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  • Stena Line invests £5m in local fleet refit

    Stena Line invests £5m in local fleet refit

    4th May 2017

    Stena Line has just completed the refit of all seven ships in its Irish Sea North ferry fleet with a total investment programme of £5 million. The work was carried out at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast over…

  • New Swanage RNLI lifeboat named and dedicated

    New Swanage RNLI lifeboat named and dedicated

    3rd May 2017

    The official opening of Swanage RNLI’s new boathouse and naming ceremony for the Shannon class lifeboat George Thomas Lacy took place on 29 April 2017. Hundreds of invited guests were in attendance, with many more local people and holiday makers…

  • Incat’s new generation of fast ferry

    Incat’s new generation of fast ferry

    1st May 2017

    A new generation fast ferry left Tasmania on her delivery voyage to Denmark via the Panama Canal in April 2017. Express 3 is a 109m high-speed vehicle-passenger ferry from Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania for Danish operator Molslinjen, becoming the fourth Hobart-built…

  • Damen suction dredger launched for Gippsland Ports

    Damen suction dredger launched for Gippsland Ports

    30th April 2017

    The Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 650 ordered by Gippsland Ports of Victoria, Australia, in December 2015 was recently been launched at Damen Yichang Shipyard in China. The vessel, named Tommy Norton, was taken alongside the yard’s new quay undergoing…

  • Mediterranean’s largest high speed catamaran

    Mediterranean’s largest high speed catamaran

    29th April 2017

    The 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. When delivered, this vessel will be the largest high speed…

  • Successful sea trials for Multi-role training vessel

    Successful sea trials for Multi-role training vessel

    27th April 2017

    Damen Shipyards Group has announced the successful completion of sea trials of the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) Sycamore. The sea trials included testing of all on-board military systems. Following final vessel handover,  Sycamore will perform diverse training and support…

  • RMT protest in Aberdeen against poverty pay on MV Daroja

    RMT protest in Aberdeen against poverty pay on MV Daroja

    26th April 2017

    Maritime Union RMT demonstrated in Aberdeen on 21 April 2017 against poverty pay on Streamline Shipping’s MV Daroja. Workers are paid as little as £2.56 per hour on freight routes between Aberdeen and Orkney and Shetland on the Cyprus-flagged ship.…

  • Damen Shiprepair Brest completes maintenance on LNG carrier Gaselys

    Damen Shiprepair Brest completes maintenance on LNG carrier Gaselys

    23rd April 2017

    Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSBr) has completed a renewal survey maintenance programme on the 290m LNG carrier Gaselys. Co-owned by NYK Line of Japan and ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ), operated by Gazocean and chartered by ENGIE, the ten-year old vessel came…