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  • 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…

  • Ships Monthly June issue out now

    Ships Monthly June issue out now

    20th April 2017

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is now available. The main features cover the Mooremack twins, sisterships Brasil and Argentina, by Allan E. Jordan. Russell Plummer salutes the paddler Waverley, which is marking her 70th year this summer, and a look…

  • Excursion vessels calls at Bournemouth cancelled

    Excursion vessels calls at Bournemouth cancelled

    17th April 2017

    Planned visits to Bournemouth Pier by the historic coastal excursion vessels ps Waverley during September and mv Balmoral during June have been cancelled due to damage suffered at the Dorset pier over the past winter. But on a more positive note, the historic…

  • A&P Group welcomes RFA Tidespring to UK

    A&P Group welcomes RFA Tidespring to UK

    14th April 2017

    A&P Group’s Falmouth facility has welcomed the first of a new class of Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) tankers, RFA Tidespring, to the UK. A&P Group has been awarded the Ministry of Defence (MOD) contract to customise and fit out of…

  • Royal naming for new Scarborough lifeboat

    Royal naming for new Scarborough lifeboat

    13th April 2017

    On 12 April 2017 HRH the Duke of Kent, the president of the RNLI, formally named Scarborough RNLI’s new lifeboat and opened the new lifeboat house. The event was attended by around 350 RNLI volunteers, supporters and guests, who were…

  • Damen completes work on dredging and jack up vessels

    Damen completes work on dredging and jack up vessels

    12th April 2017

    Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has recently completed works in Vlissingen and Brest on two major vessels in the fleet of dredging and marine construction specialist Jan de Nul Group. One of these is Vole au vent, a 140m jack-up…

  • Damen launches First Line Assistance Vessel: Damen Responder 5413

    Damen launches First Line Assistance Vessel: Damen Responder 5413

    9th April 2017

    Damen has introduced the Responder 5413 – a new First Line Assistance Vessel. The company has pioneered this versatile, 54-metre vessel partly in response to the increasing number of extreme weather events across the globe, believing it can play a…

  • Germany orders Damen Fisheries Research Vessel

    Germany orders Damen Fisheries Research Vessel

    7th April 2017

    In March 2017 the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, BLE) signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for the construction of a Fisheries Research Vessel. The contract followed the successful result of a…

  • Greenock Ocean Terminal to double business in five years

    Greenock Ocean Terminal to double business in five years

    6th April 2017

    Scotland’s deepest container terminal expects to double its business in the next five years thanks to the opening of £400million ‘sister’ terminal – Liverpool2. Owned by Peel Ports, Greenock Ocean Terminal, which recognised for its role in exporting goods including…