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Incat Crowther

World Heritage Cruises’ eight Incat Crowther catamaran under construction

Incat Crowther is pleased to announce that construction is well underway on a new vessel for World Heritage Cruises (WHC). The Incat Crowther 35 will be the eighth Incat Crowther vessel for the Tasmanian operator. Under construction at Richardson Devine Marine, the vessel is due to launch by the end of the year. It...
InterDam

InterDam and Van Dam join forces

InterDam and Van Dam, the two leading Dutch manufacturers of fire and explosion resistant products, join forces. On Tuesday 14 July 2020 the three shareholders formally closed the deal. By completing the merger Value Enhancement Partners, Berend Groeneveld and Groupe Gorgé unite the two companies, which share the same roots, under one name: InterDam....
Autonomous Guard Vessel

New Autonomous Guard Vessel concept design set to revolutionise offshore wind

The concept design of an Autonomous Guard Vessel revealed today is set to revolutionise the offshore industry. The futuristic looking design is created by a consortium of maritime companies looking to support the offshore industry by exploiting technology available today. The novel design is smaller and lighter than most current guard vessels used to...
Green Jade

Huisman to deliver offshore mast crane for CDWE’s Green Jade

Huisman announces today that it has been contracted by CSBC Corporation for the delivery of a 4,000mt Offshore Mast Crane (OMC) to be installed on heavy lift vessel Green Jade. The crane will be built at the production facility of Huisman in China and is scheduled for delivery in 2022 for deployment by joint...

Damen delivers custom RHIB to Naarden Lifeboat Brigade

Damen Shipyards Group has recently delivered a new lifeboat, a Damen RHIB 975 Inboard, to the Naarden Lifeboat Brigade (Reddingsbrigade Naarden). Following a training period, during which the crew will familarise themselves with the new vessel, the Damen RHIB will conduct rescue operations on the Gooimeer, IJmeer and southern Markermeer lakes in the Netherlands....

Videotec’s IP Dual Vision Ex-Proof PTZ

Videotec’s new generation of MAXIMUS SERIES2 cameras now includes the MPXT-SERIES2 ex-proof Dual Vision network PTZ camera that combines a Day/Night camera and thermal camera with radiometric functions. It is the optimum solution for effective video surveillance and process control in Maritime, Oil & Gas and Industrial sectors, and in environments where there is...

Barkmeijer Shipyards delivers innovative dredger Anchorage

With the delivery of TSHD Anchorage an unusual but exciting build was accomplished. The dredger was delivered on 5 June to the Zealand based company De Hoop Terneuzen. This family-owned company is a major supplier of building materials in Holland and Belgium. The design of the sand and gravel dredger is based on dry...

Holland Shipyards Group to supply two electric ferries to Boreal

Boreal has contracted Holland Shipyards Group for the delivery of two fully electric ferries. The vessels will be put into operation on the Abelnes-Andabeløy and Launes-Kvellandstrand routes in the Agder province, Norway. The ferries will measure 49,80m by 14,70m and 29,80m by 10,20m, and will be able to transport 35 and 10 passenger cars...

Stad Amsterdam refloated in Den Helder

The Clipper Stad Amsterdam has been refloated in Den Helder’s historic Willemsoord Harbour. The drydock doors were opened, allowing sea water in. It was the first time the vessel had water under her keel since her arrival in Den Helder in November last year. There, Damen Shipyards Den Helder is undertaking a mid-life maintenance...
CTVs

Environmentally friendly hybrid CTVs

Incat Crowther has announced the contract for a pair of hybrid catamaran CTVs, designed in conjunction with Danish shipping company MHO-Co. The Incat Crowther 35s will use modern electric motors to save on weight, space and emissions for the benefit of the environment as well as fuel economy in the offshore wind industry. The...

UN Secretary-General speaks out on seafarers

International Maritime Organisation Secretary-General Kitack Lim is concerned about the growing humanitarian and safety crisis facing seafarers around the world. As a result of COVID-related travel restrictions, hundreds of thousands of the world’s two million seafarers have been stranded at sea for months. Unable to get off ships, the maximum sea time stipulated in...

ABB wins hybrid power order for sustainable live fish carrier

Færøysund live fish carrier is set to become one of the most environmentally friendly vessels of its kind, thanks to ABB’s power and energy system. As the first live fish carrier to feature ABB hybrid power and propulsion solution with integral energy storage, Færøysund responds to a wider green shift in the maritime industry,...

