New diving bell ship completes successful river trials

A new diving bell ship built by Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld for FMSW Koblenz operator, WSA Rhine, has now successfully completed river trials. The diesel-electric vessel, which is EU Stage V compliant, will replace the existing unit, Carl Straat, and…


Finnish-U.S. partnership to build dredgers for U.S. market

U.S. yard Moran Iron Works and Finnish company Watermaster have joined forces in an OEM partnership to offer dredgers designed by Watermaster for operation in United States waters. Watermaster dredgers have been sold worldwide for 30 years, but not…


SHI delivers DP2 shuttle tanker to AET

A second generation, dynamically positioned, Suezmax shuttle tanker, Eagle Pilar, has been delivered to Malaysia’s AET by Samsung Heavy Industries. The 153,180dwt DP2 vessel has been purpose-built for long-term charter to Brazil Shipping 1 Limited,…


German cruise ship to have SCR retrofit from MAN

MAN Energy Solutions is to supply selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems for the two MAN 7L58/64 four-stroke main engines on board the German cruise vessel, Amadea, chartered by Phoenix Reisen GmbH Bonn and managed by BSM Cruise Services. The…


MOL to operate coal carrier with hard sail wind power propulsion

Japanese shipping group Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has reached a coal transport deal with Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. and confirms it has placed an order with Japanese yard Oshima Shipbuilding for one bulk carrier of 99,000dwt with sail-assisted…


Østensjø Rederi to upgrade two OCVs

Haugesund-based Østensjø Rederi is to retrofit two offshore construction vessels (OCVs) with Wärtsilä Hybrid Upgrade systems to make engine operation more efficient and cut emissions. The two vessels, Edda Fauna and Edda Flora, were both built in…


Royal Arctic takes delivery of first Havyard reefer

Greenland’s Royal Arctic Line AS has taken delivery of the first of two reefer vessels, built to a Havyard Design & Solutions specification at Astilleros Zamakona shipyard in Spain. The 67m-long vessel, Siuana Arctica, is of a Havyard 974 design and…




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