Clarksons hit by cyber security breach; Zero Emissions Ferry project gets $717k in grant money

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Foss to build Damen ship assist and escort tugs for U.S. market
November 29, 2017 — Foss Maritime and Damen Shipyards have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the Foss Rainier, OR, shipyard build the first four of a series of at least 10 Damen ASD 2813 tugs, with delivery planned for 2019. The tug design has been modified to meet the unique demands of the U.S. tug assist and escort market and, while Foss will construct the tugs to supplement and enhance its fleet, tugs of this build series will be available for purchase by other U.S. tug operators.

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Clarksons hit by cyber security breach
In a regulatory filing, Clarksons warns that “today, the person or persons behind the incident may release some data.” It said that “the data at issue is confidential and lawyers are on standby wherever needed to take all necessary steps to preserve the confidentiality in the information.”
Zero Emissions Ferry project aims for quantum leap for environment

The Research Council of Norway has given a NOK 5.9 million (about $717,000) grant under its ENERGIX program to an R&D project that aims to build ferries that represent a quantum leap for the environment by combining existing technologies in a new way.
Dual fuel MAN L23/30DF passes Type Approval Test

The engine successfully passed its TAT earlier this month at CSSC Marine Power in Zhenjiang in the presence of the main classification societies. The five-cylinder test engine had an output of 125 kW per cylinder at a nominal speed of 720/750 rpm.
Volvo Penta gears up for U.S. wind farm support vessel sector

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) predicts rapid growth of offshore wind energy developments in U.S. coastal waters. Projects will require a fleet of specialized support vessels, and Volvo Penta plans to be ready to answer the call, according to vice president marine sales Jens Bering.