting with the LTX36 model. Optimized for medium- and low-speed operation, New Zealand-based manufacturer said it has produced the first waterjet to rival the energy efficiency and bollard pull of the best propeller-based systems between zero and 30 knots.Waterjets are among the most efficient propulsion options for going fast due to the absence of hull-appendages and their highly optimized pump geometry, but HamiltonJet CEO Ben Reed noted not everyone wants to go fast.“Our customers’ needs are changing…

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Old Expansion Joints Caused Power Loss on Ferry

New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) has released a preliminary report into the loss of power that occurred on the passenger ferry Kaitaki in the Cook Strait on January 28, 2023. The report concludes that maintenance for safety critical rubber expansion joints should account for date of manufacture as well as time in service.On January 28, the crew were conducting maintenance when the shaft generator tripped and the vessel lost all electrical and propulsive power.

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MAN 175D Propulsion Chosen for New High-speed Ferry

The Austal shipyard in Vietnam has ordered 4 × 16V175D-MM engines, delivering 2,720 kW at 1,800 rpm for water-jet propulsion, in connection with the building of a high-speed catamaran ferry for customer, the Degage Group. The 66-meter, 574-passenger ferry is scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2023 and will operate as the Apetahi Express between Pape’ete (Tahiti) and Vaitape (Bora Bora) in French Polynesia. The new ferry will have a contracted top speed of 35.8 knots and a range of 360 nautical miles.Tuanua Degage…

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MOVE Plans Methanol-fueled RoRo Vessel

New Zealand based MOVE Logistics Group revealed its plans to order a new coastal roll-on, roll-off (RORO) vessel capable of running on methanol fuel.Earlier this year, MOVE secured $10 million in co-investment funds from transport agency Waka Kotahi to support coastal shipping initiatives that improve the competitiveness of domestic coastal shipping, reduce freight sector greenhouse gas emissions and enhance resilience.Waka Kotahi has endorsed the proposal by MOVE for its vessel design that includes a methanol tank and pipework installation during construction.

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Electric Tug Sparky Chistened in Auckland

Sparky, a new all-electric ship handling tugboat, has been christened in Auckland, New Zealand.The RSD-E Tug 2513 was built at Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam for owner Ports of Auckland. Equipped with 2,784 kWh of batteries, the 70 tonne bollard pull harbor tug can undertake two or more assignments before being recharged—which takes about two hours—entirely emissions-free.In 2016, Ports of Auckland adopted the goal of becoming a zero emissions port by 2040, and its new tug Sparky is a key part of this green agenda…

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Naut Debuts Electric Demonstrator Boat Beachcomber

Marine electric propulsion company Naut has launched its second demonstrator vessel, Beachcomber, marking another step closer to the delivery and production of fully electric propulsion products for the recreational marine sector.The 7m aluminum power boat comfortably reaches planing speed, with a top speed of 28 knots. The 150hp electric system possesses enough power to easily plane and handle all sea conditions the boat was originally designed for. The battery and propulsion system can power the vessel at a range of speeds for 3-4 hours.The boat will accommodate overnight charging…

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Stockholm Electric Fast Ferry Routes Announced

Green City Ferries, of Stockholm, Sweden, announced today the first two routes for its electric fast ferry, the Beluga24. Passengers traveling to and from the communities of Tӓby and Ӧsteråker will be the first to experience the Beluga24s high-speed, emission-free technology."The introduction of our Beluga24 in Stockholm is a major step in reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the region's waterborne public transport system. By demonstrating our emission-free high-speed ferries in Stockholm, we can show that there is an attractive alternative to traditional vessels.

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New Zealand's First Fully Electric Ship is a Zero Polluter Down Under

The southern hemisphere’s first fully electric, carbon fiber commuter ferry has successfully completed its inaugural round trip with a Thordon seawater lubricated propeller shaft arrangement supplied by New Zealand’s Henley Engineering.Ika Rere , Mãori for flying fish, joined the East by West fleet in December operating the company’s Wellington to Eastbourne route.Commenting on the ferry’s first trip, between West Queen’s Wharf and Days Bay, Henley Engineering Managing Director, Mark Power, said: “Ika Rere runs like a Tesla Model S! It’s fast, efficient, smooth and quiet.

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Damen Inks Services Deal with Caterpillar

Damen Shipyards Group and Caterpillar have signed a global value agreement enabling Damen to provide bow-to-stern services and extend the scope of services offered to Damen Shipyard customers, including but not limited to fleet management and monitoring systems. Damen views the agreement as a milestone in their strategy to streamline services for their customers. The shipyards group’s philosophy of standardization is further improved with a comprehensive service program for Cat…

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Incat Crowther Bags Deal to Design Hybrid-electric Ferry for New Zealand

Incat Crowther inked a deal to design an Incat Crowther 32 hybrid-electric ferry for Fullers360 of Auckland, New Zealand. To be built by Q-West, the ferry will be the designer’s sixth from the builder and will join 10 other Incat Crowther ferries in the Fullers360 fleet.Designed specifically for the Devonport route, the vessel will provide an efficient, low emission, quiet service between Auckland and Devonport. Flexibility is provided by an enhanced capability to operate on other routes on the network.

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Auckland’s First High-speed Plug-in Electric Hybrid Ferry Announced

Aukland ferry operator Fullers360 announced a new electric hybrid fast ferry will join its fleet in 2023.The new electric vessel with hybrid capabilities will have capacity to transport approximately 300 passengers servicing the company’s Devonport route, with capacity to travel to other destinations as needed. Designed by Incat Crowther, the vessel is a modular metro-level with overflow to the upper deck optimized to be up to 100% electric on the Devonport route.Fullers360’s CEO…

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Sea Machines, HamiltonJet Launch JETsense

Sea Machines Robotics and HamiltonJet have launched a new intelligent voyage control product, named JETsense, that uses autonomous navigation, multi-sensor fusion, and computer vision "to move waterjet vessels to the forefront of 21st-century navigation and utility."JETsense utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced autonomy to perceive the domain and maintain precise control of steering and speed during a voyage and re-route to avoid traffic and obstacles while enabling a new level of streaming data to improve on-water operations…

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'Emission-free' Swedish Ferry to Sport Battery, Hydogen-based Fuel Cell Power

Echandia secures order for the world's first emission-free high-speed catamaran – planned for commercial traffic in StockholmStockholm-based Echandia  signed an agreement to supply what is touted as the 'world's first' emission-free high-speed catamaran with an integrated battery and hydrogen-based fuel cell system for Green City Ferries AB, a ferry planned for commercial traffic in Stockholm. The installation is scheduled to take place in the autumn of 2022 and the agreement is worth approximately $1.6m for Echandia.The agreement is for the Beluga24 model ferry…

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Marine Coatings: Propspeed Targets Commercial Sector for Growth

Propspeed launched a new kit packaged specifically for the commercial marine trade professional. Rusty Morgan, VP of Sales & Operations, Americas, discusses with Maritime Reporter TV.New Zealand-based Propspeed, a maker of underwater foul-release coatings for 21 years, recently signaled its intention to enter full-force into the commercial maritime space with the launch of its first coatings kit packaged specifically for the commercial marine trade professional. The Propspeed Commercial Kit includes all that is needed to coat two propellers 165-203cm in size…