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Rolls-Royce Propulsion for Malta's OPV

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Rolls-Royce has secured a contract with Italian shipbuilder Cantiere Navale Vittoria for the supply of a marine propulsion package to a new Offshore Patrol Vessel under construction for the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM).The 1800ton displacement, 74.8 meter, twin-screw vessel will feature a Rolls-Royce

Elbit to Provide Combat Suites for HCG

Elbit Systems Ltd. won a contract from Cantiere Navale Vittoria SpA to supply combat suites and perform systems integration for three new patrol vessels of the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG). The systems to be supplied and integrated include Electro-Optic payloads, Radars, Navigation Systems, Warship

CG Cutter Robert Ward Commissioned

 U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Alex Gray

The Coast Guard commissioned a new, California-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter in San Francisco, Saturday, March 2, 2019.The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Ward is the second of four Sentinel-Class Fast Response Cutters (FRC) to be homeported at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach.While these ships will be based in Southern California,

CSL Builds Marine Ambulance Boats

Pic: Cochin Shipyard Ltd. (CSL)

The largest shipbuilding and maintenance facility in India, Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) announced steel cutting ceremony of three marine ambulance boats  for the Department of Fisheries, government of Kerala State.The minister for fisheries in the state J. Mercykutty Amma expressed happiness at the

Fincantieri Cuts Steel for Qatar OPV

Image: Fincantieri - Qatari Ministry of Defence

The largest shipbuilder in Europe Fincantieri said that the steel cutting ceremony of the first patrol vessel (OPV - Offshore Patrol Vessel)ordered Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place yesterday (February 27) at the Muggiano (La Spezia) yard.The contract,

19m Fisheries Patrol Boat Launched

Photo: Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther announced the launch of Lady Megan, a 19m Catamaran Fisheries Patrol Vessel. Built by Mainstay Marine for the Welsh Government, Lady Megan is designed to be a robust and versatile vessel that packs immense functionality into its modest platform and is designed to operate year round in the Irish Sea.

Naval Group: Four OPVs for Argentina

Photo courtesy of Naval Group

Argentina has decided to acquire four offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) built by Naval Group. The contract entered into force on February 14, 2019, and Naval Group will now begin production on the four vessels. The first to be delivered will be L’Adroit. Developed, financed and built in less than two years by Naval Group,

ESG: Steel Cutting for USCGC ARGUS is Underway

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Eastern Shipbuilding Group reports that steel cutting for the first offshore patrol cutter (OPC), Coast Guard Cutter ARGUS (WMSM-915), commenced on January 7, 2019 at Eastern’s facilities. ESG successfully achieved this milestone even with sustaining damage and work interruption due to Hurricane Michael.

UK: Rising Migrant Channel Crossings are a "major incident"

British interior minister Sajid Javid has said the fast-growing number of would-be immigrants crossing the English Channel from France in dinghies is a "major incident."Nearly 70 people have been intercepted in the past three days as they try to reach England by crossing one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.

Tanzania: Captain Sentenced to 20 for Possession of Shark Fins

Photo:  Sea Shepherd Global

The captain of the Malaysian-flagged fishing vessel Buah Naga 1 Captain Han Ming Chuan, a Taiwanese national, has pleaded guilty to the charge of Unlawful Possession of Shark Fins in a plea agreement with Tanzanian Prosecutors.The vessel was arrested by Tanzanian law enforcement agents as part of Operation Jodari,

Outfitting the Modern Workboat

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MetalCraft Marine’s 10 Meter Interceptor model is a formidable workboat. Defined by the sum of its myriad parts, it really can be seen that ‘the equipment makes the boat.’ This month, we ask "What's in Your workboat?"In a business where there is rarely any shortage of pretty boats, cutting edge designs

Training Day: Cruden’s pioneering Fast Craft Simulator

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Marine simulators are commonplace in the training and development of crew for large vessels. Not so much for small, fast patrol and attack craft.From the mid to late 1970s, marine simulators developed into a viable training tool for trainee mariners. Their initial popularity developed as opportunities

National Workboat Association: CTV Safety Improved

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The safety statistics released by the National Workboat Association (NWA) demonstrate progressive improvement in the Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) safety performance of workboat crews and operators, with a considerable drop in the rate of incidents between 2014 and 2017.This four-year statistical summary

Metal Shark to Showcase New Products in New Orleans

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Shipbuilder Metal Shark will be showcasing an array of new products and technology at this year’s International Workboat Show in New Orleans.Perhaps most notably, Metal Shark has selected this year’s Workboat Show to give the public it’s first look at the U.S. Navy’s newest patrol boat, the imposing “40 PB.

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