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Vessel Build & Maintenance

Eco-prototype joins HADAG fleet
The prototype of a new class of “future-oriented”, eco-friendly port passenger ferries is now in service with leading Hamburg operator HADAG. 22 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
From SWATH to SWASH and Beyond
The hand-over this autumn of a second 25.65m pilot tender to American owners is the latest in a string of firsts marking a ground-breaking year at leading German SWATH and SWASH production facility Abeking and Rasmussen (A&R). 22 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Polar research vessel Sir David Attenborough hits construction milestone
A major feat of engineering has seen the stern section of the new Polar research vessel Sir David Attenborough leave one British shipyard for another in the next step of its construction. 22 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Composite hydrographic survey boat
Danish composite workboat specialist boatbuilder Tuco has delivered a 12-metre ProZero DC to Nelleman Survey A/S where it will serve as a platform for hydrographic surveys. 18 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Amphibian boat hoist for Pembroke
Welsh workboat builder and servicing specialist, Mainstay Marine Solutions has secured funding to support the purchase of a 150/200 ton boat lift. 15 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Norwegian built to a Scottish design
A new 25m Aquaculture Support Vessel has recently been built by Havyard Shipyard in Norway to plans by Macduff Ship Design. 15 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Automated vessel coating saves time, money and the planet
Hamburg shipyard Blohm+Voss is claiming to be the first European shipyard to launch a state-of-the-art automated technology for the coating of hulls developed by Hubert Palfinger. 09 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Developments at Fowey
The Polruan, UK-based shipyard of C.Toms Ltd in the Fowey river is busy with new construction but is also in the process of a major upgrade and expansion. 09 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Powerful low weight fish farm cleaning vessel launched
Aquaculture workers will be aided by the launch of a 15m high-pressure cleaning boat for fish farm operations in Norway. 04 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
Tri-party design WFSV
Mainprize Offshore is working hard to attract even more business from the still growing market for offshore wind, so it has built its cleverest windfarm service vessel yet, the MO4. 02 Aug 2017 - Maritime Journal
30 years of MJ - 50 years of commercial RIBs
The Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) celebrated its 50th birthday a couple of years ago but when ‘Maritime Journal’ started up 30 years ago the RIB was only to be found in specialist areas of the workboat and military sectors. 18 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Successive waterbus orders for Damen
Damen Shipyards has secured two successive orders for a total of five waterbuses, which includes its first orders for the brand-new Waterbus 2407 model. 13 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Gijon pilot boat
Irish boatbuilder Safehaven Marine has launched ‘Vigia’, an Interceptor 42 pilot boat for the port of Gijon in Spain. 12 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Major engineering and construction support contracts for Deltamarin
Finland-headquartered Deltamarin Ltd has signed contracts with Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd (XSI), which is located in southeast China, for engineering and construction support services for the Viking Line LNG-fuelled ro-pax vessel newbuilding. 11 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Veka building world’s first hybrid trimarans
A spokesperson for the Dutch Veka Group is claiming that technicians heading out the offshore wind farms can look forward to a more pleasant commute with considerably lower risk of seasickness thanks to a special, innovative ship being built by the shipyard. 05 Jul 2017 - Maritime Journal
Historic transfer system order
Norwegian headquartered TTS Group will supply its largest ship lift and transfer system ordered to date to a Pakistani shipyard. 28 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Diesel-electric HADAG ferry delivered
A “flat iron” design harbour ferry with a diesel electric drive has been taken into operation by Hamburg-based transport company HADAG. 27 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Special boats spice up Diedrich workload
A research ship, a bunker boat and a police launch have lent variety to a busy workload at one of Germany’s leading small ship and boat repair yards this summer. 19 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Funny Girl gets safety revamp
The 68.57m long Heligoland passenger ferry Funny Girl is back in service on the north German coast after extensive modernisation – its second major revamp since entering service 44 years ago. 19 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Waterjet conversion for AG Ems
Island ferry operator AG Ems – the first German shipowner to convert an existing passenger ship to LNG dual fuel propulsion - has now carried out another unusual and complex conversion by replacing the old generation waterjets on its high speed catamaran Nordlicht. 19 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal