Only eight ships in FY2018 Navy shipbuilding budget; First European Built LNG Bunkering Tanker Named

Only eight ships in FY2018 Navy shipbuilding budget
May 24, 2017 — If you thought the Trump Administration would kickstart the path to a 355 ship Navy in its FY 2018 budget submission, think again. Though the overall Navy budget is up, this year’s shipbuilding request actually asks for fewer ships than were funded for FY 2017. Notably, just one LCS is requested. How all this fits with keeping those “hot production lines” at shipyards remains to be seen.

Skangas names European-built LNG bunkering vessel
Built at Royal Bodewes, the 5,800 cu.m Coralius will operate primarily in the North Sea, the Skagerak area and the Baltic Sea.
NTSB reports on NYC area tugboat sinking in which three died

In the March 12, 2016 incident, while towing a tower crane barge with two other tugs, the towing vessel Specialist struck a construction barge spudded down alongside a concrete pier at the new Tappan Zee Bridge construction site.
First Philippines STS LNG transfer, more to follow

Koch Supply & Trading (KS&T) reports completion of the first of what will be multiple and regular ship-to-ship (STS) LNG transfers with private Chinese company JOVO and Malaysian ship owner MISC.
Scorpio to merge with Navig8

The deal will result in Scorpio operating a merged fleet of of 105 owned or finance leased tankers with another six newbuilds in the works.
MAN engines to power hybrid port patrol boat

MAN Rollo has supplied two MAN D2676LE424 engines, each generating 382 kW at 1,800 rev/min for the RPA8, a hybrid patrol boat, commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority at Kooiman Shipyard.
Red ink first quarter for Navios Maritime Holdings

Navios Maritime Holdings reported first quarter 2017 results that saw revenues drop to $95.3 million compared to $101.4 million in the corresponding 2016 quarter.
Stolt-Nielsen orders two dual-fuel 7,500 cu.m LNG carriers

Capable of operating on either diesel fuel or LNG, they will have a class notation and technical capability for STS (ship-to-ship) bunkering, thus significantly enhancing their versatility.