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November 27, 2014
Apple shape tanks give new MHI LNG ship more capacity
NOVEMBER 27, 2014 —Shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed development of a new design LNG carrier with apple shaped LNG tanks. Evolved from Moss type spherical tanks, their upper half bulges more than the lower,...
November 27, 2014
Myklebusthaug MPSV will be first UT design built in Turkey
NOVEMBER 27, 2014 — Norwegian shipowner Myklebusthaug Management AS has placed an order at Beşiktaş Shipyard for an advanced multipurpose service vessel that will be the first Rolls-Royce UT design vessel to be built in Turkey. In addition to...
November 27, 2014
Maersk AHTS newbuilds feature Wärtsilä solutions
NOVEMBER 27, 2014 — The new series of six Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (plus four options) ordered from Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven by  Maersk Supply Service last month (see earlier story) will feature fully integrated solutions...
November 27, 2014
Newly named 15,000-TEU containership "LNG ready"
NOVEMBER 27, 2014—United Arab Shipping Company (UASC)’s first ever LNG-ready ultra large container vessel, the 15,000-TEU M/V Sajir, was recently named at Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Ulsan, Korea. The Safir is the...
November 27, 2014
Higgins takes reins as CEO at Nichols Brothers
NOVEMBER 27, 2014—Ice Floe LLC dba Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, WA, recently named Gavin Higgins as Chief Executive Officer. Higgins brings a wealth of shipyard management experience to his role, more than 30 years of industry...
November 27, 2014
World’s largest LNG-powered PSV delivered
NOVEMBER 27, 2014—Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven Verft A/S, Ulsteinvik, recently delivered the 92.2m Rem Eir, what is believed to currently be the world’s largest LNG-fueled Platform Supply Vessel, to Rem Shipping. Based on a VS 4412 design, Rem...
November 26, 2014
Minister paddles away from "canoe" comment
NOVEMBER 26, 2014 — Australian Defense Minister Senator David Johnston was today paddling away from his comment that he wouldn't trust Government owned shipbuilder ASC (formerly Australian Submarine Corporation) "to build a canoe." Today he...
November 26, 2014
Canada issues RFP for SAR lifeboats
NOVEMBER 26, 2014 — The Canadian Government has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the procurement of search and rescue lifeboats as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd, the new...
November 26, 2014
Niigata dual fuel engine gets ClassNK design approval
NOVEMBER 26, 2014 — Classification society ClassNK has approved the design of a new 28AHX-DF dual-fuel engine developed by Niigata Power Systems Co., Ltd. After trial operational testing, the engine is expected to receive type approval from...
November 26, 2014
MacGregor equipment picked for Intership newbuilds
NOVEMBER 26, 2014 — Cargotec says that its MacGregor subsidiary has secured a comprehensive deck equipment contract from New Times Shipyard, in China, for three new 36,500 dwt Laker-class bulk carriers being built for Intership Navigation Co...

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