Damen unveils next generation RHIB; Austal lowers U.S. shipbuilding earnings forecast

December 10, 2015—Damen Shipyards Group’s new RHIB 1050 represents the next generation in rigid hull inflatable boats.The 10.5 m x 3.35 m multi-mission vessel that can serve as an independent platform or as support for a larger patrol vessel. The RHIB 1050 was developed at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, a long time RHIB supplier to the Royal Netherlands Navy.

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European owners want shipping back in COP21 text
The International Chamber of Shipping says it would be helpful for the new agreement to reiterate the vital role of the UN International Maritime Organization in the development of further measures to reduce shipping’s CO2 emissions.

Austal lowers U.S. shipbuilding earnings forecast

Shares in Austal Limited fell sharply on the Sydney stock exchange after the Australian headquartered company lowered its U.S. shipyard earnings forecast.

Wartsila to power Arctic icebreaker duo

When completed in 2017, the two 121.7 m x 25 m icebreakers will operate from Novy Port located at the mouth of the Ob River in Arctic Russia, with outside air temperatures as low as minus 50°C and ice thicknesses up to 2 m.
The Best Passenger Ships of 2015

The January 2016 issue of MARINE LOG will highlight 10 of the most interesting passenger vessels built in 2015.