Shipyards

Algoma orders first new Equinox 2.O Class vessel

   St Catharines, ON – Algoma Central Corporation announced today that it has entered into a contract with Yangzijiang Shipyard in Taicang City, China to build a new Seaway-Max self-unloading vessel for its domestic dry-bulk fleet. The as-yet unnamed vessel will be the first of the new Equinox 2.0 Class, a design that builds on …

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Canadian Coast Guard to get two Polar icebreakers

  Artist concept of new polar icebreaker (NSS) In a surprise announcement, the Canadian government today said it will move forward with the construction of two Polar icebreakers instead of a single vessel that had been originally planned a decade ago under the national shipbuilding program. One is to be built by Seaspan Shipyards in …

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First U.S.-Flag harbor tug with autonomous systems coming soon in real-world commercial operations

  SEATTLE – Foss Maritime has selected Sea Machines Robotics’ SM300 autonomous-command and -control system for use aboard its tugboat Rachael Allen, the fourth of several new ASD-90 tugs under construction at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, in Freeland, Wash. Delivering in May 2021, the newly built 90-ton bollard pull Rachael Allen will be the first U.S.-Flag …

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DNV awards first merchant vessel SILENT-E notation

  ONEX Peace, an Aframax tanker built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and delivered to its owner ONEX, has become the world’s first merchant ship to receive DNV’s SILENT-E notation. DNV is the first classification society to offer an underwater noise notation. The SILENT-E notation ensures ships do not exceed average-to-moderate Underwater Radiation Noise (URN) …

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Hybrid electric pushboats will debut on Amazon River system

  The construction of a new fleet of diesel/battery electric push boats has begun at the Belov Engenharia Shipyard for Hidrovias do Brasil. They will be providing terminal assistance on the Amazon River system. Vancouver-based Robert Allan, which has designed the push boats, said that the construction work has recently begun and the first vessel …

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UECC floats first of three LNG battery hybrid PCTCs

  The first of three LNG battery hybrid pure car truck carriers (PCTC) commissioned by United European Car Carriers (UECC) was launched in an official ceremony Monday 12 April at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai. The remaining two vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2022. With the launch of our first LNG battery hybrid PCTC, …

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town launches first SA Navy Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessel

  On 25 March 2021, Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) launched the first of three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPV) procured by ARMSCOR for the South African Navy (SAN). The vessels will augment South Africa’s maritime security by enhancing the country’s capability to respond effectively, rapidly and cost-effectively to threats such as illegal trafficking …

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St. John’s Dockyard awarded Coast Guard contract

  GATINEAU, QC –  Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard has awarded a $20.7 million (taxes included) contract to St. John’s Dockyard Limited (NewDock), St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, to complete Vessel Life Extension (VLE) work on the Canadian Coast Guard Ships (CCGS) Cape Roger and Cygnus. Both stationed …

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Bureau Veritas releases modern rules for wind propulsion systems

  Bureau Veritas (BV) has released new-generation classification rules for wind propulsion systems. These rules will help support and drive the development of zero carbon propulsion options for modern ships. The new Bureau Veritas rule notation for Wind Propulsion Systems (WPS) NR 206 builds on pre-existing BV rules released in 1987. Now two new notations …

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Vard delivers second expedition cruise vessel to Coral Expeditions

  Following successful delivery of the sister ship Coral Adventurer in 2019, Australia-based Coral Expeditions ordered a second VARD 6 01 Expedition Cruise Vessel as part of its fleet expansion.  The brand new Coral Geographer is now ready to sail, arriving from Vard Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam. Unlike many of the cruise ships that …

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