• Update on Brazil’s submarine programme
    Today we take you to a construction site that is both monumental and unique. We are off to Itaguaí, 70km south-west of Rio de Janeiro to report progress on the most comprehensive naval technology transfer programme to date. It is here that Brazil will launch its next-generation submarines from a brand spanking new submarine shipyard […]
  • Energy Observer named in Paris
    Energy Observer, the first energy self-sufficient boat powered solely by renewable energies and hydrogen was officially named in Paris on 6 July after sailing from Saint-Malo to the mouth of the Seine, then up the Seine to the French capital.The boat was built in Canada in 1983 as a maxi-catamaran (length: 30.5m, beam:12.8m). In 1994, […]
  • More tests for Polar Pod
    Work continues on the Polar Pod, a brainchild of intrepid French adventurer, scientist, medico and sailor Jean-Louis Etienne. Following concept testing in 2014, a new model of the Polar Pod spar-buoy laboratory recently underwent tank t... […]

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Socarenam : Un navire de servitude multifonctions pour la Belgique

Balisage, relevés hydrographiques, transfert de pilotes, assistance aux bateaux en difficulté, lutte contre les incendies… Navire résolument multifonctions, le Sirius a été livré le 19 janvier par le chantier Socarenam de Boulogne-sur-Mer au groupe belge DAB Vloot. Commandé en 2015 et conçu par Bureau Mauric, ce navire en acier de 45.1 mètres de long pour 10.6 mètres de large et 3.6 mètres de tirant d'eau est présenté comme un véritable « couteau suisse », destiné à la servitude du port d’Ostende et plus généralement des côtes belges.