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January 16, 2017

Vard inks LOI for expedition cruise ship

JANUARY 16, 2016 — The market for expedition cruise ships continues to develop. Vard Holdings Limited says that it has signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) for the design and construction of an expedition cruise vessel for an "undisclosed...
January 16, 2017

Hull fouling can carry as many invaders as ballast water

JANUARY 16, 2016 — While U.S.legislation and the IMO Ballast Water Convention mean that shipowners will have to invest millions to fit ballast water treatment systems, this will not prevent the transfer of invasive aquatic species (IAS) unless...
January 16, 2017

Seaspan LNG battery hybrid ferry claims many firsts

JANUARY 16, 2017 — Classification society Bureau Veritas says that Seaspan Ferries Corporation's (SFC) recently delivered ferry Seaspan Swift is the first hybrid LNG fueled and battery powered vessel in service and the first LNG fueled vessel...
January 16, 2017

New USCG cutter to feature MAN Diesel engines

JANUARY 16, 2017—The U.S. Coast Guard new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) will have MAN’s 28/33D STC engines installed as the main propulsion. Lex Nijsen, Head of Four-Stroke Marine, MAN Diesel & Turbo, says, “We are very pleased to have won...
January 15, 2017

Royal IHC launches second LNG-fueled dredge for DEME Group

JANUARY 15, 2017 — Royal IHC's shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherland yesterday launched Scheldt River, the second of two 7,500 cu.m dual fuel trailing suction hopper dredges (TSHD) –on order for Belgium's DEME Group. "After the...
January 14, 2017

Detyens awarded $13.6 million MSC contract

JANUARY 14, 2017 — Detyens Shipyards Inc., Charleston, South Carolina, is being awarded a $13,615,181 firm-fixed-price contract for a 60-calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and drydocking of USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE...
January 13, 2017

Philly Shipyard lays keel for fourth LNG-ready APT tanker

JANUARY 13, 2017—Keel layings have always been important milestones in a ship’s life. In a way, it signifies a vessel’s birth. While the keel no longer refers to the wooden “backbone” of a vessel in the era of steel-hulled ships, but usually a...
January 13, 2017

Former Supply Officer of the Year heads for slammer

JANUARY 13, 2017 — In the latest development in the "Fat Leonard Affair" scandal, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Gentry Debord, who was named U.S. Navy Supply Officer of the Year while accepting bribes and the services of prostitutes from a...
January 13, 2017

Hong Kong operator takes delivery of 199 passenger cat

JANUARY 13, 2017 — Hong Kong's Wang Tak Engineering and Shipbuilding Company Limited has delivered the 199 passenger catamaran ferry Shi Zi Yang 7 to ferry operator Sea's Young. Designed by Incat Crowther, with a focus on an efficient...
January 12, 2017

VIMS orders 93 ft research vessel

JANUARY 12, 2017 — Virginia Institute of Marine Science of Gloucester Point, VA, has awarded Matane, Quebec, shipyard Meridien Maritime Réparation a contract construct a 93-ft research vessel. Designed by JMS Naval Architects, Mystic, CT, it...

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