Kongsberg Digital delivers first simulators to Singapore Training Centre

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) has delivered its first K-Sim Fast Craft simulators to the Singapore Police Coast Guard (SPCG) Training Centre in Singapore. Unveiled at an official opening at the centre previously this year, the four installed simulators reproduce a variety of high-speed vessel types and are supplied under the terms of a landmark contract...

Z-Tech 4500 Tugs for the US Navy

The first of a series of six new Z-Tech 4500 tugs for the United States Navy (YT 808) was successfully launched by Dakota Creek Industries of Anacortes, Washington in late May 2020. The US Navy has been operating six Valiant (YT 802) class of tugs, the first of which was delivered in 2010 and...

AEGIR-Marine announces acquisition of Holland Propeller Services

AEGIR-Marine has concluded the comprehensive acquisition of Holland Propeller Services (HPS). The agreement for the takeover was signed today by John and Jacomien Schungel, owners of HPS, and Ruud Muis, owner of AEGIR-Marine. The AEGIR-Marine management team were also present to celebrate the special moment. HPS and AEGIR-Marine are both brand independent suppliers of...

New Alfa Laval PureSOx Express offers easy access to SOx scrubber advantages

For smaller vessels like handymax bulkers or product tankers, the cost of installing a scrubber for SOx compliance has sometimes outweighed the benefits. Now Alfa Laval PureSOx Express makes it simple for these vessels to continue using HFO and comply with SOx regulations. The new PureSOx Express is an open-loop PureSOx system, but one...

Agreement for the provision of a W2W Gangway for newbuild icebreaker

Ampelmann, Royal Niestern Sander and Royal Wagenborg signed an agreement for the supply of an ice-strengthened walk-2-work gangway. This system will be installed on the newbuild shallow draught icebreaking walk-to-work vessel that will be delivered to its new owners on December 2021. Together with the vessel, the motion compensated gangway of Ampelmann will perform...

C-Job Naval Architects delivers TSHD design to GLDD

C-Job Naval Architects has delivered the basic design package of a trailing suction hopper dredger to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company. GLDD called on ship design and engineering company C-Job to develop their TSHD for beach nourishing and channel maintenance activities. Working closely together with the American dredge industry leader, C-Job created the...

RINA performs first surveys through remote technologies

RINA has successfully carried out the first statutory and associated class intermediate surveys with the use of remote technologies on the bulk carrier Cielo di Gaspesie, owned by the d’Amico Group. On completion, the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), who attended the survey remotely, authorised RINA to certify the Cielo di Gaspesie....

Autonomous drone inspections move step closer after successful test

A drone has successfully inspected a 19.4m high oil tank on board a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel. The video shot by the drone was interpreted in real-time by an algorithm to detect cracks in the structure. It is the latest step in a technology qualification process that could lead to tank inspections...

Freezer-seiner for Spanish Albacora Group features Schottel SCP

The Spanish Albacora Group, which operates the largest tuna fishing fleet in the European Union, recently commissioned a new fishing vessel. Built at Vigo-based shipyard Astilleros Armón, Galerna Lau is equipped with a state-of-the-art propulsion system from the German propulsion expert Schottel and will be used to catch tuna in the Atlantic Ocean. It...

Keel-laying ceremony for Oceanwide Expeditions’ newest vessel Janssonius

Oceanwide Expeditions’ newest vessel m/v Janssonius has had its keel-laying ceremony, the traditional shipbuilding event that marks the official “birthday” of a vessel. The ceremony took place at Brodosplit shipyard in Split, Croatia, and celebrates the formal start of Janssonius’s construction. Janssonius keel-laying ceremony was attended by Oceanwide Expeditions’ founder and shareholder Wijnand van...

Damen announces Electric Cutter Suction Dredger 650

Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled its first Electric Cutter Suction Dredger (ECSD) 650. With electric motors powering the dredge system, the ECSD 650 makes possible zero emissions dredging projects. The electric power provides a significant reduction in noise, adding an extra tier of sustainability and ensuring the dredger’s suitability for projects in densely populated...

Trade fairs postponed due to COVID-19

At the start of 2020, the shipbuilding industry seemed healthier than it had in years and the outlook was positive. But then the coviD-19 pandemic hit. The world screeched to a halt. Shipbuilding companies and suppliers around the world had to adapt their working schedules and practices in line with the restrictions put in...

NSC-Group renews VSAT connectivity contract with Marlink

Technical and operational shipmanager NSC-Group has renewed its agreement with Marlink for provision of high bandwidth Sealink VSAT to its fleet of more than 40 vessels. The agreement enables NSC-Group to support its strategy for digitalisation and vessel performance optimisation with always-on connectivity and added value services. The Marlink VSAT service is supported by...