KNUD E. HANSEN: First Customized Ro-Pax Designed for …

first_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location zoom CS Marine of Shanghai has contracted KNUD E. HANSEN A/S for the development of the design of a 120 m Ro-Pax which will operate out of Hainan Island in the South China Sea.KNUD E. HANSEN A/S has developed Concept and Tender Designs with CS Marine on behalf of the Bo Hai Shipyard in China. The first vessel construction was awarded to the shipyard by the Local Government of Hainan Province.The vessel is a conventional propulsion Ro-Ro Passenger vessel designed to transport vehicle and containers on a single cargo deck in compliance with Chinese Classification Society Rules and Chinese Flag regulations.The vessel will have a high passenger capacity allowing transportation of 444 passengers in high standard accommodation and a crew complement of 91.The cargo capacity comprises of approximately about 350 lane meters for cars and trucks, about 1200t of containers or a combination of the above on the car deck, while a large extra capacity for FW and HFO has been created to allow the vessel to supply some of the minor islands.The cargo will be rolling in and out of the vessel via a quarter ramp situated on the starboard side.The vessel will have multiple operating modes such as regular ferry service between ports or as a long term cruise vessel for cruises of up to 30 days duration.Particular attention has been paid to the comfort of the vessel which is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 19 knots in normal sea condition.Attention to detail has not been spared in the arrangement of common areas which include:Sun deckInternet caféCigar barLibrary and conference roomsDedicated VIP dining areaCinema200 seat cafeteriaThe vessel has been developed with optimised work flow in mind, which will allow maximum operational efficiency including boat to boat embarkation procedures which will be required in specific islands without dedicated berthing facilities.The Owner was very keen to give a distinctive look to the vessel and several configurations of superstructures where developed with particular focus on the distinctive funnel. KNUD E. HANSEN A/S, December 2, 2013last_img read more

Province Extends Georges Bank Moratorium

first_imgNova Scotia is introducing legislation today, Nov. 3, extending, indefinitely, a moratorium on oil and gas exploration on the Canadian portion of George’s Bank, a sensitive marine eco-system off the south coast of the province. “It’s just not worth the risk to drill in an area this important to Nova Scotians,” said Premier Darrell Dexter. “Rather than continue this debate every few years, this legislation will provide certainty about our intentions around George’s Bank. Until a compelling case can be made for this decision to be reconsidered, the moratorium will stand.” Earlier this year, the province announced that it would extend the moratorium until Dec. 31, 2015, to allow for more scientific study. The legislation will extend it indefinitely and require a public hearing and a vote in the legislature to lift it. “George’s Bank is clearly different from the rest of our offshore,” said Energy Minister Bill Estabrooks. “We need to ensure that industry practices, technology, and other factors have improved to the point where we have full confidence to proceed and we are making the right decision to protect the George’s Bank and its valuable resources.” The legislation requires the province to work with the federal government to support this recommendation to the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, the independent joint agency responsible for the regulation of petroleum activities in Nova Scotia’s offshore.last_img read more

AI urges Government to make good on promises

The London based Amnesty International (AI) says it is time for Sri Lanka to make good on its promises to account for alleged crimes under international law and build the domestic culture of human rights necessary to prevent the recurrence of past violations.Olof Blomqvist, press officer at the Media Programme of Amnesty International said that if a process of truth, justice, reparation and non-recurrence is to take root in Sri Lanka, an essential step must be broad and meaningful consultation with representatives of civil society throughout the country. “With parliamentary elections over and a new government in place, it is time for Sri Lanka to make good on its promises to account for alleged crimes under international law and build the domestic culture of human rights necessary to prevent the recurrence of past violations. If a process of truth, justice, reparation and non-recurrence is to take root in Sri Lanka, an essential step must be broad and meaningful consultation with representatives of civil society throughout the country, and notably the victims of human rights abuses and violations and surviving family members to determine what they need and expect from an accountability process,” he said. He noted that teir active and informed participation in its design is essential to ensure that the measures taken are meaningful, to gain their confidence to participate in the processes, and to defend accountability efforts against forces who may be intent on preventing the exposure of truth and accountability of perpetrators. (Colombo Gazette) read more