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Medevac iff Scheveningen
In the evening of Apr 23, 2018, the Dutch Coast Guard was alerted because of a sick person on board the "Rolldock Sky" which was at anchor off Scheveningen. The KNRM lifeoat "Kitty Roosmale Nepveu" went out and took the patient on board. Back in the port, the 21-year-old man was taken to the Bronovo hospital where he was operated on his appendix.
Inspection Enclosed Spaces with drone
Friday, the 7-th of October, RIMS BV (Robotica in Maintenance Strategies BV) launched inspection service of enclosed spaces to the Maritime and Offshore Industry, using the drone Elios. RIMS BV, founded in 2015 by David Knukkel, Sr. Maintenance Consultant in Maritime and Offshore Industry, with a clear mission to replace all high-risk & resource intensive maintenance activities with smarter drone and robotic technologies to increase safety and cost efficient operations. One of the major focus of RIMS was to realise safe inspections of enclosed spaces. During market research and visiting several Universities of Holland and Switzerland, a Swiss company Flyability gave a presentation of their drone Elios. It is a drone with a cage, and perfect suitable to enter enclosed spaces and inspect the areas. With the partners Rotterdam Offshore Group, Rolldock and Flyability, under supervision of Class, RIMS carried out a test on board of the Rolldock Sky to check whether the controls and data transfer would be okay in a ballast tank and duct keel. These tests were successful completed: https://youtu.be/tHYM7k3QMNc.
RollDock adds third L&T heavy lift vessel to fleet
Dutch marine transportation specialist, RollDock Shipping BV, part of Roll Group, has confirmed the purchase of a new semi-submersible multipurpose heavy lift vessel, the third bought from Larsen & Toubro (L&T) India. The MV RollDock Sky is the third in a series supplied by L&T and joins the MV RollDock Sun and MV RollDock Sea. RollDock and L&T formally ended their cooperation in 2013 but continued with the purchase of the final vessel despite concerns about market conditions. “We are very proud that despite the unfavorable economic times, we are still able to maintain the growth strategy of our business,” said Wout van der Zwan, chief executive of Roll Group. In addition to this latest acquisition, RollDock has two vessels under construction which will take the fleet to seven within the next 12 months. In cooperation with BigLift, BigRoll Shipping was founded and four open wide deck ice class vessels are on order with the COSCO Dalian Shipyard in China. The first MC Class vessel is nearing completion and will soon enter into service for BigRoll Shipping. - See more at: http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/industry-news/rolldock-adds-third-l-and-t-heavy-lift-vessel-to-fleet#sthash.TZiY79Ay.dpufUpload News