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  • Royal Caribbean’s newest ship makes debut in China

    Royal Caribbean’s newest ship makes debut in China

    5th June 2019

    On 3 June Spectrum of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International’s newest ship, made her debut in China. The first Quantum Ultra Class ship sailed into Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal in Shanghai after completing a 46-night Global Odyssey that spanned 17…

  • Damen and Hanson sign contract on new dredger

    Damen and Hanson sign contract on new dredger

    3rd June 2019

    On 10 May 2019 Damen Shipyards Group and Hanson Aggregates Marine signed a contract for construction of a Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD) 3500 vessel. The ship will be used to extract aggregates offshore up to depths of 55m, for use…

  • New LNG catamarans Doeksen arrived in Harlingen

    New LNG catamarans Doeksen arrived in Harlingen

    1st June 2019

    The new LNG catamarans for Rederij Doeksen arrived in Harlingen at the end of May 2019. The construction team and crew were brought to Den Helder. Around 9am on 30 May both ships were floating and both ships were manned.…

  • World’s biggest semi-submersible crane vessel

    World’s biggest semi-submersible crane vessel

    31st May 2019

    On 24 May 2019 it was announced that the world’s biggest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) is set to enter service in the coming months, with the most powerful pair of revolving cranes for offshore oil, gas and renewable energy installation…

  • Red Kestrel enters service with first freight cargo

    Red Kestrel enters service with first freight cargo

    29th May 2019

    Red Funnel’s new freight ferry, Red Kestrel completed her inaugural sailing on 24 May 2019 from Southampton to the Isle of Wight. Following her naming ceremony last month, Red Funnel’s new freight ferry, Red Kestrel officially entered service following a…

  • HANSEATIC Nature makes maiden call at Cowes

    HANSEATIC Nature makes maiden call at Cowes

    28th May 2019

    The Isle of Wight’s up-and-coming cruise destination port Cowes Harbour welcome the maiden call of cruise ship HANSEATIC Nature on 27 May 2019. Cowes Harbour Commission held a plaque exchange on board Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ new ship HANSEATIC Nature to welcome…

  • SMS Towage get two Damen ASD 2411 Tugs

    SMS Towage get two Damen ASD 2411 Tugs

    26th May 2019

    UK towage company SMS Towage purchased two tugs from Damen Shipyards in April 2019. The first vessel, Manxman, was handed over on 12 April, just seven days after contract signing. The contract for the second vessel, to be called Marksman, was…

  • World’s Largest Aluminium Ship to be built by Incat

    World’s Largest Aluminium Ship to be built by Incat

    22nd May 2019

    In May 2019 Australian shipbuilder Incat secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminium ship. Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd will build the 130m ship for long-standing customer, Buquebus to operate between Argentina and Uruguay. The completed vessel will be…

  • Rimorchiatori Augusta orders Damen ASD Tug for Sicily

    Rimorchiatori Augusta orders Damen ASD Tug for Sicily

    20th May 2019

    In May 2019 Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Rimorchiatori Mediterranei, a subsidiary of Rimorchiatori Riuniti of Genoa, Italy, for a Damen ASD Tug 2810. The vessel will be operated in Sicily by Rimorchiatori Augusta and is due for…