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Six LNG Carriers: Korean Shipbuilders Tap GTT for Tank Design

An LNG Carrier - Credit: Altin Osmanaj/AdobeStock

GTT, a France-based engineering firm, has secured orders to design tanks for six new LNG carriers to be built in South Korea.Four LNG carriers will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and two will be built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries.HHI will build two LNG Carriers for an unnamed Asian

Largest Italy-built Cruise Ship Delivered

MSC Seashore - Credit: Fincantieri

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has said it has delivered the MSC Seashore - the largest cruise ship to be built in Italy - to the cruise division of MSC GroupAlso, Fincantieri said Monday that MSC Seashore's sister ship MSC Seascape was under construction at the Monfalcone shipyard. MSC Seascape is expected to enter service in the winter of 2022.

Markets: Ship Recycling Prices Hold Steady

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As the Bangladeshi market surpasses the previously unreachable threshold of $600/ton, the supply of tonnage appears to have dried up once again as the summer / monsoon holiday months continue at pace, according to GMS.Several deals were reportedly concluded into Chattogram this week, at levels well above the $600/LDT mark.

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Launches MRRV for Philippines DOT

Japan's Mitsubishi Shipbuilding launched the first of two large multi-role response vessels (MRRVs) being built to order for the Department of Transportation in the Republic of the Philippines. Photo courtesy Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Japan's Mitsubishi Shipbuilding launched the first of two large multi-role response vessels (MRRVs) being built to order for the Department of Transportation in the Republic of the Philippines. The MRRVs, both scheduled to be in service in 2022, will be used for severe-weather rescue missions and patrolling in offshore and coastal zones,

Trio Working to Build World's First Hydrogen-powered Oceangoing Cruise Ship

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MSC Group's cruise division, shipbuilder Fincantieri, and Italian energy infrastructure company Snam have signed a memorandum of understanding to determine the conditions for the design and construction of what would become the world’s first oceangoing hydrogen-powered cruise ship.The owner of the world’s

BAE Systems Orders Propeller Blade from VEEM for Hunter Class Frigates

A BAE Systems Type 26 Frigate, HMS Glasgow, under construction. The Type 26 Frigate is the reference ship design for the Hunter Class Frigates.

Australia-based VEEM, a company designing and building marine propulsion and stabilization systems, will manufacture a pilot propeller blade for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP), under a contract awarded by BAE Systems Maritime Australia."The order enables VEEM to demonstrate it has the

HII Authenticates Keel of National Security Cutter Calhoun (WMSL 759)

Ship sponsor Christina Calhoun Zubowicz writes her initials onto a steel plate that will be welded inside Calhoun (WMSL 759), the national security cutter named in honor of her grandfather, Charles L. Calhoun. Pictured with Zubowicz are (left to right) George Nungesser, Ingalls Shipbuilding Vice President of Program Management; Christopher Tanner, a structural welder at Ingalls; and Capt. Peter Morisseau, commanding officer, U.S. Coast Guard Project Resident Office Gulf Coast. Photo by Lance Dav

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of Legend-class national security cutter Calhoun (WMSL 759) late last week.“This is a very special keel authentication ceremony for a multitude of reasons,” said George Nungesser, Ingalls’ vice president of program management.

Russia to Build LNG-powered Icebreakers for Arctic Sea Route

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Russia plans to build its first batch of icebreakers that are powered by liquified natural gas, a top official said on Friday, returning to an idea that was put on hold.Russia has the world's only fleet of nuclear-powered icebreakers. It is building up that fleet, hoping to develop the Northern Sea

Kuwait Oil Company gets a new Oil Spill Recovery/Offshore Support Vessel

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The 60m RAmpage 6000-ZM vessel Koc Al Zour, built by Uzmar Shipyard, will be the largest Robert Allan Ltd. design ever built in Turkey. She is designed and constructed as a modern double azimuth stern drive (ASD) and is the most capable multipurpose oil spill recovery and offshore support vessel Kuwait Oil Company has ever ordered.

Linblad Expeditions' National Geographic Endurance Honors Shackleton

Photo credit: Julie Rowland

Lindblad Expeditions officially launched the newest addition to its fleet, National Geographic Endurance, at a dockside christening ceremony in Reykjavik, Iceland, the first christening of an international vessel in Reykjavík Harbor.The occasion, a closed ceremony exclusively for Lindblad Expeditions guests,

GTT Tanks for Korean-built LNG Carrier Duo

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French engineering company GTT has won orders from South Korean shipyards Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to design tanks for two new LNG carriers.GTT will design the tanks of the vessels which will each offer a cargo capacity of 174,000 m3.

Stena RoRo Orders Two More E-Flexer Ferries in China. Charters Secured

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A day after it ordered its tenth E-Flexer vessel in the RoPax class, Stena RoRo on Thursday said it had ordered two new ferries from the Chinese shipyard CMI Jinling (Weihai). To remind, the firm on Monday ordered the tenth unit from the same shipyard for a charter in Canada. The 11th and 12th Stena E-Flexer vessels,

Gladding-Hearn Builds New Class of Launch for Maryland Pilots

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The Association of Maryland Pilots has taken delivery of a new class of pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Called the “Baltimore Class” after the pilots’ base of operations at the Port of Baltimore.With a length overall of 48.5’, beam of 15.6’,

Conrad Begins Building GLDD's New Multi-Cats

Dan Conrad, Conrad Sr VP; Dan Gaiennie, GLDD Director Engineering New Builds; Brad Breaux, Conrad Program Manager; Vidar Lindmoen, GLDD New Build Project/Program Director; David Johanson, GLDD Sr Vice President Projects & Area Operations Gulf of Mexico; Col. Stephen F. Murphy, USACE; Brett Wolbrink, Conrad Chief Operating Officer; Francisco Bermudez, GLDD Program Manager; and Mark Wingate – USACE (Photo: Conrad Shipyard)

Conrad Shipyard said it has started building two Damen-designed Multi-Cat vessels scheduled to be delivered to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (GLDD) in the third and fourth quarters of 2022. A steel cutting ceremony was held at Conrad's Morgan City, La. shipyard.The two identical vessels

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