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May 23, 2017

LPG-fueled COGES ferry design marks a milestone

MAY 23, 2017 — GE's Marine Solution's reports that the world's first liquid propane gas (LPG)-fueled ferry design to use GE's  (COGES) system has successfully completed Hazard Identification (HAZID) meetings. The ferry is being designed...
May 23, 2017

LCS 12 completes acceptance trials

MAY 23, 2017 — Naval Sea Systems Command reports that the Navy's future USS Omaha (LCS 12) successfully conducted its acceptance trials May 12 after completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy's Board of...
May 23, 2017

MOL to build Japan's first LNG-fueled tugboat

MAY 23, 2017 — Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) is to build Japan's first LNG-fueled tugboat. It will conform to the IGF code issued in January of this year and will be subject to be examined by Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and...
May 23, 2017

Samsung Heavy books $100 million LNG carrier order

MAY 23, 2017 — South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. has won a $100 million contract to build two 7,500 cu.m LNG carriers for Kogas. Kogas will use the vessels to transport LNG from Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do, to Jeju Island and...
May 23, 2017

USCG responds to towing vessel grounding

MAY 23, 2017 — Coast Guard crews responded to an uninspected towing vessel taking on water prior to running aground in the Calcasieu Ship Channel, early Monday morning. At 3:45 a.m., the three-man crew of the 60-foot towing vessel Mr. Landon,...
May 22, 2017

Start-up containership company buys its first seven ships

MAY 22, 2017 — Norwegian OTC listed start-up MPC Container Ships AS today reported that it has acquired seven container vessels for a total investment of $38 million. The company was formed this April by Hamburg headquartered MPC Capital AG,...
May 22, 2017

MTU to power largest high speed cat operating in Med

MAY 22, 2017 — Rolls-Royce is to supply Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania with four 20-cylinder Series 8000 MTU engines. They will power the new high-speed ROpax catamaran ferry that Incat is building for Virtu Ferries for operation on...
May 22, 2017

Remote controlled ships could sail Baltic within three years

MAY 22, 2017 — Fully remote controlled vessels could be operating in the Baltic Sea in three years, with autonomous commercial traffic following by 2025. That's the vision of the One Sea Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem. Founded last year, One...
May 22, 2017

Canada issues ship safety bulletin on drone use

MAY 22, 2017 — Transport Canada has issued a ship safety bulletin intended to make the marine community aware of the rules and regulations that apply to Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), or drones. Drones are used for commercial and recreational...
May 22, 2017

Denmark eyes blockchain path to digitizing ship registration

MAY 22, 2017 — The Danish Maritime Authority is launching a pilot project looking at blockchain technology as a possible path to digitalization of the entire ship registration process. When they want to register ships today, shipowners are...

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