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September 23, 2016

Finland aims to take lead on unmanned ship development

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 — Finland is stepping up its efforts to take a lead in the development of unmanned ships by creating what's described as "an ecosystem for autonomous marine transport." The objective is to create the world's first autonomous...
September 23, 2016

ABS publishes new Subchapter M Guide

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 — Classification society ABS has released a guide to help U.S. domestic vessel owners comply with new U.S. Coast Guard requirements governing towing vessels that operate in U.S. inland waterways. The "ABS Guide for Building...
September 23, 2016

Hovering AUV: New option for in-water hull inspection

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 — General Dynamics Mission Systems featured the Bluefin Robotics hovering-autonomous underwater vehicle (H-AUV) at OCEANS 2016 in Monterey, CA. The Bluefin Robotics H-AUV locates, identifies and maps structural issues on a...
September 23, 2016

Carnival JV inks MOA to build two cruise ships in China

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 — Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) reports that its cruise joint venture in China has signed a non-binding memorandum of agreement (MOA) to order the industry's first new cruise ships built in China...
September 23, 2016

The Switch acquires Wartsila marine drives business

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 — Helsinki, Finland, based advanced drive train specialist The Switch, has acquired Wärtsilä's marine drives business that encompasses specialized megawatt-class power drives targeting marine applications. The assets include...
September 23, 2016

Hanjin Shipping mess: FMC eyes MTO fees for releasing cargo

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 — The status of Hanjin Shipping and the disruptions caused by its bankruptcy to the American shipping community, as well as global supply chains, was examined closely by the Federal Maritime Commission during the closed...
September 22, 2016

Construction of NYC's Citywide Ferry fleet well underway

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 — Construction is now well underway on the 19 Incat Crowther-designed vessels that will service New York City's first citywide ferry system. According to Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York City Economic Development...
September 22, 2016

Keppel Singmarine delivers versatile support vessel

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 —Seaways International recently took delivery of the infield support vessel Seaways 24 from the Keppel Singmarine shipyard in Singapore. The versatile multifunction vessel is the latest addition to the RAmpage 5500-ZH class...
September 22, 2016

Next two LCS to be named to honor their shipyard cities

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 — In a ceremony at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, today, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the next Freedom and Independence variant Littoral Combat Ships will be named USS Marinette (LCS...
September 22, 2016

Philly Shipyard lays keel for Kinder Morgan product tanker

SEPTEMBER 22, 2016 — Philly Shipyard, Inc. held a ceremonial keel laying today for the third product tanker in a four vessel order for American Petroleum Tankers (APT), a Kinder Morgan, Inc. subsidiary. When completed in 2017, the product...

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