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  • Ro-ro cargo vessel Melusine in collision

    Ro-ro cargo vessel Melusine in collision

    1st March 2017

    Cobelfret’s Belgian-flagged cargo ro-ro Melusine (1999) collided with Color Line’s Norwegian-flagged Superspeed I (2008) at Hirtshals in mid-December 2016 when she was docking on arrival from Zeebrugge in high winds. Fortunately, damage to both vessels was relatively minor and both were…

  • Damen tug refitted in Sydney

    Damen tug refitted in Sydney

    26th February 2017

    Sydney City Marine has completed its first maintenance docking of a Damen vessel since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Damen Shipyards Group last year. The works signify the successful cooperation between Damen Services in the Netherlands,…

  • HMS Caroline repairs undertaken in Belast

    HMS Caroline repairs undertaken in Belast

    25th February 2017

    In October 2016 HMS Caroline, owned by the National Museum of the Royal Navy, was undergoing a hull refurbishment in dry dock at Harland and Wolff in Belfast. Originally designed for 20 years of service, she has now been operating…

  • Ulstein Verft to build Color Line’s new hybrid vessel

    Ulstein Verft to build Color Line’s new hybrid vessel

    24th February 2017

    Ulstein Verft will be constructing Color Line’s new hybrid vessel, an environmentally sound ship hich will be servicing Sandefjord–Strømstad from summer 2019. Ulstein won the contract in competition with several other yards. “It is very gratifying that the Norwegian shipbuilding…

  • Damen’s last newbuild of 2016

    Damen’s last newbuild of 2016

    22nd February 2017

    The last newbuild order of 2016 for the Damen Shipyards Group was signed on 31 December 2016 with VLOOT dab of Belgium. The vessel will be a 25me ferry especially designed to carry vehicles and passengers across the canal linking…

  • Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    17th February 2017

    The April 2017 issue of Ship Monthly hits the news stands today, 17 February, and it brings a fresh look to the magazine while continuing with the same high quality articles and in-depth features. A voyage report by Jim Shaw…

  • SOUL jack-up vessel – the next step for offshore wind

    SOUL jack-up vessel – the next step for offshore wind

    13th February 2017

    In early February 2017 SeaOwls and Ulstein launched a pioneering heavy lift jack-up vessel design, the SOUL, at the Offshore Wind Journal Conference. The cruciform structural lay-out makes the patent-pending solution more than 10 per cent lighter than conventional jack-up…

  • Port of Cork traffic figures for 2016

    Port of Cork traffic figures for 2016

    6th February 2017

    Total traffic through the Port of Cork reached 9.2 million tonnes in 2016, a slight decrease compared to 2015 traffic. Import figures remain steady while exports were reduced primarily due to the closure of Lisheen Mines in Co. Tipperary and…

  • VOLT Service selects Damen’s new Utility Vessel 4312

    VOLT Service selects Damen’s new Utility Vessel 4312

    5th February 2017

    In December 2016 Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Norway-based VOLT Service AS for a Utility Vessel (UV) 4312 to be delivered in Q1 2018. The vessel, to be named VOLT Processor, will undertake delousing operations and other services…

  • Another Damen ASD 2913 tug for Italy

    Another Damen ASD 2913 tug for Italy

    3rd February 2017

    Rimorchiatori Riuniti has taken delivery of a Damen ASD 2913. The new vessel – named Germania – was handed over to the Italian tug operator in January 2017 from Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The delivery follows Rimorchiatori Riuniti’s order…