RoPax aborts delivery voyage to get new engine installed; Singapore Strait attacks underscore need for patrols

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RoPax aborts delivery voyage to get new engine installed
August 25, 2015—Canadian broadcaster CBC reports that the first of two new $50-million Ropax ferries ordered by the Government of Newfounland and Labrador service is returning to Damen Shipyards, Galati, Romania, to have a new engine installed. CBC says the 80m MV Veteran was making the crossing from Europe to Newfoundland and Labrador when it experienced what provincial Transportation Minister David Brazil called a “glitch” in one of its engines.

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