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Sanmar Launches Odin of Scapa

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Turkish tug boat builder Sanmar Shipyards said that it has launched Odin of Scapa, first of the Orkney Islands Council (OIC) two new tugs, at its shipyard at Altinova in Turkey."The launch was on schedule and the program is currently within budget," informed the shipbuilder.Following a period of final fitting out,

Concordia Damen Tug for Walsh

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Dutch shipbuilding major Damen Shipyards Group said that it has signed a contract with London construction services provider S. Walsh & Sons (Walsh) for a CS2010 pusher tug from Concordia Damen.The pusher will be available for quick delivery in summer this year as a result of Concordia Damen’s practice of building stock hulls,

Fincantieri Launches Corvette for Qatar

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The technical launch of first Doha-class air defense corvette ordered by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia).The corvette Al Zubarah is named after a ruined and ancient fort located on the north

Austal Secures 41-Meter Catamaran Order

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Australian-based global ship building company Austal Limited announced that it has been awarded a A$15.5 million (US$10.7 million) contract for a 41 meter, high-speed catamaran.According to a press release, the vessel will provide production continuity to Austal Vietnam as it completes the fabrication

Boluda Towage Retrofits Union Koala

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The provider of towage services Boluda Towage Europe said that it's tugboat ‘Union Koala’ was officially certified for compliance with the IMO Tier III standards. The converted tug returned to service during a ceremony at the ABC Tower in Zeebrugge, Belgium."Boluda Towage Europe

Hamburg Port Orders 2 Fireboats

Following the delivery of the "Branddirektor Westphal" the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has ordered two more fire-fighting vessels (Photo Credit: Fassmer)

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has ordered two more fire-fighting vessels following the delivery of modern fireboat, the "Branddirektor Westphal".As with the previous order, both vessels will be fitted with Schottel thrusters – in this case, two Schottel Rudderpropellers and one Schottel Transverse Thruster.

Custom Line Launches 14 Vessels in 2019

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Italian yacht manufacturer Ferretti Group said that its brand Custom Line has achieved its goal of 14 launches in 2019 and of the sale of two Navetta 33s in December alone.Three new launches were held during the last three months at the Ferretti Group’s Superyacht Yard in Ancona: Custom Line 106’ was launched on 28 October,

RAL to Design Tug for Modutech Marine

Image: Robert Allan Ltd (RAL)

Canadian marine engineering services firm Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) said that it has been awarded a contract by Modutech Marine Inc. of Tacoma, Washington to design a new version of the commercially successful RAscal 1800-Z tugs for the United States Navy.According to the consulting naval architectural firm,

Eastern Launches RApport2400 Tug

RApport 2400 tug vessel. Pic: Robert Allan Ltd.

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, a shipbuilder based in Panama City, Florida, has recently launched the RApport 2400 tug C.D. White, a ship-assist / escort tug for E.N. Bisso & Son Inc. of New Orleans LA.Designed by Robert Allan Ltd. it is first of two tugs of the same design being built by Eastern for E.

MasterCraft Boat Appoints Frederick Brightbill as CEO

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MasterCraft Boat Holdings announced that its Board of Directors has appointed current Board Chair, Frederick A. Brightbill, as Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.Brightbill’s appointment follows Terry McNew’s decision to step down as President, Chief Executive Officer

Hybrid Icebreaker Tug VILJA Named

Image: Robert Allan Ltd.

The most powerful ice-breaking tug of this size, TundRA 3600-H (Hybrid) tug VILJA was christened in the Port of Luleå, Sweden.The 36-metre tug is yet another significant achievement of Robert Allan Ltd. The hybrid propulsion system and the use of batteries provides the vessel with flexibility and efficiency to perform its task year-round.

MOL Trials 360 Birds-Eye-View Tugboat

Bird's-eye view of the Asaka Maru using "FlyingView". Image: MOL

Japanese shipping line Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) collaborated with Oki Electric Industry (OKI), to launch a joint study on the use of OKI's bird's-eye view monitoring system to monitor a 360° field of view around a tugboat.The system was installed on the tugboat Asaka Maru and a preliminary experiment was conducted, said a press release.

Ferretti New Order Book Touches $510Mln

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The Ferretti Group announced that it has gained new orders worth $510.1 million (465 million euros) during the first nine months of the year, up 18 percent compared to the same period in 2018.The Italian boatbuilder said in a press statement that its Wally brand helped increase its order book. It also

Admiralty Cuts Steel for 3rd RFC Trawler

Russian Fishery Company CEO Fedor Kirsanov and the Admiralty Shipyards CEO Alexander Buzakov took part in the metal cutting ceremony. Photo: Russian Fishery Company

The Admiralty Shipyard in St Petersburg has begun cutting steel for the third in the series of trawlers being built for the Russian Fishery Company, with this vessel’s keel expected to be laid in June next year.In total, the Admiralty Shipyards will build 10 modern super trawlers for the RFC. The entire series will be built in pairs,

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