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March 06, 2015
Fincantieri floats out largest Holland America Line ship yet
MARCH 6, 2015 — Carnival Corporation's Holland America Line has marked another milestone in the construction of ms Koningsdam, its largest ship thus far, with the float-out and transfer of the cruise ship from its dry dock to its outfitting...
March 06, 2015
Gas Turbine Alternator package installed in U.K. carrier
MARCH 6, 2015 — The Aircraft Carrier Alliance (Babcock, BAE Systems and Thales U.K. plus the U.K. Ministry of Defence) has successfully completed the installation of the first Rolls-Royce MT30 Gas Turbine Alternator (GTA) package into HMS...
March 06, 2015
Damen launches LNG fueled inland tanker
MARCH 6, 2015 — Damen Shipyards Group's Galati, Romania, yard recently launched the first LNG-fueled Damen EcoLiner inland shipping tanker, designed to give inland shipping operators much-needed fuel economy while cutting emissions. It has been...
March 06, 2015
Wärtsilä and CME offer scrubber financing solution
MARCH 6, 2015 — Wärtsilä and Clean Marine Energy (Europe) Ltd (CME) have signed a collaboration agreement that they say will provide a convenient funding solution to drive the adoption of exhaust gas cleaning technology. The financing solution...
March 06, 2015
IACS comments on MOL Comfort report
MARCH 6, 2015 — The final report issued in Japan by the Committee on Large Container Ship Safety (CLCSS) concludes that the June 2013 break up of the containership MOL Comfort possibly occurred because the sea loads exceeded the hull girder...
March 05, 2015
Australia to build 21 patrol boats for its neighbors
MARCH 6, 2015 — Australia's Minister of Defence, Kevin Andrews, today, issued a statement announcing the Request for Tender (RFT) for up to 21 replacement – Australian-made – Pacific Patrol Boats under the Pacific Maritime Security Program,...
March 05, 2015
Vessel discharge regulation reform moves forward
MARCH 6, 2015 — A bipartisan effort to establish a uniform national framework for the regulation of vessel discharges took another step forward as the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved S. 373, the Vessel...
March 05, 2015
Cat power for diesel-electric Edison Chouest MPSVs
MARCH 6, 2015—Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) has selected Cat’s EPA Tier 4 Final-compliant C280-16 generator sets for two new ice class, diesel-electric-powered Multi-Purpose Supply Vessels (MPSVs) under construction at ECO’s La Ship in Houma,...
March 05, 2015
Harvey Energy starts working for Shell
MARCH 5, 2015 — Harvey Gulf's PSV Harvey Energy, the first LNG fueled vessel to enter service in North America, today began working on charter for Shell's deep water operations in the Gulf of Mexico. "Shell is delighted to be the customer of...
March 05, 2015
MacGregor books cement handling system orders
MARCH 5, 2015 — Eight offshore service vessels under construction at China's Wuhu Xinlian Shipyard will have MacGregor dry bulk cement handling systems. The fully automated pneumatic systems will be installed on two 78 m, 12,000 bhp, 150 t BP...