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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...
November 26, 2014
Rolls-Royce to showcase MTU systems at Workboat show
NOVEMBER 26, 2014 — Rolls-Royce will showcase several innovative MTU commercial marine products and systems at the upcoming International Workboat Show 2014, Dec. 3-5 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Highlighting the MTU exhibit...
November 26, 2014
Damen Vlissingen to upgrade Helix's MSV Seawell
NOVEMBER 26, 2014 — Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen, Netherlands, has been awarded a contract by the U.K. unit of Helix Energy Solutions that will see it carry out a major upgrade of the light well intervention and dive support vessel MSV...
November 26, 2014
Vroon christens five newbuilds at Chinese shipyard
NOVEMBER 26, 2014 — Netherlands-based Vroon says that it christened five of its newbuilding vessels in ceremonies held yesterday at Fujian South East Shipyard (FSES) in Fuzhou, China. The vessels christened were VOS Pride and VOS Prime, two...
November 25, 2014
Huge drydock welcomes its first ship
NOVEMBER 25, 2014—The largest floating drydock in North America—the 80,000-ton lifting capacity Vigorous—got busy on November 17 with its first drydocking, after being christened by Vigor Industrial at its Portland, OR, facility. The 946 ft...
November 25, 2014
Bollinger delivers FRC named for Normandy hero
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the William Trump, the eleventh Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. "We are extremely happy to announce the delivery of the latest FRC built by Bollinger, the...
November 25, 2014
Norwegian adds ship to Oceania fleet
NOVEMBER 25, 2014 — Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq:NCLH) today announced a definitive agreement with Princess Cruises, Ltd. to purchase the 684 passenger Ocean Princess for its newly acquired Oceania Cruises brand. Reportedly,...

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