Turkish yard to build ice-class tugs

Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine, part of the Eregli Shipyard group, has won an order for two ice-class tugs from towage operator Svitzer. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd for operation in Scandinavia, the TundRA 3000 vessels will use azimuth stern drives...


Ship manager chooses digital monitoring technology

Athens-based ship manager, Minerva Marine, has announced that it will invest in RINACube, a digital platform developed by Italian classification society, Registro Italiano Navale (RINA). The digital technology will be deployed on Minerva’s fleet with...


Development of a multi-purpose research vessel

Construction is to start of a 46m-long research vessel of a new design developed by France’s iXblue Shipyard together with French marine architects Mauric and Drassm, the underwater archaeological research department of the French Ministry of...


Damen wins utility vessel contract

Shipyard group, Damen, has won an order for a utility vessel 3911 from the Port of Jamaica. The vessel will be deployed on buoy-laying and maintenance operations in the ports of the island nation. The 39.4m-long vessel, with a crew of up to twelve,...


IMCA backs batteries for DP vessels

Battery technology offers important environmental sustainability potential for dynamically positioned (DP) offshore construction vessels, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has said. Hybrid power arrangements have been adopted by...


Classification society advises owners to install BWMS early

ClassNK has warned shipowners not to wait until the last moment to install ballast water management systems (BWMS). The classification society first analysed the installation dates of its registered ships this time last year and found that deadlines...

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