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Vessel Build & Maintenance

Maritime Partner enters tour boat market
Norwegian boatbuilder Maritime Partner has signed a contract with Geiranger Fjordservice (GFS) to deliver an Alusafe Cat 24 developed for sightseeing in the Geiranger fjord. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
From Hobart to Denmark
A new generation fast ferry has left Incat Tasmania’s yard in Tasmania on her delivery voyage to Denmark via the Panama Canal. 21 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
'Texelstroom' award
The Dutch hybrid CNG-Electric passenger ferry ‘Texelstroom’ has won the 2017 Shippax Award. The vessel marks the successful collaboration between owners TESO (Koninklijke N.V. Texels Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming), C-Job Naval Architects and Vripack. 20 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Versatile duo complete Hamburg quartet
Two newbuildings designed mainly for ice-breaking but also capable of a range of other jobs have gone into service with the Port of Hamburg Authority (HPA) completing a €15.4 million four-ship renewal programme. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Germans go abroad for new research ship
For the second time in less than six months the German Government has ordered a new state-of-the-art research vessel - only this time, unusually, the order has gone to a foreign shipyard. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Fish farming catamaran workboat
Danish composite vessel specialist builder, Tuco, has introduced a new 14.99m catamaran workboat for the fish farm market. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Modular waterjets for Med’s largest fast cat
The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the waterjets for a new high speed ferry being built by the Incat Tasmania yard in Australia for Malta based Virtu Ferries. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Market recovery ups business for Gibdock
Gibdock has got off to a sound start in 2017, with encouraging signs of underlying recovery in several markets, including a steady stream of regional ferries in for drydocking. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Organotins returning by the back door?
Vessel operators may have thought the use of organotins in marine hull coatings was completely outlawed in 2008 with the ban on tributyltin (TBT), but they can still be used as a catalyst if organotin content does not exceed the allowable limit of 250mg/1kg of paint. Dibutyltin and dioctyltin are the organotins under most scrutiny. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
The spirit of 'Enterprise'
Seacat Services’ innovative 27.4m catamaran, ‘Enterprise’, has self-sufficiency at its core. It’s a characteristic that promises to make it relevant for emerging wind maintenance operations. 18 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Ultra-shallow draught workhorse for GSS Marine
Scottish-based workboat owner Gareloch Support Services Ltd (GSS Marine Services) has taken delivery of what can be described as a significant new addition to its fleet in the Eurotug ‘Ella F’. 12 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Layup maintenance
ABB’s marine and ports business will partner with Presserv to offer maintenance packages for vessels that serve the oil and gas industry that are laid-up for prolonged periods. The two companies will combine specialised services to enable the preservation of equipment onboard, which will eventually allow the smooth and timely resumption of service. 11 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
French shipyard invests in laser-hybrid technology
STX France SA, French maritime construction and fleet service company, has invested in new PEMA laser-hybrid technology to increase its capacity for larger cruisers and highly complex ships and also offshore installations. 11 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Polar growth prevention
UK-based Cathelco is supplying marine growth prevention systems for the ‘RSS Sir David Attenborough’, a state-of-the-art polar research vessel commissioned by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) which is being built by Cammell Laird and will be operated by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). 10 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Norwegian authorities play hardball
Norway, which as reported last year in ‘Maritime Journal’ has taken an assertive stance in outlawing dangerous South Asian shipbreaking practices, has further signalled its intent by arresting a vessel in one of its ports, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform has reported. 07 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Goodchild ORC for London and Medway
Estuary Services Limited (ESL), a joint venture between the UK’s Port of London Authority (PLA) and Peel Ports London Medway, is continuing its fleet replacement plan and buying another new Goodchild Marine constructed ‘beak bow’ pilot boat for its pilot transfer operations serving the ports of London and Medway. 07 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Falmouth’s new ‘Aberfal’
Falmouth Harbour Commissioners of Cornwall, UK have welcomed a new mooring maintenance vessel to the Port. 07 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Havyard results
Norwegian shipbuilder Havyard Group has reported operating profits of NOK 112 million in 2016, although large write-downs have weighed down the financial results. 03 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Second new pilot boat for Algeciras
Ireland-based boatbuilder Safehaven Marine has delivered a second pilot vessel for the Port of Algeciras in Spain. 03 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
BigRoll’s fourth
The Netherlands-headquartered heavy marine transportation provider BigRoll Shipping has taken delivery of its fourth and final MC Class vessel from Cosco Dalian Shipyard Co. Ltd. 31 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal