Metal Shark delivers patrol boats to Vietnam Coast Guard; First European built dual fuel tug delivered

Vietnam Coast Guard takes
 delivery of Metal Shark patrol boats
Vietnam Coast Guard takes delivery of Metal Shark patrol boats
May 25, 2017 — Six new military patrol boats built by Louisiana shipbuilder Metal Shark have been delivered to the Vietnam Coast Guard. The welded-aluminum Metal Shark 45-foot Defiant pilothouse patrol vessels were provided to Vietnam by the United States in a historic move that underscores the increased security cooperation between the two nations. The vessels were officially handed over by US Ambassador Ted Osius to the Vietnam Coast Guard in the province of Quang Nam.

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Gondan delivers first European built dual fuel tug
Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., the state of the art escort vessel is the first tugboat in a series of three that will provide tug services to Statoil at its far-north terminal, located at Melkøya in the Barents Sea.
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ABS gains another customer for NS Workboat

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Noble drillship gets latest Sonardyne DP reference tech

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