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,…


Triumph Subsea Services enters into contract with Brodosplit

Triumph Subsea Services has signed a contract with Croatian shipbuilder Brodosplit for construction of one field development vessel of type FDV ST-269, designed by naval architects Skipsteknisk. The contract includes options for three additional…


LNG bunker barge to start Antwerp operation in February

Belgian gas infrastructure company Fluxys and Titan LNG, a bunker supplier, will commission the new FlexFueler 002 LNG bunker barge on the Port of Antwerp’s Quay 526/528 in February. Fluxys will provide truck-to-ship bunkering services and Titan LNG…


Damen wins first German FCS 2710 contract

Damen Shipyards Group has won a contract with Hamburg-based Opus Marine to supply a Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710, the first such deal to be signed in Germany. The vessel, to be called Allegro, will support charterers in the offshore wind sector,…


MAN Engines upgrades portfolio for EU stage V compliance

MAN Engines has refined the emissions performance of engines in its inland waterway portfolio whilst also tripling the most powerful units from 290 kW to 882 kW. Four new engines, including two V12s and a pair of six-cylinder types, will be available…




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