DNV grants AiP for LNG tank insulation with leak detection

DNV has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to cryogenic insulation specialist, Passer Marine AS, for new LNG fuel tank insulation incorporating leak detection functionality. The system is intended for prismatic ‘type B’ tanks, which require a…


Germany’s Lürssen pioneers fuel cell technology for superyachts

Bremen-headquartered superyacht builder, Lürssen, has taken a major step forward with its first fuel cell installation on a superyacht. The vessel, currently under construction, is being built for “a pioneering and technology-driven client”, the…


AiP for LNG bunker vessel

Canadian group SeaspanLNG has secured an approval in principle (AiP) from classification society Bureau Veritas for a new design of a 7,600cu.m liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel. The bunker vessel was designed for ship-to-ship LNG transfer…


Norway’s first LNG bunkering vessel classed by BV

Bureau Veritas (BV) has overseen conversion of the 850dwt bunker tanker, Oslo Tank, into Norway’s first LNG bunkering vessel, Bergen LNG. The vessel, built in 2010 at Nevsky Shipbuilding in St Petersburg, is on long-term charter to Gasnor and will…


Electric tug design with autonomous technology unveiled

Crowley Maritime Corporation group company, Crowley Engineering Services, has unveiled the design of a fully electric tug with autonomous technology, said to be the first of its kind in the United States. Following the recent integration of Jensen…


MBARI orders research newbuilding

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), a private, non-profit oceanographic research centre in Moss Landing, California, has placed an order for a state-of-the-art research vessel with Spanish shipyard Construcciones Navales P. Freire. It…

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