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Contract Designs for Ballast Water Treatment Systems on Containership R.J. Pfeiffer and Tanker Polar Endeavor

Posted By: Maggie Moon | Analysis

The Great Lakes Ballast Technology Demonstration Project is a joint U.S. and Canadian cooperative project that recently funded three six-month, full-scale design studies of promising ballast water treatment systems. The intent of each study is to fully develop, for a specified “target” vessel, the contract design, and life cycle cost…

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R/V Western Flyer Hull Strength Upgrade

Posted By: Maggie Moon | Papers

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) owns and operates the SWATH oceanographic research vessel R/V Western Flyer.  This vessel is of aluminum construction and was designed and built to handle MBARI’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Tiburon in the eastern Pacific.  Western Flyer was delivered in 1996 and shortly thereafter…

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