Ships Monthly March 2019 issue out now

Ships Monthly March 2019 issue out now

Ships Monthly March 2019 issue out now, with details of news and features.

 Incat delivers large new fast ferry to Virtu Ferries of Malta

Incat delivers large new fast ferry to Virtu Ferries of Malta

High Speed Craft builder Incat celebrated the delivery of its latest large fast ferry, a 110 metre catamaran for Virtu Ferries of Malta, on 7 February 2019.

Damen contract for lifetime extension of Stockholm ferry

Damen contract for lifetime extension of Stockholm ferry

Damen ShiprepairOskarshamnsvarvet (DSO) has won a public tender for the contract to undertake a lifetime extension project on the passenger ferry Waxholm II.

Wärtsilä to deliver world’s first hybrid retrofit short-sea vessel

Wärtsilä to deliver world’s first hybrid retrofit short-sea vessel

The technology group Wärtsilä signed an agreement in December 2018 with the international shipping company Hagland Shipping AS for a hybrid retrofit installation.

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  • Harvey Gulf selects Wärtsilä solution for first PSV hybrid retrofit

    Harvey Gulf selects Wärtsilä solution for first PSV hybrid retrofit

    18th April 2019

    A hybrid retrofit installation, featuring an energy storage solution from the technology group Wärtsilä, will significantly enhance the efficiency and environmental performance of the supply vessel (PSV) Harvey Energy. The vessel, which is owned by Louisiana, USA based Harvey Gulf…

  • Wärtsilä equipment for fuel efficiency in new LNG vessel

    Wärtsilä equipment for fuel efficiency in new LNG vessel

    16th April 2019

    The technology group Wärtsilä’s integrated propulsion and cargo handling solution will deliver high efficiency for a new 30,000 cbm LNG vessel. The ship is being built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in South Korea on behalf of Norway based…

  • Celebrity Cruises orders fifth Edge class vessel from Chantiers

    Celebrity Cruises orders fifth Edge class vessel from Chantiers

    14th April 2019

    On 11 April 2019 Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) announced that it has entered into an agreement with French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique to order a fifth Edge class ship for delivery in the autumn of 2024. “Edge class made an…

  • Portland Port’s 2019 cruise season gets under way

    Portland Port’s 2019 cruise season gets under way

    12th April 2019

    The start of Portland Port’s cruise season was saw the first visit of 2019 as the inaugural call of the panamax size ship Costa Mediterranea. The Spirit class cruise ship is operated by the Costa Crociere, can carry a total…

  • Italian LNG Fuel Ferry to enter service

    Italian LNG Fuel Ferry to enter service

    11th April 2019

    An Italian ferry with a marine LNG fuel-gas supply system has entered service. MAN Cryo – MAN Energy Solutions’ marine LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer – installed the system aboard Elio at the Sefine Shipyard in Yalova, Turkey. Elio is a double-ended…

  • Maintenance Dredging at Duncan Dock in the Port of Cape Town

    Maintenance Dredging at Duncan Dock in the Port of Cape Town

    9th April 2019

    At the end of March 2019 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA)’s Dredging Services division planned a maintenance dredging campaign at the Port of Cape Town to restore the design depths at certain berths inside Duncan Dock. The maintenance campaign, which…

  • Vroon Offshore Services wins contract with Total E&P Nederland

    Vroon Offshore Services wins contract with Total E&P Nederland

    7th April 2019

    Vroon Offshore Services has secured a contract with Total E&P in the Southern North Sea. Under the new contract, Vroon’s specialist subsea-support, walk-to-work unit, the VOS Start will deliver offshore logistical support to a planned maintenance campaign in the Dutch…

  • CalMac apprentices move Queen Mary restoration forward

    CalMac apprentices move Queen Mary restoration forward

    5th April 2019

    Ferry and harbour operator CalMac has lent some helping hands to boost the restoration of the British steamship, TS Queen Mary. Five Deck Modern Apprentices (MAs) switched their on-board training for a week-long session helping to bring the famous vessel back…

  • Bibby WaveMaster Horizon named  at Damen Shipyards Galati

    Bibby WaveMaster Horizon named at Damen Shipyards Galati

    3rd April 2019

    On 29 March 2019 Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania launched Bibby Marine Services’ second Service Operations Vessel (SOV) 9020. During the same event, the vessel was officially named Bibby WaveMaster Horizon. Upon delivery later this year, the SOV will begin maintenance work on two…

  • Damen Verolme Rotterdam completes refit of  drilling rig Stena Don

    Damen Verolme Rotterdam completes refit of drilling rig Stena Don

    1st April 2019

    Damen Verolme Rotterdam (DVR) has completed a major refit of the Stena Drilling-owned 5th generation, semi-submersible drilling rig Stena Don. The vessel arrived at DVR in October 2018 and departed for her new contract off the UK’s Shetland Islands in…