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  • Multi-role Damen Shoalbuster for Bristol Port

    Multi-role Damen Shoalbuster for Bristol Port

    3rd April 2017

    The Bristol Port Company has taken delivery of a Damen Shoalbuster 2308S. This is the first contract between Damen and the Bristol Port Company. Modified with several customised options, the vessel will be able to take on a multifunctional role…

  • THOMSON CRUISES UNVEILS PLANS FOR NEW SHIP TUI EXPLORER

    THOMSON CRUISES UNVEILS PLANS FOR NEW SHIP TUI EXPLORER

    1st April 2017

    Thomson Cruises announced on 30 March that the latest addition to its fleet will be named TUI Explorer and will join recently launched ships TUI Discovery and TUI Discovery 2 in offering All Inclusive as standard. Based in Palma, Majorca…

  • Bibby WaveMaster 1 launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

    Bibby WaveMaster 1 launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

    31st March 2017

    The pioneering Bibby WaveMaster 1, the first of Damen’s purpose-built Service Operations Vessels (SOV) with Walk-to-Work (W2W) capability, was officially launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on 24 March. When completed, Bibby Marine Services Limited, part of Bibby Line…

  • Durban Pilots Car Carrier in Rough Sea Conditions

    Durban Pilots Car Carrier in Rough Sea Conditions

    22nd March 2017

    The cyclonic weather conditions which battered the Durban beach front in March did not stop the Port of Durban’s marine pilot Rainer Rauntenberg from safely steering an automotive vessel into the port on Sunday 12 March 2017. Rauntenberg, who has…

  • Damen ASD 2913 Tugs for new Panama Canal locks

    Damen ASD 2913 Tugs for new Panama Canal locks

    21st March 2017

    The Meyer’s Group has ordered two Damen ASD 2913 Tugs to operate in the newly expanded Panama Canal. At an official signing ceremony at the Panama Maritime XIII World Conference, Michel Mittelmeyer, Chief Executive Officer said the Meyer’s Group was…

  • May 2017 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    May 2017 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    17th March 2017

    The May issue of Ships Monthly is out today, Friday 17 March 2017. We have a special feature looking at the innovative new destroyer USS Zumwalt, which recently commissioned into the US Navy at Baltimore by Conrad Waters. The main…

  • Damen ASD 2310 comes to Foyle Port

    Damen ASD 2310 comes to Foyle Port

    13th March 2017

    Damen Shipyards Group has delivered an ASD 2310 Tug to Foyle Port. The official handover of the new vessel – named Strathfoyle – took place at a short ceremony attended by the port’s staff, clients and stakeholders. Taking the position…

  • First Two CityWide Ferries launched

    First Two CityWide Ferries launched

    12th March 2017

    On 2 March, 2017 the first two passenger vessels built by Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark for New York’s new Citywide Ferry Service took to the water, after being launched at Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana shipyard. At 0730 on Friday 24…

  • National Ferry Fortnight will take place in May

    National Ferry Fortnight will take place in May

    10th March 2017

    Britain’s annual National Ferry Fortnight will this year take place from 6 to 20 May 2017. Now in its ninth year, National Ferry Fortnight is run by Discover Ferries, the industry body for the ferry industry as a two week showcase…