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December 10, 2016

U.K. awards BAE contract for two more OPVs

DECEMBER 10, 2016 — BAE Systems welcomed U.K. Minister for Defence Procurement Harriet Baldwin to its Govan shipyard in Glasgow, Scotland, December 8, to announce a £287 million (about $361 million) contract covering manufacture of two further...
December 09, 2016

Dual fuel hybrid joins Seaspan Ferries fleet

DECEMBER 9, 2016 — Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) is reports that the Seaspan Swift, the first of two new dual-fueled/hybrid (diesel, LNG and battery) ferries, is currently docked at the SFC Tilbury Terminal in Delta, BC. The ferry arrived...
December 09, 2016

Two trawlers to have Rapp all-electric deck packages

DECEMBER 9, 2016 — Bodø, Norway, headquartered Rapp Marine A/S has secured two new contracts for delivery of complete all-electric deck machinery packages to two trawler newbuilds: Clipperton, owned by Sweden based B-C Pelagic, and Lingbank,...
December 09, 2016

USMMA Sea Year suspension "not supported by data"

DECEMBER 9, 2016 — Trying to protect Midshipmen against potential sexual assault and sexual harassment, the U.S. Department of Transportation has suspended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Sea Year, described on the academy's web site...
December 09, 2016

Rapid turbo retrofit gives trawler new lease on life

DECEMBER 9, 2016 — A 1985-built North Sea trawler has been given a new lease of life, thanks to a turbocharger retrofit carried out by MAN Diesel & Turbo in just five weeks from first enquiry to turbocharger commissioning. The Faeroese...
December 09, 2016

New dry dock arrives at BAE San Diego

DECEMBER 9, 2016 — BAE Systems yesterday received a new 950-foot-long, 55,000-ton lift capacity, floating dry dock at its San Diego shipyard. The Chinese-built floating dry dock arrived at the yard towed by the ocean-going and salvage tug Posh...
December 08, 2016

Gulfstream building crewboat-style ferry for DHS

DECEMBER 8, 2016 — Gulfstream Shipbuilding, Freeport, FL, has been awarded a contract through the United States Department of Homeland Security for a passenger/vehicle ferry to service New York and Connecticut waters. This 118' x 27' x 10'- 9"...
December 08, 2016

Norwegian sets date for first Miami-Cuba sailing

DECEMBER 8, 2016 — Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:NCLH) says that its 1,250 passenger Oceania Cruises brand ship Marina will sail from Port Miami, March 7, 2017, with select Caribbean itineraries featuring calls on Havana, Cuba,...
December 08, 2016

Spanish shipyard delivers its first fish carrier

DECEMBER 8, 2016 — Spain's Gondan shipyard yesterday delivered its first live fish carrier, the Martin Sæle. With a length of 50 m length and beam of 12.6 m, the vessel has the capacity to transport 1,000 cu.m of water and live fish in her...
December 08, 2016

Tanker makeover includes scrubber, new livery, new name

DECEMBER 8, 2016 — Vroon BV reports that the 37,412 dwt, 2007-built chemical/oil products tanker Iver Progress, from its Iver Ships fleet, recently completed a drydock period in Gibraltar. In addition to the normal Special Survey, she was...

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