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,…


Piriou develops CTV with hydrogen hybrid propulsion

French yard Piriou has developed a new concept of crew transfer vessel (CTV) with hydrogen hybrid propulsion. The vessel has a length overall of 27m and breadth of 9.7m. Maximum speed is 25 knots and five tonnes of cargo can be carried. In addition…


Damen converts PSV to fish feeder

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam has completed the conversion of a platform supply vessel (PSV) into a fish feed carrier for Norway Eidsvaag AS. The vessel carries the name Eidsvaag Opal. The project involved the insertion of a new 5m section to lengthen…


Svitzer takes delivery of new tugboat

Global towage operator Svitzer has taken delivery of the Svitzer Vestri, a MED-A2360 series tug design from Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine. Svitzer Vestri is an azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug with a 62-tonne bollard pull and will be deployed in…


MAN lands engine contract for up to six LPG-fuelled VLGCs

MAN Energy Solutions has won a contract from Petredec Holdings (Eastern) Pte Ltd for up to six MAN B&W 6G60ME-LGIP dual-fuel engines for very large gas carriers (VLGCs) being built at China’s Jiangnan Shipyard. The order comprises three firm vessels…




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